2-day Hike on Čvrsnica in Bosnia and Herzegovina with summits on Veliki Vilinac & Pločno

Join certified mountain guide Miroslav Mihalj on this 2-day hike to attempt two high summits on Čvrsnica Mountain in the Dinaric Alps!

Dinaric Alps
2 days
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Intermediate
Fit
Private

Highlights

  • Climb the highest peaks in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Visit the exceptional natural monument “Outlaws Gate".

  • Pass by beautiful lakes in Blidinje Nature Park and taste local dishes.

Description

I will take you on this thrilling 2-day hike on Čvrsnica Mountain, a paradise for hikers and climbers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where we’ll attempt the high peaks of Veliki Vilinac & Pločno!

Located in northern Herzegovina, Čvrsnica Mountain lies in the Dinaric extension of the Swiss Alps. It hides more than ten summits above 2000m. You will be captivated by the breathtaking views as we climb two high summits on this trip including Pločno (2228m), the highest peak in the region.

Along the way, we’ll spot clear-water lakes hidden in the mountain. The area is so serene and peaceful, you will feel connected to the elements of nature!

On the first day, we’ll meet in Mostar (or any other city which falls on the way to our destination, depending on agreement) and drive to our starting point in Blidinje Nature Park. This nature park is home to many endemic species and multiple sources of clean water. From there, we’ll start our hike to Veliki Vilinac Summit (2116m).

You will be stunned by the scenic beauty as we head towards a unique natural monument called Outlaws Gate (Hajdučka Vrata). This remarkable stone circle is formed over thousands of years and qualifies as an ideal place for those in search of peace and tranquility. We’ll stay overnight at Vilinac Hut, overlooking nearby mountains. This day entails 5-7h of climbing with 1000m assent.

On the next day, we’ll  attempt the majestic Pločno summit (2228m), commonly known as ‘Herzegovina’s roof top’. Hiking for about 6-7 hours, we’ll rise around 900m in altitude. You will be awe-struck by the breathtaking sight of the neighbouring peaks.

Later, we’ll head back to Blidinje Nature Park and enjoy tasty local cuisine at the national restaurant. After a satisfying lunch, we’ll drive back to Mostar, completing our memorable trip.

Request you to join me on this immensely rewarding hike, book your trip now! I will be waiting for your message. Also, if you are interested to take a walk through history in the same area, check out this intriguing day hike on King Karadjordjevic’s old Hunting Trail on Mount Čvrsnica.


Itinerary

Day 1: Veliki Vilinac Summit (2116m) & Outlaws Gate

Start from Blidinje Nature park and hike to Veliki Vilinac Summit and Outlaws Gate(Hajdučka Vrata). Entails 5-7h of climb with 1000m assent. Stay overnight at Vilinac Hut.

Day 2: Attempt Pločno Summit (2228m)

Head towards Pločno, the highest summit of Mount Čvrsnica. Involves 6-8h of climb with 900m assent. Later, return to Blidinje Nature Park where we enjoy local dishes at the national restaurant and drive back to Mostar.

Details

Accommodation

Mountain Hut

More info

Note: Accommodation is at mountain hut, so please bring along your sleeping bag.

Meeting point

Pick up in Mostar(or any other city which falls on the way to our destination), depending on agreement.


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Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Sleeping bag


About the guide

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Welcome to your Herzegovina Hiking Adventure. My name is Miroslav Mihalj, born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I am the current president of the Croatian Mountaineering Association “Prenj 1933 Mostar”, certified Mountain Guide and Rescuer and I offer hiking, snowshoeing and ski touring tours around this beautiful region.

As mountain hiker I am proud to have climbed some of the highest peaks in Europe and Balkans as well as local peaks in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which I have climbed numerous times both in winter and summer.

I enjoy nature, that feeling of freedom and serenity the mountains offer. They are a place to find yourself and push your boundaries. I’m lucky to have been born in a place surrounded by beautiful and intact mountain ranges hiding the most exciting nature my country has to offer.

Very much excited to meet you and share with you this truly wonderful world!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 361 each

Group of 2

EUR 207 each

Group of 3

EUR 145 each

Group of 4

EUR 114 each

Group of 5

EUR 109 each

Group of 6

EUR 109 each

Group of 7

EUR 109 each

Group of 8

EUR 109 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

Price details

Included: Final day lunch at national restaurant.


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip