Lukomir hiking tour is perfect for nature lovers since Lukomir is Bosnia’s highest and most isolated mountain village.
Lukomir is like a living ethnological museum, where the customs of nomadic tribes and Dinaric highlanders are still practised.
We invite you to join us and visit this important part of Bosnia & Herzegovina’s historical, cultural and architectural legacy which is a top-rated rural tourism destination.
Present-day Lukomir gives plenty of evidence that the population descended from Podveležje in Herzegovina. Podveležje, the dry plateau above Mostar, could not provide the herds with enough water to sustain these semi-nomadic tribes, over the summer months. Eventually, many of the villagers from the Podvelezje region made permanent settlements in the canyon and later in the place where it is now located.
Lukomir village is interesting for its unique stone houses with cherry-wood roof tiles. Indeed, access to the village is impossible from the first snows in December until late April. The only way to rach it is by skis or on foot. A newly constructed lodge is now complete to receive guests. From there, you can do some magnificent hiking in the area along the ridge of the Rakitnica Canyon. From the edge of the village, located at almost 1,500 meters above the sea level, you will have a breathtaking view of this canyon. Also you can see the neighboring Obalj and Visočica Mountain. On the other side, you can see Igman, a beautiful Olympic mountain.
In Lukomir you can still see women wearing traditional hand-knitted costumes that had been worn for centuries. They still knit pretty, colourful things for their children and grandchildren. In general, you will see how does everyday life in Lukomir Village look – a normal life, but without electricity, water or internet we are now used to.
Of course, you will be able to try delicious traditional Bosnian food. So, our Lukomir hiking tour will give you an amazing experience.
My husband and I participated in the free walking tour with Kiki as our guide and it was one of the best walking tours we have done. Kiki provided us with lots of information about the (ancient and modern) history of Sarajevo and the country, the stories of the areas and architecture in the town and told us a lot about the culture including the food of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kiki also answered questions asked by people in our group. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it really enhanced our understanding and experience of the city!!
Following this, we decided to do a full day paid hike to Lukomir Village with Meet Bosnia Tours. Our guide was Alan and he provided us with lots of interesting facts and information about the country, culture and the areas we visited. We were the only 2 guests on this tour. Lukomir Village is the highest and most remote village in Bosnia and Herzegovina with original stone houses. We enjoyed the drive there with our driver and Alan (about an hour from Sarajevo) and then the approximately 2 hour walk to Lukomir through the mountains with Alan. We had a lovely authentic lunch in the town and enjoyed a similar walk back after looking at some amazing views from lookouts and seeing stone tombs from the Bosnian empire in the 14th century. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would definitely recommend this tour!!
Awesome day with our tour guide Alan. The views were sensational throughout the whole hike! Loved having lunch at the village made my the locals that Alan organised for us, it was definitely a highlight!
It was extremly perfect. Route was really nice, food was delicious and specially our tour guide Vildan has good knowledge, also he was so friendly. You would love it 🙂
My partner and I did a full day private tour of Lukomir in late October 2022 which
included a 5 hour hike (round trip) from Umoljani. Our guide Sedin was fantastic – he was
very knowledgeable of Sarajevo itself as well as the villages we were visiting. The hike
offered beautiful scenery and Lukomir is very quaint. Sedin was very considerate –
modifying the hiking itinerary based on our experience/fitness such that we were very
much at ease throughout the day.
We were so impressed with the Lukomir visit that we contacted Meet Bosnia Tours the
next day to see if it was possible that they arrange a hiking tour of Sutjeska National Park.
Meet Bosnia Tours went above and beyond to arrange this for my partner. Adan and
Nikola were the guides for this tour and were again very professional and knowledgeable,
with my partner’s welfare always front of mind.
We highly recommend Meet Bosnia Tours for exploring all Sarajevo and Bosnia has to
offer. Their ability coordinate tours and communicate effectively with clients is exemplary!
Our tour guide/driver was super thoughtful, knowledgeable and patient.
The itinerary was well organized and the ride was enjoyable.
I highly recommend Meet Bosnia Travel.