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We start our hike from the village of Nahorevo, just at the edge of the city of Sarajevo, and climb the slopes of Bukovik mountain. And, as we climb the mountain, with every step the gorgeous views on the mountains on the south get better and better, while we go on all the way to the top of Skakavac waterfall.
The Skakavac waterfall is one of the greatest and most attractive continual flowing waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it stands for a real tourist attraction. The waterfall is 98 meters high and placed in the landscape of exceptional beauty. The surroundings are one of the most heterogenic areas in that region dominated by spruce and fir and beech and fir forests with spruce on more pronounced slopes. On shallow carbon grounds in the vicinity of the waterfall, there are termofil forests and underbrushes of eastern hornbeam and autumn locust as well as eastern hornbeam and manna ash. The rocks surrounding the waterfall have very interesting vegetation dominated by endemic and relic types. The waterfall at Skakavac is for more than one reason, one of the most attractive tourist sites in the vicinity of Sarajevo. The name ‘Skakavac’ means grasshopper.
A soothing break and some tea or coffee await us here before we head down through thick forest to the base of the waterfall. Here awaits us a fantastic view of the water, mist, and forest – turned into a fabulously frozen waterfall – an impressive wall of ice touching the skies high above.
From here we find our way back through the forest down to Nahorevo, where we parked our car, filled with impressions of the day.
Period: December through April (depending on snow conditions)
Days: on request
Category: Moderate to Challenging
Total walking hours: 4-5 hours of snowshoeing
Departure time: 09:00 AM
Estimated time of return: 05:00 PM
What is included: Transport, coffee or tea, lunch and snacks, a pair of snowshoes, walking poles and gaiters, one fully-equipped and experienced English speaking guide.
What to bring: Hiking boots, day pack, 1 liter of water, winter gear, hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunblock, a dry t-shirt/fleece, and a camera. Please contact us if you are in need of any equipment.