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Blagaj: On the path of the mystical past

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In 2017, the British media "The Guardian" published an article about the Ćiro trail from Mostar to Dubrovnik 👉 LINK.

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This trail is flat and is suitable for recreationists. The path passes by the Old Bridge in Mostar, part of it goes along the old Austro-Hungarian railway, it passes by the Bun canals, as well as Blagaj, where the source of the Buna is located, which is one of the largest and certainly the most beautiful in Europe. The water emerges from under a 200-meter vertical cliff, on the top of which is the ruin of the old town of Herzeg Stjepan Kosača, the last ruler of Herzegovina, before the Ottoman rule. Seeing such a quantity of water that forms a river by itself, probably the Turkish sultan was also impressed by it, so he ordered that a beautiful Dervish tekija be built next to the Buna Spring, which today represents the most mystical place in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Only 12 kilometers from Mostar, on the Buna River, is the enchanting town of Blagaj, a medieval city of the Hum State, from which today's Herzegovina was born in the middle of the 15th century. From the ruins of the old town or the Tower of Prince Stjepan (the ruler of these regions before the arrival of the Ottoman Empire in 1465), which was strategically located on the cliffs above the source of the Buna River, you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Neretva Valley. The view justifies the one-hour climb to the top of these ruins.

Nearby are the Velagić House (a beautiful example of Ottoman residential architecture from the 17th century), the Sultan Sulejman Mosque (built around 1520), the Karađozbeg Bridge built on the Buna River from 1570, and a hamam built at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. century. On the right bank of the river, in a stunning setting that only nature can create, is Tekija, a dervish house from the 16th century that seems to float between rock and water; it has been a place of prayer and meditation for centuries. Inside the building there are rooms for study, prayer, a guest room for travelers, a kitchen and a hammam. Near Tekija there is a chamber (turbe) that preserves the memory of the dervishes Sari-Saltuka and Acik-pasha. Tekija, open to visitors throughout the year, is one of the most significant examples of sacral-residential Islamic culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Blagaj with its Šćepan-town, magnificent landscape and spectacular source of the Buna River is one of the treasures that you should not miss when passing through this area. Take the opportunity and enjoy trout in one of the restaurants near the spring.

Tour Details

The start of the route is at Spanjolski trg in the center of Mostar and it is the starting point of all cycling routes in the area of Mostar. The path goes south and passes near the Old Bridge and continues along the four-lane road to the intersection towards Rodoč. After 3 kilometers from the start, turn right and continue driving through the villages of Rodoč and Jasenica. At the end of Jasenica (9 kilometres), you turn onto a 1 km long macadam road that leads to Bačeviće and continue along the road where the old Austro-Hungarian railway used to pass. Cross the old railway bridge and drive to the Bunski canals, where you cross the bridge and turn left onto the M-17 main road. After driving for one kilometer, turn right towards Buna, and immediately after that turn left and continue driving along the Buna river. The road leads to the entrance to the Blagaj settlement and the path leads to the source of the Buna river. Above the spring is the old fortress of Herceg Stjepan Kosača, which can be reached by bicycle in part, and then you have to continue on foot. The cycling route from Blagaj returns to Mostar and passes through lavender fields and orchards all the way to the entrance to Mostar, where the route briefly joins the M-17 main road (km 31). After 1.5 kilometers, turn left and enter the southern zone of Mostar. The path leads all the way to Lučki most, from where you can see the Stari Most. After that, the path leads to the Spanish Square, where this route ends.

Note: There are no bicycle signals on the track.

You should plan your trip

Do you want to create a turiatic arrangement on this route? Contact our partners: ERO Travel Tour agency

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  • DESTINATIONS (What To Visit):
  • Blagaj Tekija
  • Stjepangrad, Blagajska utvrda


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