About Guided Day Hikes in Mostar Region
A selection of relatively easy, guided hikes from Mostar in stunning countryside.
Activity code: MOS-HIKES
Duration: 1 day
Hike no.1 - Hajdučka Vrata
The starting point for this trail is Velika Vitlenica; from the beginning of the track, the path leads up to reach a peak in around three hours. At first walking through the woods, on a well-marked hiking trail, then after about an hour and a half of the hike entering the valley where there is a cattle hut that mountaineers can use if they find themselves in trouble during the weather or if they find themselves at night on the mountain. At the intersection, it is time to turn left towards Crljenak Lake, which after 30 minutes brings you to one of the miracles of nature - the "Hajdučka Vrata", running along the edge of the canyon of Diva Grabovica, sometimes at a height of 1800m. Infact, the symbol of the “Čvrsnica mountain” is the Hajdučka Vrata, a unique stone circuit that was formed over thousands of years. Along the way to get to this hike is an off-road vehicle experience through the mountain ranges of Čabulja and Čvrsnica from Mostar to the nature park of Blidinje. During the journey you will hear the rich history of these mountains from a local guide - the legend says that there were once proclaimed outlaws “Hajduci”, and that one who walks along the “Hajdučka Vrata” becomes bulletproof.
Hike no. 2 - Čvrsnica-Vidikovac
The starting point is the village of Diva Grabovica, located 35km north of Mostar. Diva Grabovica is the name of the river but it is also a tiny village hidden in one of the valleys, the lowest on the Mountain of Čvrsnica. The hiking trail immediately enters the dense beech and pine woods and climbs up to the mountaineering house “Žlijeb” at 1092m for about 2 hours walking. Next to the house there is a pit with two springs of drinking water.
Hike no. 3 - Velika Vlajna
Čabulja mountain whose slopes are close by Mostar has its highest peak at Velika Vlajna - 1780m; this trail is the final stage of the Highland Herzegovinian Transversal (KT 21). The starting point for climbing on Velika Vlajna is at Bogodol (840m), 20km west of Mostar. There is 5.5km of light climbing up to 1430m where there is an artificial lake - Gonđuša - after which begins a steeper climb to the top for a magnificent view of the Drežanka river canyon, a depth of 1500m.
Hike no. 4 - Canyon Bijela
This hiking track leads up through the canyon of Bijela and onwards via a thick forest next to the Cows’ Caves then up to the remains of the former mountain shelters at 475m. From here there is a steep path to Glogovo and then on to a 10m high waterfall.