Just when it seemed impossible to find untrammeled biking track in Europe we’re here to remind you that optimism pays off. The ancient highland caravan routes that linked mountain towns for centuries now make for a heavenly biking track system and here is your dream trip to get you going. Our Mountain Biking in Bosnia trip will be an adventure you’ll never forget.
Morning starts with city bike ride through Sarajevo in direction to Hrasnica from which begins our gradual ascent through the thick pine wood forests of Igman mountain following ‘’Igman war route’’ via Hrasnica. Igman too hosted several winter olympic events, including the ski jump and cross country. Igman however was also the only lifeline into Sarajevo during its 1000 day blockade in the conflict raging through Bosnia and Herzegovina in the beginning of the 90’s. We will take the exact route over Igman from Sarajevo as many Sarajevans did.
The ride will be 4-5 hours in length with drive mostly on gravel road and an elevation gain of about 900m. We will finish today’s ride on Hrasnicki stan venue and overnight at Igmanska Rosa pension.
Accommodation: Igmanska Rosa, Igman mountain
We start today’s ride directly from Hotel FERI. Today’s route takes us through the Bjelasnica ‘Olympic mountain’ region to Lukomir, Bosnia & Herzegovina’s highest village (1,469m). The ride will be 4-5 hours with approximately 20% singletrack. We finish the day in the traditional village of Umoljani where we overnight in a simple mountain cabin.
Accommodation: Pension Umoljani, Bjelasnica mountain
Starting directly from our mountain cabin, we ride a fantastic ‘three mountain tour’ taking in Bjelasnica, Visocica and Prenj. The scenery is truly spectacular as we venture into a very remote region. The ride is approximately 5-hours on a mix of gravel and asphalt roads, and it ends with an exhilarating 1,500m descent to Boracko Lake where we overnight.
Accommodation: Pension Sunce, Boracko lake
After a 15-minute ride to Borci, we head out on a spectacular ride through the region known by the locals as the ‘Herzegovinian Himalayas’. This is a tough ride of around 5-hours with plenty of climbing on a mix of gravel and asphalt roads. We take in Mt. Velež, before finishing the ride with an incredibly exhilarating road descent to Potoci. From here a 20 minutes ride takes us down to Mostar. In the afternoon hours we will take a 2-hours transfer back to Sarajevo, where we finish our 4 day biking journey. Meals: B,L