Mountains are the symbols of Sarajevo!
Bosnian mountains with their many high peaks make up four-fifths of the country’s territory, and belong to Dinaric Alps Mountain range. Sixty mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina have peaks over 1500 meters above sea level, while 11 have peaks are over 2000 meters above see level, including Maglić, with the highest peak in Bosnia and Herzegovina measuring 2386 meters.
The city of Sarajevo is surrounded by four Olympic mountains of Trebević, Jahorina, Igman, Bjelašnica, as well as Treskavica and Romanija which is famous for it’s rare natural beauty.
Jahorina is a mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Jahorina’s highest peak, has a summit elevation of 1,916 metres, making it the second-highest of Sarajevo’s mountains, after Bjelašnica at 2,067 m.
In the 1984 Winter Olympics, mount Jahorina hosted the women’s alpine skiing events. Jahorina Olympic Ski Resort is the biggest and most popular ski resort in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It actually offers a variety of outdoor sports and activities. It is a destination for alpine skiing, snowboarding as well as hiking, and sledding. The average snow depth on ski runs during February is 106 cm.
Mountain Igman is located southwest of Sarajevo, bordering the Bjelašnica range in the south and west. Igman has an average height of 1,300-1,400 meters, and its highest peak is Crni Vrh (1,502 m). During the summer the mountain offers a multitude of marked cycling trails, as well as places where both athletes and amateurs can play football, volleyball and basketball.
This region has specific ecological and climate conditions as well as wildlife. Also, there is even a small area with rainforest characteristics.
Bjelašnica is a mountain in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is found directly to the southwest of Sarajevo, bordering Mt. Igman. Bjelašnica’s tallest peak, by which the whole mountain group got its name, rises to an elevation of 2067 meters (6782 feet). Winters are extraordinarily harsh and long, so that spring may be felt only in mid May, and short summers may be followed by waves of cold air.
Trebević is a mountain in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, located to the southeast of Sarajevo, in the territory of East Sarajevo city, bordering Jahorina mountain. Trebević is 1,627 meters (5,338 ft) tall, making it the second shortest of the Sarajevo mountains.
Trebević can be reached from Sarajevo by Trebević Cable Car, which starts from the neighborhood of Bistrik. While at the top of Trebević, visitors can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Sarajevo, or take a walk in nature. It is also possible to walk around the remnants of the Olympic bobsled track.
Sunnyland amusement park and restaurant- Sunnyland is the first amusement park with Alpine Coaster in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located on the Trebević Olympic mountain. In Sunnyland, next to the main attraction, there is the Oxygen restaurant, the Noova café, café’s with amazing view over Sarajevo.
Romanija (1652m) literally means “the land of the Romans” amongst the locals. This mountain is only 10km away from Sarajevo and it offers an unforgettable experience of nature. The slopes of Romanija are full of life and beauty. The beautiful scenery and coniferous forests are just some of the features of this mountain. You can choose flat or uneven terrain for cycling or hiking through forests and meadows.
Treskavica is for sure one of the most beautiful mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name Treskavica is derived from the Bosnian word ”tresti se” and means to shake. This is due to frequent and minor earthquakes. It is also know as a mountain that is rich in water, with over 300 sources and its beautiful lakes.