Beljanica Mountain divides Homolje and Resava regions in Eastern Serbia with its 1000 meters high ranges. The highest peak is 1339 meters high. The immense carst feature of Beljanica Mountain created numerous caves and caverns. The central plateau is mostly without vegetation while slopes of Beljanica Mountain are covered with oak and beech forests that sometimes make true rain-forests.
Within the tall trees of Beljanica Mountain there are many mushrooms. Probably Beljanica Mt got its name after white rocks shining in the sun without trees situated above the dense black forests. There are many springs located mostly in the lower parts of Beljanica Mountain. There are also many shepherds’ logs since the mountain is rarely populated and there are not constant settlements. Manasija Monastery and Resava Cave are the most important tourist attractions. Heading from Despotovac on the west towards Zlot village on the east and from Zagubica on the north to Cestobrodica village on the south one can discover the area of Kucaj and Beljanica and Malinik that covers about 2500 m2 entirely uninhabited territory that is the largest wilderness in Serbia.
In summer Beljanica Mountain and its surroundings is usually visited by hunters and woodcutters while this rough part of Serbia is immediately deserted with the first snows and let to its ordinary settlers – wolves, beard, wild boars and roe deer that make snow paths through the thick snow. The huge horizons of this region is completely invisible to the urban visitor being fully virtual for him. You need full three summer days to trek along Beljanica Mountain from one of its part to another and you will feel like thousands of kilometers far from civilization. Diversified natural beauties are just astonishing and make unique discovery. In Beljanice Mountain region you will find karts massifs with intense features /caves, caverns/ and finely carved mountain ranges forming extraordinary geo-morphologic and biologic dynamics. Here there is the Canyon of Lazar’s River, the most famous river canyon in Serbia as well as canyons of numerous rivers /Resava, Klocanica, Radovanska, Suvi Do, Tisnica Rivers/. Here there are several mountain plateaus among them Stobori that represents the most wild part of Serbia due to its caverns and also the vast area of forests with dynamic changing of coniferous and deciduous forests. Krupajsko vrelo /Krupaj spring/, the uniquely magnificent creation of nature and one of the most interesting karst springs in Serbia originates on the western side of Beljanice Mountain at the altitude of 220 meters.
One thing is very fine with this unique setting of Beljanica Mountain – the fact that it is very easy accessible being only 150 km away from Belgrade and 20 km from the main highway connecting Belgrade and Macedonia. You can make one-day trip to this beautiful mountain as well. The range of Samanjac Mt. and the pyramidal shape of breath-taking Rtanj Mountain make logical end of this region where you can truly enjoy in all of its natural benefits.