Adventure on Pester Plateau and Javor Mountain

Adventure on Pester Plateau and Javor Mountain





Level of endurance : medium

Day 1 Belgrade – Golija Mountain

Morning departure from Belgrade and drive along beautiful Sumadija landscape. Short break for refreshment/lunch in traditional rural household near Gornji Milanovac. Drive on to the impressive Ovcar-Kablar Gorge known as the “Serbian Holy Mt Athos” for numerous Medieval Orthodox Monasteries settled along the beautiful meanders of Zapadna Morava River /West Morava River/. Drive on via Ivanjica to the picturesque tiny village located in thick pine forests on wonderful slopes of Golija MtJavor Mountain. Accommodation, traditional dinner, overnight.

Day 2 Golija Mountain hiking – Uvar Canyon

After breakfast full day adventurous hiking program : visit to wilderness area of the most beautiful part of Uvac Canyon, the viewing point from where breathtaking panorama on Uvac River meanders is spread, Ušačka and Ledena pećina Caves /Usac and Ice Caves/ and the Medieval Klek Fortification /13th century/. Intense 4 km climbing hike. Drive by macadam road for 4 km. Outdoor lunch beside the mountain spring in Muslim rural household serving traditional specialties /home-made bread, numerous cheese sorts, smoked beef, smoked sheep, home-made yogurt, cheese and spinach pie, baked lamb/. Photo-safari of stunning terrains rich in rare fauna, green monumental scenery and griffin vultures nests in wilderness of South-west Serbia. 5 km walking tour up to the shepherds who breed cattle sheep and horses in remote mountainous terrains of SW Serbia. Enjoying invigorating walks along meadows and through breech forests. Visit to the Baždar pecina Cave /Bazdarska pećina/ with underground river flow and lake. Afternoon return to accommodation, traditional dinner, overnight.

Day 3 Javor Mountain hiking

After breakfast full day adventurous and hiking program : drive by paved road to the foot of Javor Mountain /1400 m/, up to the former checking point from the 18th where the Serbian-Turkish border used to be. Climbing up to Vasilijin vrh (the Peak of Vasilija 1528 m). Tour of the hamlet with the preserved Serbian traditional architecture – thatch log houses /sibare/. Drive to Bukovicka pecina Cave /Bukovica pecina/ comprising the underground river and waterfall and lake. Refreshment in front of the cave /entering the cave is extremely dangerous and demanding due to inaccessible terrains although it is possible to arrange visits for groups trained and equipped for cave explorations/. Traditional lunch in rural household where home-made specialties are served : kaymak, corn bread, cheese, buckwheat pie, paprika filled by cheese and home-made plum rakija/. Visit to the recently reconstructed Dubnica Monastery /15th century/. On return to accommodation, tour to the spring of Kalipoljska reka /Kalipolje River – the disappearing river/, Karađorđe’s trenches and Vasilijina česma /The spring of Vasilija/ with stop-overs for picking up medicinal herbs and forest products. Length of hike is some 12 kilometers. Traditional dinner, overnight.

Day 4 Pester Plateau hiking

After breakfast full day adventurous and hiking program : tour of the Gorge and meanders of Vapa River, the tiny hamlets close to the border with Montenegro and the spring of disappearing Boroštica River where the water from Pester Plateau is delivered to Uvac River and lake by the underground water tunnel system. Traditional lunch in rural household. Afternoon return hike  to accommodation, traditional dinner, overnight.

Day 5  Ivanjica – Guca – Belgrade

After breakfast drive direction Ivanjica and visit to the mineral springs of healing Water Production “Prilicki Kiseljak” in Prilike village. Tour of Klisura Monastery from the 13th century and the Church of Saint Elijah. Traditional lunch close to the gorgeous Moravica River waterfall. Tour of Hadži-Prodan Cave /Hadži-Prodanova pećina/ and the Church on the way to Dragačevo area. Traditional brunch and Brass Orchestra performance in Guca. Late evening arrival to Belgrade and end of program.

Note : special equipment needed /climbing / walking shoes, dressing flexible for the altitude over 1200 meters with strong insulation, lamps for cave explorations.

Price : 455 EUR Minimum 6 participants; 385 EUR Minimum 12 participants

Included : high tourist class AC van – coach – mini-bus transportation, traditional brunch in rural household near Gornji Milanovac, accommodation in 3/4 stars boarding house-rustic hotels /first 2 nights at the Golijski dar Boarding House on Golija Mt, 3rd night at the Borovi Hotel Sjenica and the 4th night at the luxury tourist complex of Ivanjicki konaci Ivanjica, double occupancy, comfortable facilities/ with 4 half-board homemade food, full-day adventurous tours with hiking/adventurous activities conducted by highly experienced and professional expert guides/outdoor instructors, outdoor traditional lunches, tour of Monasteries and Caves, lunch in Ivanjica area on the Moravica River waterfalls, traditional brunch and brass orchestra performance in Guca, 24 hours PANACOMP Wonderland Travel LCC Serbia support, logistics and professional guidance.