LUKOMIR VILLAGE HIKING
Visit a true Bosnian village, situated on nearly 1500 meters above sea level
Have the experience of your lifetime by hiking the Sarajevo surroundings
Have lunch in the house of local villagers and experience their way of life
Find out what locals do to make their living
Enjoy the canyon of river Rakitnica known as the deepest canyon in Europe
Be accompanied with experienced hikers and drivers to reach Lukomir village safely
Lukomir is a village located on the Bjelasnica mountain. It is considered the last Bosnian village with the settlement on 1.495 m above sea level. When you enter Lukomir you will get the feeling as if the time has stopped in this community. The main reason are the people who have been living the same kind of lifestyle for hundreds of years.
Considering the height you will be able to witness some of the most astonishing views. By hiking the hill right above Lukomir you will be able to take a look at 1000m Rakitnica canyon, which will simply take your breath away. Besides this you will also be able to meet some of the giants (mountain Visocica is one of them) that are protecting Lukomir village.
By exploring Lukomir you will learn more about the last traditional settlement in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Learn about their customs and their way of living in harshest conditions on a mountain region. The ideal time for visiting Lukomir is in Spring, Summer, and early Autumn.
Residents of Lukomir are not present during the winter season, as the village becomes unapproachable. But they do return to their well-known lifestyle with the arrival of Spring. Experience their lifestyle, enjoy the traditionally made lunch and coffee and witness the most beautiful mountains-capes in Bosnia.
The tour starts at 8 AM from in front of our office in Sarajevo where you will meet your guide for the tour and transportation to Umoljani Village. Estimated arrival to Umoljani is around 9 AM from where we will start our hiking trip towards Lukomir. During the hiking trip, there will be plenty of stops so you will be able to refresh yourself and take a few shots of beautiful Bosnian landscape.
Upon the arrival to Lukomir we‘ll have a coffee break to catch our breath. While in Lukomir, you‘ll have free time to explore surroundings by yourself. Free time ends with a lunch traditionally made by the local “chefs”. Departure from Lukomir is after lunch. You will return to Umoljani via Cold Creek trail.
Transport to Bjelašnica and transport to the starting location of the tour by the end of the tour will be organized.
- Umoljani Village
- Lukomir Hiking via Obalj Peak
- Lukomir Village
- Return through Canyon of river Rakitnica and Cold Creek Trail
- Traditional Bosnian cuisine
- Comfortable clothes & shoes
- Sun-cream & sunglasses
- Water & snacks (based on your own needs)
IF YOU HAVE MEDICAL CONDITION THAT CAN PREVENT YOU OF DOING THE TOUR IN REGULAR WAY YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO TELL US BEFORE THE START OF THE TOUR.
STARTING LOCATION OF THE TOUR
CANCELLATION POLICY & PRICE
2nd Stop / Umoljani Village
3rd Stop / Umoljani to Lukomir Village Hike via Obalj Peak
Amazing hiking experience during which we’ll cover height altitude of more than 600 meters in a hike that is 19 kilometers long. This hike is listed in our Blog section as the top 3 around Sarajevo. Check it out.
4th Stop / Lukomir Village
Visit semi-nomad village and learn local traditions. Explore the lifestyle of natives and check out the view on River Rakitnica Canyon. Local lunch break is included.
5th Stop / Return Hike from Lukomir to Umoljani Village
Admire Rakitnica river canyon and Cold Creek valley on our way from Lukomir village. Listen to the well known folklore tale about the dragon and priest.