Lukomir Village Hiking Out-and-Back Tour

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Lukomir, located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, boasts the exceptional distinction of being the highest and most secluded village in the region. Thanks to a USAID project on sustainable tourism, Lukomir has gained recognition as one of the “most beautiful villages” in the country, making it a must-visit for travelers visiting Sarajevo. Its charm lies in approximately 50 traditional stone houses, each topped with roofs made of cherry wood shingles, which add to its rustic allure. For nature enthusiasts, a visit to Lukomir offers an unparalleled hiking experience.

Situated on Bjelasnica mountain, at an elevation of just under 1500 meters, the village provides an ideal view point for the Rakitnica canyon – second deepest in Europe. With its breathtaking views and great food, it guarantees a memorable adventure.

The journey to Lukomir begins at Umoljani village, which is another beautiful village known for its intriguing legend. So lace up your boots and join us on the Lukomir hike to discover the beauty and tranquility of this hidden gem.

Before you book a tour it is important to know that there are two routes to Lukomir village:

  1. The first is an out-and-back route that takes you through Studeni potok and Rakitnica canyon. Rated B for fitness, this tour suits majority active travelers. (check our tour classifications)
  2. The second is a circular route that traverses over Obalj peak, Rakitnica canyon and Studeni potok. Rated C for fitness, this tour suits more active travelers.

Disclaimer: Safety is our top priority! We acknowledge that individuals may occasionally overestimate their abilities. In such cases, our guides reserve the right to cancel the tour or adjust the route to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. Your safety and enjoyment are paramount to us!

If hiking is not your thing, than you may like  our 4×4 Safari tour to Lukomir!

📅 Travel From April to October
🍽️ Meals Traditional Bosnian Pie
📐Total distance   15 km/9.5 mi
⛰️ Elevation gain 730 m/ 2395 ft
⏳ Average moving time 4 hours
🧗 Technical difficulty  Summer tour without special equipment
💪 Fitness requirements  Less demanding high-mountain tours 
Looking to book in group of 6 or more?
Deals, savings and exclusive private touring options available plus if you need a different date or itinerary change we can create a custom trip. Contact us via Whatsapp or send us a message via Inquiry form.


Accommodation pick-up & Briefing  


Our perfect hike to Lukomir, starts with a convenient accommodation pick-up. Upon meeting your guide, enjoy a scenic drive to the starting location while getting acquainted. During the 1 hour and 20-minute journey to Umoljani village, you will pass trough Sarajevo and Olympic mountain Bjelasnica. Upon arrival in Umoljani village, we'll commence with a short but comprehensive tour briefing, covering the following:

Route overview

Safety rules and guidelines

Q&A session

Discover that tour briefings can be engaging and informative, underscoring our commitment to safety. Safe equals fun!


🚐 Route: Sarajevo ➜ Umoljani village

Lukomir Village Hiking


Now let's start what we came for. Hike towards famous Lukomir village tracing a route over Studeni potok (Cold creek) and Rakitnica Canyon. While the creek may run dry during the summer months, the scenery remains spectacular, offering glimpses of local shepherds tending to their flocks along the way. But this hike isn't just about putting one foot in front of the other; our experienced guide will introduce you with local legends, customs, and even assist in translating conversations with the friendly locals.

Covering a distance of 7.4 km/4.6 mi from Umoljani to Lukomir, this trek boasts an equal balance of ascents and descents, with a total elevation gain of 420 m/1378 ft. Upon reaching Lukomir, a delightful reward awaits in the form of a freshly baked traditional pie, prepared in the time-honored manner—a true taste of local delicacy.

After the meal and soaking in the sun, we make our return journey along the same route, this time with a slightly easier elevation gain of 313 m/1027 ft. This descent comes as a relief, especially after filling your stomach with the spinach or meat pie. If you find this tour to be to easy for you - check our Lukomir Village Hiking Round Tour over Obalj peak

🚐 Route: Umoljani ➜ Studeni potok ➜ Rakitnica canyon ➜ Lukomir/vice versa

🍽️ Included Meals: Homemade Bosnian pie (Vegetarian option available)

Highlighted experiences
Trekking Next to Second Deepest Canyon in Europe Traditional Bosnian Pie
Dropping up to the amazing 800 m, the Rakitnica Canyon is the second deepest canyon in Europe situated between the towering mountains of Bjelašnica and Visočica. According to Taste Atlas, Bosnian pie is the ultimate culinary delight in the entire country. Well pie from Lukomir is best of the best!
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