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Hiking tours in Blidinje NP

One of the greatest ways of connecting with nature is through hiking. Whether you decide to conquer the highest peaks in our Park, take a panoramic walk or simply enjoy the fresh mountain air, the beauty that surrounds you in our mountains is sure to leave you awestruck. Breathtaking mountains, untouched valleys and plateaus, the diversity of the plant and animal life, refreshing springs, several smaller and larger lakes, beautiful ancient pine, beech and fir woods, the fresh air and the uniquely beautiful landscapes are sure to make hiking in Blidinje Nature Park an experience that you’d like to repeat as soon as possible.

In cooperation with the hiking and mountaneering associations that operate within our Nature Park, we have created several hiking tours – whether you’d like to relax by strolling through nature, or seriously challenge yourself, Visit Blidinje definitely has something awesome for you! 

Route 1: Panoramic hiking on Čvrsnica mountain

A relaxing hike through the lower reaches of Čvrsnica, that offers wonderful views of Nature Park Blidinje. The end of the hike can be on the first viewpoint from which you have a nice view of a portion of the Park, or you can decide to go further to a second, more distant, viewpoint from which you have a great view of the whole Nature Park.

Info on hiking trail:

  • Starting point: Blidinje 1200 m elevation
  • Duration of hike: 3-4 h
  • Elevation difference between start and peak: cca 400 m
  • Drinkable water on the route: none
  • Difficulty of hike: easy

 

Route 2: Vitlenica – Hajdučka Vrata

The start of the hiking trail is from Vitlenica, at 1470 m elevation. Hajdučka vrata („Bandit gate“ in English, 2000 m elevation), is located on the eastern side of mountain Čvrsnica. It’s a stunningly beautiful natural phenomenon, that has been forged by nature over the course of many millenia. By definition, it is a ring made of stone through which wind passes, located at the edge of a canyon called Diva Grabovica. Aside from the ring, this location offers absolutely phenomenal views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, making it one of the best viewpoints in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Info on hiking trail:

  • Starting point: Vitlenica Blidinje 1470 m elevation
  • Duration of hike: 6 h
  • Elevation difference between start and peak: cca 650 m
  • Drinkable water on the route: yes
  • Difficulty of hike: medium

 

Route 3: Vitlenica – Veliki Vilinac

Veliki Vilinac is the second highest peak of mountain Čvrsnica. The start is from Vitlenica, at around 1470 m elevation. The hiking trail is well marked, and it takes us through a pine forest, and then transitions into rocky terrain surrounded by shrubs. At around 3 km in, we come across a mountain shelter called Zaglavlje (1560 m elevation). Following that, we have a separation of trails at around 1860 m, one trail leading to Hajdučka Vrata, and the other one continuing all the way up to Veliki Vilinac. Mountain hut Vilinac, built and maintained by local hiking and mountaineering organizations, is located on the peak, and it’s possible to spend the night there  -a reservation ahead of time is necessary in order to do so. jVrijeme pješačenja 6 h

Info on hiking trail:

  • Starting point: Vitlenica Blidinje 1470 m elevation
  • Duration of hike: 6 h
  • Elevation difference between start and peak: cca 700 m
  • Drinkable water on the route: yes
  • Difficulty of hike: medium

 

Route 4: Hajdučke Vrleti – Veliki Vran

The hiking trail to climb the mountain Vran, one of two major mountains in Blidinje Nature Parks, starts at “Hajdučke Vrleti”, one of the most famous restaurants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The trail takes you west, walking an asphalt road at first, but soon going off road and entering a pine forest. The trail is steep but comfortable, well-marked and with no major obstacles. The goal is to climb the peak called “Veliki Vran” (Big Vran), at an elevation of 2074 m above sea level. 

The peak itself offers a rather unique view – in favourable weather conditions you can see three different lakes from it (Buško, Ramsko and Blidinje lakes), making it a stunning vist for anyone who’s lucky enough to witness it. After a well-deserved rest, you descend back and return to Hajdučke Vrleti, saying your farewell to the mountain guide there.

Info on hiking trail:

  • Starting point: Hajdučke Vrleti 1200 m elevation
  • Duration of hike: 6 h
  • Elevation difference between start and peak: cca 850 m
  • Drinkable water on the route: none
  • Difficulty of hike: medium

 

Route 5: Masna Luka – Pločno

Ploćno is the highest peak of Čvrsnica mountain, and one of the highest peaks in this part of Europe, making it an attractive prospect to climb.The hiking trail starts at the monastery located in Masna Luka and immediately delves into a forest of the endemic Bosnian pine. The first hill to get to Boričevac valley is easy to overcome, however the second time you enter the pine forest you’re met with steeper terrain. You hike through the pine woods up until a pleateau at around 1600 m elevation, where the trail continues in a southwest direction. The final part of the climb is steep and slippery, reaching the peak at 2228 m elevation, where you can find a small military base. It is also possible to reach the peak by vehicle, using a small off-road supply road that climbs the mountain from the opposite side of the hiking trail. 

Info on hiking trail:

  • Starting point: Masna Luka 1200 m elevation
  • Duration of hike: 9 h
  • Elevation difference between start and peak: cca 1030 m
  • Drinkable water on the route: none
  • Difficulty of hike: difficult

 

Price of tours: 200 KM total – cca 102.5 € total

Price includes: licensed mountain hiking guide

Price does not include: Food and drinks, transfer to and from Nature Park Blidinje, accident insurance (additional 1.50 KM/0.80€ per person) 

NOTE: One mountain guide leads a group of up to 8 persons, over 8 persons we hire additional guide(s). It is necessary to dress appropriately and have good hiking shoes, as well as to bring sufficient amount of water.

 

 

Information for guests / reservations

  • Reservations can be made via the official number for reservations or the official e-mail address
  • If the interested client wishes to pay by bank transfer, the id number needs to be sent to our e-mail address and 30% of the total amount of the offer needs to be paid in advance no later than 7 days before arrival, for the client’s reservation to be considered valid.
  • Based on the last confirmation of reservation, 48h earlier, this is considered to be the final number of people in the group, based on which the final
    calculation is made. Visit blidinje is not responsible for a possible arrival of fewer people; the price is paid for the number of people confirmed at the last
    reservation. Should more people arrive, calcuation is made based on that number and the number of issued menues.
  • The driver i.E. The drivers of the group have a right to free services from the offer, while the consumed drinks are paid for afterwards.
  • Additional activities and drinks are always paid afterwards, based on consumption.
  • All reservations need to be made at least 7 days in advance.