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Treskavica Mountain Hiking – Full Day Tour from Sarajevo

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10 Hours
Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 5
Max People : 8 persons
(private, bigger/smaller group bookings available at all time)
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Tour Overview

Welcome to Treskavica, one of the most beautiful mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a treasure trove that is simply a “must” for all of you nature lovers.

Treskavica mountain belongs to the range of the Dinaric Alps and is located only 30km from Sarajevo which makes it a perfect get away. Known for its amazing biodiversity, this is a mountain where nature found its safe haven and infiltrated itself entirely. By being completely off the beaten path, with no mass tourism in sight, this hiking trail will make you surrender absolutely every one of your current worries and enter a complete serenity.    

Besides the fascinating natural diversity, abundance of water and crystal clear lakes, you will have a chance to live through some amazing legends about this mountain, including the war stories as this stunning mountain was a scene of many battles in period between 92-95. 

In other words, this will be an absolutely incredible day fulfilled with lots of amazing experiences and moments of enlightenments.

Important Notice

Treskavica Mountain hiking trail is completely safe and uncontaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance. Sarajevo Funky Tours will NEVER conduct trips to any areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina having ANY risk at all from perspective of mines.

Safety of our guests and ourselves, is our most important priority.

Departure & Return Location

Funky Tours office: Besarina Čikma 5, Old Town, Sarajevo (Google Map). Pickups available on request.

Departure Time & Availability

Definite Departures (From 1st of April until 31st of October. Rest of the year on available on enquiry.):

  • Every day at 8 AM

To keep the tour personality and flexibility on high level we limit shared tour groups up to 8 persons. However, if you are bigger/smaller group and prefer to book private tour, it is no problem at all. Please reach us via Enquiry Form and we shall organize private Lukomir Hiking tour with maximum attention to every detail.

Inclusions

  • Picnic lunchLunch by the lake. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
  • Experienced Tour Hiking Guide and DriverOur hiking guides are true experts and passionate lovers for nature, so rest assure you are in good and safe hands
  • All Transportation in 8 seater AC vansOpel Vivaro or Mercedes Vito vans
  • No Tour MinimumsTour is available for booking regardless of number of travellers. Subject to availability.
  • Free PickupAvailable on request
  • Maximum Group Size 8 PersonsWe prefer small groups and high value personal experiences
  • Group Discounts & Seasonal PricingNavigate through our Booking Form by entering date and number of persons to get the exact quote
  • Free Cancellation24hr prior - No charge

Exclusions

  • TippingIn our country, tipping is not mandatory, and it depends only on guests' happiness and satisfaction :)
  • Private TourAll tours are shared, unless specifically agreed as private in advance

What to Bring

  • Hiking Boots (or Sport Shoes with thick bottom) & Long TrousersIf you don't have good hiking shoes, nothing to worry we are able to provide a pair if you let us know in advance.
  • Suncream, Hat, 2 t-shirts, Rain Jacket & Snacks Recommended to Bring
  • Bottled Water (possible to refill along the way)

Technical Specification

  • Tour Class: Medium
  • Walking Distance: 16 km
  • Minimum altitude: 931m
  • Maximum altitude: 1675m
  • Altitude Difference: 744m
Itinerary
08:00 - 09:00
Transfer from Sarajevo to village of Turovi
Learn about the community life after the war
09:00 - 10.30
Mountain hut Sustavac
Less than an hour of hike and first stop at the charming mountain hut "Sustavac"
10.30 - 12.30
Hiking from Sustavac to Great Lake
Amazing hike and stunning landscapes
12.30 - 14.30
Great Lake
Relaxing free time at the lake (lake is ideal swimming point during the summer months) Lunch Break – Picnic by the Lake
14.30 - 15.30
Black Lake
Cca 30min hike from Great to Black lake and a short stop at the Black lake to take some amazing photos
15.30 - 18.30
Hike from Black Lake to village of Turovi
Amazing hike back with short breaks
18.30 - 19.30
Transfer from village Turovi to Sarajevo
Drop off at your accommodation
What to Expect

This tour will begin with transfer from Sarajevo to Turovi village. During the ride we will open some interesting topics on community life before and after the war. 

STOP 1: Mountain hut Sustavac

3 kms long hiking trail through vast expanse of the forest and stones will take us to charming mountain hut Sustavac which was built back in 1950. Mountain house “Sustavac” is located at an altitude of 1180 m. The word “susto” is an old word which literally translated means “tired”.  In other words, the area got its name as a result of being the first place for mountaineers to have some rest on their way to Treskavica Mt.  When tired or sustained, Sustavac is a perfect location to make a break and enjoy the amazing nature.

Along with the Treskavica Mountain, Sustavac is one of the most visited nature resorts in the country.

Treskavica Mountain
STOP 2: Great Lake

The trail from Sustavac  will lead us to the  Great Lake.  The amazing thing about Treskavica hike is that it does not always have to include the goal of conquering one of the peaks. The experience will be absolutely amazing just by visiting the two of the lakes. Therefore, despite the trail will slowly become harder and narrower, this hiking trail is absolutely convenient for anyone, regardless on their fitness level.

It usually takes about an hour and a half to reach the Great Lake located at 1,675 meters above sea level. However, we will make sure to go slowly and steady, soaking up every small detail on our way.

Treskavica is famous for a truly amazing contrast between its lush vegetation on the North side, and complete bareness and karst on the southern slopes. In other words, this mountain will keep on surprising us with each step we take. 

Once at the lake, we will give you some free time to explore the lake and enjoy the spectacular sceneries. Meanwhile,  your guides will take time to prepare fresh lunch. During the hot summer months lake is perfect for swimming so bring your swimming suits.

Treskavica Mountain
STOP 3: Black Lake

Once we finish with the lunch, we will continue a short hike towards the amazing Black Lake.

A truly special thing about this mountain is the abundance of water and springs that lie below the highest peaks. This is what sets this mountain apart from the many other mountains. The legend says this mountain has 365 springs. Although we will be visiting only two of the lakes, we will find crystal clear drinking water at each corner of the path. 

Uphill walk to the Northwest will take us to Black Lake which lies at an altitude of 1675 meters. The length of the lake is about 150 meters with the width of cca 100 meters. The name of the lake came came as a result of the black moss that covered the bottom of the lake. We will make a short break, take some amazing photos and, if you want, you can swim at this lake as well. 

Treskavica Mt.
STOP 4: Turovi Village

Once we bless our eyes and souls with amazing beauty of both lakes, we will head back towards the village Turovi. On the way, we will make few short breaks, share the impressions and discuss the dark period between 92-95 when Treskavica Mt. was one of the main locations of some heavy battles.

In addition, we will very often come across the remains of dug trenches . This will remind us how savage and meaningless war history can leave a scar at something so beautiful that should be kept away from any human destruction. 

We will continue our hike over the large and dense coniferous and deciduous forests and lush grass enriched with beautiful field flowers and herbs. Due to the specific mountain climate in Treskavica, it is very likely we will be able to experience four seasons within only one day and witness from high summer temperatures all the way to the pristine snow slopes and the heaps of bushy leaves.

Discovering the trails of Treskavica can not leave you indifferent and, at each moment, you will feel the excitement similar to one the child feels when opening Christmas presents. 

We will take a drive back to Sarajevo from village Turovi and drop you off at your hotel. Perfect closure of a truly perfect day. 

Options to Consider
Additional options to consider to maximise your Lukomir village experience

Mountain Biking Tour to Great Lake - Full Day Tour

If you are fan of mountain biking, this tour can be organised as amazing mountain biking experience.

2 Day Tour with an overnight at the Great Lake?

Coming soon. Stay tuned.

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