Motorcycling Tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina (5 days and 5 nights) – Tour Two
Entry: border crossing Izacic, near Plitvice National Park – Croatia
This 5-day adventure takes you on a fascinating journey of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s diverse and pristine cultural and natural heritage. It is designed to offer an alternative route for those of you who might be in transit towards the Croatian coast or if you haven’t yet decided on where to go and what to do on your visit to BiH. It centers on BiH’s main road infrastructure and includes the countries most attractive tourism destinations. These itineraries have been tested and approved by our seasoned team of tourism experts. Our goal it to help you have a fun, safe, affordable and unforgettable time as you Explore Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Day 1: Bihac: entry road from Croatia (E-761), appr. 10 km to Bihac
Bihac is the gem of the magnificent northwestern frontiers. Rafting on the Una River is a must when coming to Bihac. It ranks amongst Europe’s most beautiful rivers and offers a fun and safe adrenaline rush for both novices and pros. Rafting the Una is an all day affair and starts from the tiny settlement of Martin Brod. From there, the river winds itself through gorgeous wilderness and an exciting series of cascades and waterfalls.
Where: Bihac – northwest Bosnia. Border crossing at Izacic near Plitvice NP in Croatia
What to do: Rafting on the Una River with Una Rafting Sport Bijeli
What to see: Una National Park, Bihac’s old town, Ostrozac Fortress (Cazin)
Where to sleep: Una – Bijeli (25 EUR/per person/per night)
Day 2: Jajce: take E761 from Bihac to Jajce, appr. 120 km
Jajce best represents the multi-layered historical mosaic stemming back from pre-Roman times to Tito’s Yugoslavia. This fortified hilltop town offers a fun-filled melange of cultural and natural heritage. See the mysterious Roman era catacombs or walk the ancient city walls in the town centre. The Pliva Lake just outside of Jajce is a famous fishing spot and a favorite water sports destination for kayaking, canoeing, swimming, or just enjoying the tranquility of the lake.
Where: Jajce (central/northwestern BiH), on the main road from Bihac to Sarajevo
What to do: city tour, swimming or canoeing on lake, fishing
What to see: Waterfalls, catacombs, old town
Where to sleep: Hotel Turist (30 EUR/single room – 48 EUR/double room)
Day 3: Mostar: Take road E 761 from Jajce via Donji Vakuf – Bugojno – Prozor – Jablanica to Mostar, appr. 190km
Perhaps most famous for its 16th century old bridge (Stari Most), Mostar is the cultural and political capital of Herzegovina. The heart of the old town, highlighted by the Stari Most and the turquoise Neretva River that flows below it, has been a magnet for tourists for many decades. This quaint Ottoman old quarters is a living tribute to the ingenuity and beauty of Ottoman architecture.
What to do: city tour, swim in Neretva, raft under the old bridge
What to see: Old Bridge (Stari Most), old town
Where to sleep: Motel Rose (28 EUR/single room – 35 EUR/double room) or Hotel Ada – Blagaj (44 EUR/single room – 65 EUR/Double room)
Day 4: Medjugorje - visit Medjugorje, lunch at Etno-Herceg, visit Kravica waterfalls
Medjugorje became famous in the early 1980’s when a group of teenagers saw an apparition of the Mother Mary. It has since become one of the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimages. Tucked in the rolling hills of western Herzegovina, this little oasis of peace is ideally located near many of Herzegovina’s top tourism destinations.
Where: Medugorje (western Herzegovina) – 40 km from Mostar
What to do: Canoe Safari, Hutovo Blato boat ride, visit Medugorje, wine tasting
What to see: Kravica waterfalls, Humac Monastery, Medjugorje, Pocitelj
Where to sleep: Hotel Brotnjo (35 EUR/single room – 63 EUR/double room) or Hotel Kaktus (44 EUR/single room – 65 EUR/Double room)
Day 5: Sarajevo: take road E 73 / M 17 from Medjugorje via Mostar to Sarajevo, appr 170km
Explore the true crossroads of East and West. It is here in Sarajevo’s old town where one can stroll through the city’s fascinating historical timeline. See the 15th century Ottoman era ‘bascarsija’ old trading quarters and a rare taste of a European orient. Enjoy the cafe culture, the vast array of festivals, and the many museums that feature the city’s and unique history.
Where: Sarajevo (central/east Bosnia)
What to do: city tour, mountain village walk, mountain bike, bus tour
What to see: Bascarsija, Tunnel Museum, Olympic mountain,
Where to sleep: Pansion Stari grad (35 EUR/Single room – 45 EUR/Double room)
Exit from Bosnia and Herzegovina, from Sarajevo north on the road M17 to Doboj than M 17.2 to border crossing Brod (Croatia).
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