Beljanica Mountain is located in the limestone terrains of Eastern Serbia, between the Mlava basin and the Žagubička valley in the north and the Resava river basin in the south. This mountain is rich in water, especially underground streams characteristic of karst terrain. An interesting phenomenon are submerged rivers, which disappear ("sink") below the earth's surface, and then appear elsewhere. The beauty of Beljanica is complemented by the canyons of the rivers Resava and Kločanica. The highest peak of the mountain (1339 m) is rocky, and it is assumed that due to its whiteness, the mountain was named Beljanica. The slopes are covered with beech and oak forests, and the biggest attraction is the Veliki Buk waterfall.
There are also caves of exceptional beauty on Beljanica. The most famous is the Resava Cave, and the lesser known, but rich in all types of cave jewelry are the Pioneer Cave, the Vlaška Cave, the Scout Cave, and the Great Atula. The deepest pit in Serbia is located on Beljanica, Ivkov Ponor Cave.
As part of our adventure, we will climb to the highest peak of Beljanica, where we will enjoy the view of the whole of Serbia. The trail leads through a beautiful landscape, where meadows alternate with forest, with lookouts of which the most beautiful is the one overlooking the canyon of the river Resava.
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Novi Sad, Merkator Shopping center
Belgrade, the parking lot at the municipality of New Belgrade
|DEPARTURE TIME||5.10h (Novi Sad)
|INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||Transportation by minibus from Belgrade
Hiking tour on the mountain Beljanica
Ticket for the entrance to the Monument of Nature "Lisine"
Guide, sightseeing according to the program and organization of the tour
Other individual costs
- Equipment for the tour Beljanica: Deep hiking shoes with a Vibram sole, hiking poles, backpack, layered clothes, adapted to the weather conditions, bring enough water and some food (snacks, sandwiches, fruit).
- Information about a hiking trail:
- Length: 20 km
- Total ascend/descend: about 1100 m
- Category: moderate to challenging, hiking on forest, meadow and dirt roads, at the top of rocky sections
- Duration: around 8 hours with breaks
- This hiking tour is not recommended for people with poor physical condition and / or health problems; the guide reserves the right not to take a person with inadequate equipment for hiking; prohibited consumption of alcoholic beverages before and during hiking; in case of bad weather and other objective circumstances, hiking tou can be postponed.
- 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, price is 3000 dinars.
- Transportation from Novi Sad: surcharge is 1000 dinars.
- Own transportation: in case you come by your own transport, the price of the tour is 1700 dinars (with Explore Serbia membership cards) or 2300 dinars (for those who do not have a membership card).
- In case of insufficient number of registered passengers or unfavorable weather conditions, the deadline for notification of postponement or cancellation of the tour is 2 days before departure.
Veliki Buk Waterfall – located on the river Vrelo, a right tributary of the Resava, at about 380 m above sea level. It was created by the accumulation of tufa, so it is classified as an accumulation type of waterfall. At the foot of the waterfall is a lake surrounded by tufa blocks. Veliki Buk has long been considered the highest waterfall in Serbia, 25 m high. The source of the river Vrelo is called Veliko Vrelo and together with the waterfall, it is protected as a natural monument of Lisine.
Resava Cave – is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Serbia. It was created by the work of the former water stream that existed in Divljakovačka cove before the subsidence of its bottom, this stream sank at the place of today's entrance to the cave. The total length of the cave with all channels, including impassable ones, is 2,800 m, and the length of the examined channels is about 400 m. It is rich in jewelry, from ornate forms to massive pillars. Some parts of the cave, with groups of stalagmites and stalactites, were named "Košnice", "Grandpa and grandma", "Tarana Family".
Manasija Monastery - is the endowment of the despot Stefan Lazarević, the construction began in 1407 and was finally completed in 1418. The monastery church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The monastery is recognizable by the walls that surround it, on which there are 11 towers, the most famous of which is the Despot's Tower. The distance between the towers is larger on the east, and smaller on the west side due to easier defense against the enemy. The tower that stands out in its size from the others is the Donjon Tower. Manasija's frescoes are among the greatest achievements of Serbian medieval painting. The most beautiful is the founder's composition on the west wall, on which despot Stefan holds a charter in one hand, and a model of a monastery in the other.
Vinatovača rainforest - Beljanica is special also because it has the only rainforest in Serbia - Vinatovača. Beech trees have been growing here for more than 350 years, with lush green canopies and reaching a height of up to 45 m. This oasis of peace and untouched nature has been declared a protected reserve.
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 - Veliki Buk Waterfall
- Departure from Novi Sad at 5.10 am near Mercator, from Belgrade at 6.30 am from the parking lot of the municipality of New Belgrade. Travel by highway through Svilajnac and Despotovac to the Veliki Buk waterfall in Strmosten.
- A break along the way. Arrive at the starting point of hiking until 9.30 am.
Hiking tour on the mountain Beljanica
- It starts on the hiking trail from the Veliki Buk waterfall, which is located on the Vrelo river. From the waterfall, we follow the flow of the river upstream to its source, which is about 500 m away from the waterfall. From the spring begins a steep ascent to the ridge of Beljanica. The marked trail leads to Sokolica, then over Govedarište, and then by climbing over Gradinište we reach the top of Beljanica. At the top we will take a break to relax and enjoy.
- There will be a descent from the top and the path leads through Dugi to all the way to the Veliki Buk waterfall.
- The footpath is circular. belongs to the medium-heavy category, is about 20 km long, with about 1100 m of ascent and descent. It is crossed in about 8 hours with breaks.
- After a hiking tour, head to a late lunch at one of the nearby restaurants known for their good trout.
- Return to Belgrade around 10 PM.