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Climb Mount Maglić (2386m)

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

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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
Classic

Hotel

OVERALL RATING

4.6

Based on 40 reviews
DIFFICULTY
Challenging

You'll hike for 8-10 hours during summit day, including some scrambling, so a reasonable level of fitness and a head for heights is required

Uncover the true Bosnia as you climb the highest peak in the country – the 2386 metre summit of Maglić Mountain

Hike through the dramatic Sutjeska National Park – a vast 43,000 acre area of protected 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

Day 1

Trebinje City

Driving

3hrs

Meet your guide and team en route to the 18th century city of Trebinje, where you'll 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

Maglić 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 the magnificent Perućica rainforest accompany you along the way and slowly and carefully you'll 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, before slowly descending to Tjentiste where dinner and a good night’s rest await.

Day 3

The journey home

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

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

Visas where required

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).

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 private transfers between Tjentište and Dubrovnik Airport and public transport options are limited from Tjentište.

There are regular airport shuttle buses between Dubrovnik Airport and the city centre for those that are arriving early or staying on in Dubrovnik 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. Please do not book a flight departing earlier than this to ensure you can join the departure transfer.

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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
  • Head torch
  • Energy snacks
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • Mobile phone
  • Walking poles (optional)
  • Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

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

Helen

A Gem of a Trip!

Ella

A great trip - Hamza the guide is excellent and I lucked out with a lovely small group of fellow travellers. Bosnia is so beautiful. Definitely recommend but be prepared it is non stop with a lot of driving time!

Roma

A very well organised trip; great food, lodging and transport! Unfortunately, due to bad weather we were not able to climb Maglic, but our host provided an alternative hiking opportunity to a beautiful lake in the National Park. Our group was fantastic, so in spite of the rain we managed to keep our spirits high! On the whole, I would recommend travelling with MBA!

Rachael

Great opportunity to hike in bosnia and montenegro. Fantastic local guide, really well organised. The lunch and wine tasting on the Friday was fab as was the restaurant on the Saturday night. The accommodation is decent and has everything you need.

Stuart

This was my second MBA trip, I had a brilliant time. The only disappointing part was that due to a thunderstorm, we weren’t able to summit the mountain (better to be safe than sorry!). However, the lovely guide Hamza has offered a personal tour anytime we like to make up for it. He was great as was his partner. They were super nice guys, organised and very knowledgeable (thanks for everything - see you in Sarajevo or London 😄). The bus journeys were smooth, the restaurant en route to the hotel was 5-star (very nice!) and the monastery/wine tasting was a delight. The hotel we stayed in was nice enough, the guy who runs it is great. I enjoyed a nice dip in the outdoor pool! And my fellow hikers, well they were all brilliant. I loved the stories and the jokes we shared ❤️ We had a long wait for our return flight so we took a taxi to Dubrovnik old town. A lovely end to the trip. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to experience Bosnia & Herzegovina

Caitlin

The trip was amazing, I highly recommend getting the transport and visiting the monastery. Lunch there was in a amazing restaurant overlooking the town. The guide was fantastic. Sadly, we were not abe to summit due to bad weather but our guide was amazing and took us hiking a different route and it was stunningly beautiful. Just make sure you pack for all weather's because it is so variable. Some weather forecasts said it was going to be sunny but the mountains had a mind of their own!

Farah

The trek was incredibly STUNNING. Think trekking up streams, mossy rocks and untouched nature. The scale of the National park is beyond comprehension and very untouched. I loved that it was not touristy at all and very much off the beaten track. It was my first hike - ever! And I found some parts very steep for my beginner level but with the guide Hamza was very caring and with his help I managed by using breathwork. We had a great Bosnian coffee by the lake and even though we couldn't summit because of bad weather I don't regret going at all ❤️ The best way to describe the Sujestka National park is Jurassic Park (sans dinosaurs).

Stephanie

Fantastic trip to a beautiful part of the world. Really enjoyed this adventure with a great bunch of people. The local guide was fantastic and really made it a great experience. Unfortunately due to bad weather conditions we couldn’t summit the mountain but we got as far up as was safe on the day. Climb was challenging in parts but very manageable. Accommodation was perfect, had everything needed. Local food was good and no additional costs encountered unless you wanted to buy some drinks. Would definitely recommend to someone that enjoys hiking and we will be looking to book another adventure again soon !

David

Excellent little 3-day trip. As long as you have a reasonable fitness level you'll do the climb no problem. Great guides and super-well organized. The food was amazing too! In all, the trip was excellent value for money!

Freya

Insanely beautiful and fun hike, great way to get an action packed holiday with like minded people, somewhere you otherwise wouldn't think of going. Highly recommend.

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

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 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. We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity, ensuring the protection of the reserve and its wildlife.

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, albeit at a relaxed pace to make sure you save some energy for the final push for the summit. You'll be hiking next to some steep drops at times with a cable to hold onto (although you won't be clipped on) so sure-footedness and a head for heights is necessary. There are also a couple of short steep sections of scrambling towards the summit.

Sure can! Over 70% 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.

In the event of poor weather such as heavy rain, strong winds and/or storms, it is possible that conditions may become unsafe for a summit attempt. Your guide will assess the weather for summit day with your safety in mind. If it becomes necessary to make a change to the planned itinerary, you'll either hike as far as is safe to or be offered an alternative hike, which is less challenging but safer in the conditions.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

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.

You're always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

Interested in a more exclusive experience? Opt for a 'Private Group' through the dates and prices tab to book this adventure for just you and your chosen companions.

Your trip is led by carefully curated local hosts and expert guides. See here for more info about the guides we work with.

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