A dangerous track to Paljenik

Paljenik is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.933m (6,341ft) above the sea level located in Central Bosnia Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Tucked away in the Vlašić mountain, the road to the summit is a gravel dirt track. Some people strongly advise against any offroad riding because of the land mine situation. It is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). 4x4 vehicle recommended.

Starting from the paved R413a road, the ascent is 8.0 km (4.97 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 462 meters. The average gradient is 5.77%. The summit hosts a communication tower, the Travnik radio prijemnik. Until the '90s this was military communication center with underground bunkers.
Pic: Hazim Terzić