Olympic Mountains Tour - Private: On this tour you will see the true beauty and abundance of the Bosnian nature. The Olympic mountains of Sarajevo Bjelašnica, Trebevi, Igman, and Jahorina gained worldwide popularity after the 1984 Olympics as some of the best skiing spots in the world.
During the ride you will learn about the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo and the beauties that surround the town – Bjelasnica, Igman, Trebevic. You may be surprised to know that some of the best skiing than can be done in region of Balkans can be done in Sarajevo surrounding mountains: Bjelašnica and Igman.
First we will visit the serene mount Igman. On Igman, you will see the Veliko Polje Valley which hosted Nordic Events during the Olympics. After this you will see Malo Polje Valley which was host to Ski Jumping competitions during that time. The area of Igman has traditionally been used for recreational cross-country skiing. During Sarajevo’s Olympic bid, the two ski jumps were proposed as separate venues. Igman is also popular skiing resorts due to the advantageous geographical locations, remarkable skiing trails with abundant winter snow and mild slopes and favorable climate.
After Igman we will discvover mountain Bjelasnica distanced only several minutes. This mountain was home to most alpine ski competitions during the 1984 Olympics. It is a unique skiing phenomenon among all European Ski Centers. Covered in spacious skiing slopes for more than 6 months during a year, Bjelašnica is favored by many skiers from around the world. We will see Studeni potok (Ice river) which is one of the most beautiful things on this mountain.
At the end of the tour we will go to ethno village Lukomir where we will have a traditional lunch. At almost 1,500m, the village of Lukomir, with its unique stone homes with cherry-wood roof tiles, is the highest and most isolated village in the country. Indeed, access to the village is impossible from the first snows in December until late April and sometimes even later, except by skis or on foot. A newly constructed lodge is now complete to receive guests. From there, you can do some magnificent hiking in the area along the ridge of the Rakitnica Canyon, which drops 800m below.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: 5 hours.
Pick-up time: At 9am.