Sports Adventures in Royal Town of Jajce

Sports enthusiasts seeking an out of the ordinary vacation and the chance to interact with nature are flocking to the Royal Town of Jajce. Jajce is tucked away in time in the central region of Bosnia Herzegovina. Just two and a half hours from urban, international Sarajevo, this walled medieval city has existed for centuries and retains much of its old world charm.


Let’s Go Biking

Jayce is a small town, making it an ideal destination for people who enjoy biking. There are over 31 miles of trails, ranging from beginner level to “black diamond”. Take a quick 3-mile ride from the center of Jajce and you’ll be rewarded with quite a surprise. You’ll find a storybook village filled with small huts. The huts contain small water mills that allowed farmers to harness the water power of Pliva Lakes.

Although the mills are no longer operating, they provide a scenic and nostalgic look into the past. Park you bicycle and luxuriate in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Do You Love Mountain Climbing?

Jayce is ringed by a magnificent mountain range filled with meadows, pastures, and an abundance of gorgeous trees and plants. Navigating your way when you’re mountain climbing is pleasure thanks to well-marked and well-maintained trails.

Hum Mountain is a particular favorite among visitors. Its magnificent cliffs are demanding to get to: you’ll need to hike for a minimum of three hours to before you arrive at your destination.

Wishing for Fishing?

You don’t need a boat for fishing in the Royal Town of Jajce. Along the banks of the Pliva River, you can fish from shore for prize catches including:

· Trout

· Catfish

· Grayling

· Carp

If you prefer in-water fishing, you’re in luck. Boats can be rented easily. For those who may be new to the sport, local fishing guides can show you the way. Wherever you fish, be aware that a fishing license is required. Nothing sinks the fun on a fishing boat faster foot coverings that can’t withstand the challenges of dirt and water. Sports enthusiasts don’t have to ruin their street shoes, however. It’s important to know the difference between water shoes and water sandals. Open-toed water sandals are designed for people who don’t want to feel stones under their feet and/or who need more support than provided by a simple flip-flop. Water shoes are the next step up, providing significantly more traction and protection. Water shoes have closed toes This keeps your feet safe from stubbed toes, torn toenails, and other common foot mishaps. They are also the answer to the problem of squishy feet. The shoes are made of special mesh fabrics that don’t absorb water and the open side design allows excess water to drain easily. Since their focus is function, not form, most water shoes would not be winners in a footwear beauty pageant.  Today, a wonderful option known as water shoes are taking the worry out of being wet when you’re vacationing in the Royal Town of Jajce and enjoying outdoor activities such as:

· Fishing on Pliva Lake

· Kayaking on the River Vbras

· Canyoning on the Ugar River

· Hiking and biking on wet terrain



New collection in Jajce’s Ethno Museum

The Ethno Museum located in one of the historical monuments of the town (the first primary school) recently enriched its collections with a lithological, petrographic and mineralogical new section, presenting stones collected in a wide area around Jajce. The official presentation of the collection took place on Friday 23th of November and from now the visitors can visit it during the working days from 8 to 16 o’clock.

Ethno Museum

Royal town of Jajce

Jajce, made of stone, light and water, is a royal town and an open air museum, built on the confluence of two great rivers – the Pliva and the Vrbas. Around Jajce you can find the beautiful Great and Small Pliva lakes both equipped with water mills, which the local people call «mlinčići».

Pliva and Vrbas

The most recognizable symbol of Jajce is its magnificent 17 meter high waterfall (situated at the place where the river Pliva flows into the river Vrbas). The waterfall is in the heart of the town, making Jajce one of the most unique town in the world.


In this town you’ll have the opportunity to see the remains of four great empires (Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian), three kingdoms (Bosnian, Hungarian and Yugoslavian) and of the three world monotheistic religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) along with a variety of architecture styles and living customs all developed and refined through the ages.

architecture styles

Its historical importance, its townscape value, its archeological remains and its natural beauty give to this city a special meaning.

Jajce a town


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Jajce map

Jajce map
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Private accommodation in Jajce

Bubrić Family

Private accommodation in the town and the country was recently initiated as alternative accommodation for guests of the region. In this type of accommodation you have the ability to feel the atmosphere of a Bosnian family lifestyle, taste a wide variety of various bosnian food and drinks and experience a stay in Jajce in a completely unique new form. Families offering accommodation in Jajce offer single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, well-made toilets, living rooms and well equipped kitchens. Private accommodation is placed all arround the town – in the center of town, on the road to Pliva lakes and on lakes itself.

Accommodation price is 16.00 to 30.00 KM (8 to 15 € – depending on the location, condition and service of accommodation).


The two largest rivers in the municipality of Jajce, Pliva river and Vrbas river, provide outstanding conditions for fishing in this part of Bosnia.


Pliva river

This river goes trough Jajce, Jezero and Šipovo and is 23 km long. In Šipovo flows one of the largest tributaries, namely the Janja river. The upper part of the Pliva river (from the source till the center of Šipovo) is excellent for fly fishing. Most of the flow is very affordable and it’s possible to fish from the shore.

Pliva river in Jajce, especially on the Big and Small Pliva lake, provides opportunities for all types of fishing.

In the river Pliva you’ll find trout, grayling, carp, tench, catfish and other species of white fish.

Vrbas river

The Vrbas runs along the main road (M-5) linking up Donji Vakuf-Jajce-Banja Luka. The upper part of the river, from Doganovaca to Jajce, contains a typical salmonid water with lots of brook trouts and graylings and in smaller number nases, barbels and chubs. Around the hydroelectric “Jajce II” the quantity of the cyprinid fish increases.

Fisheries management, issuing of fishing licenses, a part of cleaning and maintenance of rivers in the municipality of Jajce is under the responsibility of the sports fishing company “Zlatovčica”.

Sport fishing

Fishing waters managed by S.R.U. “Zlatovčica” Jajce are salmonid and cyprinid. To catch the fishes, you must use a sport fishing equipment. All anglers must comply with the Act on Freshwater Fisheries (cf. Official Gazette FBiH No. 64/04) and the rules concerning the regulations of the number of fishes.


Fishing is allowed only if you have a license. There are annual and daily licenses, which are delivered by the fishing company “Zlatovčica”.

The fisherman who’s catch being fishing without licence will be punished by the competent Ministry.


Cost of license



Seniors: 100 KM

Juniors: 50 KM

Cadets: 20 KM

Retirees / pensioners and invalids: 50 KM


Fishing salmonids: 20 KM

Fishing cyprinids: 10 KM

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town jajce

The Clock Tower:

Between 1587 and 1830, the Ottomans built clock towers in Bosnia and Herzegovina so that everybody may know the time and know when it’s time for prayer (namaz). The clock tower in Jajce is not typical in comparison with other towers built at the same time. This tower was built between 1396 and 1416 in the reign of Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić in order to be used as Kapikule or watchtower. It was simultaneously one of the doors of the fortress. The Ottomans converted it into clock tower because its dominant position was ideal for this.