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Bijele vode - Observatory

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A very nice walk including a visit to the highest peak of Mt Bjelašnica. You can rest at the Observatory in the mountaineers' room.
moderate
Distance 9.6 km
3:49 h
701 m
924 m
2,094 m
1,261 m
The walk to the observatory starts from the Bijele vode lodge, through the nearby grove. After you exit the grove you can pass underneath the southern face of the peak Javorak and reach the foot of the serpentines leading to the top. There is a spring there, and a large concrete trough where you can replenish your water supply. From there to the observatory the view encompasses the mountains of Visočica, Treskavica, Jahorina, Trebević, and in the distance you can see the mountains Maglić, Bioč and Durmitor. It takes around three hours to reach the peak. You can take a break at the observatory, in the mountaineers' room. On your way back, downhill, you will quickly reach Štinji do, Kuća spasa, and finally Babin do. In winter, Babin do is packed with skiers and picnic-goers.
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Update: February 06, 2017
Difficulty
moderate
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,094 m
Lowest point
1,261 m
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Safety information

The trail is technically undemanding and there is no risk of landmines.

Tips and hints

http://planinarenje.ba/

Start

Mt lodge Bijele Vode (1,504 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.683300, 18.295225
DMS
43°40'59.9"N 18°17'42.8"E
UTM
34T 281992 4840254
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Destination

Opservatorij peak

Turn-by-turn directions

Pass below the lodge, and down the marked trail to the meadows by the fountain with the stone trough (at the foot of the peak Javorak) to Štini do. From there go uphill, by the macadam road leading to the top. From the Observatory go back the same way you came to the House of Salvation in Štini dol. You can go back the same way to the PD Bijele vode lodge or turn left (north) to Babin do and hotel Maršal (depending on your transport, and how you intend to get back).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Van to Sinanovići (get off at the Bijele vode stop).

Getting there

Take M18 to Krupac, right after the quarry turn right onto R442a towards Mt Bjelašnica and Mt Igman. When you reach Hotel Maršal on Bjelašnica continue straight ahead for a few kilometres till you reach the Bijele vode lodge.

Parking

Park at the lay-by.

Coordinates

DD
43.683300, 18.295225
DMS
43°40'59.9"N 18°17'42.8"E
UTM
34T 281992 4840254
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Equipment

Standard mountaineering equipment, in accordance with the weather.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
3:49 h
Ascent
701 m
Descent
924 m
Highest point
2,094 m
Lowest point
1,261 m
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