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The Trace - Great Serbia Trekking Tour (12 days / 11 nights)

Let Magelan take you on a trek of a lifetime. Visit some of Serbia’s most spectacular mountains and valleys, savor the delicious flavors of traditional cuisine and relax in soothing thermal waters. If you love the outdoors, this journey is for you!

 

 

Day 1. BELGRADE – OLD MOUNTAIN (BD)

Tour participants gather in Belgrade from morning to late afternoon. Transfer of trekkers to Old Mountain, Serbia’s highest peak close to the city of Knjaževac. Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner. Tour briefing session with group members. Free time to enjoy the surroundings and interact with tour participants. Overnight.

 

Day 2. OLD MOUNTAIN – JABUCKO RAVANISTE – BABIN ZUB (BLD) Breakfast. Morning trekking tour of the charming Jabučko Ravnište and a beautiful view on the way back. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon hiking tour to Babin Zub Peak (Grandma’s tooth), a 1757-meter peak that is part of the Babin Zub nature reserve. Dinner. Pleasant evening stroll. Free time to interact with tour participants and Old Mountain visitors staying at a nearby mountain lodge. Overnight.

 

Day 3. OLD MOUNTAIN – MIDZOR (BLD)

Breakfast. Full-day hike to Midžor (altitude of 2169 m), Old Mountain’s highest peak. This beautiful trek is designed for intermediate hikers and features spectacular mountain views. Lunch at the top of the mountain with amazing views of Serbia and Bulgaria. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 4. OLD MOUNTAIN – JEEP AND TRACKING TOUR (BLD)

Early breakfast. Full-day jeep and trekking tour you will remember for years to come! Break at a beautiful small vista above the Kovani Dol gully. Jeep tour continues through the picturesque Javorska River Ravine to Oštra Čuka. Visit to the scenic 42-meter Čunguljski Skok cascade waterfall. Outdoor barbeque lunch. Trek to the 64-meter Pilj waterfall. Evening drive and return to the hotel. Dinner. Free time to mingle with tour participants. If the group is larger than 15, we will organize a small party at the hotel or mountain lodge. Overnight.

 

Day 5. OLD MOUNTAIN – MOUNTAIN VIDLIC (BLD)

Breakfast. Trek to Ženski Vrh (Woman’s Peak) crest to the base of Old Mountain and the village of Topli Do. Jeep tour through the narrow Toplodolska River Valley and picturesque Temštica River Gorge to the 14th century Saint George monastery. Break for lunch at a beautiful spot on the Temstica River. Visit to an old electric power plant and short uphill hike to a scenic spot overlooking the ruins of the medieval Temac fortress. Return to hotel. Dinner. Free time to explore the area and interact with tour participants at charming hotel veranda or at the aperitif-bar. Overnight.

 

Day 6. VIDLIC MOUNTAIN - VLADIKINE PLOCE CANYON (BLD)

Breakfast. Beginning of a challenging day of hiking to the stunning Vladikine Ploče Canyon, whose cliffs measure over 300 meters and overlook the Visočica River. Lunch at the hotel. Late afternoon trekking tour to 1376-meter Basarski Kamnik, Mt.Vidlič’s highest peak. The peak features a perfect panoramic view of the city of Pirot, the Nišava River Valley and Old Mountain. Watch the sunset. Return to the hotel for a late dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 7. VIDLIC MOUNTAIN – SLAVINJA VILLAGE (BLD)

Breakfast. Transfer to Slavinja village. Short trek to the one of most recognizable sites of Old Mountain, the breathtaking Slavinjsko Grlo/Rosomački Lonci canyon. Transfer to Jelovica village, with a stop along the way to the picturesque and beautiful Vrelo well. Full-day trekking tour featuring a scenic mountain road through the Jelovička River valley, a beautiful area of Old Mountain. Lunch riverside near Široke Luke. Return to Jelovica for a grilled trout dinner. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 8. VIDLIC MOUNTAIN (BLD)

Breakfast. Transfer to the village of Dojkinci, where you will have an opportunity to sample and purchase delicious Old Mountain cheese. You will also have the chance to get to know the residents of this charming village. Full-day trekking tour featuring the scenic Arbinje mountain road, one of the most picturesque areas of Old Mountain. Lunch at the Arbinje nature reserve. Authentic traditional dinner featuring local customs or an ethno music program in delightful ethno tavern. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 9. VIDLIC MOUNTAIN – NIS – PROLOM SPA (BLD)

Breakfast. Depart from hotel. Stop in Niš to visit the Medijana archaeological site, an ancient Roman residence and birthplace of the legendary and celebrated Emperor Constantine the Great. Visit to the city’s fascinating Skull Tower. Visit to fortress and the monument of Saban Bajramovic, worldwide famous Balkan gypsy jazz king. Lunch featuring Serbian cuisine at one of Niš’s most popular taverns. Relax in the 39°C thermal waters of the Niška Banja spa. Arrive to Prolom Banja and accommodation. Dinner at a charming ethno restaurant. Free time. Overnight.

 

Day 10. PROLOM SPA - DEVIL'S TOWN – BELGRADE (BLD)

Breakfast. Depart from hotel. Trek to the 1890 Lazarica wooden church, which is dedicated to the Holy Tsar Lazar. The church’s backyard features interestingly shaped plum trees. Scenic trekking tour continues the natural phenomenon at Devil’s Town. These unique rock formations will leave you breathless! Traditional lunch close to Devil’s Town. Transfer to Belgrade. Dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 11 . BELGRADE (BLD)

Breakfast. Full day sightseeing in Belgrade, featuring visits to the city’s most important sites, including Saint Sava temple, Terazije square and Nikola Tesla museum. Lunch at a restaurant in the Kalemegdan fortress featuring beautiful river views. Walking tour to Kalemegdan citadel, which includes views of the Danube and Sava Rivers. Visit to the Knez Mihajlova pedestrian zone and city center. Dinner at the hotel. Visit to nightclub or to a barge on the Sava River for a farewell party time and presentation of gifts to tour participants. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 12. BELGRADE AIRPORT (B)

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.

 

Price for groups (per person in double room)

6pax
14pax
20pax
25pax
1087
1832
736
691

 

 

supplement for 1/1 - 115 €

 

Price includes:

- Transfers according to the program

- 3 FB and 1 HB in hotel on Old Mountain, 4 FB in hotel at Mountain Vidlic, 1BB in Prolom spa, 2BB in Belgrade

- Lunch (day 10, day 11)

- Dinner (day 9, day 10, day 11)

- Jeep driving (day 4)

- Music program and traditional folk custom (day 8)

- Entrance tickets (Mediana, Scull Tower, Devil's Town)

 

Price does not include:

- Flight to / from Belgrade

- Other costs not offered in the program

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