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Treskavica Mountain – Full Day Hiking Tour from Sarajevo

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10 Hours
Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 5
Max People : 8 persons
Tour Overview

Welcome to Treskavica, one of the most beautiful mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a treasure trove that is simply a “must” for all of you nature lovers.

Besides the fascinating natural diversity, abundance of water and crystal clear lakes this Full Day Hiking Tour to Treskavica Mt. will enable you to live through some amazing legends, myths and war stories as this stunning mountain was a scene of many battles in period between 92-95. 

In other words, this will be an absolutely incredible day fulfilled with lots of amazing experiences and moments of enlightenments.


Important Notice

The trail we conduct Treskavica mountain hiking is completely safe from any perspective of mines. Funky Tours will NEVER conduct trips to any areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina having ANY risk at all from perspective of mines.

Safety of our guests and ourselves, is our most important priority.

What's Included

  • English speaking local-expert guide and driver.
  • Picnic lunch at Great Lake. Vegetarian options available.
  • Free of charge pickup.
  • All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
  • No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 1 day prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
  • Tour is available from March to November, while during the December to February it is available as snowshoeing experience.
  • Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.
  • Personal travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
  • Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
  • All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.

Departure Times & Starting Points

Departure Times Daily at 8 AM.

Pickup Locations If you are staying in the old town of Sarajevo meet us at our office. If you are bit away from us, please let us know and we can organise advance pickup.

Technical Specifications

  • Tour Class: Medium
  • Walking Distance: 16 km
  • Minimum altitude: 931m
  • Maximum altitude: 1675m
  • Altitude Difference: 744m


Activity Note: The tour is adapted to all ages and requires normal level of fitness, since it is medium demanding. Due to the distance of starting point, we use vehicles during the tour to reach the hiking point, but the rest of the tour is done on foot in mesmerizing nature surroundings. 

Meet & Greet

Meet our team at the office or your preferred pickup location. This tour will begin with transfer from Sarajevo to Turovi village. During the ride we will open some interesting topics on community life before and after the war. Our guides will make sure no questions remain unanswered, even of personal nature, so don’t refrain from sharing your thoughts and opinions at any moment of time.

Mountain Hut Sustavac

3 kms long hiking trail through vast expanse of the forest and stones will take us to charming mountain hut Sustavac which was built back in 1950. Mountain house “Sustavac” is located at an altitude of 1180 m. The word “susto” is an old word which literally translated means “tired”.  In other words, the area got its name as a result of being the first place for mountaineers to have some rest on their way to Treskavica Mt.  When tired or sustained, Sustavac is a perfect location to make a break and enjoy the amazing nature.

Along with the Treskavica Mountain, Sustavac is one of the most visited nature resorts in the country.

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Great Lake

The trail from Sustavac  will lead us to the  Great Lake.  The amazing thing about Treskavica hike is that it does not always have to include the goal of conquering one of the peaks. The experience will be absolutely amazing just by visiting the two of the lakes. Therefore, despite the trail will slowly become harder and narrower, this hiking trail is absolutely convenient for anyone, regardless on their fitness level.

It usually takes about an hour and a half to reach the Great Lake located at 1,675 meters above sea level. However, we will make sure to go slowly and steady, soaking up every small detail on our way.

Treskavica is famous for a truly amazing contrast between its lush vegetation on the North side, and complete bareness and karst on the southern slopes. In other words, this mountain will keep on surprising us with each step we take.

Once at the lake, we will give you some free time to explore the lake and enjoy the spectacular sceneries. Meanwhile,  your guides will take time to prepare fresh lunch. During the hot summer months lake is perfect for swimming so bring your swimming suits.

Sarajevo War Tunnel was dug in July 1993 and used to be main supply route to Sarajevo during the Siege

Black Lake

Once we finish with the lunch, we will continue a short hike towards the amazing Black Lake.

A truly special thing about this mountain is the abundance of water and springs that lie below the highest peaks. This is what sets this mountain apart from the many other mountains. The legend says this mountain has 365 springs. Although we will be visiting only two of the lakes, we will find crystal clear drinking water at each corner of the path.

Uphill walk to the Northwest will take us to Black Lake which lies at an altitude of 1675 meters. The length of the lake is about 150 meters with the width of cca 100 meters. The name of the lake came came as a result of the black moss that covered the bottom of the lake. We will make a short break, take some amazing photos and, if you want, you can swim at this lake as well.

Sarajevo Cable Car

Turovi Village

Once we bless our eyes and souls with amazing beauty of both lakes, we will head back towards the village Turovi. On the way, we will make few short breaks, share the impressions and discuss the dark period between 92-95 when Treskavica Mt. was one of the main locations of some heavy battles.

In addition, we will very often come across the remains of dug trenches . This will remind us how savage and meaningless war history can leave a scar at something so beautiful that should be kept away from any human destruction.

We will continue our hike over the large and dense coniferous and deciduous forests and lush grass enriched with beautiful field flowers and herbs. Due to the specific mountain climate in Treskavica, it is very likely we will be able to experience four seasons within only one day and witness from high summer temperatures all the way to the pristine snow slopes and the heaps of bushy leaves.

Discovering the trails of Treskavica can not leave you indifferent and, at each moment, you will feel the excitement similar to one the child feels when opening Christmas presents.

We will take a drive back to Sarajevo from village Turovi and drop you off at your hotel. Perfect closure of a truly perfect day.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket in case of rains
  • Light-weight, breathable walking shirts and trousers
  • Sun protection
  • A backpack to carry personal items (water, snacks, shirts to use during activities).
  • Water bottle

Trip Photos

Treskavica Hiking with Funky Tours - The Big Lake
Treskavica Hiking with Funky Tours – The Big Lake
Treskavica Mountain Glacier Lake
Treskavica Mountain Glacier Lake
Resting time at the Big Lake - Treskavica Mountain
Resting time at the Big Lake – Treskavica Mountain
Treskavica Hiking - Black Lake
Treskavica Hiking – Black Lake
Top of the Treskavica Mountain
Treskavica Mountain
Somewhere in the middle of the way. It is impossible to be physically exhausted when you are fulfilled with incredible energy and maximum serenity.
Treskavica Mountain - Great Lake in front of us
Treskavica Mountain – Great Lake in front of us
Treskavica Mt.
Peace and love from Funky Tours team. We always strive to above and beyond the ordinary, making the trips into essential life journeys.
Treskavica Hiking Trail
Treskavica Hiking Trail



Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this tour for me?
    The amazing thing about Treskavica hike is that it does not include the goal of conquering one of the peaks. The experience will be absolutely amazing just by visiting the two of the lakes. Therefore, despite the trail will slowly become harder and narrower, this hiking trail is absolutely convenient for anyone.
  2. I would like to join this tour but I do not have the necessary hiking equipment.
    In case you have decided to join our hiking tour but forgot to pack your hiking boots or some other relevant part of hiking equipment you might be worried about, feel free to contact our team and we will do our best to provide the necessities. 
  3. Is lunch included in costs?
    Yes, costs include picnic lunch. Please inform us in case of any dietary restrictions.
  4. Can I join this tour other than from Sarajevo?
    In case you are staying outside the city of Sarajevo please feel free to contact us so we could find the best way for you to join us.
  5. Can I book as a solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  6. How much should I tip?
    Tips are not included in the tour costs, nor they are heavily expected in Bosnian culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.
  7. How much in advance do I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 15 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure.
  8. Can I pay for the tour with credit card?
    Yes, we accept VISA and Maestro. Please note that, in case you would like to make a credit card payment, you will need to do it at our office or by prepayment via credit card authorisation form. Our guides can NOT accept credit cards. 
  9. Which currency is accepted for cash payment?
    We are fans of our local currency (BAM), but you can also pay in EUR, HRK, USD, GBP or even combined.

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