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Lupoglav

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Exceptionally arduous walk, 20km in length, with about 2000 metres of elevation difference between the start and the end point. The problem is the lack of springs in the area.
Distance 20.9 km
8:56 h
1,963 m
1,962 m
Reaching Lupoglav via the road from Mostarska Bijela is rather strenuous. The track is over 20 km long, and the altitude difference aroun 2000 MASL.

It's important to keep in mind that there isn't a single spring from Bijela to Lupoglav. From Bijela you set out in the direction of Grabovčići along a steep forest road. This area is rich in brambles, and in higher altitudes raspberries are also abundant.

Walking through the dense forest and thicket is rather difficult until you reach Barni do and finally leave the forest. From Barni do you can see Lupoglav and the ridge of Vidine kape. The road continues across a scree, towards the saddle between the two peaks.

On your way back there is a descent west of Barni do. This part of the road is not maintained and it's quite difficult to walk. You often come across washouts and stretches of scrubland which are rather difficult to pass through. There are wells in the area, marked on the map, 4-5 metres deep, but the water from them isn't potable. The openings are uncovered, and you can fall in if you're not carefull, which could be fatal, especially in winter.

Descend to Barni do and go back down the same road through the thicket to Grabovčići and to do Bijela.

 

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Update: December 22, 2015
Highest point
2,033 m
Lowest point
145 m

Safety information

The trail requires a high level of fitness, care should be taken during the final climb up the scree to the peak Lupoglava. No risk of landmines.

Take plenty of water, there are no springs in the area.

Tips and hints

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Start

Mostarska Bijela (147 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.490421, 17.806855
DMS
43°29'25.5"N 17°48'24.7"E
UTM
33T 726959 4819105
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Destination

Lupoglav

Turn-by-turn directions

From the dam take the macadam road north up the Bijela. Cross the river and take the marked trail to Grabovčići. From Grabovčići, pass Ovče from the right through the beech forest to Barni do. Pass through the scrub, and climb up the scree to the saddle between the peaks Vidina kape and Lupoglava. Head west from the saddle, then climb the peak from the south.

Return the same way you came.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus or train to Mostar, then find transport to Mostarska Bijela.

Getting there

Take Exit West from Sarajevo on M17 and drive to Mostar via Konjic and Jablanica. When you pass the junction to Drežnica drive on for 7 km and turn left before the bridge into the canyon of the river Bijela. Drive on the macadam to the little dam on the Bijela and park there.

Parking

At the lay-by by the dam.

Coordinates

DD
43.490421, 17.806855
DMS
43°29'25.5"N 17°48'24.7"E
UTM
33T 726959 4819105
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Standard 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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.

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Distance
20.9 km
Duration
8:56 h
Ascent
1,963 m
Descent
1,962 m

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