Cycling Dinaric Alps Tour Self-Guided (3Days)

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From EUR 180

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This is a 3-day pioneering Self-Guided bike tour through the remote mountain regions connecting Sarajevo and Mostar – Bosnia with Herzegovina. The natural beauty is truly stunning, with ancient forests, rugged peaks, hidden waterfalls, alpine lakes and rivers where you can stop for a swim en route. It’s not surprising that the region is known by locals as the Herzegovinan Himalayas.

Your rides take you deep into the mountains passing small isolated settlements where the way of life has remained unchanged for centuries. Both on and off the bikes you have an opportunity to explore the unique cultural heritage bestowed on this small ancient mountain kingdom. Medieval tombstones scattered around the side of the road tell of a time long past. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital and host of the 1984 Winter Olympics games with charming Mostar and its famous bridge a symbol connecting East and West, are all within arms reach during this unforgettable three days of riding and exploring.

Other trip options:

This trip can be done as a 5-day cycling trip, with Lukomir Highland Village extension and an extra night in Mostar.

Another option is doing the rides and vice versa, cycling from Mostar to Sarajevo or all the way Cycling from Sarajevo to the Adriatic coast and Dubrovnik, along the old Austro-Hungarian Narrow gauge railway, revitalised as a cycling track.


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Day 1: Olympic Experience and the War Road from Sarajevo

On your first day, you’ll stare into the distance and study the day’s path from Sarajevo to Igman and Bjelašnica Mountain, the site of the men's downhill and ski jump during the 1984 Olympic Winter Games. From Sarajevo, you climb through the thick pine wood forests of Igman mnt following ‘’Igman war route’’. After Igman, crossing the open rocky plains and peaks of Bjelasnica mountains, you head up to Tusila village & Vrela Mountain Hut. Once you’re there, you have arrived in the heart of the Dinaric Alps. By the time you arrive at your lodge, the sun will have begun to set in a crisp, clear sky and well-deserved dinner and sleep.

54 kilometers ❘ ascent: 1,300 meters ❘ descent: 530 meters ❘ 25% asphalt ❘ 75% gravel
Dinner / Mountain Hut Vrela, Visocica mountain

Day 2: Caravan route over three distinct mountain ranges in the Dinaric Alps.

Starting directly from the Hut, today you roll over Visočica mountain ranges to Boračko lake, following the “Caravan” trading route once used during the Ottoman era. On your way, you'll pass medieval tombstones, monuments of Bosnia’s mediaeval history, and a reminder of what once was a Kingdom stretching all the way to the Dalmatian coast. Passing by the village of Luka we recommend you stop for a coffee at one of the roadside cafes. At the end of the day, there is one last short climb before reaching Boračko Lake. Take a refreshing swim in the lake as a reward. 

44 kilometers ❘ ascent: 680 meters ❘ descent: 1,630 meters ❘ 95% asphalt ❘ 5% gravel
Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner / Boracko lake Apartments, Boracko lake
OPTIONAL: Stay an extra day at Boracko lake and discover firsthand the thrills of white water rafting on the Neretva river.

Day 3: Biking from the Warm Emerald Waters of Boracko Glacier Lake to Mostar

You start the morning and warm up your legs strenuous climb out of Boračko Lake with a spectacular ride across the Prenj mountain range, the side of the Bosnian Himalayas. This is a challenging ride with switchbacks and climbing on a mix of decent gravel and asphalt roads. You pass by Ruište, a small mountain village with a lonely ski resort located on the edge of Prenj.
Be sure to stop for an espresso on the terrace of Hotel Snježna Kuća. Take in Prenj and all its splendour and continue out along the aqua-green Neretva River surrounded by endless vineyards with rows of authentic Blatina and Zilavka grapes only found here in the dry karst regions of Herzegovina. Charming Mostar with its famous bridge a symbol connecting East and West will be welcoming you late in the afternoon.
60 kilometers ❘ ascent: 940 meters ❘ descent: 1,300 meters ❘ 60% asphalt ❘ 40% gravel

Breakfast, Packed Lunch

Additional notes

Bike Rental is 45 EUR per person per trip and includes: a fully equipped rental bike for the duration of the tour, helmet, patch kit, spare tube, pump, lock, rack and water bottle holder. Mountain bike, Specialized RH Comp/Sport 2016/2017, 20-speed.

Neretva White Water Rafting Extension: 120 EUR per person. Includes extra night at Boracko Lake, Full Board, Transportation to and from the rafting. This extension can be done after finishing Day 1 of your bike ride.

Sarajevo City tour: 25 EUR per person

Possible Transfers
Transfer by public Bus: Sarajevo – Dubrovnik: 38 EUR per person (Departure times during the summer – everyday 2,30 pm and 10,30 pm).

Private transfer from Sarajevo – Dubrovnik: 300 EUR per vehicle (1-3 participants)

Private transfer from Mostar – Dubrovnik: 150 EUR per vehicle (1-3 participants)

Info about an optional continuation of the trip, from Mostar to Dubrovnik

Cycling Narrow gauge railway in Herzegovina to Dubrovnik regions was built in the early 20th century and connected Mostar with Dubrovnik and Konavle in Croatia. The first ‘’Ćiro’’ passed this railway on 15th July 1901. As the railway was abolished in the 70's idea of revitalising it as a biking trail that connects two different cross-border regions as a unique tourism offer showed as a clear historical and cultural identity decision. Opened in 2017, this spectacular route takes you across the border and through some beautiful tourist attractions from both regions (B&H and Croatia) following karst fields, wineries, old Monasteries and pilgrimage places, bridges, tunnels, rivers, fields, etc. and this trails will connect all these attraction together.

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Fact File

Price per person, based on 2 people, twin room sharing
No Bikes and No Luggage Transfers   180EUR            
No Bikes and With Luggage Transfers   265EUR            
With Bikes and No Luggage Transfers   410EUR            
With Bikes and With Luggage Transfers   495EUR            
  • Departure time: your decision, preferably in the morning
  • Estimated time of return: your decision, preferably in the afternoon
  • What is included: Accommodation: 1x night Mountain Hut and 1x night Family-run Pension in Twin/Double rooms with ensuite Bathroom; Food: 2x breakfasts, 2x packed lunches, and 2x dinners; 24/7 hotline number (support) Green Visions office; Luggage transfers between stages (depending on the package); Bike rental (depending on the package); Navigation package: GPS tracks & road-book.
  • What is not included: Flights to & from Sarajevo, Bosnia; Meals not specified in itinerary; International Travel insurance; Optional tipping to local staff; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.); Any items not specifically mentioned in the program.
  • Options: Price is per person, double occupancy; Single rooms are available on a request basis at certain places; All travellers will be paired with a same-gender roommate when a roommate is available.
  • What to bring: Cycling gear is recommended / padded shorts, suitable footwear, day pack, 1 litre of water, rain gear, helmet and water bottle. Please contact us if you need any equipment (helmets, water bottles etc).