We will start the day early in Sarajevo. Pick up is at 7:30 am.
First stop will be a short walk on the edge of Perućica forest. Perućica is one of the last primeval forests in Europe, at the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage. We will walk to a viewpoint overlooking the forest and admire the views on Skakavac waterfall right in the middle of the forest as well as the rocky peaks of Maglić, Volujak and Zelengora high above.
After a short drive we will start out hike from Dernečište over the Postmans route. This is the easiest trail leading to Bosnias highest peak, that takes 3 to 4h to reach the peak, but make no mistake, even though it is the easiest available, and relatively short, it is not for those afraid of the heights. You need to be strong on your feet, and able to walk on hard terrain for prolonged period of time.
The first part is very easy, slowly ascending through the forest on the trail that was used by partisans during the WWII to avoid the Nazi troops. Once we leave the forest, the mighty northern face of Maglić appears. We will enjoy the view while we walk on easy trail to the foot of the mountain.
The last climb is the hardest part. We will progress slowly, occasionally using steel cables to help progress. Even though the route is very steep, there is no need to know or use any climbing skills.
Reaching the shoulder of Maglić marks the end of the hard ascend. Stunning views on mountains in central Bosnia and Montenegro will make all our effort worthwhile. It will take us another 15 minutes to reach the peak, where we will make a long break, have lunch, take photos, and when ready, go back to the car the same way we came.
Maglić, located at the extreme east of the country, right next to the border with Montenegro is the highest peak in Bosnia with 2386m.
Located inside Sutjeska National Park just above one of the last two primeval forests in Europe - Perućica. The tour offers a visit to Tjentište memorial for Battle of Sutjeska in WWII, a short walk at the edge of Perućica primeval forest to the viewpoint above the forest, and of course the hike to the Maglić peak itself.
Maglić - 2386m