A dry and rocky trail to Čvrsnica in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Čvrsnica is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.204m (7,230ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Herzegovina-Neretva and West Herzegovina cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Can you drive to Čvrsnica in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
Set high in Čvrsnica mountain, in the Dinarides of the country, the road to the summit is totally unpaved with loose rocks but nothing too difficult. Some people strongly advise against any offroad riding because of the land mine situation. There are several stories from the Balkans war where mountain climbers were intercepted by military just for taking pictures on nearby mountain tops... Now it's used for civil purposes and nobody cares if you're there.
How long is the road to Čvrsnica in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
Tucked away on the northern part of the country, the road to the summit is 11.7km (7.27 miles) long starting at Bare. The summit hosts a communication tower and the views are amazing. The road is brutally steep, hitting a 34% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
Is the road to Čvrsnica open?
To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 45 and 60 minutes. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common. The best time to drive is during summer, late spring or fall. Before the ride check the snow conditions. Strong wind can make snow-drifts even 15m thick. Upper plateau is under the snow from November till April and in hidden parts snow remains whole year.
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