Driving to Pločno in the Čvrsnica mountain, the roof of Herzegovina
Pločno 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?
The summit is the highest mountain in the Central Dinarides. Part of the Čvrsnica mountain, 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. Located on the left side of Neretva river, to drive the road without stopping will take most people between 45 and 60 minutes. Due to its height, it’s often called the ‘roof’ of Herzegovina.
Is the road to Čvrsnica open?
Nestled atop the majestic Čvrsnica mountains of the Dinaric Alps, the optimal period for embarking on a scenic drive is during the summertime, late spring, or autumn. However, prior to setting off on your journey, it is essential to assess the prevailing snow conditions. In this region, powerful gusts of wind have the potential to accumulate massive snow-drifts, reaching an astonishing thickness of up to 15 meters. The upper plateau is typically blanketed in snow from November through April, while certain concealed areas retain their snowy covering throughout the entire year.