One day tour in Homolje, which represents a true ecological oasis. This is an area with numerous watermills, interesting caves, legends, myths, and customs. Hiking tour to Ježevac peak at 675 m and to the Gornjak Monastery. After the hiking tour, we will visit The Krupaj springs.
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Novi Sad, near Lokomotiva
Belgrade, the parking lot at the municipality of New Belgrade
|INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||Transportation by minibus from Belgrade
Guide and organization of the tour
Other individual costs
- Equipment for the tour Homolje: Deep hiking boots with a vibram sole or deep sports shoes with stronger sole, backpack, layered wardrobe, warm for winter conditions (winter jacket, hat, leggings, gloves), we recommend trekking poles, bring enough water and some food (snacks, sandwiches, fruit).
- Information about a hiking trail:
- Length: 10 km
- Total ascend/descend: around 650 m
- Category: easy-moderate
- Duration: about 5 hours with breaks
- For the realization of the tour in the Homolje mountains, a minimum of 17 applicants 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 2500 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 1000 dinars (with Explore Serbia membership cards) or 1600 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 3 days before departure.
The monastery was built in XIV century. It is located next to the rocky cliffs of Mt. Jazevec. and where flows fast river Mlava. The monastery is the endowment of Prince Lazar. Medieval buildings are preserved: the main monastery church dedicated to Vavedenje and the anchoress in the cave, dedicated to St. Nicholas.
The Homolje mountains belong to the Carpathian-Balkan group of mountains. They are built mostly of slate and limestone. They are located between the Zviška valley in the north and the Žagubica valley in the south, as well as between the Mlavska valley in the west and the source parts of Gornji Pek in the east. The average height is about 900 meters, and the highest peak is Oman at 962 meters. The mountains are rich in dense forest and many river springs. The lower parts of the Homolje mountains are overgrown with oak forests, in the middle parts there are oak and beech forests, while in the highest parts there are pastures and meadows, and on them katuns and bacije, ancient cattle-breeding habitats, where flocks of sheep graze, from whose milk it is made Homolje cheese.
In the administrative sense, Homolje almost completely belongs to the municipality of Zagubica, which borders the municipalities of Petrovac, Despotovac, Bor, Majdanpek and Kucevo.
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 - Petrovac on Mlava - Ždrelo
- Departure from Novi Sad at 5.30
- Departure from Belgrade at 7h
- Travel via Pozarevac, Petrovac on Mlava to Ždrelo
Hiking tour to Ježevac peak and to the Gornjak Monastery
- Walking tour from Ždrelo, along a beautiful ridge path to the top of Ježevac at 675 m.
- The trail leads it partly through the beech forest, then goes through the rocky part to the very top, whose appearance, due to the carved rocks, resembles the back of a hedgehog.
- The descent and arrival at the end point on the banks of the Mlava and the Gornjak monastery follows.
- Visiting the monastery from the XIV century that is located next to the rocky cliffs of Mt. Jazevec, under which the fast and clear Mlava flows. It is the endowment of the Serbian prince Lazar.
- Information about a hiking trail: length about 10 km, duration around 5 hours with breaks.
The Krupaj Springs
- After hiking, we go to The Krupaj springs (drive about 30 minutes). Visiting of the karst phenomenon, which is one of the largest and most beautiful karst springs in Serbia.
- After visiting The Krupaj springs, it is possible to organize a late lunch in one of the nearby restaurants, where you can try some of the Homolje specialties: sheep and cow cheese, Homolje lamb, porridge, trout.
- Departure to Belgrade, arrival in the evening, around 9 PM.