Maljen Mountain – Divcibare tourist center

Maljen Mountain – Divcibare tourist center

Maljen Mountain is situated 38 km south of Valjevo and 110 km away from Belgrade. Maljen Mountain and its most famous part of the Divčibare tourist-mountain center of Serbia is surrounded by mountains of Povlen and Suvobor that are covered with lush forests, meadows and intersected with rivers and streams and canyons of steep sides. There are four nature reserves in Divcibare area : Crna reka, Čalački potok, Zabalac and Vražji vir.

The mountain range that includes the Povlen Mountain, and the Maljen Mountain – with the tourist center of Divcibare, and the Suvobor Mountain used to have in the 17th century the common name of Karadag, which in the Turkish language means Black Mountain. During the Austrian rule in this part of Serbia there was the border between the Austrian Empire and the Ottoman Empire. Up to the end of the 18th century the local population determined the mountains of Povljen, Maljen and Suvobor by its common name of Crna Gora – Black Mountain.  This is well recorded in the old Serbian archives. The name of Karadag – the Black Mountain lost its common name at the end of the 18th century for the mountains of Povlen, Maljen and Suvobor. The name of Maljen was first time mentioned in 1725-1728, during the Austrian occupation of Serbia, as “one of the highest Black Mountain peaks and mountains”.  Names of two neighboring mountains are actually the Slavic expression with meaning of peak that rises high, and over-tops the other peaks, in regard with the verb meaning rising up or appearing….

Divčibare tourist center is extremely rich in springs, streams and rivers, such are : Bukovska, Crna, Kozlica, Krcmarska, Manastirica, Paklenica, Bela and Crna Kamenica streams. The Manastirica River spring beneath the Kraljev sto peak /1103 meters/ is truly interesting for its wonderful waterfall of Skakalo, on its upper course. Surroundings of this fantastic waterfall of 20 meters is pretty inaccessible and makes real challenge for nature lovers and adventurers. The Crna Reka River flows along black rocks through the deep forest, thus the name. The 5-10 meters waterfall of the Crna Reka river makes its unique feature. Besides rivers and streams, the Divcibare area is rich in numerous sources. The Žujan spring is exceptional as it continues through the valley and along spacious meadows, not like the other springs that flow across rocks. Next to this spring is the Hajdučka česma fountain and the spring of Studenac on the peak Cubrica. Water of the Studenac spring is extremely cold, this is how it got its name. Here one feels a cold breeze that possibly lead to some cave, that deserves further exploration….

The 15 cycling routes of total 400 km have been marked within the West Serbia area, in favor of the active bikers and cyclists outdoor vacations. In this way the marked cycling routes connect tourist destination which provide visitors and locals choice of their wishes and physical conditions, as well as to choose tourist attractions they want to visit. Zlatibor is connected with the Tara Mountain via Mokra gora, Divčibare with the Užice area, Kosjerić and Požega. Arilje and Ivanjica are connected with the Golija Mountain, Uvac Special Nature Reserve, Pešter Plateau, Zlatar and Prijepolje. The cycling routes are well marked with the tourist signposts, there are wooden coverage in the resting points for cyclists, hikers and mountaineers. For the active vacations in Serbia, there are available bikes to rent.

The famous Serbian tourist, mountainous and ski center of Divčibare is known as the “air spa” and extraordinary convenient climate at the altitude of 1000 meters. The Divcibare tourist, mountain and ski center features invigorating mixture of Mediterranean, Carpathian and Pannonian climate and variety of sport terrains and natural potentials enable outstanding conditions for relaxed vacations with rejuvenating effects…. and numerous places to stay – from high luxury hotels to the wooden log houses and farm houses….