Bosnia Kravice waterfalls2
Bosnia Mostar oldbridge
Bosnia Blagaj Tejika monastery

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.

Walking in Europe

A complete guide to walking and hiking trips in Europe

A journey of a thousand miles may begin, as the Taoist proverb goes, with a single step. But when it comes to walking holidays in Europe, that first step comes well before you set foot on a trail. Planning – deciding your destination and route, scheduling your departure, choosing your preferred kind of accommodation and level of support, packing the right kit, and many more factors besides – is key to ensuring that your hiking trip is safe, successful and more

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Sarajevo and surroundings

Bosnia’s historic cities and mountain villages
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Mountain walks in Montenegro

Exploring Montenegro’s national parks
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Via Dinarica way through Bosnia Herzegovina

Walking routes through Bosnia’s national parks
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West Balkans wine and food

A culinary adventure through the Balkans
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  • 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


    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


    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


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

Places to go in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina Tours

Balkan Express

Explore Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia by bike

9 daysFrom €950
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro
Tour Type Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Cycling, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culinary, Food, Wine

Sarajevo Walking Tour

Explore the city at the crossroads between East and West

5 daysFrom £790
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Solo Travel

Bosnia Walking Tour

Discover the Dinaric Alps following the Via Dinarica trail

12 daysFrom £2,746
Sarajevo, Mostar, Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve, Počitelj, Blidinje Nature Park, Lukomir
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Solo Travel

Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Companies

3e Travel

Adventures in Montenegro & the Western Balkans
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Camping, Cycling, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, History, Culinary, Food, Wine, Solo Travel

Kudu Travel

Cultural walking tours in the Balkans
Small group tour
Beach, Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Museums & Galleries, History, Culinary, Food, Wine, Solo Travel

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