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MTB-Tour to the Skakavac (Grasshopper) Waterfalls

Mountainbiking · Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  • Skakavac Waterfall at Nature Park Jankovac in Papuk
    Skakavac Waterfall at Nature Park Jankovac in Papuk
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Challenging mountain bike tour to the highest continuously flowing waterfall (980 meters above sea level) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, surrounded by untouched nature.
difficult
Distance 14.4 km
4:15 h
1,010 m
1,010 m
1,210 m
752 m

Skakavac is a 98 m high, and thus one of the highest, waterfalls in the Balkans. It is located 12 km north of Sarajevo city centre, above the village of Nahorevo.

The surroundings are natural and varied. The area is dominated by spruce and beech forests, which attract with rooted single trails. This area offers excellent conditions for hiking, cycling and various extreme sports.

Author’s recommendation

wear sturdy walking shoes and bring along some water, sunscreen and a camera
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Update: October 21, 2019
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,210 m
Lowest point
752 m
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Track types

Dirt road 43.01%Path 30.81%Road 0.24%Unknown 25.92%
Dirt road
6.2 km
Path
4.4 km
Road
0 km
Unknown
3.7 km
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Rest stops

Mountain lodge Centar

Safety information

When wet, the roots are particularly slippery, so caution is required.

Tips and hints

If you feel more comfortable in the company of an experienced guide, take advantage of our offer.

Start

Busstation in Radava (751 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.910108, 18.410169
DMS
43°54'36.4"N 18°24'36.6"E
UTM
34T 292046 4865149
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Destination

Busstation in Radava

Turn-by-turn directions

We start the tour at the bus station in Radava. From there a moderately steady ascent leads us over Alphalt and gravel up to the waterfalls. Once at the top, we use the natural spectacle for a breather and enjoy the view of the metre-deep falling water.

Afterwards we go up a little further until we reach the summit of Crepolijsko at 1524 meters. Now the descent follows over rooted trails and narrow passages down into the valley back. On the way we have the possibility to stop at the mountain lodge Čavljak . After 28 kilometres we reach our starting point again.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Starting from the city center of Sarajevo, follow the road to the Olympic Hall Huan Antionio Samaran and continue along the Patriotske lige Road to Radava.

Coordinates

DD
43.910108, 18.410169
DMS
43°54'36.4"N 18°24'36.6"E
UTM
34T 292046 4865149
w3w 
///officers.swim.wires
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

roadworthy (electric) mountain bike with much spring deflection, bike helmet, full-face or enduro helmet if necessary, elbow and knee protectors if necessary, shin pads and back protector if necessary, bicycle daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover, mountain-bike shoes with ankle protection, adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers (e.g. functional shirt, cycling jersey, bib shorts, arm and leg warmers), shatterproof bike goggles, full-finger gloves, bicycle pump, bike tools, sun and rain protection, snacks and drinking water, drink bottle and convenient fixture, first aid kit, penknife, mobile phone, phone fixture for handlebar if necessary, headlight and reflectors if necessary, maps

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
1,010 m
Descent
1,010 m
Highest point
1,210 m
Lowest point
752 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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