From the traditional style Bosnian Mosque in the village of Umoljani we'll trek 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.
It's an extremely pleasant walk and not an overexerting one. The views and cool breezes coming off of Visocica and Treskavica are guaranteed to rid your mind of the stresses of the previous week and give you a great start for the next 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.
We also organize a 2-day trip around the village including a beautiful hike to Lukomir, Bosnia and Herzegovina's highest inhabited village. Please contact us for more information.
Period: by request
Category: Green Walk (medium difficulty)
Total Walking Hours: 3 to 4
Departure Time: 09:00 AM
Estimated Time of Return: 18:00 PM
What is Included: Transport from Sarajevo to location and back, coffee or tea, lunch and snacks, one fully-equipped and experienced guide. Please contact us if you need any equipment.
What to Bring: Hiking boots are recommended/sturdy walking shoes, day pack, 1 litre or water, rain gear, sun hat and camera.