Nevesinje is surrounded by wide river
valleys and high mountains that offer a diversity of quality
outdoor recreation activities and attractions.
You can find more on these possibilities through the offer
of local organisations under "Tours activities and other
The village of Podvelezje provides access to a remarkable
collection of high mountain recreation experiences and
Among the rich tourist destinations of Herzegovina this is
one of the least-known gems. The Podvelezje plateau rests
between the towering peaks of Velez Mountain and the city of
Mostar. For centuries it has been home to highland shepherds
and a traditional way of life. The landscape is harsh arid
karst dotted with small forests of beech and oak trees.
Podveležje has even more sunny days than Mostar.
700m above sea level it is a pleasant escape during the hot
summer nights and an ideal place for walking, mountain
biking, medicinal herb picking and challenging treks to
Velež's highest peak at 1,980m. Here one can witness many of
the old methods of traditional life including sheep shearing,
milk, cheese and butter production, honey-making, meat
drying and wool sewing. Some of these can be seen in the Eco
Farm which is open to visitors. There are miles of asphalted roads
plateau with almost no traffic. 6km off the main
road to Nevesinje from Mostar, marked with signs starting
from the turnoff to Blagaj on the M-17, is the small village
of Smajkici and the eco-motel Sunce. Local buses (number 16)
run from the main bus station in Mostar six times per day.
It nests in a mountain valley east of the Velez Mountain.
Steep forest paths lead towards a town of Nevesinje,
40 km from Mostar. It is quite isolated hence helping the
population of Nevesinje preserve many old customs.
The medieval tombstone necropolis at the foot of
the Crvanj Mt. in Krekovi, Ovciji brod Bridge across the
Zalomka River, sahat kula (Clock Tower) and the Old Town
“Vjencac” are some of the remains of the past times.
Alagovac Lake is an artificial lake, 4 km north of
Nevesinje. The lake is a water supply reservoir, but it is
also ideal for sports and fishing. Fishing Club “Zalomka” is
in charge of providing fishing licenses. The fishing season
is open from March to October.