Kamešnica – Konj

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mountain: Kamešnica, Konj peak
Length: 25,5 km
Elevation gain: 1450 m
Maximum elevation:  1856 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Cyclotrail_Kamešnica
Date of ride: 29.07.2023.
Suitable for E-bike: No

Gojsi rode this route few weeks before and he was very satisfied with it. He talked us into going for vacation in BiH, so we decided to repeat his ride. We knew what to expect and that this route has a lot of hiking with a bike. First part of the route is on unpaved road that starts in Liskovača.  This road leads to border with Croatia, and here started our problems. We crossed this border and got stopped by Croatian police. Luckily we had our identification cards with us, so they let us go (after two hours of legitimization), and we continued our journey. But we got misdemeaonr report, and have to go on a court for this.
We continued our journey, and now since we were in Croatia we again entered illegally in BiH, but there are no cameras on this path so we didn’t have any problems. ( Very absurd situation).

When we connected on hiking path actually started our real problem. Hiking path is very steep, and not bike friendly so most of the time we had to carry our bikes on our back, or make our way through thick grass and vegetation.

This hiking section lasted very long even though it is small part in regarding to distance of whole route.  It took us about 4 hours for hiking section, and we were little bit worried that we will be caught by the dark because we lost a lot of time with police.

We had a very good and sunny day, so we could enjoy the view from the peak Konj on 1856 meters.

Descend starts as one of the best, but at the end of the ridge part Ivan had a very bad OTB, even though he landed on his feet both of his ankles were bruised and swollen so he had many problems because we were still pretty high.  After the ridge there was a very though part which was overgrown with vegetation, and this part was very though.

Note: I wouldn’t recommend our route due to legal problems. For me, better option is to ride this route in one direction up from Podgradina, and then with the same path down to Podgradina village. Because not so many people hike this trail, you can expect that some parts of the trail are outgrown by vegetation, as you can see from the video.

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