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This tour gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing week in nature, exploring the unforgettable beauty of Kupres and its people. Cycle through valleys and forests, discover the natural phenomena Japage - big natural holes full of trees and rocks - an old village destroyed by Romans, 500 years old tombs, swim into a natural lake, and fill your soul with so much beauty to last you until your next holiday!
During this cycling holiday, you will be provided with six nights of accommodation in a hotel or apartment.
For your best vacation, we are pleased to offer you accommodation in rooms made with natural materials, and after you feel rested come down to the restaurant and enjoy our delicious home-cooked food that is famous in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. The hotel is offering double rooms, apartments for three, four, five and six persons.
The apartment is located in the village called Begovo Selo, 1km away from the town with all necessary facilities. The apartment can accommodate 7-8 people maximum. Breakfast and dinner will be served here. What can be better than waking up in the morning and feeling the fresh air from the countryside.
The week is guided in English or Croatian by a local guide, called Vilim. Accommodation is provided in a hotel or apartment. Every day has its own trail, but all start in Kupres. Breakfast, lunch in nature, and dinner are included just as an additional activity in the evenings.
Tours start at about 10 AM in the morning and end around 3 PM. If additional baggage along the tour is needed, a car can follow the group. The holiday is offered for families, individuals, and small groups up to 12 persons. You don’t need to be in a good shape, the tour is for everyone.
This day has no cycling program, but dinner or lunch included, this depends on the time of arrival.
This trail goes to the Karst Phenomena of the Japagas, big natural holes full of trees, a perfect place for having lunch. Also an old church will be visited. The route is through fields and forests, to get a perfect impression on of the area on your first day.
On the third day we will cycle on the Black Peak. It is a tour through old villages and the forest. In the forest, lunch is served. The tour passes the Kukavica Lake where you can also take a break for swimming, so be sure to take your swimming wear! After the tour, there is the possibility to go paintballing.
This is the longest tour of the week. You will make a nice around through the fields of Kupres. You will pass the ruins of a village that was completely destroyed by the Romans. The old Thumbs are still visible. Lunch can be enjoyed in presence of a wonderful view over the area. The evening has no additional program.
On this tour, no other people will be seen. It is just you and wonderful Bosnian nature. The biggest mountain in Kupres will be discovered. Thankfully, you don’t have to climb a lot, you will stay low and go around the mountain. Lunch is along the route. If you are really tough and do want to climb the mountain, Vilim can take you there. In the evening is a possibility to have a short hike.
Despite the amount of kilometers, this route might be the hardest of all. Central is climbing the Stožer Mountain, located next to Kupres. After a climb of 600 meters, you finally arrive at the top at 1800 meters and get your lunch watching over Kupres. In the evening is a possibility to go and watch wild horses in a valley nearby.
Many villages in Bosnia are destroyed and abandoned during the last war. Kupres counts a lot of them, now known as ghost villages. This is a short round, lunch will be served at the accommodation. Little rest and got to the airport.
Kupres is a small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina which counts about 2500 people. It is a mountain city located 1120 to 1150 meters above sea level and averages 55 days a year of snowfall. The town is 127 kilometers distanced from Split, 143 kilometers from Sarajevo, and 123 kilometers from Banja Luka, just in a middle.
Kupres is a famous ski resort where a majority of visitors coming from Dalmatia and Herzegovina, mostly because of Kupres’s proximity to those regions. Kupres is also famous for its active tourism that doesn’t include only skiing, like motocross, paragliding, horse-riding, cycling, and off-road driving. The town also has a large natural lake called “Kukavičko jezero”.
Kupres is most famous for gathering 2325 Ivan’s, people with the same name - Ivan and is listed in a book of Guinness World records. Kupres is also famous for old tombstones. There is one large group of tombstones called Ravanjska vrata and one group in Rastičevo. There are also tumuli - burial mounds in which one of those archaeologists found a grave and a skeleton of old Kupres human. It is believed to be more than 3000 years old and it is now kept in Gorica museum in Livno. There is an annual cultural and agricultural fair “Strljanica” held in Kupres each first Sunday of July, where tradition is older than 300 years of cutting grass with the old hand mower.
This tour gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing week in nature exploring the unforgettable beauty of Kupres, and its people. Cycle through valleys and forests, discover the natural phenomena Japage – big natural holes full of trees and rocks, an old village destroyed by Romans, 500 years old tombs, swim into our natural lake, climb our highest mountains, explore wild tour, visit ghost village, get to know and take part in the Kupres traditional games such as bow and arrow, tug of war, suck race, cutting grass with traditional hand mower and many more, enjoy freshly prepared lunch in the nature, try horse riding, visit the bee farm where you can see the production and try the natural honey and propolis, take an offroad ride, paragliding…And fill your soul with so much beauty to last you until your next holiday!
Your daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price.
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Sarajevo International Airport
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Banja Luka International Airport
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Please book your flight to arrive at Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ), Mostar Airport (OMO), Banja Luka International Airport (BNX), or Split Airport (SPU). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for each person for €20,00.
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