Vlasic is located in Central Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Central Bosnian canton.
The mountain got its name for the nomads called Vlasi. Its highest peak is Opaljenik at 1943 meters.
Vlasic is one of the largest mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has 5 rivers and many springs; it is covered with variety of flora and fauna and enjoys many sunny days. It is beautiful in the winter months as well – snow has been known to cover the mountains 170 days in some years.
Besides natural resources, Vlasic is famous for its geographical position and its wide open valleys.
The city of Travnik is an historic town at the foot of Vlasic, 28 kilometers away connected by two asphalt roads. Travnik is the birth place of the Nobel Prize winner, writer Ivo Andric.
If you decided to travel by car, there are a few different routes to take:
From Zagreb-Bosanska Gradiska (border crossing with Croatia)-Banja Luka-Jajce-Turbe-Vlasic (approximately 350 km).
From Zagreb-Bosanska Gradiska (border crossing with Croatia)-Banja Luka-Skender Vakuf (Knezevo)-Vlasic (approximately 270 km).
There are regular bus lines throughout the day from the Travnik to Babanovac (center of Vlasic).
The nearest airport to Vlasic is located in the country’s capital city, Sarajevo.
Vlasic is a perfect place for tourists during the summer months. In addition to the forests and rivers, this area of the country is known for its abundance of medical herbs and mushrooms, the raising of livestock, and famous Vlasic cheese. Vlasic is recommended to people with breathing and anemic problems.
River Ugar is rich with trout. The waterfall of the tributary Ugric is a wonderful trip for hot summer days.
During winter the snow cover could reach a height of 2.5 meters. On average there are 170 days of snow cover on the mountain. Tourists can enjoy winter sports on 15 kilometers of terrain and 6 lifts.
You can experience much more on mountain Vlasic beside skiing and collecting herbs. You can swim in the river Ugar, hike, ride horses, visit surrounding villages and towns, and much more, but that we can leave up to your own explorations and the tales of fellow-travelers by the fireplace.
Recently remodeled mountain house made of natural materials. 1280 meters above sea level. It accommodates up to ten people.
This house was completely remodeled in 2003. It has about 150 square meters of living space on three levels. It is situated on a very quiet area of the mountain, near of the center Babanovac, baby ski lift. It is about 150 meters from the main ski lift and ski terrains.
Our main goal was to save original materials and construction, mainly natural stone specific for the region as well as wooden roof slates.
This house is rented as a whole and consists of:
Ground Floor-storage area for shoes and ski equipment where there is central heating stove; kitchen, kitchen, bathroom with shower and living room with fireplace
bedroom with 2/2 beds, small kitchen, bathroom, exit for large terrace and rear balcony
2 bedrooms with 1/1 beds and ½ beds, balcony
Eko KoliBa is constructed in 2006 as an annex to larger KolibA or as a separate entity. All materials used are characteristic of mountain Vlasic with handcrafted stone masonry and wooden roof slates. It accommodates 4 people.
Organization “Vlasic Planet Zivota” from Travnik, awarded this house for the best natural environment in 2008.
Eko KolibA is rented as whole and consists of:
Ground floor: Living room with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2/2 (+1/2) beds, balcony
Both houses have their own gated parking, central heating using wood, satellite TV. They are equipped with all household amenities. All interiors are very carefully planned and built from natural resources.
Prices are in euros per day for the entire house.
Welcome to “Kolibe”-Vlasic. We wish you a pleasant and happy stay on the mountain of Vlasic and in our homes. Vlasic is a tourist-friendly mountain village today. This is the place of our ancestors and in this place we have put lots of energy, love and work for our guests and future generations to enjoy. We trust that our guests will appreciate the careful planning and execution of every handcrafted detail in our homes and receive much more from the mountain as they return to visit.