Sarajevo snowshoeing experience involves walking in the snow with specially adapted equipment – snowshoes that allow a large enough area and do not allow you to sink into the snow. Snowshoes are usually made of aluminium and rubber so that the walk is pleasant, and they are not difficult to carry in a backpack.
Sarajevo snowshoeing tour experience on Olympic mountain Bjelašnica is a dynamic activity in which tourists and local participants will be able to present interesting cultural and historical facts, especially the Winter Olympics, flora and fauna.
A quick introduction to Bjelašnica
Bjelašnica is a mountain in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is found directly to the southwest of Sarajevo, bordering Mt. Igman. Bjelašnica’s tallest peak, by which the whole mountain group got its name, rises to an elevation of 2067 meters (6782 feet). Other notable peaks are Krvavac (2061 m), Mali Vlahinja (2055 m), and Hranisava (1964 m). The Bjelašnica range is bordered by the Rakitnica in the south, the Neretva in the west, Mt Igman in the northeast and Mt Ivan in the northwest. Only at 20 minutes distance of Sarajevo, it is a tourist attraction for hiking and skiing.
The mountain’s name stems from the root bijel, which means “white”.
Geologically, Bjelašnica is part of the Dinaric Alps and is formed largely of secondary and tertiary sedimentary rock, mostly Limestone and Dolomite.
1️⃣ Sarajevo snowshoeing tour experience | Easy trail: Babin do – Heliodrom and return by trail 4
The length of this trail is 3.17 km, while the average increase in altitude is 319 m. The starting point is Babin Do, which is located at 1267 meters, towards the Heliodrom over the Kolijevka trail with an increase in altitude of 200 meters
2️⃣ Sarajevo snowshoeing tour experience | Moderately demanding trail: Cradle – Heliodrom – Top of the elevator – descent on trail number 5 in Štinja Do
The length of this trail is 4.15 km, while the average increase in altitude is 423 meters. The starting point for this tour is Babin Do, which is located at an altitude of 1267 meters, towards the Heliodrom, over the Kolijevka trail.
⌛ 2 hours
This winter we present an entertaining activity for all-mountain lovers: snowshoeing. If you have ever tried this amazing sport, then you surely know that great fun and unforgettable memories require snow, sticks and a little exercise.
The experience of snowshoeing is something you will never forget. Walking in the snow certainly adds a new dimension to hiking and climbing a mountain is a striking way to spend your weekends.
Hiking is easy and fun in spring, summer and autumn, but during the winter these healthy walks are now under 2 meters of snow, so hiking on snowshoes and poles, with the sun shining on the snow, is another reason for this challenging sport.
If you’re into snowshoeing or would like to try it out as a new activity, don’t hesitate. A new, specially crafted Sarajevo snowshoeing tour experience will help you master it. We offer you a pleasant atmosphere and all the needed skills to enjoy the charms of snowshoeing on our Olympic beauty Bjelašnica throughout the winter season.
We are a school visiting Sarajevo for the first time.
Great trip up the mountains with snowshoes, bestyfull nature and a very nice tourguide, Aidin😊
I had the chance to do this tour twice and it was amazing. It lasted around 3h and during this time I had not only the pleasure to admire the wild landscape but also to learn a lot about Sarajevo, it’s mountains and the Olympics. Recommended if you love nature and wilderness
I loved this tour! It was the perfect mix between nature, real hiking and history. I learned so many things about sarajevo’s mountains. Definitely recommended!!
natural, winterly, breath-taking, fantastic
I have been skiing for more than 40 years – and – I have been telling to everyone that this is (the skiing) “the” way to get the nature know during it´s winter-cloak …
Well…. I was wrong…
Because … this fine winterly scenery , what was “presented” to me as well as to other participants of Snow-Shoe-tour across the Olympic Bjelasnica ( the mountain that is some 30min by car away from Sarajevo) is simply breath-taking….
Rest-assured that this fantastic Team of the “Meet Bosnia Tour” – that is performing their job as (maximal) professionally as “silently” – you will not notice at all – and – firstly when you star to explain to someone , how was it during the Snow-Shoeing – You will realize how tremendously “Meet Bosnia Tour” preformed their job… People – this is “need to do” when You come to Olympic City of Sarajevo
Assist. Prof. Dr. Medzid Muhasilovic, Dipl.-Ing.
Great experience, me and my girlfriend spent an amazing day. Great guides, I’d recommend this tour to everyone!