DIS Umoljani hike

Seven Watermills and Cascades Walk of Umoljani Village

With arrival to Umoljani Highland village we will first be introduced to local hospitality having a
tasty traditional lunch. After the meal we will take short walk through the village, before we reach
the traditional style Bosnian Mosque in the village of Umoljani. We'll walk to the Seven watermills
and their beautiful water source used for centuries as energy to grind wheat into flour. We hug the
ridge until Rakitnica Canyon (this is the far north end while the Neretva Canyon is the far south
end) awesomely opens up before us. After a 20 minutes of an uphill we reach the Cascades of
Studeni Potok. Here, at certain times of the year, the stream falls 400 meters into the canyon below.
Following the stream up we hit Studeni Polje (Fields) and the serpent like formations of Studeni
Potok (Stream). Here we'll have a super view of Obalj and the long flat valley of Studeni Polje
(Fields). En route we'll find quite a few sources where we can drink our fill. The shepherd’s
summer village of Gradina is just up the road and a hop-skip and a jump from the Mosque in the
village where we started our trip. After the walk, we will drive back to Sarajevo, enjoying the
It's an extremely pleasant walk and not an overexerting one. And if that is not enough we will end
the day with a stroll among century old Stecci (mediaeval Christian tombstones) perched on a
gentle flowing hill just below Umoljani.

Fact File

Period: April through October
Category: Green Walk (medium difficulty)
Total Walking Hours: 2-3 hours

Departure Time: 12:30 PM
Estimated Time of Return: 19:00 PM

What to Bring: Hiking boots are recommended/sturdy walking shoes, day pack, 1 litre of water,
rain jacket, sun hat and camera.
What is Included: Transportation from Sarajevo to the village and back, homemade lunch at
village, One (or two) fully-equipped and experienced English speaking guide, VAT.