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Experience the Olympic Spirit: A seven-day Self Guided Hiking Adventure through Bjelasnica Olympic Mountain
Explore the Via Dinarica Bosnia, an area that is yet to be discovered by many hikers. On this adventure, you’ll find a playground for active travellers: Spectacular limestone peaks; glacier lakes; amazing views; colourful wildflowers; medieval villages; and gracious, welcoming culture.
Come and explore Bjelasnica Olympic Mountain: a stunning area located at the heart of Dinaric Alps. During your trek, you’ll experience exceptional views and witness to some of the most impressive sunsets in this corner of Europe. Don’t forget to enjoy Sarajevo, Bosnia’s capital city, which hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. Sarajevo offers an ancient mix of European and Near Eastern culture and living history.
Arrival in Sarajevo and start of your adventure.
Hotel Kandilj, Sarajevo
Transfer to the bottom of Igman mountain and hike over old war route to the Bjelasnica Ski resort.
Moderate walk / 5-6hrs walk / 750Δh / 14Km
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Hotel Bjelasnica, Bjelasnica Ski resort
Day of an ascent to the Observatory, the highest Bjelasnica peak (2,067m) and hike to Umoljani mountain village.
Challenging walk / 6-7hrs walk / 850Δh / 13Km
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Pension Umoljani, Umoljani village, Bjelasnica mountain
Hike with stunning views of Rakitnica Canyon with learning how the old lifestyle in these communities once was.
Moderate walk / 3-4hrs walk / 450Δh / 9Km or
Challenging walk / 4-5hrs walk / 700Δh / 8Km
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Pension Ljetna basta, Lukomir village, Bjelasnica mountain
Hike into one of the deepest canyons in this part of Europe, and cross from one mountain to another. You end the day in Mountain Hut Vrela / Via Dinarica Outdoor Center. The perfect place to find out anything about Via Dinarica, you're interested in.
Moderate walk / 5-6hrs walk / 800Δh / 10Km
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Mountain Hut Vrela, Tusila village, Visocica mountain
Hike across one of the most exciting ridges in the area with stunning views of the opposite side of Rakitnica Canyon. Transfer to Sarajevo.
Challenging walk / 5-6hrs walk / 850Δh / 11Km
Breakfast, Lunch / Hotel Kandilj, Sarajevo
End of service after breakfast.
Period: April through October
Category: Moderate to Challenging
What is included: Morning transfer on day 2 from Sarajevo to the start hiking point & afternoon transfer back to Sarajevo on day 6; Luggage Transfers (except on day 4 to Lukomir Highland Village); Accommodation for 6 nights; Meals specified in the itinerary; All fees and taxes; Information package including detailed route description with corresponding maps of Bjelasnica & Igman (scale:50 000) and directions for self-guided walks with GPS tracks for each day & VAT.
What is not included: Flights to & from Sarajevo, Bosnia; Meals not specified in the itinerary; International Travel insurance; Optional tipping to leader, driver and local staff; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.); Any items not specifically mentioned in the program.
What to bring: Hiking boots recommended/Sturdy walking shoes, flashlight, pocket knife, sunglasses, sun cream, 1,5 liter of water, personal hygiene kit, fleece/jumper, rain gear, towel, change of clothes (e.g. dry socks, T-shirt& underwear, trousers), 30 to 40 liter backpack.