Good hiking with great views on Cvrsnica Mountain and Blidinje lake to the east, Ljubusa and Duvanjsko field to the west, and Radusa in the northwest. The trail crosses the mountain ridge from Mali (Little) Vran to Vran and descends to Blidinje lake where a mountain hut is located, then continues towards monastery Masna Luka. There is also an alternative via Great Vran summit.
Distance 11.2 km
The trail starts in the pine forests on the southern slopes of Vran. There are few private properties and holiday houses, and some of them are available for rent or camping nearby. The walk through the forest is nice and pleasant. From Omrcenica, the ascent to Mali Vran starts, which is not long but is a bit steep. After Mali Vran, the trail follows a wide ridge with splendid views on Blidinje and Cvrsnica. The ridge hiking ends on Vran summit and from there descends over steep terrain down to the Mountain Lodge Blidinje on the shore of the lake. The descent is pretty steep and hard on the knees.
From Blidinje lake the trail continues across the field and ends in Masna Luka where a Franciscan Monastery is located.
If undertaking the complete Via Dinarica hike, plan your overnight at Omar or Omrcenica. You can arrange camping or staying in holiday houses with locals from Omolje or Mandino villages. Check the contacts provided in accomodation!
Turning off the road will be to the left, uphill. At the ridge beneath Mali Vran, turn right towards the summit (other trail goes down toward the holiday house). From here just follow the blazings all the way to the summit of Vran. At Vran turn right down and descend to the local road which will bring you to the lodge. The trail actually continues across the field to Boricavac settlement and there you look for the trail dividing left from the main track.
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No public transport yet.
Drive from Tomislavgrad to Blidinje Nature Park and stop soon after pass at Svinjacha.