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Hike on Velez Mountain and Discover former Yugoslav army underground shelter

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What to Expect
Enjoy a complimentary pickup and transfer from your accommodation to the starting point of the hike and back. We depart from your site at 8 am where our English spiking guide greets you and transports you to the slopes of Velez Mountain situated near Mostar. Route starts from the hill Fortica, a slope of Velež, where we take our hike up the rocky terrain to the mountain peak. After few hours we reach Brasina peak from which we enjoy beautiful scenery of nearby mountains. During a sunny day there is even the opportunity to glance at the Mediterranean see in the distance which you will, for sure, capture with some camera shots. In one corner we take a different perspective by visiting the old underground shelter and recalling a part of country’s history.  During communism period in ex. Yugoslavia this peak, as important communication base, was closed and secured area by Yugoslav National Army (JNA). Today it’s free for a visit and opened to everyone to climb and experience the remains of underground base 50m deep below the mountain top. During the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina the base was damaged with explosives, but still, it's walk-able and visiting it we get a striking image of firmness and protection in case of an air strike that was built for. After resting for a while on the mountain top having complementary food and snacks we return our way back to Mostar.

Category: moderate

Activity: 6 -7h hike (800 meters ascent)
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mostar 88000, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Traveler pickup is offered
At your accommodation site in Mostar.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Drinks and food other than complementary.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children min age 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Key Details
  • Herzegovina Hiking Adventure
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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