Široki Brijeg – Donji Gradac – Knešpolje – Široki Brijeg

by Toni Zorić

TRAIL INFORMATION

Most of this route passes through the rural parts of western Herzegovina, providing perfect conditions for mountain biking. The trail starts from Široki Brijeg, in the length of 13 km, touring the towns of Donji Gradac and Knešpolje, and the trip ends again in Široki Brijeg. From visiting remote villages, rural roads and the way of life of the locals on this 13-kilometer-long route, you will discover the most hidden corners of nature in western Herzegovina.

MUNICIPALITIES THROUGH WHICH THE TRAIL PASSES

The trail “L102 – Široki Brijeg – Donji Gradac – Knešpolje – Široki Brijeg” passes through one municipality, and more about it below:

The town of Široki Brijeg

Široki Brijeg, the center of western Herzegovina, is located in an area of ​​388 km2 with 28,964 inhabitants living in interesting relief areas from Mostarski blato at 200 m above sea level to Bilih Stina at 1571 m above sea level. The natural and social backbone is the valley of the river Lištica, whose canyon is recognized as an adventure-tourist potential with numerous facilities. The ancient town of Mokriskik, the medieval fortress Borak, the remains of numerous prehistoric forts, mounds, to the medieval stećak tombstones next to the central cultural institution of the Franciscan monastery in Široki Brijeg are just some of the places recommended to visit.
The administrative, spiritual, cultural and economic center of the West Herzegovina County is also one of the favorite destinations of cyclists in this region. Several trails in the length of 216 km pass through Široki Brijeg. Picturesque picturesque Herzegovinian villages with traditional architecture, the remains of the ancient city of Mokriskik, the medieval fortress Borak, the river Lištica, an incredible landscape intertwined with hilly and mountainous massifs, wild valleys and canyons all the way to the quiet lowlands always delight new visitors. exploration, a new adventure. Welcome!

WHAT TO VISIT

  • Museum and Franciscan Monastery in Široki Brijeg
  • Sprint of river Lištica

GASTRO OFFER

  • Restaurant Vrelo Borak

RECOMMENDATION

Although the trail mostly takes us through populated areas and you drive on a paved section, we always think that on longer rides it is necessary to bring a mini tool and a tool for patching inner tires, so the rule applies to this section. We definitely recommend that you tell your family or friends about your cycling plans before you go for a ride.
Helmet required!

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ABOUT THE CYCLING RURAL PROJECT

The trail “L102 – Široki Brijeg – Donji Gradac – Knešpolje – Široki Brijeg” is a cycling trail that was developed and implemented within the project Cycling Rural – Cycling routes to improve the natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro. The project “Bicycle routes for the improvement of natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro” is implemented within the Cross-border Cooperation Program Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro, funded by the European Union. The project officially started on October 1, 2019, and 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 project partners are the Office of the Government of the West Herzegovina County 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 is financing this project with the aim of strengthening and diversifying the quality of the tourist offer, as well as the development of cycling and outdoor tourist offer in 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 brand “Cycling Rrural” which will become part of the overall tourist offer of both countries, as well as the tourist offer of the Adriatic hinterland.

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