Fishing, kayaking, rafting
Neretva is the longest and richest river in water of all others in the Adriatic basin. It rises under the peak Grdelj of the mountain Lebršnik, runs to the NW and when it receives the tributary Rama, it lurches towards the south. This part of the Neretva River forms the canyon with sides of 800-1200 m.
The river has all the characteristic features of the mountain river, with a relatively large decline and strong mechanical strength. Leaving the canyon and entering the Mostarsko polje, it enters in its lower course, which begins downstream away from Čapllina. The Neretva valley expands and features a wide floodplain along the river.
The main tributaries are Raktinica, Rama, Buna, Bregava, Trebižat.
From Metković( CRO) Neretva becomes navigable.There is an amateur sports competition in the race of traditional boats in the Neretva valley. Boats have traditional shape and size according to the prescribed rules included a number and dimensions of the ribs and hull and are made of wood with a specific thickness of the boards. In every boat there are ten rowers, a drummer and a helmsman.The competition is held annually on the second Saturday in August. Start is below Lučki bridge in Metković and finish is in Ploče.
It has a large hydro - energy potential, on the river is built an arch dam above Jablanica forming an artificial lake till Konjic.
Adrenaline Neretva river provides to rafters and kayakersa unique experience with its spectacular canyon and waterfalls.
Hajdemo u planine- Let's go to the mountains
Central Bosnia is rich with mountains( Bjelašnica, Jahorina, Igman, Trebević,Treskavica), therefor excellent for all kind of winter sports. In 1984 the14th Winter Olympic Games were held here, with the headquarter in Sarajevo( Koševo, Zetra, Skenderija). It is 30 years since the 1984 Winter Olympics, the high point in the city's modern history. The official mascot was Vučko, the little wolf. Alpine skier Jure Franko won a silver in the giant slalom, the first and only Olympic medal for the host country. East Germans(GDR) were on the first place in the number of medals they won. One of them was Katarina Witt, who won the gold medal in Ladies Figure skating.
They sang in the end: Goodbye in Sarajevo, see you in Calgary!
On the south there are mountains Velež, Prenj, Čvrsnica, Čabulja, Crvanj and Vran, which total transversal longiness is 230km that could be reached in 100 hours of trekking or 12 days. These mountains are the most beautiful in all Balkans. Two best trekking associations are PSD Prenj Mostar and PSD Vilinac Jablanica.
Velež is a limestone mountain east of Mostar and the Neretva River. It is 13 km long. The highest peaks are Botin (1969 m), Guvnine (1897m), Vlačuge (1754m). There are mostly bare rocks with rare woods and pastures used for cattle grazing.
It is almost an arid mountain. Sources occur at the base, the largest is the River Buna . On the north there is little glacial lake. By the Neretva valley at its Western foothill, passes an important way and railway from Sarajevo to the sea.
National Park Blidinje
There is Dugo Polje( the Long Field) with the Blidinje Lake, which is situated in the SE part of the park.On the west is Vran mountain, SE is the Neretva river and mountain Čvrsnica and NE is Doljanka river. Winters are long and cold with a lot of snow falling from October to May, which is especially good for the development of winter tourism. Last ten years in the area of Blidinje is built a large number of cottages that are used during the winter. The sport and recreation center is located in Risovac at an altitude of 1250 m. The daily price for the ski lift is 20 KM.
A visit to Diva Grabovica & the Canyon of Grabovica is highly recommended.
Plivsko jezero - The Lake of Pliva
Plivsko jezero, the Lake of Pliva, is probably one of the most beautifula nature spot in whole Bosnia and Herzegovina. The water of the lake is very clear, while the nature around it practically intact.
The lake, and area around it, is suitable for all kind of sports activities; biking, hiking, climbing, fishing, surfing, sailing, scuba diving, rafting, kayaking and canoeing.
Equipment: Be sure to bring your own sport gear .
This resort is near town of Jajce in Central Bosnia.Related to:
- Family Travel
Skiing Olympic slopes
Yugoslavia hosted the '84 winter Olympics and the mountains are still all there. Some lifts have not changed much since then, but the slopes are great. If you want luxury, good taste and great Bosnian food at almost Alpine prices, then check out the hotel on the picture.Related to:
- Skiing and Boarding
3 more images
Bosnia and Herzegovina has many beautiful rivers. Staying in one of the camps alongside the river and rafting downstream is one of the best ways to enjoy the countryside.
The Neretva river near the town of Konjic is ideal for a family or company field trip during the summer months.
The river Tara near the town of Foca is the border between Montenegro and BiH. This is located in a canyon which is up to a 1.3 kilometers deep, only topped by the Grand Canyon. Only this canyon is completely covered by woods, has many springs and is a hikers paradise.
Both rivers have drinking water quality and are a great alternative to the summer heatwaves at the coast: water will never get warmer than 15 Celsius, so you better get a diving suit to go for a long swim.
BiH hosted the 2009 Rafting World Champs with teams from over 30 countries competing.
Other great rivers include Una and Vrbas in the Northwest.Related to:
My pal Jerry (He is English you know) decided to give the local boys a clinic in that English devised and world loved sport known as Football.
Of course we Americans call it Soccer but that is beside the point here.
Jerry cut and weaved his way amongst the Bosnians and when they expected it least, he stopped and lit up a fag.
Being English he was too polite to score on them and embarass them in their home stadium. That is his version anyway.
The Bosnian version is that he got his ass kicked!Related to:
- Work Abroad
- Road Trip
Bosnia and Herzegovina Hotels
Sarajevo was just a brief stop on our trip, we flew in on Tuesday night and left very early Thursday...more
This hotel is the best thing happened to us in 10 days vacation in the Balkans.The hotel was built...more
Hotel “Cezar” is located by the Banja Luka center. It is close to the Banjaluka Fair, and easily...more
Top Bosnia and Herzegovina Hotels
- Sarajevo Hotels
- 1197 Reviews - 3061 Photos
- Mostar Hotels
- 636 Reviews - 1701 Photos
- Banja Luka Hotels
- 215 Reviews - 399 Photos
- Neum Hotels
- 12 Reviews - 71 Photos
- Tuzla Hotels
- 54 Reviews - 73 Photos
- Trebinje Hotels
- 41 Reviews - 189 Photos
- Bijeljina Hotels
- 39 Reviews - 164 Photos
- Bihac Hotels
- 48 Reviews - 134 Photos
- Zavidovici Hotels
- 6 Reviews - 24 Photos
- Visoko Hotels
- 26 Reviews - 29 Photos
- Save money, Book now!
- Booking.com Excellent choice, Low rates
- Save money, Book now!
- Booking.com Excellent choice, Low rates
Explore the World
- Kuala Terengganu
- Huntington Beach
- Niagara-on-the-Lake Hotels
- Magnetic Island
- Isla Contoy Hotels
- Kill Devil Hills
- Woodlawn Hotels
- Gelang Patah Hotels
- Mangpu Hotels
- Sirhind Hotels
- Ballyjamesduff Hotels
- Cid Island Hotels
- Mexico City
- Mandalay Hotels