Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Area name: Zelengora mountain
Date of the ride: 05-Sep-2008
Length (km): 51.5
Elevation gain (m): 1410
Technical difficulty: ●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
Tjentište – Zelengora MTB route is situated in the east area of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Zelengora mountain. This is the point to point route from Tjentište village to 2 lakes named Orlovačko Jezero and Jugovo Jezero. Tjentište is the village in National Park Sutjeska. Zelengora is one of the most beautiful mountains of BH. There are many lakes on Zelengora plateau and most of them are hidden between peaks. For comeback I rode on the same trail and the total length is 103 km. Before the ride read carefully the navigation details. The route can be combined with Čemerno – Zelengora, Mratinje – Tjentište (Maglić), Tjentište – Donje Bare or Maglić routes.
Getting there: Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Foča, Tjentište village or coming from Croatia follow the direction Dubrovnik, Trebinje, Bileća, Gacko, Čemerno, Tjentište village.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
The starting point of MTB route is the crossroad near the hotel and National Park Sutjeska center in Tjentište village. From the crossroad proceed to Foča. About 7 km from Tjentište turn sharp left on unpaved road. Proceed straight towards Vrbnica village. In Vrbnica village proceed on the unpaved road to the west course. At the end of the village the unpaved road turns into carriageway. Proceed on the carriageway and turn sharp right on the next crossroad. The carriageway leads to Pašina Poljana valley. There is a hut on the valley. Proceed on the carriageway along the valley, pass the valley and than follows a descent to Palež valley. Proceed along the Palež valley and follow the carriageway along the stream. At the end of the valley there is a container. 30 meters after the container turn right, proceed to hike with the bike on the forest’s steep carriageway. It takes around 15 minutes to hike to the cross with the carriageway Kalinovik – Čemerno. Turn left on the carriageway and proceed to ride to the south course. Keep right on the next crossroad. After about 4 km turn left for lake Orlovačko Jezero or turn right and proceed 1 km and turn right again for lake Jugovo Jezero. For more details check above interactive map and below Notes and Gallery of the route.
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references: The route is recommended during Summer or Fall. Due to many unlabeled junctions and crossroads GPS with uploaded route is a must!
Gallery of mountain biking route: