CP7  699 km  Višegrad

Tourist organization of Višegrad

CP7  699 km  VIŠEGRAD

Checkpoint organised by:
Tourist organization of Višegrad

Cover photo by:
Novak Elčić Photography

Višegrad is located at the confluence of the Drina and Rzav rivers in Eastern RS and B&H. The town includes the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was popularized by Nobel prize winner Ivo Andrić in his novel The Bridge on the Drina. A tourist site called Andrićgrad is located near the bridge and hosts the CP.

Save for a 5.5 km climb @ 4.5%, followed by a similar descent, leading out of the Sutjeska National Park, this portion of the route follows a lush green Drina River downstream, so it is mostly flat and scenic (should you do it during daytime). Also, the very last portion of the route takes you through a narrow canyon and passes through 39 tunnels, before a UNESCO World Heritage site bridge suddenly appears before you!