6. Sarajevo: Trebević Mountain Summit Hiking Tour
If you are looking for a fun way to spend the day in nature, but you don't want to go way too far from Sarajevo city, the perfect solution is to take a short hike on the mountain Trebević. Experience the joy of slow travel and spend a day in nature. As the city of Sarajevo is surrounded by mountains, one of the go-to choices for locals and travelers is spending the day outdoors at Trebević mountain. This is the closest mountain to the city and you need less than 20 minutes with the cable car ride to reach one of the peaks. This particular mountain was very important, since during the 14th Winter Olympic games, many visitors came to see the bobsleigh tracks. Being one of the 13 bobsleigh tracks in the world, one would imagine it would stay popular to this day. In a way, it definitely is popular but not with athletes but with artists who use it as a canvas to paint various graffiti.
The tour starts from the old town of Sarajevo, where you will take a cable car and enjoy the sightseeing views. As you reach the top of the mountain Trebević, our journey starts from the Pino Hotel, from where we will go through foresty paths and pass by several natural springs of clear water of the Tri Budalasa spring. Following a short break, our journey continues along the ridge of mt. Trebević, from where we ascend towards the summit. At this point, the elevation is 1629 m above sea level.
As we reach the summit, a mesmerizing panoramic view of the city will be presented. This peak holds a very important place at the heart of locals, as it's their closest mountain and it's often nicknamed "the lungs of Sarajevo". On our way back, we will descend through the old Austro-Hungarian trail. It's important to note that you will also be able to see frontlines and war trenches from the Bosnian war, as well as the abandoned Olympic bobsleigh track. Our very knowledgeable guides will provide you with insights and stories of war, its impact, and the aftermath that struck the people of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The return to the city will be guided through local mahale neighborhood, where you will learn about the daily life of the locals.
The goal of the tour is to promote not only hiking but sustainable travel as well as lowering your carbon footprint. Join us for this amazing and exhilarating hiking adventure!