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FEEL THE GREEN
( KOZARA MOUNTAIN )



Being situated in the north-west of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Republic of Srpska entity, Kozara National Park covers the central part of the eponymus mountain – Kozara. Providing enjoyable adventures in hiking, hunting, fishing or simple walking through unspoiled nature, Kozara represents an unavoidable destination of all eager for rest and recreation. The overall length of marked mountain and biking trails in Kozara Mountain reaches 300 kilometers. Due to road network, land structure and attractive terain, Kozara can be climbed up from all directions, which will take you through the most beautifull landscapes of Kozara mountain.

Facts:

  • Proclaimed as National Park in 1967, member of EUROPARC
  • Area: 3520 ha
  • Nickname: “Green Beauty”
  • Mrakovica – central part of Kozara ( 804 m ), with WWII Memorial
  • The highest peak: Lisina ( 978 m above sea level )


ROUTE 1
TROUGH KOZARA PEAKS


Ascent: 1570 m
Duration: 2 days or 14 hours
Length: 44 km
Severity: Medium


Start: Mostanica Monastery, situated 12 km from town Kozarska Dubica

The trail runs next to Gumlin, one of the most wonderful sites of Kozara National Park, where one can find a rocky layout, a cave and a 200 m long and 50 m high canyon made by Bijela Voda rivulet. The whole landscape makes a special impression to visitors. Dense forest, sporadic medows, pastures and numerous cold, drinkable water springs make an integral part of the transversal. The view from the peak of Gola Mountain stretches all the way to Republic of Croatia, towards towns of Prijedor and Banja Luka, fish pond Sanicani ( the largest one in B&H ), and onward to nearby mountains Grmec, Klekovaca, Ozren, Vlasic, Vitorog and Velebit in neighbouring Croatia ( 160 km of air distance ). This transversal is equipped with 7 seals placed at control points, transversal diary, and Kozara map with marked itinerary. All who successfully complete the route are awarded with a gold-plated badge.

This route can be done in a reversed direction as well, from Potkozarje ( Ivanjska ) to Mostanica Monastery. Clients may choose to go back to hotel after first part of route or spend the night in mountain hut Previja ( additional 10 Euros per person ). Experienced groups in good shape can finish this route in 1 day.

Price includes:
Transfer from / to destination;
Experienced professional mountain climbing guide/s acompaning the group all the time;
Lunch at destination ;
VAT 17%;
Maps of destination;


Please think about bringing with you:
one botle of water 0,5 L ( eventhoug there are numerous mounatin springs of drinkable water );
some candy or food ( lunch is provided );
comfortable shoes;
backpack;
hat or baseball cap with sun screen;
wind jacket.


ROUTE 2
LISINA CLIMB


Ascent: 920 m
Duration: 6 hours
Length: 20 km
Severity: Medium


Start: Bistrica Village, Main road Banja Luka – Prijedor

This route is recommended throughout the whole year.

Price includes:
Transfer from / to destination;
Experienced professional mountain climbing guide/s acompaning the group all the time;
Lunch at destination ;
VAT 17%;
Maps of destination;

Please think about bringing with you:
one botle of water 0,5 L ( eventhoug there are numerous mounatin springs of drinkable water );
some candy or food ( lunch is provided );
comfortable shoes;
backpack;
hat or baseball cap with sun screen;
wind jacket.

ROUTE 3
THROUGH HISTORY LANES


Ascent: 1680 m
Duration: 2 days or 16 hours
Length: 55 km
Severity: Easy – Medium


Vrbas Adventure Resort is located in the southern part of Banja Luka territory. It comprises the midstream of Vrbas River between Banja Luka and Jajce, the mountains Manjaca ( peak Velika Manjaca 1239 m ), Osmaca and Tisovac, and settlements Krupa na Vrbasu and Karanovac. The area streches from north to south and takes 40 km in length and 30 km in widht from east to west. In total, the area takes 800 km2. This area is rich in cultural and historical monuments, diverse plant and animal species, of which some are relics and endemicdistinctive for canyon eco-systems. Due to high-quality water and rare fish species, the Vrbas Canyon has been under state protection since 1955.

Start: Rekavice village ( 20 km south from Banja Luka )

On this route you will be welcomed by many attractive landmarks: a natural stone bridge, cascades and mills on Krupa River, Krupa Monastery, Krupa River dources, cave named Strikina Pecina, medieval tombstones ( stecak ) necropolis, Petar Kocic ethno village, Manjaca Lake, Gomionica River source, Gomionica Monastery. All who successfully complete route are awarded with a gold-plated badge.

Price includes:
Transfer from / to destination;
Experienced professional mountain climbing guide/s acompaning the group all the time;
Lunch at destination ;
VAT 17%;
Maps of destination;

Please think about bringing with you:
one botle of water 0,5 L ( eventhoug there are numerous mounatin springs of drinkable water );
some candy or food ( lunch is provided );
comfortable shoes;
backpack;
hat or baseball cap with sun screen;
wind jacket.

ROUTE 4
KOZARA MOUNTAIN EASY HIKE


Ascent: 876 m
Duration: 2 hours
Length: 5 km
Severity: Easy


Start: Previja Mountain Hut

Trail leads from Previja Mountain Hut, Gola Mountain area, and ends in Mrakovica, at WWII Memorial. The view from the peak of Gola Mountain stretches all the way to Republic of Croatia, towards towns of Prijedor and Banja Luka, fish pond Sanicani ( the largest one in B&H ), and onward to nearby mountains Grmec, Klekovaca, Ozren, Vlasic, Vitorog and Velebit in neighbouring Croatia ( 160 km of air distance ).

Price includes:
Transfer from / to destination;
Experienced professional mountain climbing guide/s acompaning the group all the time;
Lunch at destination ;
VAT 17%;
Maps of destination;

Please think about bringing with you:
one botle of water 0,5 L ( eventhoug there are numerous mounatin springs of drinkable water );
some candy or food ( lunch is provided );
comfortable shoes;
backpack;
hat or baseball cap with sun screen;
wind jacket.