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Bogodol - Velika Vlajna

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A very interesting walk on Mt Čabulja with a wonderful view of the canyon of the river Drežnica from the top of a 1500-metre cliff.
Distance 12.1 km
4:49 h
1,022 m
1,018 m
1,782 m
855 m
Čabulja is a mountain in Herzegovina, some 20 kilometres north-west of Mostar. Its highest summit is Velika Vlajna (1780 MASL), whose northern face dips vertically into the canyon of the Drežnica river.

Departure is from the village of Bogodol. The southern face of Čabulja is bare and easily surveyable. If you take the road around 2km to the east of the marked trail, at 1400 MASL you will reach the marked trail agail. The trail from the saddle to the summit is well-marked.

At the junction, side roads branch off to Velika Vlajna, Bogodol, Kilava Bukva and Čuljak. This is where the road enters a beech forest, and there is a swamp not far. The area around swamp at the foot of Velika Vlajna is developed into a park of sorts. You can take a break there.

 

The final ascent, although not very long, is rather demanding, due to the large unstable stones on the trail that slide easily. It takes about half an hour more to the top. The cliff, over 1500 metres high, commands a wonderful view of the canyon of Drežnica. The return is the same way you came.

 

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Update: December 22, 2015
Highest point
1,782 m
Lowest point
855 m

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Safety information

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

Tips and hints

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Start

Bogodol (854 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.449511, 17.666737
DMS
43°26'58.2"N 17°40'00.3"E
UTM
33T 715774 4814188
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Destination

Velika Vlajna

Turn-by-turn directions

We didn't take the marked road; indtead, we went about a kilometre to the east. Go uphill to the north up the road. It's easy enough to find your way as there are no forests or scrubland. After a few kilometres you come out to a marked road leading from the mountain hut in Bogodol. Take that trail to the junction Dolovi, then to the peak Velika Vlajna across the Gondžuša bog.

Return the same way you came.

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Public transport

Bus or train to Mostar, then look for transport to Bogodol.

Getting there

Take Exit West from Sarajevo on M17 and drive to Mostar. From the city centre go east through the neighbourhood of Cim, and proceed to the villages of Sovići and Goranci. In Goranci turn left to Bogodol. Leave the car by the mountain house in Bogodol.

Parking

Park at a lay-by.

Coordinates

DD
43.449511, 17.666737
DMS
43°26'58.2"N 17°40'00.3"E
UTM
33T 715774 4814188
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Equipment

Standard mountaineering equipment, in accordance with the weather.

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Distance
12.1 km
Duration
4:49 h
Ascent
1,022 m
Descent
1,018 m
Highest point
1,782 m
Lowest point
855 m

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