Bjelasnica, Olympic mountain and Lukomir village, MTB adventure (2 days)


 Descriptions:

On MTB bikes we go to visit the Olympic beauty Bjelasnica. From Sarajevo to Bjelsnica we will ride 40 km road, of which 25 km is gravel road and 1100m altitude gain. Ascend towards Bjelasnica goes macadam road across Mount Igman. Before ascend to Igman mountain we will visit spring of river Bosna, which is located at the foot of Mount Igman. After lunch and break on Igman we will arrive at Bjelasnica Olimpic ski resort. From Bjelasnica ski resort to the mountain hut Bjele Vode (1450m) where we will be accommodate we will have one hour ride.

The next day, without losing altitude gain, via gravel road we will arrive in village Lukomir.

From Lukomir we continue our journey towards sunny Herzegovina and we descend down to city Konjic.

 

Attractions:

Spring of river Bosna

 

After 1,5  day of riding we will get to the Lukomir village, which is situated 1500m above sea level, and which represents the best insight in traditional lifestyle of Dinaric highlanders. Stone houses covered with cheery tree shingles and women’s wearing traditional folk attire will tickle your imagination while we drink coffee with our hosts from the village. You will have a first-hand opportunity to discover from highlanders about their way of life during the hard winter times when they stay isolated from rest of the world for 5 months. Only way to get to the nearest village is by skiing or by foot…amazing, isn’t it? J

Here you will have a chance to see and to buy some handicrafts or herbs from the locals.                      After a coffee in Lukomir, the mountain path leads us near the edges of the Rakitnica Canyon with outstanding view on 800m drop below, which makes it one of the deepest canyons in the Europe

Itinerary: 

1. day

Riding out of Sarajevo, climb up the Igman and Bjelasnica mountain

Spending the night at mountain hut Bijele vode at 1450m

2 day

Arriving at Lukomir  around  12h

Arrival in Sarajevo in the evening.