Explore Bosnia on a Walking Holiday

Experience the tranquil waterways of Sarajevo, Bosnia, while on the Via Dinarica
Experience the tranquil waterways of Sarajevo, Bosnia, while on the Via Dinarica

Explore Bosnia

Discover enthralling folklore, timeless villages and unspoilt lands on a walking holiday in Bosnia 


Travel to Bosnia (and Herzegovina) and you’ll discover your new favourite country.

Whether it’s walking along the banks of the pristine Prokosko Lake or hiking through Rakitnica Canyon, whose beech wood forests are fabled to be home to dragons, you’ll witness a country that has stepped beyond the shadows of its past conflicts to claim the limelight it deserves.

Located in the heart of the Balkans, Bosnia captures the essence of this proud region: from its hearty cuisine and contemporary folk culture, to its timeless villages and untapped raw landscape.

A couple under the Mostar Bridge |  <i>Els van Veelen</i>

Nestled in a lush green valley is Bosnia’s charming capital, Sarajevo, famous for being at the crossroads of Western and Eastern Europe. Surrounding the city are the low lying peaks of the Dinaric Mountain Range, along whose walking trails you’ll encounter abandoned and overgrown remnants from the 1984 Winter Olympics.
 
A short day trip from Sarajevo is the delightful town of Mostar, with its cute cobblestone streets and iconic stone bridge.

Outside in the remarkable natural surroundings is the Via Dinarica, a 2,000km long trail snaking its way through seven countries along the Balkan Peninsula.
 
Untouched beauty of Trnovacko Lake on the Via Dinarica
 
The Via Dinarica: Bosnia to Montenegro trip is a 7 day guided walk that takes in some of the best parts of the Via Dinarica. This trip follows the Dinaric Alps and collects mesmerising natural sights along the way: the emerald, heart-shaped Trnovacko Glacial Lake; the turquoise waters of Rakitnica Canyon; and the rocky panoramas of Bosnia's highest peak, Maglic
 
These are highlights in an already glorious landscape woven with primeval forests and cosy mountain villages, such as in Lukomir, whose inhabitants continue to live a traditional way of life. There's also a short foray into the beautiful Durmitor National Park in Montenegro (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). This trip starts and finishes in stunning Sarajevo and will satisfy those who want an idyllic walking experience that's still largely untamed and undiscovered.
 
>> View trip details here.

Enjoying the splendid view over Trnovacko Lake on the Via Dinarica walk

Bosnian hospitality doesn’t allow guests to go hungry: dine on burek, a flaky pastry filled with meat, spinach or cottage cheese; fill pita with cevapi, small minced meat sausages, famous for being the best in the Balkans; and be amazed by how versatile the plentiful stone fruits of Bosnia are, whether they’re baked, pickled or drank.

Yes, predicting Bosnia will be one of your most treasured trips is a bold statement, but once you experience it for yourself you’ll understand why.

Have you been to Bosnia and agree with this sentiment? Or have you been convinced an active holiday to Bosnia is now a must do? Let us know in the comments.
Bosnia, Walking, Balkans, Montenegro

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