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Umoljani - Lukomir tour is simply the best hiking tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is a must do/see by any nature lover. This tour is designed for people of medium and hard fitness and can be adjustable for anybody.This tour will begin with ride from Sarajevo (8:30 AM) to Umoljani village, accross Bjelašnica mountain which is first of all Olympic mt., and second of all maybe the most beautiful one in whole Bosnia and Herzegovina. After approx. 1 hour ride when we reach Umoljani, we shall have a breakfast. Breakfast will be 100% home-mountain-made products, grown and made by the locals. We shall try out Uštipci with kajmak, few varieties of chesse, milk, yoghurt andcoffee. After a great breakfast we shall go for the hike.
Once there we go for a deserved resting time, having local coffee, and food we brought with ourselves from Umoljani. Also we shall check into life of locals and maybe buy some handicrafts. We shall have the opportunity to talk and see how the locals live. Lukomir is highest, permanent (inhabited whole year) and most isolated village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. From Lukomir there is outstanding view over Rakitnica canyon which drops down more than 800 meters. After amazing time in Lukomir, we head it back, but this time more relaxed and easy going route of Rakitnica Canyon ridge, which is slightly downhill. This way back is always the same for both options of hike, harder or easier. The route will give us magnificent views over the area such as village of Bobovica, remainings of old watermills, during the season drained or even not beautiful creeks. All in all great stuff. On the way back also we shall walk through maybe even to most beautiful valley in whole Bosnia and Herzegovina, valley which is enriched with experience of Studeni Potok and its waterfall (unless it is gone during the hot summer seasons). Once we reach Umoljani again prepare yourself for best Krompiruša (potato made pie) or Sirnica (cheese made), with again local yoghurt and salat.
- Best times to: May to October