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Waking in the West Serbian Mountains (9 days / 8 nights)

Delight in the simple pleasures of rural life. Savor delectable cuisine in a rustic ambiance and enjoy accommodation in traditional mountain villages. Explore the unique culture and biodiversity of this part of the Balkans. Local hospitality, spectacular scenery and gorgeous flora and fauna await you. Seize the opportunity to journey to a place few have discovered!


 

 

Day 1. Belgrade – Stave Village (D)
Arrive in Belgrade. Drive to the small village of Stave near Medvednik, the bear-shaped mountain. Listen to a brief overview of Serbia and its mountain traditions. Explore the village. Evening meal and stay at a mountain home in Stave. Overnight.

 

Day 2. Stave Village –Pustinja Monastery – Stave Village (BLD)
Walk across the meadows surrounding Medvednik descending to a beautiful valley. Visit the Puštinja monastery, which features intricately painted iconostasis and frescoes. Listen to an overview on Orthodox spirituality. Picnic on the grounds of the monastery. If you are lucky, you may see a nun tending to bee keeping at the monastery. Return to Stave. Overnight.

 

 

 

Day 3. Stave Village – Bobija Mountain – Tadic Brdo (BLD)
Walk across the gorgeous forests of Medvednik. Picnic on a beautiful meadow and enjoy the scenery. Descend to the remote Lubovidja Valley before climbing up into the foothills of Bobija Mountain. Follow the winding downhill path to the ridges of Bobija Mountain = to Tardić Brdo. You will remain here for 4 nights.

 

Day 4. Tadic Brdo (BLD)
Hike up the forested path of Bobija Mountain. Visit the Forester's Lodge. Picnic on the western side of the mountain, which features outstanding views of the valley down below. Descend the steep trail or a longer winding path through ancient beech forests. This is a good opportunity to spot black woodpeckers, sombre tit and black redstart bird species.


 

 

Day 5. Tadic Brdo – Tresnjicka Gorge – Gornje Koslje – Tadic Brdo (BLD)
Walk along the Trešnjička Gorge, which features a plentitude of bucolic farms. Picnic. This is an excellent opportunity to see Griffon vultures taking off from cliffs to catch thermals and to spot a golden eagle. Ascend to mountain village of Gornje Košlje.

 

Day 6. Tadic Brdo (BLD)
The village of Gornje Košlje features excellent views of the River Drina and the mountains of Bosnia. From Gornje Košlje, descend and cross the Trešnjička Gorge.

 

Day 7. Tadic Brdo – Medvednik – Stave village (BLD)
Return to Stave and cross the ridges of Bobija Mountain. Hike down to the spectacular meadow, crossing Lubovidja and passing under Medvednik's cliffs. This is a great opportunity to see an eagle’s nest. Hike out of the valley and descend through remote farms back to Stave.

 

Day 8. Stave village – Belgrade (BLD)
Enjoy an open-air breakfast of cheese and ham. Enjoy the magical sounds of golden oriels, hoopoes and wrynecks bird species. Return to Belgrade.

 

Day 9. Belgrade (B)
Breakfast. Tour the city’s most significant sites – Kalemegdan Fortress, Knez Mihailova Street, Republic Square, and Parliament. Transfer to Belgrade airport. End of program.

 

Price for groups (per person in double room)

5 pax
8pax
798 €
627 €

supplement for 1/1 - 45 €


Price includes:

- Transfers according to the program
- 3 BB in Stave village, 4 BB on Tadic Brdo, 1 BB in 3* hotel in Belgrade
- 7 x Lunch (day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7, day 8)
- 8 x Dinner (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7, day 8)
- English speaking licensed guide

 

Price does not include:
- Flight to/from Belgrade
- Other costs not offered in the program

 

Walking in West Serbian Mountains

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