West Herzegovina lakes Krenica, Nuga, Tribistovo and Blidinje are excursion destinations that offer numerous challenges, fishing, learning about cultural and historical heritage through visits to archaeological sites, with unforgettable folk tales and legends, camping and a rich indigenous gastronomic offer. “Fishijada” (fish festival) on Krenica, swimming pool in Tribistovo, paragliding on Lake Blidinje, along with many other exciting activities for fun and recreation, are just some of the reasons why cyclists embark on this adventure.
MUNICIPALITIES THROUGH WHICH THE TRAIL PASSES
The West Herzegovina Lakes Cycling trail runs through two municipalities, and we will mention them below:
Municipality of Grude
According to the latest census, the smallest municipality in the West Herzegovina County has 16,208 inhabitants per 220.8 km2. Mild Mediterranean climate with natural gems of Lake Krenica and the source of the river Tihaljina, provide tourists with the opportunity to get to know this area. Adventure park Peć mlini with Ravlića cave, mills, promenades, cultural and historical complex in Gorica are just a part of the diverse tourist offer offered by the Municipality of Grude.
Bicycle routes through our Municipality stretch for 122.1 km, as circular routes for day trips full of sensational diversity of landscapes as well as the richness of cultural and historical heritage. The Archaeological Collection in Gorica, Lake Krenica, the Peć Mlini Adventure Park by the source of the Tihaljina River and the Ravlića Cave Archaeological Site are our biggest tourist attractions for adventurers, as well as the opportunity for a perfect family trip. Welcome!
Municipality of Posušje
The ideal destination for all lovers of mountain biking is our Municipality of Posušje, through which several bicycle paths in the length of 157.4 km branch. Lovers of sports or recreational cycling have the opportunity to enjoy the mosaic of picturesque cultural and historical remains of Ričina, Graz, Podbila and the fascinating landscape of the Blidinje Nature Park. Stunning as a forest oasis, Lake Blidinje as a natural stage below Čvrsnica provides a perfect harmony of man and nature. Welcome!
SHORT INFO DESCRIPTION OF THE TRAIL
The excursion begins in Drinovci with a visit to the artificial lake Nuga Krenica, on the river Trebižat, near the village Drinovci, in the municipality of Grude. We start the journey with a slight ascent to the Bartuluša cemetery, and descend towards Drinovci, passing by the church of St. Michael the Archangel, and further towards Lake Krenica, which is located in Drinovacko polje and is a unique natural beauty in Grude. This is our second lake that we will visit on this trip, and after visiting Lake Krenica we continue on the asphalt road to Sovići and Gorica, where we come to the old church of St. Stjepan and the Brotherhood of St. Stephen the First Martyr. Here you can take a break and replenish water supplies, because after this place there is a macadam climb towards Posušje. In certain parts of the climb, we briefly enter the Republic of Croatia and return to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
After entering Posušje, we continue our journey along the asphalt section and ascent towards Rakitno and further towards our final destination, the Blidinje Nature Park and Lake Blidinje. This section is asphalt with a lot of climbs, but the whole route is really beautiful and will simply enchant you, so you will not 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 high mountains of the central Dinarides, and includes the area of the mountain massifs of Čvrsnica and Vrana. Blidinje Nature Park is one of the most beautiful natural units in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and covers an area of 358 km 2 at the foot of the mountains Čvrsnica and Vrana. Due to its unique geomorphological features, richness of flora and fauna, and beautiful untouched nature, it is a perfect place to escape from the stress of everyday life. Arriving at the Blidinje Nature Park, we end our excursion.
WHAT TO VISIT
- Lake Krenica
- Lake Nuga
- Brotherhood of St. Stjepan Prvomučenika Gorica-Sovići
- Lake Blidinje
- Tombstones in Blidinje
- Masna Luka
- Hajduk door
- Diva Grabovčeva
- Restaurant Bosiljna
- Restaurant Hajdučke Vrleti
- Restaurant Staza
- MTB Bike – 15,00 €
- E-MTB Bike – 25,00 €
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Although the trail takes us through populated areas for the first time and you drive on an asphalt section, on your trip you also come across macadam parts of the trail, and at the same time you drive through uninhabited areas on one part of this section. mini tools and a tool for patching inner tires, so the rule applies to this section as well. We definitely recommend that you tell your family or friends about your cycling plans before you go for a ride.
ABOUT THE CYCLING RURAL PROJECT
West Herzegovina Lakes Cycling trail, is a cycling trail that was developed and implemented within the project Cycling Rural – Bicycle 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.