Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

17th Jan 2020
  • Sarajevo arrival/ Transfer to Bjelasnica Mountain ( D)

    Upon the arrival your leader will welcome and greet for you at the exit of the customs of the Airport building.
    There will be organized transport to the Hotel (not longer than 45 minutes), after which we’ll check in at our Hotel next to the ski slopes. If time allows, we will set the equipment for tomorrow’s first skiing lessons, so we ready immediately after the breakfast.
    Welcome dinner will be organized, so you will be able to taste some local traditional cuisine.

    Accommodation: Hotel Bjelasnica, Bjelasnica Ski resort or similar.
    Meals: Dinner

Day 02

18th Jan 2020
  • Morning skiing lessons with free afternoons for optional activities ( B)

    For two days you will have opportunity to learn and practice skiing with our leader and ski instructor for 3-4 hours in the morning. .( ski rentals not included)
    It takes the average person approximately 6 hours to learn basic skiing skills and feel confident on the snow before then progressing to the recreational standard. Meaning after two days, you should get off to a flying start with a choice of learning routes.

    Afternoon hours are planned as an free activities, which you can spend in a way you prefer; practice your newly learned skiing skills, driving a snowmobile, sledding or simply enjoying the usage of wellness center in your Hotel Bjelasnica, with swimming pool and sauna.

    Accommodation: Hotel Bjelasnica, Bjelasnica Ski resort or similar.
    Meals: Breakfast

Day 03

19th Jan 2020
  • Morning skiing lessons / afternoon at leisure ( B)

    Morning Ski lessons until lunch time (3-4 hours) with licensed Skiing Instructor.( ski rentals not included)
    Free afternoon for skiing practice, optional activities or leisure afternoon.

    Accommodation: Hotel Bjelasnica, Bjelasnica Ski resort or similar.
    Meals: Breakfast

Day 04

20th Jan 2020
  • Umoljani village snowshoeing practice (B, L)

    We will start day with 45 morning transfer to Umoljani Village on the other side of Olympic slopes of Bjelasnica, where we’ll introduce you to the traditional way of moving through the fresh snow powder, Snowshoeing.
    Today we will learn and experience the usage of snowshoes. Snowshoeing has been around for thousands of years. And, obviously, the art of snowshoeing has become more sophisticated over time – now it’s considered a winter sport. From the early wood-frame to the aluminum-frame models, snowshoeing has garnered quite a following throughout the world.
    From the traditional style Bosnian village of Umoljani we’ll trek to the watermills and beautiful source used for centuries as energy to grind wheat into flour. We hug the ridge until Rakitnica Canyon opens up before us.
    After 45 minutes of easy uphill through thick snow we reach the Cascades of Studeni Potok. Here, at certain times of the year, the stream falls in numerous cascades into Rakitnica River, more than 300 meters below. Following the stream up we hit Studeno Polje (Field) and the serpentine formations of Studeni Potok (Stream). Here we’ll have a super view of Obalj and the long flat valley of Studeno Polje (Fields).

    From here we will take a circular way back to summer village of Gradina and descent to a mountain chalet for a well deserved homemade lunch.

    In the afternoon we will take a transfer back to our Hotel at Ski resort.

    Accommodation: Hotel Bjelasnica, Bjelasnica Ski resort or similar.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 05

21st Jan 2020
  • Mostar Old town exploration day (B)

    We transfer (approx. 2 hours) to Mostar where we have a whole day to visit this beautiful Herzegovinian city and enjoy Mediterranean climate. Mostar was founded in the 15th Century and the architecture is a precious combination of Turkish ingenuity and Herzegovinian and Dalmatian workmanship. We spend the late morning and afternoon exploring Mostar, a city that was famously split during the conflict of the early 1990s. You will still see the scars of war, but these days Mostar is once again a warm and bustling place with an intriguing history.

    We will also visit “Okusi Hercegovinu”, farmer’s cooperative with an opportunity to try local traditional Products, such as jams, homemade juices & view different types of local handcrafts.
    The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own.

    Accommodation: Hotel Kapetanovina, Mostar or similar.
    Meals: Breakfast

Day 06

22nd Jan 2020
  • Sarajevo Discovery Tour & Cable car ride to Trebevic mountain

    After morning transfer (approx. 2 hours) we will spend the day exploring the city of Sarajevo, the place called European Jerusalem and point where east and west meet. Sarajevo is one of the most oriental and culturally diverse cities in Europe, and spent over 400 years under Turkish governorship until the Austro-Hungarians arrived in the late 19th century. Forty years later, the empire collapsed when Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated here, hastening the outbreak of the First World War. The late twentieth century saw Sarajevo host the Winter Olympics in 1984, and the long siege of the city during the recent conflict.

    The 2.5 hour Sarajevo Walking Tour of the old historical and cultural centre will help you to piece together it’s complex and fascinating history.

    The second half of the day we will use to take a cable car ride for some stunning views of Sarajevo from above and the nearby mountains. We will take a short walk to the bobsled track, that was used in the 1984 Winter Olympics, before turning back to the city.

    The farewell dinner will be organized at local traditional Bosnian Restaurant in the heart of the Old town.

    Accommodation: Hotel President, Sarajevo or similar.
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 07

23rd Jan 2020
  • Departure Sarajevo ( B)

    Free morning for shopping and transfer to the airport, depending on your flight departure time.
    Meals: Breakfast