The Trescovat Peak is located in the nature park of the Iron Gates (Portile de Fier) in Romania. It also offers a spectacular viewpoint above the Djerdap gorge, the longest gorge on the Danube. The Trescovat Peak is a stone formation that attracts attention with its special appearance and volcanic rocks that form an impressive rock wall. With its 755 meters, Treskovac is one of the highest peaks of the Portile de Fier (Iron Gates) natural park.
On this tour, we are expecting:
the ascent to Treskovac, the roof of the Djerdap Gorge and the mythical mountain of the inhabitants of the ancient Lepenski Vir
driving along the fascinating Đerdap-Danube motorway, where the Danube fights with the mountains
passing through Serbian villages in Romania, guardians of the old Serbian language
view from the Romanian side of the proud Golubac fortress in Serbia
spectacular view from the top of Treskovac on the most attractive parts of the Djerdap Gorge
getting to know the history, legends, customs and geography of the region
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Belgrade, the parking lot at the municipality of New Belgrade|
|INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||Transportation by bus from Belgrade
Guide and organization of the tour
|NOT INCLUDED||Food and other individual costs|
- Equipment for the Treskovac mountain tour: Deep hiking boots with Vibram soles, backpack, layered clothing, adapted to the weather conditions, we recommend hiking poles, bring enough water and food (snacks, sandwiches, fruit).
- Information about a hiking trail:
- Length: 12 km
- Total ascend/descend: 660 m
- Category: easy-moderate
- Duration: about 6 to 7 hours with breaks
- A minimum of 30 registrants is required for the realization of the tour.
- 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 4400 dinars.
- Conditions for entering Romania: 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.
- Own transportation: own transport is not possible for this tour.
- 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
The Portile de Fier Nature Park has an area of 115,655 ha. In addition, it is also a navigable channel of the Danube located between Buzias and Gura Vaii. In the nature park there are 18 protected areas of flora and fauna, divided into several categories. There are also protected species of amphibians and reptiles (the European green lizard, Hermann’s tortoise, and the horned viper) and mammals (bats, wolves, deer, stags, wild cats, bears, wild boars).
Portile de Fier includes 50 villages, and 2 main towns (Orşova and Drobeta Turnu Severin). According to the names of localities, peaks, and valleys, one can guess the great ethnic diversity in this area. In addition to the Romanian people, there are significant communities of Serbs (about 11.3%), Czechs (4.8%), Roma (1.72%), Hungarians (0.73%), and Germans (0.39%).
Treskovac is of volcanic origin, and the top itself is a remnant of a former volcanic crater, a column of hardened lava. Therefore, it has specific steep sides. Treskovac got its name from the crackling of thunder. Locals say that during a storm, lightning strikes over Treskovac.
It is believed that he represented a deity and was a guardian for the inhabitants of the former civilization of Lepenski Vir. Based on the position of the sun above Treskovac, they measured time and determined the seasons.
Belgrade - the foothills of Treskovac
- Departure from Belgrade at 6 AM.
- Driving through Pancevo and Bela Crkva.
- Arrival at the border crossing Kaluđerovo, control of the passport
- Driving on the Djerdap-Danube motorway, where we will enjoy the views of the Serbian side of the Djerdap gorge.
- About 85 km from the border, between the villages of Cozla and Svinita, we arrive at the starting point of the hike, at the foot of the former Treskovac volcano.
Ascend to the peak of Treskovac
- Preparation and departure for a hiking tour.
- The path leads partly over meadows, then through oak, hornbeam and beech forests. Due to the richness of flora and fauna, there is a specially preserved botanical area on Treskovac. Banat black pine is also present with its twisted forms due to the regional winds.
- An impressive view of the Đerdap Gorge opens from the rocky plateau of Treskovac.
- The hiking tour requires solid fitness, the height difference of 660 m is to be overcome. The total length of the trail is 12 km, the same trail goes to the top and back. The trail takes about 6-7 hours with breaks.
- After the hiking tour, departure for Belgrade, where we arrive in the late evening.