13,900 RSD
Price of the tour
23-24.mart 2024.
Dates
2 days
Duration
+10
Years
easy-moderate
Category

Mount Papuk is the most beautiful mountain in Slavonia with its ridges, bays, lush vegetation, and abundant spring water. It used to be an island in the Pannonian Sea, and today its largest part is the Papuk Nature Park, which, due to its valuable heritage, has become part of the European and world network of geo-parks under UNESCO protection.

The peaks of Papuk reach almost a thousand meters above sea level. Papuk Nature Park covers an area of 343 km² and partly includes the Krndija mountain. Many call Papuk the Golden Papuk or the protector of the golden Slavonian plain. It surrounds the fertile Požega Valley, which is also called the Golden Valley because of the numerous vineyards that produce top-quality Slavonian wines.

Papuk is characterized by a large forest wealth, in which beech and oak predominate, in addition to maple, maple, and ash. The diverse and dense forests of Papuk are the habitat and refuge of deer, roe deer, wild boars, foxes, and martens. The highest peak of Papuk is the peak of the same name at 953 m.

Inside the Nature Park there is a protected nature reserve, Jankovac Forest Park, where there is a 35 m high Skakavac waterfall, unique in its beauty. In the small area of this reserve, there are also two lakes, interesting caves, a spring, and green meadows.

Numerous hiking and biking trails allow visitors to walk and drive through picturesque landscapes that are attractive in every season.

On this weekend tour, we will visit the most beautiful part of the Papuk Nature Park. On the first day, we will go along the attractive Grof's path through the park forest of Jankovac, then to the top of Ivačka glava. The stone peak is considered to be the most beautiful in Papuk and the entire Slavonian highlands. On the second day, we will go to another part of the mountain and follow a somewhat more demanding hiking trail to the peaks of Lapjak and Nevoljaš.

In early spring, Papuk is known for the flowers of jagorčevina (primula veris) that cover the forest floor and indicate the awakening of nature. This plant symbolizes the beginning of spring, and its flowers create a colorful and fragrant carpet that will enchant you with its beauty.

Regardless of whether you are an experienced mountaineer or a beginner, Papuk will provide you with unforgettable moments and wonderful memories.

DEPARTURE LOCATION The parking lot at the municipality New Belgrade
DEPARTURE TIME 6 h
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Transportation by bus from Belgrade

One night with breakfast in private accommodation on Papuk - single, double and triple rooms with private bathrooms

Hiking tours on Papuk with expert guides

Tickets for the Papuk Nature Park

Sightseeing to the itinerary

Local taxes

NOT INCLUDED Other meals and individual costs not mentioned

International travel insurance

Additional notes:

  • Equipment for the Papuk Nature Park tour: Deep hiking boots, and adequate clothing according to the weather conditions. A backpack with the necessary mountaineering equipment. We also recommend hiking poles. Be sure to bring enough water (1.5-2 l) and some food (sandwich, snacks, energy bars, fruit), a spare T-shirt, long pants or tracksuit, raincoat, sun and wind protection, hat, gloves, and headlamp.
  • Information about the hiking trail, Day 1: easy, total duration about 6 with breaks, length about 12 km, with a total ascent and descent of about 700 m.s

  • Information about the hiking trail, day II: moderate, total duration of about 7 hours with breaks, a length of about 15 km, with a total ascent and descent of about 900 m.

  • Those who do not want to hike, can spend time on their own and enjoy short walks in the surroundings.
  • The Papuk Nature Park tour is organized for a minimum of 18 registered passengers.
  • Conditions for entering Croatia: It is obligatory to bring a passport, it is necessary that the validity of the passport lasts at least 3 months before the expiration date.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Accommodation: single, double and triple rooms with private bathrooms in private accommodation on Papuk.
  • Food: one breakfast is provided.
  • Photos used in the gallery: Nikola A view of lake at Jankovac, Papuk mountain, Lake of Jankovac, Papuk Mountain, Phantography Park prirode Papuk (Phantography) 6, Park prirode Papuk (Phantography) 39, Tamara Vinkovci Planinarska manifestacija – „Papučki jaglaci 2018“ , David J. Stang Primula vulgaris CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons 
  • Reservations for the Papuk Nature Park tour:

    • At the time of application, the entire amount, or ~ 40%, i.e. RSD 5,600, must be paid, and the rest of RSD 8,300 no later than March 15, 2024.
    • Own transportation: in case you come with your transport, the price of the tour is 11.200 RSD and includes the use of your transport on local roads. Reservations: When applying, the entire amount or ~ 40%, i.e. 4.500 RSD, is paid, and the rest of 6,700 RSD no later than March 15, 2024.
  • Trip cancellations by passengers: 

  • If the Traveler cancels the trip in a timely manner (90 to 45 days), the Organizer has the right to compensation only for the incurred administrative costs.
    • 10% if the trip is cancelled 44 to 30 days before the start of the trip,
    • 20% if cancelled 29 to 20 days before the start of the trip,
    • 40% if cancelled 19 to 15 days before the start of the trip,
    • 80% if canceled 14 to 10 days before the start of the trip,
    • 90% if canceled 9 to 6 days before the start of the trip,
    • 100% if cancelled 5 to 0 days before the start of the trip or during the trip.
The organizer reserves the right to correct prices due to changes in the monetary market or changes in accommodation or transportation prices. The organizer reserves the right to change the travel program (the order of certain contents in the program due to objective circumstances).
This program is valid General travel conditions tourist agency Explore Balkans doo. License number: OTP B-41/2023.
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First day (Saturday): Belgrade - Papuk Nature Park

  • Departure from Belgrade from the parking lot of the municipality of Novi Beograd at 6:00 a.m. Driving on the highway towards Croatia, towards Slavonia, via Batrovac and Slavonski Brod. With a break on the way for coffee and breakfast, crossing the border, we arrive at the Papuk Nature Park around 11 a.m.
  • A hiking trail called the Count's Path starts from Jankovac and leads through the beautiful park-forest Jankovac. A valley where there are natural beauties in a small area: the 30 m high Skakavac waterfall, two lakes, interesting caves, and green meadows. This part of Papuk was named after the landowner Josip Janković from the 19th century, who lived in this very place after Vienna and which he arranged. On this trail, we will get to know the natural beauty and have time to take photos. After that, there is a climb to the top of Ivačka glava at 913 m. The rocky peak is located on the main ridge of Papuk, due to its picturesqueness and the view from it, it is considered to be the most beautiful peak on Papuk and one of the most beautiful in the Slavonian mountains. It will take us about 2 hours to walk to the top. After a break, there is a descent to the mountain lodge Jankovac.
  • Transfer to the place Velika, which is located on the southern slopes of Papuk. Velika is known for preserving old folklore customs and is the main starting point for mountain hikers towards Mount Papuk.
  • Accommodation in private villas. All rooms have their bathrooms, TVs, air conditioners, and anti-allergic bedding.
  • Free time and socializing. Possibility of going to the center of the village. Overnight stay.
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Second day (Sunday): Velika - Belgrade

  • The breakfast. The transfer to the starting point of the hiking trail leads to the town of Velika, then to the top of Lapjak, Nevoljaš and Duboka. This hiking trail is one of the most interesting in central Papuk. It has also been arranged as an educational trail by the Papuk Nature Park, as numerous educational boards talk about the hydrological, geological, and floristic values, as well as the historical side of this area. Solid fitness is required because the trail alternates between ascent and descent.
  • We will take breaks for rest and photography at viewpoints and peaks.
  • The descent follows a circular path back to Velika. Lunch in one of the local restaurants.
  • In the afternoon, departure for Belgrade, where we arrive in the evening, around 10 p.m., with a note that the exact time of return depends on the road conditions and breaks along the way.
Park prirode Papuk, jezero Jankovac
Park prirode Papuk, jezero Jankovac
Park prirode Papuk, vodopad Skakavac
Park prirode Papuk,
Park prirode Papuk, jezero Jankovac
Park prirode Papuk, papučki jaglaci