This heart-shaped country in the middle of the former Yugoslavia lies at the heart of the Dinaric Alps, which offers both rugged peaks and gentle day hikes. Bosnia is the northern and central region of the country and Herzegovina is in the south.
It is rare to find a country, especially one that only covers 51,000 km2, which offers such diverse beauty and harmony of limestone mountains, lush valleys, centuries-old forests, clear rivers, and mountain lakes. It is from these pristine areas that Bosnia and Herzegovina’s rich cultural heritage evolved. As well, the Dinaric chain preserves ‘Old European’ cities, towns, and villages including Bihać, Mostar, Jablanica, Konjic, Sarajevo, and Foca.
Much of Bosnia and Herzegovina is covered by mountainous limestone terrain, creating the world’s largest karst field. The heart of central Herzegovina has the Prenj, Cabulja, Cvrsnica and Velež Mountains – all above the 2,000 meter mark. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s highest peaks are found in the south in Sutjeska National Park, which hosts one of the two remaining primeval forests in Europe – Perućica.
For more information about Bosnia and Herzegovina and assistance deciding what to do when you’re there, please contact Via Dinarica partner Green Visions.
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