From Umoljani a short ascent leads to the village of Gradina, where you can fill up your water bottles, then turn right and follow the trail to Crveni klanac (flat ground, 15 minutes of walking). After you cross Crveni klanac and a gentle decline, you reach the plain of Dugo polje, known as the Desert of Bjelašnica, which is cut in half by a macadam road leading to Lukomir, another remote village. When you reach Dugo polje, you will see a weekend house, above which the ascent continues all the way to Greda - an unusual ridge to the left of Kotlovi, an enormous ravine. This is an ideal resting spot, because what follows is the ascent to the top, through the scrub. The view from the summit is spectacular, encompassing a number of mountains in the region, from Visočica and Prenj, to the whole of Bjelašnica, and many others.
The trail is well marked, there is no risk of land mines, but fellwalkers often find tracks of wolves and bears, so it's recommended to stay in groups and have firecrackers and whistles on hand. The route is not demanding, and it takes around five hours both ways.
Safety informationThe trail is technically undemanding and there is no risk of landmines.
Tips and hintshttp://planinarenje.ba/
Getting thereTake M18 to Krupac, just after the quarry turn right onto R442a towards Mt Bjelašnica and Mt Igman. When you reach Hotel Maršal on Bjelašnica continue straight ahead, then descend all the way down to Šabići. From Šabići continue to the right till you reach the junction where the road to Umoljani branches off by the bridge. Turn right and go up the road to Umoljani.
ParkingPark at the lay-by.
EquipmentStandard mountaineering equipment, in accordance with the weather.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.