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The Natural Adventure - Via Dinarica custom, Stage 3

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  • Vrelo Jasle
    / Vrelo Jasle
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / The Saint Elijah’s Church in Masna Luka
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, CC BY-ND, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
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    Photo: Elma Okić, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Mountain lodge Vilinac
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    Photo: Olja Latinovic, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
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Hiking Cvrsnica Mountain. Overnight at Vilinac mountain lodge (dormitory accommodation, shared facilities).
Distance 16.2 km
5:50 h
1,215 m
548 m

Cvrsnica is one of the most beautiful mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and definitely one of the highlights of the Via Dinarica. It hosts the most elevated mountain lodge along the entire Via Dinarica– Mountain hut Vilinac located at 1964 m.

It starts from the Masna Luka church. All bottles should be filled here, as the rest of the mountain is not so rich in water.

The first part of the tour goes through young munika (Pinus heldreichii - endemic species of pine) forest and some beech at the end of the forest belt. Highland landscapes are dominated by alpine scrub and carpets of dwarf-pines (Pinus mugo).

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Via Dinarica BiH
Update: May 08, 2018
Highest point
2,099 m
Lowest point
1,197 m


43.652515, 17.533025
43°39'09.1"N 17°31'58.9"E
33T 704267 4836397

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow signs over the field until you join the road leading to Masna luka. Spring is on the left side of the parking. 

From the spring follow the trail into the forest. The first crossing will be after the forest, and there you should turn left. The next one will be also left after about 2 h.

After crossing a scree slope and approaching the Great Vilinac, the next turn should be right towards the Great Vilinac, while Little Vilinac remains on the left.

Follow the ridge of Great Vilinac to saddle Prigon. The mountain lodge is a couple hundred meters below on the right.


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43.652515, 17.533025
43°39'09.1"N 17°31'58.9"E
33T 704267 4836397
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16.2 km
5:50 h
1,215 m
548 m


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