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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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NAŠE REFERENCE: projekti zbog kojih smo ponosni

Most of this route passes through the rural parts of western Herzegovina, providing perfect conditions for mountain biking. The shepherd's trail is a network of local roads used by cattle to graze during the summer, from the lowland areas of Herzegovina to the area of the Čvrsnica and Vran mountains. This pastoral journey lasted for several days on macadam roads. During their stay in the mountain area, herders and their families lived in traditional summer apartments, which are still one of the most characteristic symbols of the Blidinje Nature Park. From visiting remote villages to mountain passes on this 70.3 kilometer long route, you will discover the most hidden corners of nature in western Herzegovina.

PROVINCES THROUGH WHICH THE TRAIL PASSES

Shepard's Cycling trail passes through three municipalities, and we will mention them below in the text:

Municipality of Ljubuški
The untouched original nature of the Trebižat river valley is best experienced by cycling, providing harmony to the mind and spirit, and refreshment to the body by bathing in the river. Romantic paths through the rustic villages of Ljubuški will take you to the Roman camp of Gračina, Kravice and Koćuša waterfalls, all the way to Ljubuški's gem of cultural and historical heritage, the medieval fortress of Herceg Stjepan Kosača, which will give you the opportunity for a spectacular viewpoint. The network of bicycle paths extends through the municipality of Ljubuška in a length of 108.4 km.
City of Široki Brijeg
The administrative, spiritual, cultural and economic center of the West Herzegovina County is also one of the favorite destinations for cyclists in this region. Several trails with a length of 216 km pass through Široki Brijeg. The picturesque, picturesque Herzegovinian villages with traditional architecture, the remains of the ancient town of Mokriskik, the medieval fortress of Borak, the river Lištica, an incredible landscape intertwined with hill and mountain massifs, wild valleys and canyons all the way to the quiet lowland area, delight every visitor again and again, because each new tour is something new. research, new adventure.
Municipality of Posušje
The ideal destination for all lovers of mountain biking is precisely our Municipality of Posušje, through which several cycling paths branch out in a length of 157.4 km. Sports or recreational cycling enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy the mosaic of picturesque cultural and historical remains of Ričina, Graca, Podbila and the fascinating landscape of the Blidinje Nature Park. As stunning as a forest oasis, the Blidinj lake as a natural stage below Čvrsnica offers a perfect harmony between man and nature. Welcome!
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Tour Details

SHORT INFO DESCRIPTION OF THE TRAIL

The excursion begins in Ljubuški with a visit Kravice waterfall, which is a natural phenomenon under state protection as a natural rarity. After enjoying the beauty of the Kravica raft, we continue our journey through the rural parts of Herzegovina through local villages in order to discover the rural tourism of Herzegovina and the life of the local population. Upon entering the town of Široki Brijeg, a visit to the museum and the Franciscan monastery of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is unavoidable.
After visiting the monastery, the easier part of the trip follows - a descent to the town of Široki Brijeg, and refreshments at the Vrelo Borak restaurant, where you can taste local specialties and local cuisine. A real refresher before the difficult part of the road, i.e. the macadam section and the ascent towards Crnč and further towards the municipality of Posušje, i.e. our final destination Nature park Blidinje. This section is gravel with a lot of climbs, but the entire route is really beautiful and will simply enchant you, so you won't think about the difficulty of the trip.
Entering the Blidinje Nature Park will literally take your breath away with its beauty, and it is located in the area of the high mountains of the central Dinarides, and includes the area of the Čvrsnica and Vran mountain massifs. The Blidinje Nature Park is one of the most beautiful natural areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it covers an area of 358 km 2 at the foot of the Čvrsnica and Vrana mountains. Due to its unique geomorphological features, rich flora and fauna, and beautiful untouched nature, it is the perfect place to escape from the stress of everyday life. We end our excursion by arriving at the Blidinje Nature Park.

You should plan your trip

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What to Expect

RECOMMENDATION

Although the first part of the trail takes us through populated areas and you drive on an asphalted section, on the section from Široki Brijeg to Bila you drive on a macadam part of the trail that has a lot of climbs, but is very well paved and does not pose a problem for driving. As part of this section is driven through uninhabited areas, we recommend that you stock up on sufficient amounts of water in Široki Brijeg. We always believe that on longer rides it is necessary to bring a mini tool and a tool for patching inner tires, so the rule also applies to this section. We definitely recommend that you inform your family or friends about your cycling plans before going for a ride.
Helmet mandatory!

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ABOUT THE CYCLING RURAL PROJECT

Shepard's Cycling trail is a cycling trail that was developed and implemented as part of the Cycling Rural project - Cycling routes for the improvement of the natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro. The project "Cycling routes for the improvement of the natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro" is carried out within the framework of the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bosnia and Herzegovina - Montenegro, which is financed by the European Union. The project officially started on October 1, 2019, and its implementation will last 18 months. The total value of the project is EUR 495,000.00, of which the European Union finances EUR 400,000.00. The partners in the project are the West Herzegovina County Government Office for European Integration as the project holder, the City of Široki Brijeg, the City of Ljubuški, the Municipality of Posušje, the Municipality of Grude and the Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi. The European Union finances this project with the aim of strengthening and diversifying the quality of the tourist offer, as well as the development of outdoor cycling and tourist offers in the rural areas of the cross-border regions of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will result in the creation of a new and attractive offer under the "Cycling Rrural" brand, which will become part of the overall tourist offer of both countries, as well as the tourist offer of the Adriatic hinterland.

  • DESTINATIONS (What To Visit):
  • Vodopad Kravice
  • Muzej i Franjevački samostan u Širokom Brijegu
  • Vrelo Lištice u Borku
  • Blidinjsko jezero
  • Stećci na Blidinju
  • Masna luka
  • Hajdučka vrata
  • Diva Grabovčeva
  • GASTRO OFFER (Where To Eat):
  • Hotel Bigeste Ljubuški
  • Restoran Vrelo Borak
  • Restoran Bosiljna
  • Restoran Hajdučke Vrleti
  • Restoran Staza
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