Hike to the top of Velež and visit an old underground Yugoslav National Army shelter in Mostar

Discover beautiful mountain scenery and visit a former Yugoslav National Army shelter in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

1 day
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


  • Enjoy beautiful views of nearby mountains from the mountaintop

  • Visit a fascinating historical site with a knowledgeable guide

  • Transport from your accommodation included


Join me on this hike to the highest peak of Velež Mountain (1900 m), which overlooks the city of Mostar. In addition to enjoying beautiful views of the nearby mountains from the peak, we’ll pay a visit to the remains of an underground military base.

This mountain peak was once an important communication base for the Yugoslav National Army. The base extends 50 meters deep below the mountain peak and was designed to survive an airstrike. Though it was damaged during Bosnia and Herzegovina’s civil war, it’s still possible to walk around inside and it’s a very interesting place to visit with a guide who can educate you about its history.

Book now for a hike that features both beautiful mountain scenery and a visit to a fascinating historical site.  

Also check out the other great excursions offered in this region, like this day hike to Outlaw’s Gate and this 2-day hike to Maglić, the highest summit in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


More info

Please bring: Hiking boots/sturdy sneakers, medium backpack, minimum 1 liter of water, raincoat, spare shirt, a sun hat and sunscreen.

Meeting point

Pickup at your accommodation in Mostar.


Equipment you will need to bring


Water bottle

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 129 each

Group of 2

EUR 78 each

Group of 3

EUR 57 each

Group of 4

EUR 52 each

Group of 5

EUR 52 each

Group of 6

EUR 52 each

Group of 7

EUR 52 each

Group of 8

EUR 52 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

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

Price details

Price includes: Transport from Mostar to the trail and back, English-speaking guide, sandwich, snack, and coffee or tea.

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