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Hiking tour from Rujište via Orlinka and Brasina to Teleća Lastva

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Map / Hiking tour from Rujište via Orlinka and Brasina to Teleća Lastva
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This tour connects the Via Dinarica White Trail (Rujište) to Mt. Velež, through the striking top Orlinka
moderate
Distance 20.8 km
7:45 h
1,669 m
847 m
The tour from Rujište goes through the forest all the way to the top Orlinka, which is also the highest point of the section that leads to the saddle that connects the mountains Prenj and Velež.

From Orlinka, the road continues along a logically marked indented road all the way to the crossroads located under the top Brasina, when you exit the forest road to the southern bare slopes of Velež. To the right, the road descends towards Šipovac, and to the left uphill along a marked road all the way to the very top of Brasina, where in the time of the former SFRY there was a telecommunication tower and a large atomic shelter. At the moment, there is an improvised bivouac at the top, made in the concrete recess of the existing building.

Brasina itself is a vantage point, from which you can see the neighboring mountains Prenj and Crvanj, but also a wide range of other mountains, all the way to Montenegro and Croatia.

From Brasina it leads along a freshly marked path along the edge of a rock, over the top Bubreg to Teleća Lastva. It is a beautiful road with fascinating views of the south and north side of Velež, and its thirteen kilometers long barrier.

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Naida Mandal
Update: January 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,880 m
Lowest point
1,042 m
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Safety information

On the section from Orlinka all the way to the top Brasina, it is not recommended to deviate from the marked road, because during the previous war (1992-1995), part of the area was in the war zone. There is a possibility that the rocky side towards the river Neretva is mined, and along the road there are adequate warning signs.

Start

Rujište (1,042 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.464607, 17.962970
DMS
43°27'52.6"N 17°57'46.7"E
UTM
33T 739685 4816676
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Destination

Teleća Lastva

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Access is from the main road Sarajevo - Mostar in Potoci, not far from Mostar. An asphalt road leads from Potok to Rujište, where the trail starts, where a car can be parked.

Parking

Provided

Coordinates

DD
43.464607, 17.962970
DMS
43°27'52.6"N 17°57'46.7"E
UTM
33T 739685 4816676
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Standard hiking equipment

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.8 km
Duration
7:45 h
Ascent
1,669 m
Descent
847 m
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