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Via Dinarica BH-W-02 via Grabovička planina to Bukovica and Duvanjsko polje

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  • Grabovička trek
    / Grabovička trek
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / View on RIčina, Kamešnica in the background
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / View on Duvanjsko polje
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Article
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Katedrala Cave
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Dahna Cave
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Mali Samograd
    Photo: Ivica Šarac, http://mandino-selo.com
  • / Mali Samograd
    Photo: Ivica Šarac, http://mandino-selo.com
  • / Veliki Samograd
    Photo: Ivica Šarac, http://mandino-selo.com
  • / Entrance from inside
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Listvača
    Photo: Ivo Dolić, http://mapcarta.com/18915658/Gallery
  • / Spomenik Mijatu Tomiću
    Photo: A. Anic, http://bit.ly/1O9xh4A
  • / Spomenik Mijatu Tomiću
    Photo: A.Anic, http://bit.ly/1PTVr5z
  • / Pećina katedrala
    Photo: Miro Šumanović, Udruga Naša Baština
  • / Pansion Lovre
    Photo: Lovro Cuic, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Gradac locality
    Photo: Adnan Bubalo, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / view on Duvanjsko polje
    Photo: Adnan Bubalo, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / view on Duvanjsko polje
    Photo: Adnan Bubalo, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
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An easy walk/ mountain bike ride with not so many spectacular views, but a glimpse into an amazing underground world.
easy
Distance 21.1 km
6:30 h
324 m
443 m

The access road (via 4x4 only) to the wind-turbine park connects several caves, pits, and chasms. Those include a cave that has the largest discovery of cave bear remnants, a graveyard of ancient elephants, archaeological spots, and the river Suica's spring and sinkholes. This tour can be called the Walk in The Lost World.

Great views over Lake Busko and Duvanjsko Field are also part of this connecting trail.

Author’s recommendation

Biking this trail with a proper mountain bike will leave you with enough time to explore chasms and caves along the way. 
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Via Dinarica BiH
Update: November 27, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Krizevci, 1,064 m
Lowest point
Bukovica, 888 m
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Safety information

Stay alert when approaching the pits. Be aware of snakes in the spring and summer months.

The trail is not marked.

Tips and hints

Contact the local caving club Mijatovi Dvori (Mijat's Castles): + 387 63331972

Start

View point Vrila (993 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.701180, 17.125762
DMS
43°42'04.2"N 17°07'32.7"E
UTM
33T 671286 4840880
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Destination

Bukovica

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the road-like breach along the ridge of this little mountain.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

http://www.cicko-tg.com/red_voznje.html

http://www.putovnica.net/prijevoz/tomislavgrad-bih

Getting there

Via the road from Tomislavgrad towards Split; pass above Lake Busko 

Parking

It is possible to park at the trailhead.

Coordinates

DD
43.701180, 17.125762
DMS
43°42'04.2"N 17°07'32.7"E
UTM
33T 671286 4840880
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

General caving gear and a helmet with a head torch is needed.

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Rating

2.9
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Sven Nit
August 15, 2021 · Community
Nice views, that's all. Looong gravel walk, no shadow. At least no traffic.
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Jérémy Bigé
July 08, 2021 · Community
What a long gravel road ! Automatic mode activated. Markets in Bakovic and Mrkodol.
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Maruša Orel
July 06, 2021 · Community
Quite boring hike mostly on gravel roads, but at least you have nice views. At the end there is nice trail, but you need a help from your gps. There are no signs for caves and you need to search for them if you want to see them (I didn't find energy for that😅). Water was available at Nozdrec spring. Shop in Mrkodol. I asked to sleep at Lovre, but it was full (Sunday evening), so I guess it's better to call ahead.
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When did you do this route? July 04, 2021
Photo: Maruša Orel, Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
21.1 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
324 m
Descent
443 m
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