Bosnia & Herzegovina

I honestly think that Bosnia & Herzegovina deserves a lot more attention that it is getting. It has so much to offer. Though it does have a little access to the Adriatic Sea, this is not why you go there. 

It has great roads – smooth and good paved – as well as easy gravel. Of course it has a bit more hardcore stretches as well, if you’re looking for challenges.

There are lots of places scarred by the Balkan war.

Passport: Yes

Yes. 

Green insurance card: Yes

Valid Green Insurance card is needed. 

Vehicle Registration Certificate: Yes

Yes, always. The original.

Toll: No – well, maybe

Except on parts of the A1 around Sarajevo (and that applies to motorcycles too), there are no toll roads. So if you stick to backroads, you won’t get to any toll roads. And if you do go on the A1, it is toll gates where you pay at those (source: www.tolls.eu/bosnia)

Condition: Good

Good roads. No problems. 

Road Safety: Medium

Don’t remember anything out of the ordinary. I was stopped for speeding once, but I was speeding, so I can’t really complain.

You: Good

Nobody will attempt to kill you. Unless you’re being an ass.

Bike: Average

I would find secure parking. Either garage, backyard, or similar. I have never had issues finding safe parking. Just because that makes me sleep much better. 

Cell

Cell phone coverage is generally good, except in the mountains. Do not expect to have coverage unless you’re in a town. If you’re with an European operation, the free roaming role does not apply to Bosnia, so unless you have a deal with your operator, you would want to turn off data roaming on your phone.

Wifi

All hotels have wifi, but some aren’t too fast, and they don’t have many access points, so though there is wifi, the signal may not reach all the way to your room.

Language: Serbo-Croatian

Most younger people speak English.

Alphabet: Latin-ish

No need to learn Cyrillic.

Currency: Bosnia & Herzegovina Convertible Mark (BAM)

Check this link to see how much 100 BAM will set you back.

Check great roads to ride in Bosnia & Herzegovina:

Great Ride: 408, Bosnia

Great Ride: 408, Bosnia

The 408 is a gravel road (for the most part), that runs from Drvar in the north, and south east towards Glamoc, where it meets the M15. It is a smooth, flat road in the wide valley, and carves its way for 48 kilometers. If this won't give you the feeling...
Great Ride: 434a, Bosnia

Great Ride: 434a, Bosnia

This is a short route, that is connected to the 433 route , if you are going to Montenegro for the Piva route , or coming from it. It is a gravel road that takes you across a low mountain, and it has some slopes, not too steep though. The surface is...
Great Ride: Diva Grabovceva

Great Ride: Diva Grabovceva

This gravel road you takes you to the Diva Grabovceva statue. It commemorates the legend of a young virgin who refused to marry a nobleman, and was killed for his dishonoring.  The from the south is relatively easy gravel, but after the statue, it increase ...
Great Ride: Morine Pass, Bosnia

Great Ride: Morine Pass, Bosnia

The 433 Morine is a easy-medium gravel road that takes you over the wonderful Morine pass. Also, there are a couple of interesting Nekropolis sites along the route. The northern section takes into forest area with a little climb/descent, which makes...
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