One day tour in Homolje, which represents a true ecological oasis with numerous watermills, interesting caves, legends, myths, and customs. Hiking tour from Gornjak Monastery to Ježevac peak at 675 m.
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Belgrade, the parking lot at the municipality of New Belgrade|
|INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||Transportation by minibus from Belgrade
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:
- Lenght: 10 km
- Total ascend/descend: around 650 m
- Category: easy-moderate
- Duration: around 5-6 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 950 dinars (with Explore Serbia membership cards) or 1550 dinars (for those who do not have a membership card).
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 tour is organized by the travel agency Explore Balkans doo. According to Article 79 of the Law on Tourism, one-day tours are not provided a travel guarantee.
Belgrade - Petrovac na Mlavi - Gornjak monastery
- Departure from Belgrade at 7h
- Travel via Pozarevac, Petrovac on Mlava to the monastery Gornjak
- 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.
Hiking tour from Gornjak to Ježevac
- Hiking tour from the monastery Gornjak, a beautiful path to the top 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 follows.
- Information about a hiking trail: length about 10 km, duration 5-6 hours with breaks.
- After the hiking tour, 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.
- Return to Belgrade in the evening.