Rafting in Bosnia Herzegovina: A Thrilling 0utdoor Adventure

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, look no further than rafting in Bosnia! This thrilling adventure will have you navigating white-water rapids and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Bosnian countryside. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rafter, there’s a trip for you! So pack your bags and get ready for some serious fun.

There are many rivers suitable for rafting in Bosnia, but the most popular ones are:

Neretva River, which flows through Mostar and offers a range of rapids from beginner to expert levels.

Una River, which is known for its challenging rapids and stunning scenery

Tara River, one of the longest and wildest rivers in Europe and a favorite among experienced rafters

Rafting on Neretva River

Rafting on the Neretva river is mostly done between Mostar and Konjic. Rafting Neretva usually takes about half a day with many stops along the way so you can swim or jump off cliffs into the river! The Neretva river has a range of rapids from beginner to expert levels, so there’s something for everyone.

What class rapids are on the Neretva River?

Neretva river is graded 3 or 4 depending on the water level and the time of the year. This is a perfect level for beginners and those who are looking for a bit of excitement. The rapids will give you an adrenaline rush but are not too challenging. White water rafting on the Neretva River in Bosnia Herzegovina is suitable for everyone who wants to experience the thrill of rafting without danger. Neretva Rafting is suitable for families with children because there are no risks involved and you will be able to enjoy nature together. Rafting on Neretva is the perfect way to spend quality time with your family. Rafters are provided with all equipment, including life jackets and helmets so everyone can enjoy the trip equally without any worries. Neretva Rafting is a great way to explore the beautiful scenery of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What is Grade 3 Rafting Neretva?

Grade 3 rafting is a moderate level of rafting that is suitable for families with children and beginners. The rapids are not too challenging and there is no danger involved. This makes it the perfect activity for those who want to experience the thrill of rafting without any risks. Rafters will enjoy the beautiful scenery as they float down the river. Rafters are required to use paddles, helmets, and life jackets. Explore Mostar Adventures guides will give you advice on how to navigate rapids depending on your level of experience. Neretva Rafting grade 3 provides a safe and exciting experience for everyone.

What is Grade 4 Neretva Rafting?

Grade four Neretva Rafting is considered an extreme class with waves that can reach up to two meters in height. The raft has one guide who steers the boat while other passengers paddle. There is a moderate level of risk associated with grade four rafting and it is not recommended for beginners or those who are afraid of water. Rafters will definitely enjoy the challenge as they navigate turbulent rapids. Explore Mostar Adventures guides give you advice depending on your level of experience and ability to adapt to changing water conditions.

What time of the year is best for White water rafting on the Neretva River in Bosnia Herzegovina ?

Neretva is a mountain river and during the winter period, it can be quite wild. Rafting is usually only possible from April until October. The best time for white water rafting on the Neretva River in Bosnia Herzegovina is in the spring and summer months when the water level is high and the rapids are exciting but not too dangerous. The autumn can also be a good time to Raft on Neretva, as the weather is still warm and there are fewer people on the river. In late spring and early summer, there are often thunderstorms in the afternoon, so rafting always starts early in the day. The rain usually stops by late morning or lunchtime. In September and October, the weather is more stable but nights can be chilly, and in these months we provide better-wet suits that will keep you warm and dry. Rafting on river Neretva in Bosnia Herzegovina can be enjoyed by anyone from the age of 12 – it’s a great activity for families and friends.

Where to go White water rafting on Neretva River in Bosnia Herzegovina ?

White water Rafting on the Neretva river in Bosnia Herzegovina can be done in Konjic, more precisely, village Glavaticevo and Mostar as well. However, Konjic has emerged as a popular rafting destination due to the fact that there are no dams in the upper and middle Neretva, whereas already from Jablanica and towards Mostar, there are several dams on Neretva and the river is not suitable for rafting. In addition to that, Konjic has a good location as it is located halfway between Mostar and Sarajevo, and that allows you to reach Konjic in approximately 1 hour. Konjic Rafting on the Neretva river is organized by Explore Mostar Adventures – a company with over 15 years of experience in rafting and outdoor activities.

Konjic Rafting on Neretva river

Konjic Rafting on the Neretva River in Bosnia Herzegovina is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Bosnia Herzegovina. The Neretva river offers exciting rapids for rafters of all levels of experience, from beginner to extreme. No matter what time of year you go, you’re guaranteed a great experience. Explore Mostar Adventures provides all the necessary equipment, as well as experienced guides who will ensure your safety and make sure you have an enjoyable trip.

Rafting on the Neretva River is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The river offers exciting rapids for rafters of all levels of experience, from beginner to extreme.

How to reach Konjic?

Konjic is located between Mostar and Sarajevo and you can reach it in approximately one hour. There are several ways to reach Konjic, including by bus, car, or train. The nearest airport is in Sarajevo, and there are also airports in Mostar and Dubrovnik.

Reaching Konjic by public transportation

Reaching Konjic by public transportation is easy. Konjic is located in the middle of Bosnia Herzegovina and it’s well connected with other cities like Mostar and Sarajevo. There are frequent departures of buses to Konjic from both directions. Ideally, you should plan to arrive at Konjic by 9 am in order to have enough time to reach the rafting base camp which is located 20 – 60 min out of Konjic, depending on the rafting operator you decide to use.

Is it possible to organize a private transfer?

If you like to enjoy a more convenient way to travel, then you can also book a private transfer, with Explore Mostar Adventures transfers service. We offer return transportation from Sarajevo and Mostar airport or any other location in Bosnia Herzegovina to the rafting base camp on the Neretva River. It is easy and fast, allowing our guests to enjoy their time here at ease.

What does Neretva rafting itinerary look like?

The exact itinerary depends on the rafting provider that you decide to use for your Rafting Neretva tour, and this here would be an example of an itinerary of a Rafting Neretva tour organized by those providers who have their rafting base camp in the vicinity of Konjic, approximately 20 minutes from the city center.

Arrival at Rafting Base Camp – 09:00

If you are traveling by public transport, you are required to be at Konjic bus station by 9 am to meet the representative of the tour operator who will then drive you to the rafting base camp. Upon arrival, you will be briefed and provided rafting gear. If you opt for a private transfer, you will be picked up in Sarajevo or Mostar and dropped off directly at the rafting base camp by 9 am. In case that you would like to come in your own car, the tour operator will provide the address of the rafting base camp and instructions about what to do when you get there. And then, again, required to be there by 9 am. We offer free transportation from and to the bus station for all our guests. Just let us know when you book your trip, and we’ll make sure you have a hassle-free arrival and departure.

What to expect at the Neretva Rafting base camp and who else will be there?

This depends on the tour operator, but we will talk about what it looks like if you book your Rafting Neretva tour with Explore Mostar Adventures. Our Rafting Base camp is located 20 minutes from the center of Konjic on the shore of the Neretva river. The rafting base camp is equipped with a traditional Bosnian food restaurant, changing rooms, and showers. When you arrive at the base camp, you will be greeted by the host and offered refreshments followed by a traditional Bosnian breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients (inclusions depend on the package you chose). As you are having your breakfast, you will see other groups of people who have come for the Neretva rafting tour. Some are local people from Bosnia Herzegovina and others are travelers from other countries. After breakfast, you will be provided wet suits, lifejackets, and helmets and have a safety briefing.

Departure towards the rafting start location in Glavaticevo – 11:00

After being fitted with wet suits, life jackets, and helmets you’ll board the bus which will take you to the starting point of your Neretva Rafting adventure, village Glavaticevo. On the way there we will make a brief stop at Boracko Lake lookout point for a short break and photo opportunity.

Rafting starts at – 12:00

After arriving at the start point in Glavaticevo we start our Rafting Neretva tour. The first part of the rafting tour will take you through calm waters so that everyone can get comfortable with their rafts. You’ll be able to practice maneuvers and communication between rafters. This is also a good opportunity for your guide to learn about your level of experience, thus allowing him to better cater to your needs on the tour.

The next stage of the rafting tour will take you through a few rapids and down some smaller waterfalls. You’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh air, and sunshine.

Rakitnica Canyon Swim Stop – 14:00

The first leg of the journey finishes when we arrive at the point where Rakitnica tributary river meets the Neretva River. This is a great opportunity for you to take a swim and enjoy the refreshing waters of Rakitnica canyon. After a break of about 30 minutes, we will start the second half of the Rafting Neretva tour.

Rafting continues – 14:30

This is the most exciting part of the Rafting Neretva tour! After swimming we will resume our Rafting Neretva tour, this time paddling through the stronger currents of the Neretva River. You’ll have an opportunity to test your skills on some more difficult waters. Rafting guides are always on hand to give you tips and advice, so don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed!

You will enter into rapids that are exhilarating and challenging at the same time. Make sure you hold on tight as you navigate through these Class III-IV rapids!

Arrival to Base camp – 16:00

At approximately 16:00 we will arrive back at the rafting base camp where you started your Rafting Neretva tour. You will disembark your rafts and change back into dry clothes, before having a big traditional Bosnian lunch and a farewell toast with the Explore Mostar Adventures team at the Rafting base camp. You will also receive a complimentary CD with photos from the Rafting Neretva tour to keep as a memory of this amazing day filled with excitement and adrenaline. After saying goodbye to our guides we can either choose to enjoy another refreshment or get on the bus which takes you back to Konjic train station just in time to catch a bus to Mostar or Sarajevo.

Neretva River rafting is a great experience for everyone

Rafting the Neretva River is a great summer activity for everyone who enjoys being outdoors and active on their holidays! You don’t need any previous experience, as the Neretva Rafting tour includes a safety briefing and all the necessary equipment. Rafting guides are experienced professionals who will make sure that you have a safe and enjoyable rafting experience.

If you are interested in learning more, contact us today! We can help you find out how to visit the Neretva river and arrange your own rafting adventure on this beautiful waterway.

Whether it’s an adrenaline rush or tranquility that brings you here, we offer one of the most fantastic experiences Bosnia has to offer.

What’s Included in Rafting Tours?

Some of the rafting tours include a hotel pick-up and drop-off, transportation to and from your starting point on the river, professional guide service with all equipment required for rafting. Other tours may also offer lunch after your trip along with drinks such as water or juice during breaks between rapids. Most tour packages do not include insurance coverage so make sure that you have adequate travel insurance before booking anything!

Una river rafting

Una river is a beautiful karst river that flows from the northwest to the southeast through Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina. The length of this gorgeous waterway spans about 214.6 km (133.3 miles). It has many unique features including its source which lies at an altitude of 358,850 meters.

The Una River is known for being very clean, especially when compared to other European rivers like Danube or Rhine which are usually polluted due to industrialization near their banks or even worse – dams built up along them. This ensures pristine waters all year long perfect for swimming! The rafting season usually starts in early May and goes until the end of September.

There are plenty of tour operators that offer rafting on Una River with different levels of difficulty, so there is definitely something for everyone!

The most popular starting point for rafting trips is the town of Bihac.

Just like with Neretva River rafting, it’s important to do your research ahead of time to find the best operator that suits your needs as well as your budget.

Rafting on Tara river

The Tara River is one of the most popular rivers for rafting due to its challenging rapids. The season usually starts at the end of April and goes until early November.

Just like with other rivers, there are different levels of difficulty that you can choose from when rafting on Tara River. The main point for most trips is the town of Foca.

There are two main start points for Tara River rafting holidays in Bosnia and Montenegro. The upper section starts near Zabljak, Montenegro and the lower start point is near Lake Brštanovica – Šćepan Polje and is perhaps the more beautiful of the two.

Similar to Neretva and Una Rivers, it’s important to do your research ahead of time to find the best operator that suits your needs as well as your budget.

Rafting on Tara River is definitely a thrilling experience and well worth doing if you’re looking for an adventure!

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