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The Mount Velež region, in the central-southern area of Herzegovina, is the perfect place for lovers of mountaineering, rock climbers and ecological tourism enthusiasts. h e Reserve’s summit is Mount Velež, at an altitude of 1958 metres. The Mount’s western side is the most straightforward way to reach the top and, while climbing, the valleys of the Buna and Neretva Rivers can be constantly admired. h e other sides are meant only for expert mountaineers and require particular ability and a specialized equipment.In this mountainous area there are three important communities: Blagaj, near to the source of the Buna River; Nevesinje, situated in a wide mountain valley; and Podveležje, at the feet of Mount Velež (“Pod” in fact means “under”). The mountain community of Podveležje has to bear with the coldest winters of the area, but with mild summers. The few inhabitants of this highly fascinating area mostly work in agriculture, and in the breeding and production of dairy products. An unusual aspect of the lands of Podveležje is the way its inhabitants have managed to maintain the ancient styles of life and natural habitats. It is a truly unique attraction for foreign tourists and for locals who come to hunt, to go trekking, to go rock climbing, to go on excursions (expert guides accompany whoever is interested in reaching the peak of the Velež), while tasting delicious traditional dishes and enjoying an unforgettable landscape, suspended in time.The region of Podveležje is also the first in the whole of Bosnia Herzegovina to have encouraged the development and diff usion of ecological tourism in this area.

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