Type: Around Sarajevo
Rakitnica River, one of the largest tributaries of the deep Neretva River, has carved a largely inaccessible, 26-kilometer-long and incredibly beautiful canyon between Bjelašnica and Visočica Mountains.
Rakitnica Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in Europe and this truly natural wonder is only 30 kilometers from Sarajevo.
The canyon's headwaters are found at 1,120 meters above sea level and the confluence of the Rakitnica and Neretva is at 320 meters above sea level.
Thanks to its unique beauty and inaccessibility, Rakitnica Canyon serves as a true challenge for mountaineers, rafters, fishermen and everyone else who loves wild and untouched nature.
There are many varieties of endemic flora and fauna that can be found along the entire canyon. Bears, wolves, boars, foxes and mountain goats have all found a safe haven in this incredibly rich area, which is also home to 32 endemic plant species.
Rakitnica’s crystal clear water, which is fed by mountain streams, can be drunk at any point along the canyon.
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