Goc Mountain

Goc Mountain

Goč Mountain is a part of the northern Kopaonik Mountain range, located some 200 km south of Belgrade and ca 20 km south of Vrnjacka Banja Spa, approachable from Kraljevo via Kamenica village up to the peak of Dobre vode and from Vrnjačka Banja Spa to the Stanišinci village along the gorgeous forest scenery. The highest peak of the Goc Mountain is Krnja jela, 1127 meters high. Thick and fragrant pine and larch forests, numerous crystal-clear creeks and rivers that join the Zapadna Morava and the Rasina rivers, with well preserved watermills, small lake, pastures and large lawns are features that make the perfect natural environment of Goč Mountain. Goč Mountain is rich in medicinal herbs, mushrooms and forest strawberries. Mitrovo Polje is outstanding natural locality of Goc Mountain with uniquely pleasant climatic conditions and lots of sunny days situated in the northwestern part of Aleksandrovac Municipality. Mitrovo Polje spreads along the southern slope of Goč Mountain, actually its ranges of Ljuktena /1219m/ and Vrhova /996m/ and Željin Mountain /1785 m/ which encircle the Valley of Rasina River from the western side. Mitrovo Polje is sheltered by the southern side by high ranges of Željin Mountain – Provaljeno guvno /1216m/, Vranja stena /1097m/, and Vragolija. From the eastern side Mitrovo Polje locality is connected with rather narrow valley of Rasina River, which flows towards southeast into the tiny Pleš village, while the high massif of Lisca /1065 m/ rises on the northeast side. Average altitude of Mitrovo Polje varies from 650 meters in the Valley of Rasina River up to 730 meters on the slopes of Ljukten Mountain. There are 5 well marked hiking trails on Goc Mountain, through forests and along the meadows, different in elevation levels and lengths.

Beside winter sports, many other sports such are hiking and mountaineering and recreational activities are practised on Goč Mountain. There are 2 ski-tracks for beginners with 2 ski lifts and two ski-tracks of 1150 and 1400 meters with the height level of about 350 meters. Goč Mountain is also known for its cultural-historical monuments, such as “Roman Cemetery” where German Saxon coal-miners had been exploiting iron and lead ore in the Medieval times of the Nemanjić Dinasty. In this area there are beautiful Medieval monasteries of Drenca, Rudenica and Melentija built in Morava architectural style and the beautiful Medieval fortified town of Koznik, dominating from a top of a mountain peak 922 meters high. Thanks to its centuries old tradition of wine growing in the close vicinity there are numerous Zupa wineries and wine cellars which produce superb wines. Visit to those wine cellars is strongly recommended and always part of our tours visiting this beautiful part of Serbia.

 

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