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Canyoning · Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Hrčavka Canyon is absolutely beautiful wild canyon, located in the Sutjeska National Park. Canyon has been eexplored only a few years ago, and commercial canyoning tours are organized only since 2014.

Enjoy Hrčavka Canyon, the last conquered canyon in Europe!

Distance 4 km
2:40 h
186 m
497 m
Hrčavka River rises at the eastern slopes of the mountain of Oboreno Točilo. It winds through a narrow canyon between Orlin and Pasa-Lipov trough, Stružina and Gradina, breaking up on its rocky cliffs and rushing to meet Sutjeska River. On this short journey, numerous rivers and streams join Hrčavka River, and those are mostly sterams coming down from Treskavac, Oruf, Careva gora and Trebova.

Author’s recommendation

If unexperience but still want to enjoy this adventure, contact NP Sutjeska for more info and guiding tours.
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Olja Latinovic
Update: February 22, 2016
Highest point
929 m
Lowest point
609 m

Rest Stop

Hotel Mladost
Pansion Maglić


Hrčavka River - NP Sutjeska (921 m)
43.351514, 18.642227
43°21'05.5"N 18°38'32.0"E
34T 308917 4802550


Sutjeska River


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Public transport

Take a bus from Foča to Tjentište. If the bus line does not operates, than take a cab in Foča.

Getting there

If you decide to discover the beauty of this area, it is recommended to go from Sarajevo to Tjentište. Take the dirt road towards the Tođevac village and walk to the Skakavac waterfall.


You can leave your vehicle by the roadside in the Tođevac village.


43.351514, 18.642227
43°21'05.5"N 18°38'32.0"E
34T 308917 4802550
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Standar canyoning equipment.

Basic Equipment for Canyoning

  • Neoprene wetsuit and socks of suitable thickness
  • Durable, hard-soled footwear that allows water to pass through (preferably with neoprene uppers) Neoprene wetsuit and socks of suitable thickness
  • Buoyancy aid (PFD)
  • Buoyant kit bag and dry bags
  • Helmet
  • sunscreen
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Mosquito spray
  • First aid kit
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • Quick-drying towel  

Technical Equipment for Canyoning

  • Static canyoning rope(s) plus buoyant rope bag and anchors as required
  • Canyoning harness with seat
  • Simple descender (such as a figure 8)
  • Personal anchor system
  • Hard-wearing gloves
  • Pear shaped (HMS) locking carabiner
  • Optional but recommended: emergency ascender, autoblock setup for the rappel device, 1 spare prusik loop and locking carabiner
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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497 m


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