Čvrsnica

Čvrsnica, a dry and rocky trail in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Čvrsnica is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.225m (7,300ft) above the sea level, located in Čvrsnica mountain, in the Dinarides of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The steep trail to the top is dry and rocky. Road to the top is some 12km long with some steep sections with loose rocks but nothing too difficult. The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. 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 plateu is under the snow from November till April - in hidden parts snow remains whole year. The summit hosts a communication tower. 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. View is amazing. Valley (actually a plateau) with lake is some 1100m below, long and steep way down.
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