Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina, Босна и Херцеговина, usually shortened to BiH)is a European country located on the Balkan peninsula. It was formerly part of Yugoslavia but gained independence in 1992. It borders Croatia to the north, west and southwest, Serbia to the east and Montenegro to the southeast. Mostly mountainous, it has access to a tiny portion of the Adriatic Sea coastline in the south.

Bosnia and Herzegovina lies at the cultural crossroads of east and west. It was here where the Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations met the Roman and Austro-Hungarian ones, creating one of the richest and most diverse cultural heritage regions of southern Europe. It is also the only place in the world where you can find Orthodox and Catholic churches, a mosque and a synagogue side by side in the same square. Despite the image of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s past, it is actually one of the safest places in Europe.


Hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters along coast.

The best time to visit

The best time to visit is from May to September. Bosnia is not a heavily touristed country, so does not get super crowded in the summer.

Roads and Riding

Much of the country is covered by mountainous terrain, which together with good roads makes a great riding destination. This tiny country is tailor made for adventure and has a taste of the wild that is long gone in Western Europe.

Tours which concern Bosnia-Herzegovina:

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Capital city: Sarajevo
Official language: Bosnian
National currency: Convertible Mark (KM), EUR is widely excepted
Climate: Temperate continental
Time zone: Central European Time (GMT +1)
Visa, documents: Tourists from most countries (EU, USA, etc) do not need visa. A valid passport is required only.
Electricity: 220 V / 50 Hz