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Mount Bjelašnica

Map of Mount Bjelašnica

The Olympic mountain of Bjelašnica is 32 km southwest of the center of Sarajevo. The easiest way to reach Bjelašnica is by car via the village of Krupac. An alternate route goes through Hadžići and over Mt. Igman. Bjelašnica (whose name was derived from word "bijelo," white in Bosnian) was named for its white stones and the snow that lingers on its peaks long after winter has passed. The mountain's climate can vary drastically, with quite cold winters.

Bjelašnica offers vacationing opportunities throughout the year. During the summer, visitors can hike from the tourist village of Babin Do to Observatory Peak (bs. Opservatorija) (1), visit the picturesque village of Umoljani and Studeni Potok (Cold Creek) Valley (2), take a relaxing hike from Umoljani to the village of Lukomir and back (3), enjoy an excursion to Javorov Do, or ride some of the many mountain biking and motorcycling trails. During the winter, visitors can enjoy the slopes at the Bjelašnica - Igman Ski Center (4).

In Babin Do, you'll find sports facilities, hotels and restaurants. It's possible to rent any equipment you might need for summer and winter sports. In the Sarajevo Olympic Bike Park, you can bike from Vrelo Bosna (the source of the Bosna River) in Ilidža, over Mt. Igman, all the way to Babin Do. The park will eventually encompass 600 km of mountain biking trails.

Observatory Peak (1)

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Observatory on Bjelasnica
View from Observatory Peak
View toward Treskavica

Village of Umoljani (2)

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Stone dragon - Umoljani
Water mills in Umoljani
Mosque in the village of Umoljani
Village of Gradina on Bjelasnica
Stećak - Umoljani

Circular Tour Umoljani - Lukomir - Umoljani (3)

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Trail signs for Lukomir
Village of Gradina
Studeni Potok Valley - Bjelasnica

Village of Lukomir (3)

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Village of Lukomir
Typical house in village Lukomir

Ski Center Bjelašnica-Igman (4)

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Bjelasnica - Babin Do in winter
Bjelasnica in winter
Skiing - Bjelasnica

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