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Via Dinarica: Bosnia to Montenegro

The Best of Via Dinarica Hiking Adventure from Bosnia to Montenegro
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    June through September
    Moderate to Challenging
    Transportation during entire trip with 8+1 MiniVan or 20+1 MiniBus (including Airport transfers); Fully equipped English speaking Tour Leader/Guide; Accommodation for 7 nights; Meals specified in itinerary; Sarajevo City walking Tour (with all entrance fees where needed); Tara Rafting with all fees and safety equipment; All fees and taxes for Durmitor & Sutjeska National Parks & VAT.
    Not incl.:
    Flights to Sarajevo Bosnia & from Podgorica, Montenegro; Meals not specified in itinerary; International travel insurance; Optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.); Any items not specifically mentioned in the program.
    -Price is per person, double occupancy; -Single rooms are available on a request basis at certain places (Sarajevo, Tjentiste & Zabljak); -All travelers will be paired with a same gender roommate when a roommate is available.
    Via Dinarica Adventures are unique, active itineraries for intrepid travelers that combine spectacular places, cultural interaction, and physical challenges. These expeditions are organized by some of the best Outdoor Adventure Companies in the Western Balkans. You'll explore fascinating, off-the-beaten-path places with top guides. Feel free to call us on Skype, or email if you still have any questions or concerns. We're here to help you.
    08 - 15 June 2019 (Available&guaranteed)€ 835
    29 June - 06 July 2019€ 835
    13 - 20 July 2019€ 835
    03 - 10 August 2019 (Available&guaranteed)€ 835
    31 Aug - 07 Sep 2019€ 835
    14 - 21 September 2019€ 835

    Trip Cost 2018; 4 - 15 members 835EUR. Individual guests can join an existing group. Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by mail. Participants interested in a private trip may contact Green Visions, and a dedicated quote will be provided.

    The Best of Via Dinarica: 8-day Hiking Adventure through Bosnia and Herzegovina to Montenegro.

    Explore the Via Dinarica in Bosnia and Montenegro, an area that is yet to be discovered by many hikers. On this adventure, you’ll find a playground for active travelers: Spectacular limestone peaks; the Tara Canyon UNESCO Nature site; glacier lakes; amazing views; colorful wildflowers; medieval villages; and gracious, welcoming culture.

    Come and explore Sutjeska & Durmitor National Parks: two stunning areas located at the heart of Dinaric Alps. During the excursion, you’ll ascend Maglić (2,386 m) – the highest peak of Bosnia, raft the Tara river, a UNESCO protected site and Europe’s deepest canyon, and visit Sarajevo, Bosnia’s capital city, which hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. Sarajevo offers an ancient mix of European and Near Eastern culture and living history.

    This will be an unforgettable week of exploring.

    Itinerary – 8 Days

    Day 1: Sarajevo Arrival

    Arrive in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Your trip leader will meet you outside of the customs and immigration area at the airport. He or she will answer questions, brief you on the immediate arrangements, and escort you to our hotel in the old oriental trading quarter of Sarajevo.
    In the afternoon will be organized tour of the major historical, cultural and war sites in the city that will help you to piece together it complex and fascinating history.
    In the evening we will enjoy a “welcome” dinner and trip briefing. Our hotel tonight is in the old oriental trading quarter of Sarajevo.

    Dinner / Pension Kandilj, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Day 2: Sutjeska National Park and Hike to Donje Bare lake & Uglješin peak (1,858 m)

    In the morning we transfer to our hotel in Sutjeska National Park, before continuing to the tranquil lake of Donje Bare. After lunch we walk through a beech forest and open mountainous terrain to the summit of Uglješin Peak (1,858 m), for one of the best panoramic views of the Zelengora peaks and the rock-face wall of Volujak. We continue the stunning circuit back to Gornje Bare lake via the Tovarnica ridge (1.5 hours) with Bosnia’s highest peaks a constant companion on the horizon. We will be transferred back to the hotel in Tjentište valley, before an early dinner.

    Moderate walk / 4-5hrs walk / 400Δh / 9km
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Hotel Mladost – Tjentište, Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Day 3: Ascent of Maglić Mountain (2,386 m), Bosnia and Herzegovina’s highest peak

    We transfer to Lokva Dernečište (approx. 1 hour) and head for Bosnia’s highest peak, Maglić Mountain (2,386 m), through forest and open mountainous terrain. The ascent itself will take approximately four hours over fairly well maintained mountain trails with steep cliffs and is by far the most demanding part of today’s trek. Please note it is not recommended for anyone suffering from vertigo. Each step takes us further above the surrounding peaks until we reach the summit.
    Here we have lunch and enjoy wonderful views over Montenegro and of our next stop, the emerald green waters of Trnovačko Lake. After descending to the lake in the afternoon we head for Prijevor where we meet our transfer to the hotel in Tjentište.

    Challenging walk / 9hrs walk / 700Δh / 14km
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Hotel Mladost – Tjentište, Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Day 4: Tara Rafting, the deepest canyon of Europe

    The Tara is one of the four beautiful whitewater rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina that offer professionally guided rafting tours. Tara river ranks among Europe’s best for classes II – IV. This Tara River Rafting Tour will pleasantly surprise you with its stunning wilderness and unforgettable landscapes. A jewel amongst the world’s natural heritage spots, the Tara River boasts the deepest canyon in Europe. The river follows the natural border between Bosnia & Montenegro most of the time. Near the end of the rafting, we enter Bosnia & Herzegovina. The 1,300-meter canyon has created some of the best rafting and kayaking in Europe. We’ll enjoy an early dinner on the Tara River. Tonight we stay at simple wooden bungalows next to the river, enjoying the sound of water and campfire.

    II-IV class rapids, 3-4 hours of Rafting
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Bungalows at Highlander Camp, Tara river

    Day 5: Hike to Crkvičko polje and Sokolina plateau

    After short transfer from Rafting Camp to Montenegro side and Mratinje dam, which is 220 metres high, which makes it as one of the highest in Europe, we’ll start today’s hike. The hike takes us in first bit uphill for about 2 hours after which we come out on plateau and continue over it, with great view on surrounding mountains. We end the day on the edge of Tara canyon at Sokolina Guesthouse, with amazing view on river we actually rafted day before.

    Moderate walk / 5-6hrs walk / 600Δh / 11km
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Sokolina Guesthouse, Durmitor National Park

    Day 6: Hiking from Nedajno Village to Sušicko and Škrčko lakes

    Today’s hike continues onwards to Škrka mountain hut via the Sušićko lake and Skakala waterfall, starting from the village of Nedajno. Today’s hike is total of 19 km with rocky, mountain terrain descending to plateau and forested trails, amazing views and stunning peaks surround us.

    Challenging walk / 8-9hrs walk / 600Δh / 19km
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Mountain Hut Škrka, Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

    Day 7: Ascent from Škrčko lake to Botun pass (1,877 m), descent to Žabljak

    Depart after an early breakfast. Todays hike is 16.5 km with 900 m ascent and 1,000 m descent and approx eight hours hiking via the Botun pass, descending staright to the Žabljak, town located in the heart of Durmitor National Park. Part of the trail is scree with exposed and steep or narrow paths in some areas. Clients will be required to carry a backpack with overnight gear, a sleeping bag and packed lunch as well as a small share of the food.

    Challenging walk / 8hrs walk / 1,000Δh / 16.5km
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Javorovaca lodge – Zabljak, Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

    Day 8: Transfer to Podgorica

    Transfer to Podgorica Airport (2.5hrs) will be provided for your homeward-bound flight.


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