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Krvavac via Greda

Winter Hiking · Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The walk requires an intermediate level of fitness. It leads to the rather isolated peak of Krvavac on Mt Bjelašnica. Since the peak is overgrown in scrub it can be accessed only from the eastern face.
moderate
Distance 13.1 km
4:55 h
960 m
943 m

Krvavac is the second highest peak of the Olympic mountain of Bjelašnica. It can be reached via the Umoljani - Gradina - Crveni klanac - Dugo polje - Greda - Krvavac route, return on the same route. You leave your car in the village of Umoljani, which you reach from Sarajevo via Bjelašnica and the village of Šabići.

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.

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Update: March 04, 2017
Difficulty
moderate
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,050 m
Lowest point
1,338 m
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Safety information

The trail is technically undemanding and there is no risk of landmines.

Start

Umoljani (1,337 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.669498, 18.223819
DMS
43°40'10.2"N 18°13'25.7"E
UTM
34T 276185 4838911
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Destination

Krvavac

Turn-by-turn directions

Head northwest from Umoljani, on the road to the villages in Gradina. Continue through Crveni klanac to Dugo polje. Cross the road in Dugo polje and go into the cleft between two hills where the spring Grkarica is located. Continue the ascent along the road to Greda. When you reach the top of the ridge, climb up the road through the scrub to the peak.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Van to Sinanovići. Get off near Umoljani.

Getting there

Take 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.

Parking

Park at the lay-by.

Coordinates

DD
43.669498, 18.223819
DMS
43°40'10.2"N 18°13'25.7"E
UTM
34T 276185 4838911
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Equipment

Standard mountaineering equipment, in accordance with the weather.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.1 km
Duration
4:55 h
Ascent
960 m
Descent
943 m
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