Umoljani and Lukomir hiking tour at Bjelasnica mountain is simply must see and experience journey for any true nature lover, if one ever comes across Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Stunning views of Rakitnica canyon, amazing scenery of Bjelasnica mountain, one of a kind history and culture of local communities, and bit of mythology and much more at one unique place are altogether welcoming you to join us.
Easier option is available to anyone of lower medium, even low fitness level and would require total of 4 hours hike. Mainly it include car ride on macadam road to Lukomir village, where after we explore the village, local traditions, meet the people and taste some tasty coffee and local herbs tea with honey, bought some handicrafts, got breath-taken away by amazing views of Rakitnica Canyon, learnt the stories of Bosnian medieval tombstones (Stecci) we are ready for hike which will take us through amazing scenery of Rakitnica Canyon and will pay visit to stunning waterfall of Peruce, before we reach Studeni Potok and Umoljani village. This option does not have any majory altitude differences (ups and downs), except if you are willing to reach Peruce waterfall, when it becomes bit more requiring. Other than that it is mostly easy, mainly flat and pleasant walk.
Harder option (which is our favorite by the way) is offering much, much more, and is adjusted for people with medium to high fitness level. When we leave our car at Umoljani village we will start our, firstly one way rouhgly 3-4 hour long hike, to reach Lukomir village. Trail will take us from starting point of roughly 1275 meters (Umoljani) to peak of Obalj at around 1900 meteres with more then 600 meters of altitude gain. All this heavy work will pay of once on top, as views of Studeni Potok along the way, Rakitnica Canyon and mountains of Treskavica, Visocica and ultimate peak of Bjelasnica mountain with numerous small villages in distance will be simply stunning. After some rest and full time body and spirit enjoyment we are ready to hike down to Lukomir village at altitude of 1500 which will be “one of a kind” story as well.
Once there we go for a deserved resting time, having local coffee, and some food as well.