This hike is very demanding. It's more thank 30 kilometers long, so is only for those very fitwho can walk the whole day.We will start our hike from Grebak pass, a lifline for besieged Goražde, the only town inDrina river valley that managed to defend itself duringthe war.
The hike starts easy and we will use that time to talk about the way people of Goražde managed to survive the brutal siege during the war. After some 45 minutes we will get above the tree line for amazing views on the peaks of Jahorina and eastern Bosnia. We will continue to Sjenište peak, one of two same size highest peaks of Jahorina from which we have fantastic views on all Bosnian mountains. From Maglić and Volujak, two highest ones, to all Sarajevan mountains around the city.
From Sjenište we will continue over Gola Jahorina, highland grassy platou that goes east to west. Here we will have to stay on the path as this is the place where the front lines were. On the other side of platou is Jahorina olympic ski center, where we will make a break for lunch.
We continue the hike through forests connecting Jahorina and Trebević. On Trebević, we will go down to Prvi Šumar hut for a tea or coffee. From there we continue to olympic bobsled track which we will use to get down to where the front lines were above the city. We will talk about the siege of Sarajevo here, get to a sniper point on Čolina kapa, and then descend slowly over Austro-Hungarian path towards the city. The last part is through mahalas (the neighbourhoods) of the city located on slopes of Trebević before finishing our hike at the Latin bridge where the first world war started.
Sarajevo is lucky to say that parts of it are in the mountain. So why not simply hike back to the city? This is extremely long and demanding, but fantastic hike over two olympic mountains, that you will never forget.
1910 - Sjenište