3,200 RSD
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1 day
Mountain Jelica

Jelica is a mountain from the Dinaric group of mountains south of Čačak and stretches for 30 km. It continues to the mountain Ovčar, and its highest peak is Crna stena at 929 m. Gradina, Stjenik, Vetrinja, Neboš stand out from the peaks with their beauty, and from each of them there is an incredible view of the Ovčar-Kablar gorge, the Čačak valley and Dragačevo.

The northern part of the mountain is extremely wooded and is crossed by numerous streams and rivers. The mountain was named after the girl Jelica, who, wanting to escape from the Turkish enslavement, jumped from the ruins of the old town of Gradina, which dates back to the reign of Emperor Justinian. 

DEPARTURE LOCATION Novi Sad, Merkator Shopping center

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

Additional notes:

  • Equipment for the Jelica mountain tour: Deep hiking shoes with a Vibram sole, backpack, layered wardrobe, adapted to the weather conditions, we recommend hiking poles, bring enough water and some food (snacks, sandwiches, fruit).
  • Information about a hiking trail:
    • Length: 16 km
    • Total ascend/descend: oko 200/600 m
    • Category: easy
    • Duration: about 6 to 7 hours with breaks
  • For the realization of the tour, a minimum of 18 registered passengers is required.
  • 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 3800 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 are not the same.
  • In case of insufficient number of registered passengers or unfavorable weather conditions, the deadline for notification of the postponement or cancellation of the tour by the organizers is 2 days before departure
  • Photos used: author Duško Opačić

Nearby attractions

In addition to the extraordinary natural beauty, the mountain Jelica is adorned and guarded by two monasteries: Stjenik and Ježevica. They date from the 14th century and are endowments of Mrnjavčević and King Milutin, as well as numerous archeological sites. In the past, the mountain was on the caravan road from Primorje to Pomoravlje, which was especially important for the development of this whole area. The mountain has a lot of hiking and walking trails that are very well marked, and it is also very visited by campers who choose Jelica for their enjoyment of nature.

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 - Čačak - Grab

  • Departure from Novi Sad at 5.00 am
  • Departure from Belgrade at 6.30 am
  • Travel by highway to Čačak. Coffee break on the way.
  • Arrival at the starting point in front of the church on Grab around 9:30 am.

Hiking tour on Jelica to the top of Crna stena

  • We hike across Gradina to the top of the mountain Jelica - Crna stena, which is located at 929 m. The peak is also one of the most beautiful lookouts on Jelica. At the top we take a break to rest and enjoy the view.
  • We continue further and descend the mountain slopes towards the village of Ježevica and the monastery of the same name, where we end our walking tour.
  • Information about a hiking trail: length about 16 km, duration about 6h-7h with breaks, with about 200 m ascent and about 600 m descent. The trail falls into the easy category. The trail goes mostly along a ridge and well-trodden macadam with clearings in some parts.
  • After the hike, lunch is possible in one of the local restaurants.
  • Return to Belgrade in the evening until 20.30.
planina Jelica