17.oktobar 2021.
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Kanjon Trešnjice

The clear mountain river Trešnjica springs below the mountain Povlen in the western part of Serbia and after a 23 km long course it flows into the Drina, not far from Ljubovija. Immediately before the confluence with the Drina, Trešnjica dug a several kilometers long limestone gorge, about 500 m deep, with upright cliffs, which in some places takes on the characteristics of a canyon, especially in the area of the confluence of the Tribuća and Trešnjica. This nature reserve is also known for its griffon vulture colony. The attractiveness of the area is complemented by preserved watercourses, the remains of two medieval fortifications and ethno buildings.

We are going on a hiking tour where we will see the interesting and untouched nature of the Trešnjica canyon, which is one of the ideal places for hiking. After the walk, a visit to the charming place Vrhpolje on the banks of the Drina follows.

DEPARTURE LOCATION Novi Sad, by agreement

Belgrade, the parking lot at the municipality of New Belgrade

DEPARTURE TIME 5.10h (Novi Sad)

6.30h (Beograd)

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Transportation by minibus from Belgrade

Guide, sightseeing according to the program and organization of the tour


Other individual costs

Additional notes:

  • Equipment for the Trešnjica canyon tour: Deep hiking boots with a vibram sole or deep sports shoes with stronger sole, backpack, layered wardrobe, adapted to weather conditions, we recommend trekking poles, bring enough water and some food (snacks, sandwiches, fruit).
  • Information about a hiking trail:
    • Length: 14 km
    • Total ascend/descend: about 700 m
    • Category: easy, hiking on dirt roads and partly macadam
    • Duration: around 6 hours with breaks
  • For the realization of the tour, a minimum of 18 registered passengers is required.
  • In organized transportation, it is mandatory to wear protective masks.
  • Price is for members of "Explore Serbia". You can find membership information here. For those who do not have a membership card, the price is 2900 dinars.
  • Transportation from Novi Sad: surcharge is 1000 dinars.
  • Own transportation: for this tour own transport is not possible, because the starting and ending point of the hiking tour is not the same.
  • In case of insufficient number of registered passengers or unfavorable weather conditions, the deadline for notification of postponement or cancellation of the tour is 3 days before departure.

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Special nature reserve Tresnjica canyon

The gorge of the river Trešnjica has been placed under protection in order to preserve one of the last habitats and populations of the natural rarity of the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus Habl.) And the habitats of other rare and endangered animal species that inhabit the picturesque gorges of Trešnjica and Tribuća.

The gorge is located in Podrinje (Azbukovica region), about 10 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Ljubovija. It is located in the lower part of the river and stretches in the east-west direction for several kilometers. The clear mountain river Trešnjica springs below Povlen in western Serbia and, after a 23 km long course, flows into the river Drina not far from Ljubovije. Just before merging with the Drina, Trešnjica dug a several kilometers long limestone gorge. About 500 m deep, with cliffs that rise vertically above the flow of the timid river, the gorge in some places takes on the characteristics of a canyon valley, especially in the area of the confluence of the Tribuća and Trešnjica rivers. The lateral gorges of Dubrašnica and Sušica, steep cliffs, sipars, openings and ditches contribute to the accentuated plasticity of the gorge.

The largest part of the reserve is overgrown with forests and thickets of black hornbeam (Carpinus orientalis), cerris (Quercus cerris), sessile oak (Quercus frainetto), black pine (Pinus nigra), juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus) and many other thermophilic species.

Many birds of prey nest in the Trešnjica gorge, such as the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), the kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), the chicken hawk (Accipiter gentilis), the bird bats (Accipiter nisus) and the buzzard (Buteo buteo). However, this gorge is distinguished, above all, by the colony of griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus), which, thanks to the organized feeding ground, is more and more numerous and stable.

Many species of mammals also live in that area: wild boar, fox, squirrel, rabbit, skunk, forest down, and there are also hedgehogs, otters and bats. The fast mountain river of cold water Trešnjica is a refuge for brown trout.

The organizer of the tour is the travel agency Explore Balkans doo. With this program is valid Rulebook on conducting tours by Explore Balkans doo.
According to Article 79 of the Law on Tourism, protection is not provided for one-day tours in terms of travel guarantees.

Belgrade - Valjevo - Savković

  • Polazak iz Novog Sada u 5.10h
  • Departure from Belgrade at 6.30h
  • Journey to Valjevo and Osečina. A break during the trip. We arrive at the starting point in the village of Savković around 10 am. Short preparation for hiking.

Trešnjica Canyon hiking tour

  • Departure to the hiking trail that starts from the village of Savković from Razbojište to the village Gornje Košlje. Then it continues to Jeličke Rocks at 820 m which offers a phenomenal view of the surroundings. If we are lucky, we will also see griffon vultures in flight.
  • The trail continues further towards Mali Grad (Small Town at 360 m). It represents the remains of an old fortification, for which it is not known reliably from which period. It has an irregular base adapted to the terrain with an oval-shaped dungeon tower. Its height in some places is up to 7 m. On the northern hill, very steep and inaccessible on all sides, but with a good view of the valley of Trešnjica are the remains of the Great Town
  • Continue along the path through the canyon of the river Trešnjica, where we will see the mouth of the attractive the river Tribuća, its tributaries. The trail ends in the village Gornja Trešnjica.
  • Information about a hiking trail: easy, 14 km long, with a total ascent/descend of about 700 m, duration about 6 hours with breaks. The trail is suitable for beginners in hiking,

Gornja Trešnjica-Vrhpolje-Belgrade

  • After hiking, drive to Vrhoplje, a charming place on the banks of the Drina.
  • Lunch in a restaurant on the banks of the Drina and free time until 18h.
  • Return to Belgrade where we arrive around 10 pm.
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