Adventures / Summit Fever

Climb Mount Maglić (2386m)

Climb the highest peak in Bosnia & Herzegovina via one of the last primeval rainforests in Europe

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Adventures / Summit Fever

Climb Mount Maglić (2386m)

Climb the highest peak in Bosnia & Herzegovina via one of the last primeval rainforests in Europe

DURATION

2 nights

LOCATION

Bosnia and Herzegovina

ANNUAL LEAVE

1 day off work

SEASON

June-Oct

GROUP SIZE

Up to 14 people

MEETING POINT

Dubrovnik Airport

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel

DIFFICULTY

Challenging

You'll be hiking for 8-10 hours during the summit day, ascending and descending, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Uncover the true Bosnia as you climb the highest peak in the country - the 2,386 metre summit of Maglić Mountain

Explore the surrounding Sutjeska National Park - 43,000 acres of protected and dramatic wilderness

Wander the Perućica, one of the last primeval forests left in Europe - estimated to be 20,000 years old and completely impenetrable in parts

What's it like?

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    Rob, September 2022

    We had such a great time on this trip. The scenery was incredible and we felt very well looked after from the moment we met Alan our guide. Bosnia is such a beautiful place. Would highly recommend.

    Emily, September 2022

    What an incredible trip! The views, the passion of the guides, and the overall atmosphere in the mountains were fantastic. I've got some truly special memories from this trip that'll last a lifetime, and I can't wait for my next adventure!

    Naomi, September 2022

    Absolutely stunning hike with a decent amount of scrambling. The wine tasting and monastery were great extras

    Cass, September 2022

    This trip was originally rated moderate when we booked it, and on speaking to the rest of the group, they were the same. It changed to challenging before we went which is a much better reflection of the difficulty. There's some great scrambling up the mountain, and the views were absolutely worth it. Be ready for the very steep descent along a scree path - it took a lot to get down. But it was an amazing trip and the group were great. Already eyeing up my next adventure with the company.

    Mike, September 2022

    The route taken is fast becoming a published classic. Not to be underestimated, this is no stroll in the park. There are parts that are quite challenging albeit not technically difficult.

    Ellie, September 2022

    An absolutely fantastic hike with a brilliant host! Some challenging scrambling sections

    Ian, September 2022

    A great experience climbing Mount maglic. We were very lucky with the weather and this made the experience even better and great views from the summit.

    Kate, July 2022

    We lucked out with a very small group so could do a slightly different route with lots of fun scrambling and incredible views. Igor is a total pro, really knows his stuff. The climb was challenging but doable even though I'm short and out of condition.

    Charlotte, June 2022

    Loved the hike - fantastic peak and beautiful scenery! Probably challenging rather than moderate but for me that was a bonus.

    Paul, June 2022

    Excellent value for money, I feel that Much Better Adventures are underselling themselves in terms of how awesome this trip actually is. The scenery is breathtaking throughout the hike. Much Better Adventures should add some additional photos on their website when advertising this trip, these photos would give potential future travellers a real taste of how beautiful the actual scenery on the hike is. The current photo for this trip on the website is just a picture of Mount Maglić. It would also be worthwhile to mention that parts of the hike are also in Montenegro. This would possibly even encourage more travellers to chose this trekking adventure as they get an option to visit two countries on the trek. To summarise this was an amazing weekend adventure in a part of Europe which encounters tourism in small numbers and is a hidden gem.

    Included

    Guides

    Local, certified guide

    Accommodation

    2 nights in a hotel

    Meals

    Munch on tasty food throughout

    Transfers

    To and from the airport and all local travel

    Permits

    Sutjeska National Park entry permits

    Not Included

    Flights to and from the meeting point

    Travel insurance

    Personal expenses

    The Area

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    Logistics

    Starts

    Dubrovnik Airport, Croatia

    13:30 on Day 1

    Ends

    Dubrovnik Airport, Croatia

    12:00 on Day 3

    Transfers

    You'll be picked up on arrival on Day 1 and dropped off on Day 3 at the airport. It is an approx 3-hour drive from the airport to the village of Tjentište where you'll spend the first and last night. If you are unable to get the group transfer from the airport, you'll need to either hire a car or book a taxi. Your host is unable to arrange a private transfer to the start point of the trip. There are regular airport shuttle buses to and from Dubrovnik Airport and the city centre for those that are arriving early or staying on after the trip.

    Travel options

    There are regular flights to Dubrovnik from airports across the UK and Europe. Please schedule your flight to arrive more than 30 minutes before the start time. You’re free to book any departing flight that leaves after 14:00.

    Day 1

    Hotel · Twin share

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    Day 2

    Hotel · Twin share

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    Day 3

    Departure day

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    What is the food like?

    Food will be home-cooked from fresh, local ingredients. Common items include artisanal cheese, cured meats, fish, freshly baked bread and pastries, as well as local fruits and veggies. Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - please just request on your passenger info form.

    What is the accommodation like?

    Tjentiste Village

    You’ll stay in a twin-share, en-suite room in a traditional 3-star hotel in the village of Tjentiste. The hotel also offers WiFi and an on-site restaurant.

    Upgrades

    For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room and tent can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price. Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

    Day 1

    Trebinje City

    Driving

    3hrs

    Meet your guide and team en route to the 18th century city of Trebinje, where you stop for lunch in a local restaurant. Visit the Tvrdos Monastery and taste some of their famous wine. Check into your hotel in the village of Tjentiste and discuss plans for the coming days over dinner.

    Day 2

    Maglic Peak

    Hiking

    8-10hrs · 16km · 718m up · 718m down

    After an early breakfast, you will ascend the summit following the “Postman’s route”, made famous by the postmen crossing these mountains to deliver ever-so-important mail. The views over magnificent Perućica rainforest accompany us along the way and slowly and carefully we will make it to the peak across a rocky and barren final section. When reaching the rocky summit, take some time to absorb the achievement and the incredible views over a packed lunch and then slowly take our descent to Tjentiste where dinner and a good night’s rest awaits.

    Day 3

    The journey home

    Relax over breakfast and then head back to the airport in time for your flight home.

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    What do I need to bring?

    • Hiking trousers
    • Hiking shoes (broken-in)
    • Breathable, quick-drying sports clothes
    • Sandals
    • Sun protection inc. hat, sunglasses, suncream
    • Warm layers for evenings
    • Rain jacket
    • Shorts
    • Energy snacks
    • Camera
    • Mobile phone
    • Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

    Optional Private Room Upgrade

    Payable Before Departure

    Optional Private Room Upgrade

    Per Person

    Pre/post Trip Accommodation in Tjentiste - Single Room

    Payable Before Departure

    Pre/post Trip Accommodation in Tjentiste - Single Room

    Per Night

    Pre/post Trip Accommodation in Tjentiste - Twin/Double Room

    Payable Before Departure

    Pre/post Trip Accommodation in Tjentiste - Twin/Double Room

    Per Night

    We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

    What's the number?
    It works out on average at 164kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

    The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2022 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

    But what does the number mean?
    Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

    • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
    • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
    • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

    What are we doing about it?
    Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.

    Want to know more?
    Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

    You'll need a reasonable level of fitness as you'll be hiking for 8-10hrs/16km, while ascending and descending, albeit at a relaxed pace. There is also a rappelling section on the last part of the summit day climb.

    Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

    Summer is the best season to experience Bosnia, when daytime temperatures range from 22°C – 30°C, however, the nights can get cooler. During autumn, the days are a little shorter and colder with a higher chance of rain.

    Any excess luggage can be safely stored in your hotel.

    For current advice about travelling in Bosnia, have a read of the UK Foreign Office pages here.

    Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

    Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our adventures. Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure.

    Your insurance policy should also include specific Covid-19 cover, including cancellation and curtailment cover if you, your travel companion or a close relative are diagnosed with Covid-19.

    We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

    We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

    If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

    All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

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