Source: eKapija | Monday, 20.03.2023.| 21:57
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Nature, Adventure, Culture – Enjoy the rich offer of Republika Srpska

(Photo: Vladimir Tadić)
The spring has arrived and with it the fair weather, motivating us to plan our next trips, discover new destinations and also go back to the old, familiar locations where we always feel safe and comfortable. Republika Srpska offers many attractions, both well-known and less familiar destinations which are just waiting to be discovered, treasure troves of cultural heritage, adrenaline zones for those who enjoy adventurous activities and, of course, culinary delight for gourmets. Enthusiast of all types will find their own place in Republika Srpska.

In the last few years, Republika Srpska has been distinguished on the tourist map of the region and wider, as one of the top destinations for lovers of active holidays. Various adrenaline activities are available on destinations whose landscapes and uniqueness take your breath away.

Alpinism, mountain biking, canoeing, rafting, paragliding and free climbing in the prettiest natural locations will make your heart beat faster and your body will feel completely free. Nature has molded this area for an ideal adventure travel and it`s up to you to take the most out of nature and give your mind and body an exhilarating feeling.

(Photo: Vladimir Tadić)

Alpinism and hiking enthusiasts have access to marked trails in our natural oases, Kozara National Park and the mountain ranges Zelengora, Volujak, Maglic which are a part of one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe – Sutjeska National Park. Here you will experience the true natural beauty of Zelengora lakes, explore the trails of the highest peak in the B&H – peak of the Maglic mountain and see the magic of the oldest preserved primeval forest Perucica. The hiking trails around Banjaluka and Sipovo and those on Jahorina are attractive as well. Jahorina is not only known for skiing activities but also for alpinist and hiking trails of various lengths and difficulty.

Fans of adventures on two wheels can look forward to exciting cycling routes all across Republika Srpska. A true cycling challenge awaits you at Vrbas Adventure Resort near Banjaluka, at Kozara as well on the routes around Trebinje which lead along the former Austro-Hungarian roads and through the old towns Strac, Golo Brdo and Petrina. Pecka near Mrkonjic Grad is another popular destination for mountain biking.

(Photo: Vladimir Tadić)

Experience adventure in the sky above Republika Srpska and enjoy the beauty of this unexplored location from another angle. Historical site Gljiva near Trebinje is quite suitable for paragliding. We also recommend Manjaca and Krmine for a special paragliding experience. Ozren mountain has excellent conditions for paragliding, especially in spring and summer.

Srpska offers all forms of adventure, free climbing being definitely one of them, when you take into account the magnificent nature, interesting rocks and splendid landscapes which provide an unforgettable experience. Extremely popular destination for fans of this adrenaline activity are Kozara National Park and Crvene Stijene in Romanija.

A special attraction on these trails is a via ferrata. Via ferrata is a protected climbing route that employs steel cables, rungs or ladders to access difficult section of mountain ranges.

(Photo: Vladimir Tadić)

For fans of water adventures, there are Tara and Vrbas, rivers which are first choices for all who want to experience adrenaline-fueled rides in rafting boats in exceptional natural surroundings.

Aside from adrenaline activities, spa centers in Republika Srpska primarily focused on providing health services and treatments are also very interesting and popular and regularly have large number of domestic and foreign tourists. Ample springs with mineral, thermal and thermomineral waters are typical for this area and are perfect for treating various ailments (cardiovascular, rheumatic, dermatological....).

When it comes to spa tourism, health and tourism center Banja Vrucica is one of the leading health, wellness, and congress centers in the region. We mustn`t forget other spa centers in Republika Srpska: Kulasi, Laktasi, Villina Vlas, Slatina and others.

The religious tourism is always popular, with the accent on Herzegovina region, namely Trebinje and the surrounding area with places of worship Tvrdos, Dobricevo, Duzi, Petro-Pavlov monastery and Hercegovacka Gracanica. There is also Mrkonjici village, the birth place of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog. As for the western part of Republika Srpska, we recommend a visit to Mostanica, Liplje and Stuplje monasteries.

(Photo: Vladimir Tadić)

Eco ethno offer is Republika Srpska`s important asset. The most attractive destinations in this category are Stanisici ethno village around Bijeljina and the increasingly popular Sipovo and its area, which is becoming a more and more interesting location on the tourist map of Republika Srpska due to the many rural households and their lovely hosts and the activities offered here.

One shouldn`t forget about the city centers and the city break destinations, Banjaluka, first and foremost, then Visegrad with Andricgrad and of course, Trebinje, the most southern city in Republika Srpska and the irresistible destination of many international tourists.

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