Balkans

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The lesser-visited, more-beautiful Balkans

Bosnia and Herzegovina often lags behind Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia when it comes to Balkan breaks, but that makes this under-rated and under-visited country all the more appealing. For a start, it’s adventure activity heaven. There’s plenty of white-water rafting, rock climbing and canyoning to be done in its national parks, with mountain peaks and deep gorges everywhere.

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s cities are dazzling too. Once ravaged by war, cities like Sarajevo and Mostar have recovered and repaired, with grand architecture, cobbled streets and coffee shops selling strong Bosnian coffee and plenty of cake.

That’s Bosnia and Herzegovina for you. Its natural beauty, whether tumbling waterfalls, medieval castles or turquoise rivers stand out at every corner. Don’t miss out.

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Sarajevo and surroundings

Bosnia’s historic cities and mountain villages
Sarajevo (2 days) Mostar (1) Lukomir (1) Sarajevo (1)
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Mountain walks in Montenegro

Exploring Montenegro’s national parks
Trebinje (2 days) Tara Canyon (1) Durmitor National Park (1) Biogradska Gora National Park (2) Lake Skadar National Park (2) Lovćen National Park (1) Bay of Kotor (1) Dubrovnik (1)
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Via Dinarica way through Bosnia Herzegovina

Walking routes through Bosnia’s national parks
Sutjeska National Park (2 days) Počitelj (1) Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve (1) Mostar (1) Blidinje Nature Park (3) Bjelašnica ski resort (1) Sarajevo (3)
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West Balkans wine and food

A culinary adventure through the Balkans
Dubrovnik (1 days) Bay of Kotor (1) Konavle Valley (1) Virpazar (1) Shkodra (1) Cetinje (1) Trebinje (1) Dubrovnik (1)
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  • Sarajevo

    Sarajevo

    Sarajevo has been a city at the centre of conflict for much of the 20th century, whether as the scene of Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassination which sparked World War One or for the brutal siege in the civil war of the 1990s...
  • Sutjeska National Park

    Sutjeska National Park

    The Sutjeska canyon is home to huge grey crags that offer rock-climbing to the adventurous, but it’s the park’s hiking trails that are the biggest draw, including a section of the Via Dinarica trail...
  • Mostar

    Mostar

    Picture-perfect Mostar is best experienced after dark, when the day-tripping hordes head off...
  • Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve

    Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve

    Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve is made up of six interconnected lakes that form one of Europe’s most important bird reserves...
  • Počitelj

    Počitelj

    Beautiful medieval architecture is the draw in the fortress village of Počitelj, where visitors can see the restored Hajji Alijia Mosque and 16m Ottoman clock tower...
  • Blidinje Nature Park

    Blidinje Nature Park

    Just a couple of hours from the Adriatic Sea, vast Blidinje Nature Park is a perfect spot to get active...
  • Lukomir

    Lukomir

    The tiny mountain village of Lukomir is a three-hour trek from Rakitnica River on the southwestern slopes of Bjelašnica Mountain...
  • Trebinje

    Trebinje

    Just 30km from Dubrovnik, Trebinje is a worthwhile alternative to Croatia’s classic destination, with a walled Old Town, mountain views and a river complete with swimming spots...
  • Bjelašnica ski resort

    Bjelašnica ski resort

    Just 25km south of Sarajevo, Bjelašnica ski resort offers decent runs at modest prices between December and February...

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