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Hike, Raft and Explore Bosnia and Montenegro
4.7
| 36 reviews

Hike, Raft and Explore Bosnia and Montenegro

Summit the highest peak in Bosnia, raft the longest canyon in Europe and hike in Durmitor National Park

Duration

6 nights

Annual Leave

5 days off work

Group Size

Up to 12 people

Season

Jun-Sep

Location

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Meeting Point

Dubrovnik Airport, Croatia

Classic Accommodation

Hotel · Mountain hut

Customer Reviews

(36)

4.7

Difficulty

Challenging

From

From

Summit Mount Maglic (2386m), Bosnia’s tallest peak, and clamber to the top of Crvena Greda (2117m) in Montenegro

Blast down the white water of the Tara River Canyon – Europe's longest gorge – and explore idyllic national parks

Experience the region’s warm hospitality in the charming city of Trebinje, and indulge in a wine-tasting at a local monastery

Day 1

First hike

Hiking

2hrs · 4-5km · 300m up · 300m down

Driving

3-4hrs

Meet your host and fellow adventurers in Dubrovnik and head straight to the Sutjeska National Park. Visit the Valley of Heroes Monument and learn about the history behind these mountains, while passing the green hills and glittering lakes of this stunning national park – the oldest in the region and home to one of the largest colonies of brown bears in the Balkans. Head back down and then on to your accommodation, where a hearty dinner will be waiting.

Day 2

Mount Maglic (2386m)

Hiking

8-10hrs · 16km · 718m up · 718m down

Driving

30mins

Begin the day by ascending to the highest point in Bosnia, the 2386m summit of Mount Maglic, using steel cables for the most exposed sections. Enjoy panoramic views from the top and then descend to the scenic Trnovačko Lake and take a welcome break on the shore. Continue down through dense conifer forest to your accommodation for the night in Tjentiste.

Day 3

Raft the Tara River

Rafting

2-4hrs · 25km

Driving

1.5hrs

Test yourself against the waters of the Tara River Canyon – the longest canyon in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take an exhilarating white-knuckle ride down the rapids and then spend the afternoon relaxing, kicking back in the sunshine and swimming in the river.

Day 4

Hike through epic landscapes

Black Lake, Durmitor, Montenegro. Photo: Customer/ Chloe Surrage id 10420

Hiking

2-3hrs · 10km · 150m up · 150m down

Driving

3-4hrs

Adopt a more relaxed pace today, as you explore the glacial lakes of the Durmitor National Park in Montenegro – including the spectacular Black Lake and Snake Lake. Spend some free time in this tranquil setting and then rest your legs as you prepare for tomorrow’s challenge.

Day 5

Climb Crvena Greda (2117m)

Approaching Crvena Greda, Montenegro. Photo: Customer/ Olga id 89225

Hiking

4-6hrs · 9km · 500m up · 500m down

Set off on a scenic hike to the top of Crvena Greda (2117m). Navigate some rocky sections near the peak itself to enjoy the view of the Durmitor massif from the summit, then head down to Žabljak for a a celebratory drink and a chance to sample the local cuisine, before heading to your accommodation for a well-earned rest.

Day 6

Trebinje and winery tour

Driving

3-4hrs

Top five days of adventure with a spot of culture and fine wine in the ancient city of Trebinje. Take a guided tour to experience this delightful little city, do some shopping, grab a coffee and watch the world go by, before visiting the Tvrdos monastery. Here, you can sample some of the region’s fantastic wine before heading back to your hotel for a final dinner with your team.

Day 7

Home

Driving

1-2hrs

After an exhilarating journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in Bosnia and Montenegro, it’s time to head back home. Enjoy one last breakfast with your crew before heading to the airport to catch your flight home.

Included

Guides

Experienced, English speaking guide

Accommodation

6 nights in a mix of traditional mountain chalets and 3-star hotels

Meals

Munch on tasty food throughout

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in-between

Equipment

All your activity equipment

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Tips for your guides

Visas where required

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 4

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 5

Mountain hut · Mixed dorm

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 7

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

All the food on this trip will be freshly made, local fare. Dishes are typically hearty with plenty of cheese and other dairy products, as well as dried meats, fish, pastries and local fruits and vegetables.

Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for – please just request this on your passenger info form.

What is the accommodation like?

Bosnia and Montenegro

Across the adventure, you'll stay in Tjentiste, Zabljak and Trebinje in a mixture of traditional mountain chalets and 3-star hotels. Rooms are comfortable with en-suite facilities and WiFi is available.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Dubrovnik Airport, Croatia

13:30

Ends

Dubrovnik Airport, Croatia

11:30

Transfers

Your adventure begins at Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) where you will meet your host and fellow adventurers in the arrivals area at 13:30. Please schedule your flight to arrive more than 30 minutes before this time.
At the end of the trip you will be dropped back at Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) at 11:30, so you're free to catch any flight departing after 12:30. Alternatively, you can always stay on and explore Dubrovnik further. 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. If you are unable to get the group transfer from the airport, you'll need to either hire a car or book a taxi to get to the start point in Mostar (2.5 hour drive). Your host is unable to arrange a private transfer to the start point of the trip.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Dubrovnik from airports across the UK and Europe.

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What's included?

  • All your activity equipment

What do I need to bring?

  • Hiking trousers
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Breathable quick-drying clothing
  • Sun protection (glasses, hat, sunscreen)
  • Warm clothes
  • Backpack (30L minimum to hold water, some snacks, a spare shirt, suscreen, maybe a rain jacket just in case)
  • Shorts
  • Energy bars
  • Walking poles (optional)
*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

Post-trip Accommodation in Trebinje - Single Room

Payable Before Departure

Post-trip Accommodation in Trebinje - Single Room

Per Night

Post-trip Accommodation in Trebinje - Twin/Double Room

Payable Before Departure

Post-trip Accommodation in Trebinje - Twin/Double Room

Per Night

Pre-trip Accommodation in Tjentiste - Single Room

Payable Before Departure

Pre-trip Accommodation in Tjentiste - Single Room

Per Night

Pre-trip Accommodation in Tjentiste - Twin/Double Room

Payable Before Departure

Pre-trip Accommodation in Tjentiste - Twin/Double Room

Per Night

Ewan(November 2023)

Excellent adventure with a great group to experience everything with.

Lucy(November 2023)

ou absolutely need to do this trip! And if you get Hamza as your guide, you will have the best time. Bosnia & Herzegovina is an incredibly beautiful country which deserves our tourism, as is Montenegro. The nature is breathtaking.

This is far from doing 'a big walk' - but if you're fit and you enjoy challenging hikes with some scrambling and some heights, alongside some downtime in nature, this trip is for you. The scenery and surroundings are stunning, everyone was really friendly, there's a fair bit of driving most days to get to the next place but the minivan is really comfy and the drivers are excellent. The rafting is great fun but the raft camp with its communal area and big firepit right by the bar is even better - we enjoyed many bottles of Nikšićko beer whilst playing Uno on our afternoon off - great for group bonding!

If you love animals, there are resident strays at every place you'll stay and they are really friendly and all well-fed and looked after by the hosts.

You'll be really well fed on this trip! There's so much food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. I'm vegan, and I ate so well, every host went out of their way to cater for me, which I'm so grateful for.

A huge thanks has to go to Hamza, our guide. He is an extremely professional leader, but manages to do this whilst also feeling just like 'one of the group.'

You won't regret doing this trip - get it booked!

Alister(November 2023)

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Catherine(October 2023)

Enjoyed the challenge of hiking and rafting was really fun. Accommodation was generally comfortable. Our guide Petar was really great and motivated us. Kit list was accurate. Food very meat heavy which is regional. Enjoyed it, nature beautiful!

Chelsey(October 2023)

We lucked out on this trip with a fantastic group, a fantastic host and perfect weather! Almost all of us were in our 30s and the trip provides lots of evening flexibility to either do your own thing or hang out with the group. Most of our accomodations had good common areas for this! The hikes were very challenging but everyone made it to both peaks thanks to some great motivation from Petar who was a fantastic host! The hiking infrastructure in Bosnia and Montenegro is not super developed with things like toilets so be prepared to pee in the wild more than you are used to! Otherwise every detail was well taken care of and the food was amazing - I’m pescatarian and was very well fed throughout!

Sophie J.(October 2023)

Amazing trip! Great host

Abigail(October 2023)

My second MBA trip and it was absolutely fantastic! Mount Maglic is tough and you do need a good level of fitness, but there are also some more relaxing days. The white water rafting is enormous fun, albeit freezing cold. Both Bosnia and Montenegro are fantastic countries to visit with some amazing scenery. We had the most fantastic group dynamic on this trip, as well as a fantastic local guide (Petar) and driver (Milan) both of whom were very knowledgeable and did an amazing job. I really can’t recommend this trip enough. Plus the local wine is incredible, as you discover on the final full day…

Rebecca(August 2023)

I had a fantastic MBA Bosnia/ Montenegro trip. The host was great. The big hikes were fantastic with stunning scenery. White water rafting was really fun. A great bunch of people from all over the world. Would definitely recommend.

Claire(June 2023)

A really fun and very pretty trip, the mountains and the canyon are great places to visit. The host Hamza was incredible. I got to explore places I would never have found on my own. These nations have incredibly beautiful landscapes.

Yasmine(January 2023)

Good adventure, make sure to bring the right kit!

Zoe(November 2022)

You must go on this trip now! The photos do not do it justice as to how peaceful this trip is. First trip with MBA but it will not be my last

Yasmine(October 2022)

A generally mellow trip, don't expect to be very active the whole time. There's a balance between activity and just relaxing. A lot of dinners with the group, so maybe pack some nice evening clothes so you're not the only one showing up in workout clothes!

Samuel(October 2022)

The trip as a whole was fantastic. The highlight for me that was summiting Bobatov Kuk in Montenegro. It's a lot higher than the mountains in the UK and looking up at it made it look like an impossible task. One thing to mention is the local guide, Hamza. What a guy! I think this trip was made so much more adventerous, fun and interesting with him as our guide.

Sam(September 2022)

Great trip!

Marcus(September 2022)

Host was amazing - Went out of his way to help us all out. Many pushed themselves on this trip. Really cool to get the highest peaks in both Bosnia and Montenegro done in one trip.

Emily(September 2022)

Don't think twice about booking this trip - the scenery is some of the most beautiful I've ever seen and Radomir, our guide, was truly fantastic. A great group of like minded people, challenging but rewarding hikes and lots of opportunities to wild swim. One of the best trips of my life!

Andy(September 2022)

I cannot rate this trip highly enough. First and foremost, Hamza our guide deserves a special mention. He was incredible. He ensured we all had what was needed for each day and ensured we all got up and down each mountain safely. He really was fantastic.

The group was also amazing and everybody mucked in with all the activities and just had a laugh the whole time.

Our whole group got up and down both mountains without too much trouble, and there are plenty of opportunities to take it easy the day before each bike hike, so I wouldn’t worry about the trip being “challenging” as it should be doable for most.

The only thing I would do differently is take more cash, and less snacks with me! My case was full of snacks from the UK but as soon as you cross the border into Bosnia you stop off at a supermarket so can just stock up then. Also you are extremely well fed the whole week so being hungry was never an option! Few places take credit card and there are plenty of opportunities to drink lots of alcohol, so if you’re a drinker, you’ll need cash.

Caitlin(September 2022)

Loved the trip. Our guide was amazing.

Sophie J.(September 2022)

Great opportunity to meet new people in a safe and fun way

Paul(September 2022)

Excellent tour with a great range of activities to keep you occupied

Yasmine(September 2022)

Fun adventure. Check the weather in advance and pack accordingly, when it rains in this region, it really rains!

Paul(September 2022)

Excellent tour with a great variety of activities. Really enjoyed it.

Stella(September 2022)

Overall excellent trip. We were unfortunate with the weather but the host planned a decent alternative walk the day we couldn’t hike to the summit due to lightning. Stunning scenery . I think Bobotov peak was the highlight for me and swimming In The lake . Great group dynamic and the local host and staff were brilliant . The food was decent for the meat eaters but some of the vegetarian dishes were a bit sad looking . Would be useful to mention the bus duration each day.

Shaun(August 2022)

This holiday was a ‘much better adventure’ I barely had time to relax with so much going on which is what I loved about this trip. Hard to pick out a highlight, but felt a great sense of achievement reaching the summits of both mountains.

Catherine(August 2022)

An epic week of adventure in a part of Europe we’d never considered before. Spectacular scenery, wonderful guides and a great group of like minded adventurers!

Sian(August 2022)

Great trip - the landscape and scenery are beautiful, people super friendly and our guides Damir and Hamza were the best. Made us feel welcome and really made the trip for us. The white water rafting was great fun and both climbing days were great. Good group and great food - great introduction to this part of the world!

Chris(July 2022)

10/10 would recommend. Beautiful country and a great trip. My group wa same up of like minded people who wanted to be challenged and we all helped each other push ourselves.

Alistair(July 2022)

From start to finish the trip was fantastic and it was hard to leave it all behind. Our guide Rad was super knowledgeable, nothing was ever a bother and he took care of us throughout. A shout out to our driver Pedja for getting us around and over all the border crossings. Accommodation and food was excellent throughout and the daily adventures will live long in the memory - the rafting was a real highlight and Bobotov Kuk will live long in the memory. For a group that had never met before either, we finished the week as pals too. Thanks to MBA for all the admin stuff prior to the visit too. Cheers for everything! x

Rachael(July 2022)