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24-26.maj 2024.
Dates
3 days
Duration
12+
Years
easy-moderate
Category
Kanjon Mrtvice&Moračke planine
Location

The Moračke Mountains are located in the central part of Montenegro and represent the continuation of the Lola mountain ridge. They got their name from the Morača River, which flows through these areas. This area is known for its natural beauty and wealth of different natural phenomena. In the east and northeast, they end with the valley of the Morača River, in the west with the canyon of the Mrtvice River, while to the south of them are the sharp ridges of the Maganik mountain. Moračke mountains have a Dinaric direction. The highest peaks are Lastva (2.226 m), Zagradac (2.217 m), Stožac (2.141 m) and Vojnovac (2.072 m).

The canyon of the river Mrvtica is considered one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe. It is located 35 km from Kolašin, and begins in the village of Velje Duboko. This canyon is known for its wild beauty and beautiful waterfalls. One of the assumptions about the origin of the name of the river Mrtvice is the fact that it is a sinkhole. From the village of Velje Duboko to the spring of Bijela Nerina, the river often sinks and reappears, which gives it a unique character. At times, the river seems to be "dead", which is perhaps the reason for the name Mrtvica.

On this weekend tour, we will pass through the beautiful Mrtvica Canyon and experience its wild beauty. Mrtvice Canyon will show all its power in May when the snow on the mountains melts completely and creates beautiful waterfalls along the entire course of the river. A particularly attractive place that we will visit is the "Gate of Wishes", a natural bridge located in the canyon. The following day, a hiking trail awaits us on the Morački mountains with three attractive peaks - Veliki Zebalac, Mali Zebalac, and Lijevno.

DEPARTURE LOCATION The parking lot at the municipality New Belgrade
DEPARTURE TIME 16 h Beograd
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Transportation by minibus from Belgrade

Two nights with breakfast in a hotel in Kolašin

Hiking tour through Mrtvica Canyon

Mountaineering tour in the Moračke Mountains

Local taxes

Meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch

Local mountaineering licensed guides

Accident insurance for 2 days of hiking

Sightseeing to the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED Other individual costs

International travel health insurance

Additional notes:

  • Necessary personal equipment for the Mrtvica Canyon and the Moračke Mountains tour: Deep hiking shoes with Vibram soles, we recommend trekking poles, and adequate clothing according to the weather conditions. Backpack with necessary hiking equipment for a two-day hike, enough water (1.5-2 l per day), energy bars, fruit, spare shirts, long hiking pants, raincoat, headlamp, sunscreen, hat or cap, valid ID, or a passport.
  • Korišćene fotografije: naslovna Ines Lukić ines lukic, CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons Unnamed Road Montenegro panoramio, i u galeriji 

Reservations for the Mrtvica Canyon and the Moračke Mountains tour:

  • Upon registration, the entire amount or ~ 40%, ie EUR 90, must be paid, and the rest of EUR 130 no later than May 15 (payment is made through an account in the dinar equivalent at the mid-rate of the NBS on the day of payment).
  • Own transportation: in case you come with your own transport, the price of the tour is 175 EUR and includes the use of your own transport on local roads. Reservations: Upon registration, the entire amount or ~ 40%, or 70 EUR, is paid, and the rest of 105 EUR no later than May 15 (payment is made through an account in the dinar equivalent at the mid-rate of the NBS on the day of payment).
  • Accommodation: double and triple rooms with private bathrooms in the hotel in Kolašin.
  • Food: obezbeđena su 2 doručka i 1 ručak.

Conditions in case of cancellation by travelers:

  • If the reservation is canceled within 30 days from the date of arrival of the group, the organizer does not charge a fee. If the reservation is canceled within 30 to 7 days from the date of arrival of the group, the organizer retains a fee of 40%. If the reservation is canceled in less than 7 days from the date of arrival of the group, the organizer retains a fee of 100%. Note: The advance payment upon cancellation is non-refundable, except in case of replacement by another passenger.
  • In case of changes in the monetary market, as well as changes in the prices of carriers and other service providers, the agency reserves the right to adjust the price of the arrangement.
  • The Mrtvica Canyon and the Moračke Mountains tour is organized for a minimum of 18 registered passengers.
  • 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 organizer is 3 days before departure.
The tour is organized by “Balkanica travel agency”, Bijelo Polje. Travel agency Explore Balkans doo acts as a sub-agent of the travel organizer.
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First day: Belgrade - Kolašin

  • Departure from Belgrade at 4 p.m.
  • Journey to Montenegro, with stops on the way. Arrival in Kolašin in the late evening. Hotel accommodation (double and triple rooms with bathrooms). Overnight stay.
2

Second day: Hiking tour through Mrtvica Canyon

  • After breakfast, a transfer lasting about 40 minutes to Medjurečje.
  • Departure for a tour through Mrtvica Canyon. The departure is from the main road and across the bridge over the Morača River. Morača and Mrtvice join only a few meters away from the lower macadam parking lot and form a beautiful beach that we will enjoy after the tour. The first mystical place we visit is Gate of Desire - a place on the river Mrtvica that is of exceptional beauty. Nature made a gate by joining two rocks through which you have to descend to reach the river. Legend has it that the gate is guarded by fairies from Maganik and there is even a ritual that we will do on the spot.
  • We continue. The big springs are a special attraction Bijeli Nerini springs that erupt from the rocks at the foot of the Maganik mountain in the lower part of the canyon. In the days of a sudden influx of a large amount of water from the Maganik plateau, the well of Bijeli Nerin "bursts", which is a natural phenomenon when water droplets cover that part of the canyon, so protective raincoats are needed to pass through it on those days.
  • After Nerin we come across Soliter, a natural passage through the rock that the JNA army widened for the villagers of the surrounding areas. We end at the so-called Beach. From there, we return mostly on the same road, at the Danilov bridge, we separate onto the road and pass through the village. Finishing at the confluence of two rivers. In the afternoon on the way back, a break in the Morača monastery.
  • Information about a hiking trail: easy, a total duration of about 5 hours with breaks, a total length of about 13 km, with a total ascent and descent of about 400 m.
    • The beginning of the trail: Međurečje 190 m - the mouth of Mrtvica in Morača
    • Goal: Mrtvica Canyon, Beach 586 m
    • Length of the trail: about 13 km
    • Trail difficulty: easy
  • Return to accommodation. Free time. Anyone who wants can go to the center of Kolašin to one of the restaurants or cafes. Overnight stay.
3

Third day: Mountaineering tour in the Moračke Mountains - Belgrade

  • After breakfast, departure from the accommodation. Transfer lasting about 45 minutes and departure for the tour of 3 peaks - Veliki Zebalac, Mali Zebalac, and Lijevno.
  • Lola is one of the most beautiful of the Moračke Mountains, it is positioned in their northwestern part (with Štita, Krutaš, and Kapa Moračka), while its southern side descends steeply towards the Morača valley and Gornja Morača (Vragodo). The source of the Morača River - another natural beauty of these areas, is located in a valley surrounded by the peaks of Lola, Krutaš, Štita, and Kapa Moračka. Lola is a tame mountain, rich in water. In the summer period, its katuns come to life, where cattle herders from the municipalities of Kolašin and Šavnik live. Veliki Zebalac at 2.129 m, the highest peak of Mount Lola – named because it is always fresh on it – so what it is cold (zebe).
  • Information about the mountain trail: moderate-easy, a total duration of about 7 hours with breaks, a total length of about 15 km, with a total ascent and descent of about 600 m.
    • Beginning of the trail: at 1550 m
    • Goal: Veliki Zebalac 2.129 m (highest peak), Mali Zebalac .073 m, Lijevno 2.081 m
    • Altitude difference: 600 m
    • Length of the trail: about 15 km
    • Trail difficulty: easy-moderate
  • After the hiking tour, a joint meal in a rural household and departure for Belgrade. Departure for Belgrade is planned until 5 p.m., to arrive around midnight, with a note that the exact time of return depends on the road conditions and breaks along the way.
Kapija želja, kanjon Mrtvice
Planina Lola, Moračke planine
Kanjon Mrtvice
Moračke planine, Veliki Zabelac
Bijele Nerine kanjon Mrtvice
Šuma kod Kapije želja, kanjon Mrtvice
Hiking tura kanjon Mrtvice
Mrtvičke grede
Kanjon Mrtvice
Kapija želja, kanjon Mrtvice