1 day
Duration
moderate
Category
Djerdap National Park
Location

Hiking tour in the magnificent Djerdap gorge with a beautiful view of the mighty Danube. We will go to the viewpoint Sokolovac, the ridge of Coka Njalta, passing across Boljetin River canyon.The Djerdap gorge, known as the Iron Gate, is the longest and deepest gorge in Europe. It stretches for about 100 km and boasts historical and cultural sights.

DEPARTURE LOCATION The parking lot at the municipality New Belgrade
DEPARTURE TIME 6.30 h
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Transportation from Belgrade
Hiking tour through Djerdap National ParkEntrance ticket for the national park Djerdap
Tour coordinator
NOT INCLUDED Food

Ticket for Lepenski vir (350 dinars)
Other individual costs

Additional notes:

  • Equipment: hiking boots or sports shoes with a stronger sole, please bring enough water and some food (snacks, sandwiches, fruits)
  • The tour is organized for at least 15 registered people.
  • The price is for members of "Explore Serbia". You can find membership information here.

Information and reservations:

 

This program is valid general rules on execution and general conditions of travel of the organization "Explore Serbia"

1

Belgrade – Veliko Gradiste

  • Departure from the parking lot at the municipality New Belgrade at 6.30 AM
  • Travel to Veliko Gradiste
  • Coffee break in Veliko Gradiste
2

Djerdap National Park: hiking tour

  • Continuation of the journey to the National Park Djerdap
  • Preparing for a hiking tour.
  • The hiking tour is moderate demanding, with duration of 5-6 h. We will go to the viewpoint Sokolovac, from the confluence of the river Pesaca in Danube, passing the ridge Coka Njalta descending to the attractive Boljetin River canyon.
  • The route abounds with beautiful views towards the Danube and the top of Somrda.
  • We will take a longer break at Coka Njalta in a farmhouse where it is possible to buy specific cheese from this area.
  • After hiking tour possible visit to archaeological site Lepenski Vir and dinner in a nearby restaurant.
  • The scheduled departure for Belgrade is at 19:00.

Djerdap National Park

The Danube in Celtic means river or water. It is not known when the first wave of the Pannonian sea began to deepen the massifs between the Balkans and the Carpathians, opening the Iron Gate and creating today's Djerdap. With this miracle of nature, the Persians gave the name Girdap or Vortrag, and Roman soldiers, according to the order of the traitor, Trajan crossed the path through the Djerdap walls, which for the then Roman Empire had great strategic and economic significance.

Djerdap gorge is the largest river breakwater in Europe, originated where the mighty Danube broke through the Carpathian Mountains in a length of 90 kilometers. There are four gorges: Golubacka, Lady Vir - whose tourist center Lepenski Vir, Kazan (the largest river depth is 90 m) and Sipska, and three basins: Ljupkovska, Donjomilanovacka and Orsavska. Here in Djerdap Dunav is the deepest 90 m, narrowest 140 m, but also the widest, almost 7 km near Golubac.

Djerdap National Park is the largest in Serbia. It is a true paradise for adventurers, nature lovers, fishermen and hunters. In our article on Djerdap, you can see how you can spend all your time in this national park.

This protected area includes as many as ten nature reserves, ten continents of diverse heritage of nature, history and beauty, which are carried by large rivers: Lepenski Vir, Veliki and Mali Štrbac with Trajan's plate, Golubac, Bosman-Sokolovac, Čoka Njalta with Pesač, Bojana, Tartar Vis, Šomrda, Gigantic stream and the Boljetine River Canyon - Reef.

Due to its diversity and rarity, the National Park Djerdap is a true scientific research center in the nature. Nature Reserve Veliki and Mali Štrbac is one of the most interesting and most attractive areas of the National Park, with a very diverse and very widespread relict vegetation, as well as a Roman inscription, in the science known as Tabula Traiana, located at the very exit from the Đerdap gorge. It dates from the 100th year of a new era, marking the completion of the section of the road through the Lower Gorge. Čoka Njalta Reserve, with Pesača, is a typical haven for relict and rare species of trees and their communities, while Šomrda is a habitat of herbaceous vegetation growing on the southeastern slopes of the eponymous peak at a place called Radisavlje's branch.

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