Hiking is the preferred term for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. Hiking can sometimes involves bushwhacking and hiking is sometimes referred to as such. This specifically refers to difficult walking through dense forest, undergrowth, or bushes, where forward progress requires pushing vegetation aside. In extreme cases of bushwhacking, where the vegetation is so dense that human passage is impeded, a machete is used to clear a pathway.
Canyoning is an adventure activity in which canyoners travel through canyons located in the foothills of mountains, through fascinating and untouched nature, by overcoming natural obstacles such as waterfalls, cascades, and natural pools. To accomplish this, various walking skills are used and techniques such as scrambling, climbing, abseiling, walking over outcropping terrain or through watercourses, squeezing through narrow slots, jumping into the water and swimming. Turquoise green water, incredible waterfalls, narrow passages, vertical cliffs, a variety of shapes of stone formations and walls sculpted by water over the years, the diversity of the plant and animal life, provide a truly aesthetic experience which makes this sport unique, attractive and enjoyable.
NP Sutjeska Hiking
Sutjeska national park is the oldest and biggest national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is considered to be a pearl of BH according to its natural beauty and qualities. It covers the area of Sutjeska river including special reserve Perućica, parts of mountains Maglić (2386m-the highest mountain top in BH), Volujak, Vučevo and Zelengora. Thanks to the great natural qualities and their conservation, Sutjeska NP has been included in the second category of IUCN (UN’s section for protecting nature and natural qualities) since 2000.