Time on the mountains
A country with 15 peaks over 1,900 meters, karstic mountain landscapes, numerous lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and a 42 percent forested area – perfect for any outdoor adventure you can imagine.
The price may be subject to seasonal variations. For single bookings we have to ask for a single room surcharge. On request it is also possible to book a transfer with a driver at an additional charge instead of a rental car.
Do you have a special request? Do you want certain activities to take place on your trip? Or do you have more or less time available? Upon request, we will create a personalized itinerary for you, tailored to your specific interests and desires. Fill out our questionnaire and we will arrange a video call with you, where we can discuss all your wishes!
Welcome to Sarajevo, a city surrounded by various almost 2,000-meter-high mountain peaks. The people here have grown up with the mountains, which have brought them both good and bad – from a beautiful view of their city to a siege by Serbian troops.
The first day will be spent getting to know Sarajevo and settling in, with a guided tour of the city and its mahalas (neighbourhoods built directly on the mountain slopes). Of course, you will conclude the day with a traditional Bosnian dinner in the city centre.
Day 2 is yours to spend however you want. We provide you with a small PDF guide to explore the local mountain Trebević – either take the cable car to the top and hike back to the city, or take the train both ways and walk to one of the numerous mountain restaurants nestled among green forests.
Then it’s on to the mountains for real! On day three, you will visit the highest village in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is nestled between high peaks and is only inhabited from May to October. When the snow is two metres deep in winter, the residents return to the surrounding towns to wait for the roads to reopen.
The walk from Umoljani to Lukomir takes about eight kilometres and four hours, passing through plateaus and impressive cliffs. After a hearty lunch, you’ll have the afternoon to explore this veritable open-air museum and its surroundings. You’ll spend the night with a mountain family, who will prepare a hearty breakfast for you the next morning.
Time for the return journey – do you want to hike back to the starting point in Umoljani, or would you rather race across the mountains on quads and then return to Sarajevo? In any case, in the evening, a Bosnian dinner with rakija tasting awaits you – after all, mountain air makes you thirsty!
On the fifth day, you begin your journey home, carrying many priceless memories in your luggage!