Easy walk, a good option for the time of year when the snow is deep, the weather bad and the days short. Although the altitude is just slightly over 1500 metres, you will enjoy a beautiful view of the mountains around Sarajevo.
Distance 15.3 km
Sarajevski Ozren is a popular picnic area for Sarajevans for several reasons. It is close to the city, the terrain is not technically demanding and all natural attractions are almost at your fingertips. Although the terrain is not demanding, the entire route is still 16 km long so one needs to be in good physical condition.
There is a circular 4-km path around Čavljak which leads through the forest. If you want to go to Bukovik you can choose either the leftward or the rightward path from the mountain lodge. If you feel that you are not physically ready for a 16-km walk, you can still make a tour around Čavljak and enjoy the nature.
A macadam road which is in rather good shape leads to Crepoljsko and it can be traversed in an off-road vehicle. Crepoljsko summit is located directly on the road to Bukovik. If you want to visit it, you need to turn off the main road for no more than few hundred meters.
Bukovik summit (1534 m above sea level) is visible throughout the route and the easiest way to recognize it is by mobile telephony antennas and an aircraft radar on it. Near the summit, you can either turn right and pass that section of the road via shortcut through the woods, or proceed along the road. This turn is marked by a wooden signpost so it is almost impossible to miss. However, both paths end at the lodge beneath Bukovik. Those few hundred meters to the summit represent the only climb worth mentioning along this route.
The trail is technically undemanding and there is no risk of landmines.
Tips and hints
Čavljak (1,253 m)
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From the lodge at Čavljak take either one of the two roads, south or north, it is all the same as they merge into one road after a kilometre. Proceed over Pjeskovita ravan on the road to Bukovik. After the cemetery, turn right, off the road, and pass by the weekend houses towards Crepoljsko.
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City van to Barice or taxi to Čavljak.
If you're driving your own car head to Sedrenik via Bjelava and Podhrastovi. After Sedrenik turn left to the road leading to Barice. You can leave the car in Barice or drive on all the way to Čavljak.
Parking available in Barice or Čavljak.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Standard mountaineering equipment, in accordance with the weather.