Cycling Serbia’s Southern Mountains

Cycling Serbia’s Southern Mountains

This Serbia cycling trip is aimed to present the heterogeneity of wonderful landscapes, exceptional multicultural heritage and authentic local communities which attract travelers interested in exploration and off-the-beaten-path experiences. 

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Day 1 Morning /09,00/ departure by AC high tourist class van/mini bus from Belgrade and drive direction South West Serbia. Break for visit to the Potpec Pecina Cave, followed with homemade brunch and refreshment. Drive on to the Lazarevi konaci tourist complex in the tiny Kacer village in Zlatibor county and warm welcome by hosts. Introductory /ca 8 km/ bike ride along the surrounding rolling meadows and forests, while enjoying in the breathtaking views. Big homemade lunch. Continue to Zlatibor Mtthe most famous mountainous tourist resort of Serbia. Bike ride direction west and Bosnia and Herzegovina, 16 km one way up-hill and down-hill to the Mokra Gora Nature Park and Tara National Park, through the landscape offering a mix of simple climbs, off road heaven and a mass of colorful pine forests. Accommodation at the luxurious Tara Eco-Lodges, or the Tara apartments within the Tara National Park. Dinner, overnight.

Day 2 After breakfast /09,00/ cycling through Tara NP along the 26 km bike route : Šljivovica – Tarabića brdo – Grebenski put – Beserovačke bare – Lokvica – Osluša – Sokolina – Rustine – Šljivovica, which follows the ridge with gentle ascents and descents. Break for an outdoor lunch. First part of this picturesque trail goes along the paved road to Mitrovac point and continues further for 7 km around the gorgeous Zaovine Lake. This circle bike route is a bit more challenging, but provides magic panorama of the lake and the wonderful atmosphere of the pine forests around it. Transfer to Zlatibor and accommodation at the Idila Spa Hotel Zlatibor, or similar available, dinner, overnight /wellness available/.

Day 3 After breakfast /08,30/ transfer from Zlatibor Mt to the Zlatar Mountain /ca 35 km/. The terrains from Zlatibor to Zlatar Mt and around the Zlatar lake of the Uvac Reserve provide outstanding rugged landscapes of the breathtaking canyon and cliffs with nests of those amazing predator birds. Homemade lunch in the rural tourist household, from where spreads magic panorama of the Zlatar Mt thick pine forests and green meadows. Transfer to the town of Ivanjica through the wilderness of the Golija-Studenica Biosphere Reserve. Meeting with local bike experts for afternoon challenging cycling along the 36 km up-hill and down-hill trail, up to the plateau of Golija Mt peak – Janko’s stone peaks /1860 m/ and through the true remoteness which provides striking panoramas ! Accommodation in Park Hotel Ivanjica. Dinner, overnight /wellness available/.

Day 4 After breakfast /09,00/ departure to Belgrade. Break at the eco zone of the Ovcar-Kablar Gorge on the West Morava River which provides breathtaking views for nature lovers and plenty of outdoor activities /climbing, abseiling, boating…/. Visit to the Nikolje /St Nicholas/ Monastery, one of 10 Medieval Monasteries scattered along the gorge, surrounded with the steep, high limestone walls with a collection of magical caves. Continue to Divcibare tourist center in Valjevo Mountains. Meeting with local cycling instructor and ca 45 km of bike ride in Divcibare Mt – Valjevo Mountains. The cycling starts and ends in the Divcibare tourist center – the air spa at the elevation ca 1000 meters and includes the Kraljev sto peak /1104 m/, off-road down-hill ride, along the Kamenica River, the Tometino Polje Field meadows and pastures and the Paljba observation point, mostly along the gentle-rolling pastures, beech, pine and oak forests and meadows. The real paradise for all senses ! Accommodation and homemade dinner in the brand new luxurious tourist facility of the Plamenac Villa in Divcibare.

Day 5 After breakfast farewell walk/cycling in Divcibare tourist center. Transfer to Belgrade /ca 2,5 – 3 hours/. Early evening arrival and end of program and services.

Price : 485 EUR per person Minimum 6 participants, 390 EUR per person Minimum 15 participants

Included : transportation with AC high tourist class van/minibus, entrance fee for the Potpec pecina Cave, traditional brunch-refreshment, traditional lunch at the Lazarevi Konaci rural complex, 1 HB at 4 stars Tara Eco Lodges, outdoor lunch on Day 2, 1 HB at 4 stars Idila Spa Hotel in Zlatibor, traditional lunch in rural household on Zlatar Mt, 1 HB at the Park Hotel in Ivanjica, refreshment in Ovcar-Kablar Gorge, 1 HB in Plamenac Villa in Divcibare tourist resort, bike/helmet rental and assistance of professional cycling instructor/local cycling experts in all cycling destinations, 24 hours professional guidance and support of Panacomp Wonderland

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