Type: Around Sarajevo
The beauty of Mt. Bjelašnica, which is only 35 km from the center of Sarajevo, can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Bjelašnica is covered with green grass in the summer and deep snow in the winter and its highest peak reaches 2,067 meters above sea level.
Summer visitors can enjoy hiking, cycling, driving quads, sporting activities, etc. and, since hosting the World Paragliding Championship in 2013, Bjelašnica has increasingly become an attractive destination for paragliders from all over the world.
During the summer months, it is possible to rent soccer fields and tennis courts, bicycles, and to go for panoramic rides on the lifts at Babin Do.
At Bjelašnica’s Javorovov Dol, you can enjoy four zip lines – one for children, two medium-length ones and one long one, with a 470-meter zip – as well as different playground equipment at the Motorik Park.
In good weather you can visit the mountain villages, Umoljani and Lukomir, which are the highest inhabited settlements in BiH.
Winter, which often lasts from November until May, can see snowfalls up to several meters deep, which present a special challenge for winter sports enthusiasts. Given such winters, Bjelašnica is an ideal destination for those who love skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowshoeing....
Bjelašnica Ski Center has 14km of ski trails suitable for all Alpine skiing disciplines and snowboarding.
Its infrastructure includes 3 cable cars and 5 ski-lifts leading to the top of Bjelašnica – start positions at al altitude of 2,067 m, while the finish point of the ski trail is at 1,200 m altitude.
One part of ski trails is covered by high-quality professional lighting for night skiing and the ski center also has an artificial snow making system. The ski center is run by a public company ZOI 84.
Bjelašnica is one of the most attractive destinations for tour skiing in B&H because of its glacier valleys, limestone mountain tops, large plateaus and untouched nature.
Accommodation on Bjelašnica can be found in some of the hotels or in the many apartments.
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