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The Natural Adventure - Via Dinarica custom, Stage 3

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  • Vrelo Jasle
    / Vrelo Jasle
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, Via Dinarica
  • / The Saint Elijah’s Church in Masna Luka
    Photo: Olja Latinovic, CC BY-ND, Via Dinarica
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    Photo: Elma Okić, Via Dinarica
  • / Mountain lodge Vilinac
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    Photo: Olja Latinovic, Via Dinarica
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Hiking Cvrsnica Mountain. Overnight at Vilinac mountain lodge (dormitory accommodation, shared facilities).
Distance 16.2 km
5:50 h
1,215 m
548 m

Cvrsnica is one of the most beautiful mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and definitely one of the highlights of the Via Dinarica. It hosts the most elevated mountain lodge along the entire Via Dinarica– Mountain hut Vilinac located at 1964 m.

It starts from the Masna Luka church. All bottles should be filled here, as the rest of the mountain is not so rich in water.

The first part of the tour goes through young munika (Pinus heldreichii - endemic species of pine) forest and some beech at the end of the forest belt. Highland landscapes are dominated by alpine scrub and carpets of dwarf-pines (Pinus mugo).

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Update: May 08, 2018
Highest point
2,099 m
Lowest point
1,197 m


43.652515, 17.533025
43°39'09.1"N 17°31'58.9"E
33T 704267 4836397

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow signs over the field until you join the road leading to Masna luka. Spring is on the left side of the parking. 

From the spring follow the trail into the forest. The first crossing will be after the forest, and there you should turn left. The next one will be also left after about 2 h.

After crossing a scree slope and approaching the Great Vilinac, the next turn should be right towards the Great Vilinac, while Little Vilinac remains on the left.

Follow the ridge of Great Vilinac to saddle Prigon. The mountain lodge is a couple hundred meters below on the right.


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43.652515, 17.533025
43°39'09.1"N 17°31'58.9"E
33T 704267 4836397
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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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16.2 km
5:50 h
1,215 m
548 m


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