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Climb Mount Maglic (2386m)

Climb the highest peak in Bosnia & Herzegovina via one of the last primeval rainforests in Europe. 1 day off work.

Location

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Fly To

Dubrovnik Airport

Perfect for

Anyone who loves hiking and discovering a new city. You'll need a reasonable level of fitness for this trip; ascending approximately 700m at a relaxed pace. You’ll need to be able to handle 5-6 hours of hiking at a continuous pace.

Difficulty

Moderate

Starting in the 18th-century city of Trebinje, this trip will uncover true Bosnia; you’ll explore the remains of the Ottoman period, enjoy a Monastery winery and venture through one of the last remaining primaeval rainforests in Europe, before climbing the highest peak of this country’s rugged landscape, Maglic (2386m).

What's Included

  • 1-day city tour
  • 1-day hiking/climbing
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • A local, certified guide
  • Equipment
  • Meals
  • Monastery winery visit
  • Sutjeska National Park entry fee
  • Local transfers
  • Airport transfers
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Itinerary

Friday: Tour of Trebinje City

Your host will meet you at Dubrovnik Airport at around 12:00 and transfer you to the old centre of Trebinje, adorned with some of the oldest buildings dating back to the 18th-century.

After lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll visit the Tvrdos Monastery for an organised tasting session of some of their famous wines.

Then you’ll head to your accommodation in the village of Tjentiste and discuss plans for the days ahead over dinner.

3 hours driving, 1-2 hours touring the city

Saturday: Climbing Maglic Peak

After an early breakfast, you’ll depart at around 08:00 for Dragos Sedlo; a magnificent viewpoint over the Perućica rainforest and the Skakavac waterfall.

You’ll start today’s climb at Prijevor and follow the hiking trail all the way to the top of Maglic (2386m). When you reach the rocky summit, you’ll take time to absorb the views while you eat lunch and replenish your energy stores.

You’ll take the same path to descend to Prijevor for your transfer back to Tjentiste for dinner. If you can find the energy after dinner, there’ll be the opportunity to take a short tour of the valley of heroes before returning to the hotel for a good night’s rest.

1-hour driving, 6-7 hours hiking

Sunday: Return Journey Home

It’s an early start for breakfast this morning before your transfer takes you back to the airport for your forwarding journey home.

3-4 hours driving

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a tradition, socialist style, 3-star hotel in the village of Tjentiste. The hotel will offer en-suite rooms with WiFi and an on-site restaurant.

Location

Trebinje is the southernmost city in Bosnia, just an hour away from Dubrovnik. The Old Town was established in the 18th century and managed to escape any heavy damage during the war, leaving its historic buildings and quaint stone bridge still intact today.

Bosnia’s highest peak, Maglic, lies in the Sutjeska National Park in the south-east. This area was a huge battleground during World War II and holds monuments to commemorate those lost in battle.

Sitting in the centre of a natural triangle of mountains; Zelengora, Volujak and Maglic; the park is home to one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe and the Skakavac (Grasshopper) waterfall hidden within it.

Meeting Point

Start Point

Dubrovnik Airport - 12:00

Your adventure begins at Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) with your airport transfer at 12:00. Please schedule your flight to arrive more than 30 minutes before this time, your host will be waiting for you in the arrivals area.

Finish Point

Dubrovnik Airport - 09:00

At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Dubrovnik Airport at 09:00. You’re free to book any flight that departs after 10:30.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Additional charge for a single room
  • Travel to/from Dubrovnik
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 16.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it's a great way to meet like-minded people.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for hiking; ascending approximately 700m at a relaxed pace. You’ll need to be able to handle 5-6 hours of hiking at a continuous pace.

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 bit shorter and colder with a higher chance of rain.

The food is home-cooked from local, fresh ingredients. Common food items include domestic cheeses and other dairy products, dry meats, fish, freshly baked bread and pastries, and local fruits and veggies.

If you have any special requests, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Your host recommends to pack:

  • Hiking trousers
  • Hiking shoes
  • Breathable, quick-drying sports clothes
  • Sandals
  • Sun protection inc. hat, sunglasses, suncream
  • Warm layers for evenings
  • Rain jacket
  • Shorts
  • Energy snacks

Other recommendations are:

  • Camera
  • Mobile phone
  • Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

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