Special Interests - Nature lovers
DISCOVER THE UNDISCOVERED!
Your visit to Serbia may be filled by various activities such as white-water rafting, cave explorations, sports & recreation, hiking, bird watching, cycling, skiing & snowboarding, hunting, fishing and horseback riding.
Vojvodina & Novi Sad is one of the ideal destinations for your next cycle tour.
Get to know the Vojvodina region by bike. As a sportsman, or with family and friends, Vojvodina & Novi Sad have an excellent signposted network of about 600 km of cycle paths.
Enjoy the excellent quality of the cycle paths and discover local sights on lesser- used streets.
You will see much more by bike then you can by some other transportation and you will have more fun during 4 hours in Novi Sad then you can imagine. You will ride a bicycle through the center of Novi Sad and along the banks of the Danube where you can even swim if you want.
The tour goes through the central streets of Novi Sad, where you will explore wonderful places and see impressive architecture. Commentaries from tourist guides about the rich history of Novi Sad cover all facts and details that will approach you from the spirit of this town. You will have the possibility to take many interesting photos, so bring your camera. The most interesting part of this tour will certainly be making a round of Petrovaradin fortress that resists and defies time. Bicycle tours through Fruska Gora are for adventurers and lovers of nature. We offer the possibility of moving around Fruska Gora in one or two days. This is a great opportunity to get into a forest by bike. If you are ready for challenge and action, Fruska Gora invites you and impatiently waits for you to take over its peaks and to show you all the beauties hidden in its heart. Many lakes, monasteries, monuments of culture, fortresses and towers are part of Fruska Gora.
Danube Cycle Route
One of the most popular cycle routes in Europe is the Danube Cycle Route, which now continues through Serbia as well! The signposting of the Danube cycle route in Serbia has been completed to a length of 550 KM.
Hiking and Mountaineering
Serbia's staggering mountain peaks and mysterious forests present a real challenge for alpinists, climbers or anyone who wishes to get a bit of fresh mountain air. For anyone who wants to get away, for at least a few days, from the wild pace of everyday life, Serbia's mountains are an ideal place for getting to know the quiet, provincial way of living, for making friendships, and for reviving one's energy.
Thanks to the closeness of Serbian border to Tara Canyon we have the ability to provide you rafting in the Tara Canyon, which is the deepest canyon in Europe. The adventure starts on a very peaceful part of untouched nature in the national park and then speeds up with more rapids downstream. The rafting continues on the Drina until it is reaches the accumulation lake. Along the way we travel through Montenegro and Bosnia and Hercegovina. Another possible route is from Perucica to Bajina Basta.
The happy descent down the Ibar River is an event that takes place every July and attracts more than 2000 visitors. It is a special experience because the rafts are handmade from various materials such as wood or old trees.
Serbia’s Wild Side – Mount Tara
Tara National Park is one of only a few wild places in Serbia that remain untouched by mass tourism. The richness and variety of tourist attractions, preserved natural environment, mountain relief with heights between 800-1500 m, winter sports facilities, richness and variety of plant and animal life, pleasant climate, as well as the river Drina and artificial lakes Perućac and Zaovine make this mountain one of the most beautiful in our country. Tara is situated near the towns of Uzice and Mokra Gora. The town of Višegrad, with its numerous cultural and historical sights, can be visited easily. This gives the opportunity for more interesting vacations. Tara gives excellent opportunities for the development of sustainable tourism with minimal impact on its environment and cultural heritage, which helps the economic development of the local community at the same time.
Due to its climate and isolation Tara has preserved several ancient species of trees such as Pancic spruce and other almost fossil species of plants. Tara is mostly made of limestone and its average height is 1000-1200m. The highest point is Kozji Rid -1591m and the lowest is 291m at lake Perućac. Vrelo River is the strongest fountain in the national park, which runs into river Drina after 365 meters. Summers are fresh and winters are cold with lots of snow. Most rainfall is in May. The driest months are July and August. Autumn is sunny and warmer then spring.
National Park Tara is 80% covered with forests. There are 34 forest and 19 meadow communities. 75% of forests are mixed spruce-fir, fir and beech. Besides Pančić spruce, other significant plants are hazel, yew, holly, jeremičak, knapweed of derventa, peony, and blechnum spicant
There are 53 species of mammals in the park. The most interesting are bear (Ursus arctos), and chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), which live even on elevation of 291m. There are 135 species of birds, 43 of them being migrating species. The most interesting are the endangered species such as the golden eagle (Aquila chryssetos), peregrine falcon and others.
There are more than 251 species of mushrooms. Three of them are poisonous. Amanita phalloides is the most dangerous mushroom in Europe.
Fishing on rivers and lakes within the NP is a real pleasure. There are about 40 species of fish. (mladica (Hucho – hucho),lipljan (Thumallus thumallus), gull, carp, jez (Leuciscus idus)…
There are 18 mountain footpaths with a total length of 120km. When using these paths you should consult maps, which can be bought at information points in the park.
TAROCYKL is a project consisting of 27 cycling paths with a total length of about 420km, creating an opportunity for a new kind of tourism with no side effects on the environment.
Hunting in the NP Tara is always organized according to plans. There are about 40 bears, 300 chamois, 320 does and 40 wild boars. Hunting licenses, guides and transportation are authorized by service for protection and improvement on hunting and fishing of NP Tara.
Zlatibor is a mountain region situated in the western part of Serbia, a part of the Dinaric Alps. Name ZLATIBOR (ZLATI=golden, BOR=pine) means "Golden Pine". On Zlatibor you can see many pine trees and that is why people called this beautiful Serbian mountain "Golden Pine Mountain".
The mountain spreads over an area of 300 km², lies 27 miles in length from southeast to northwest, and is up to 23 miles in width. The three highest peaks of Zlatibor massif are: Tornik (1.496m) - the highest peak of Zlatibor, Brijach (1.480m) and Chigota (1.422m).
The largest area of Mt. Zlatibor is a spacious plateau, intersected by rivers and mountain streams, and overgrown by thick grass and conifer trees. It is situated 27km away from Uzice town.
The central Zlatibor plateau is about 1000 m high in average, and there are a few easily spacious sloping grounds, rich pasture-grounds and mountain brooks. There are about 1000 square km of meadows and risings, sloping grounds and dry grounds, as well as abysses and chasms.
"Uvac" Special Nature Reserve is protected natural asset of great importance. It is situated in southwestern Serbia in the region of Stari Vlah-Raška high plateau, wedged between Mt.Zlatar in the southwest and Mt. Javor in the northeast. "Uvac" Special Nature Reserve occupies an area of 5525 km. Minimum altitude in the reserve is 760m above sea level, and the maximum is 1322 m.
A major feature of the reserve is the Uvac River canyon. The special value of the canyon is the curving meanders of the river.
"Uvac" Special Nature Reserve is distinguished by the presence of 104 bird species. Most important of all is the griffon vulture, one of two vulture species that are still nesting in Serbia. Griffon vultures are, at the same time, the greatest attraction in the reserve. The Griffon vulture is of an impressive size with a wingspan of up to 3m, which makes him a powerful flier. Its flight has been studied by scientists, and aeronautic engineers have used the knowledge on the construction of aircraft. The role it plays in the food chain is unique and makes him irreplaceable. It is adapted to a diet of dead animals and therefore stops the spread of diseases and contributes to a kind of "natural recycling". "Uvac" Special Nature Reserve is also home to the largest population of rare bird species in the Balkans.
National Park Kopaonik is a region protected by the law and is a restricted area, which keeps its natural condition, and protects its own animal and plant species. The park was founded and proclaimed in 1981. It covers an area of 11,800 ha, and has a protecting belt of 19,986 ha. 689 ha of the wildlife refuge are under special protection, divided into 13 natural reserves (areas), 26 natural monuments, 17 geomorphologic, 6 geologic, 8 hydrologic and 15 objects classified as immovable cultural goods.
The park is placed on the highest part of the mountain. The base of the park represents mountainous, relatively leveled region at an average height of about 1700 m. The lowest altitude is about 640 m. The highest altitude is Pancic Vrh (2017m), where the Pancic mausoleum is located.
Because of its very good climate and large numbers of sunny days per year, Kopaonik is a great center for tourism development. Kopaonik has a nice tourist center with systems of ski lifts and a ski-area for Alps and Nordic skiing.
Hiking tours – Visit the most attractive destinations on NP Kopaonik with a guide. Every day there is a visiting of specific areas and it is possible to arrange one-day excursions, as well as excursions for the gathering of seasonal forest fruits and healing plants
The excursions take place in sites like Metođe, Kadijevac, and Đorov.
Rafting Ibar - With a visit of the medieval town Maglič
Paragliding School - Training with parachute wing.
Mountaineering – Mt. Pančić, Mt. Šiljak, Kozje Rock, Marko’s Rock ... mountain treks leading you through beautiful forests, mountain meadows and fields...
Riding school - Riding horses with instructors through the beautiful Kopaonik region. These excursions put you in touch with Kopaonik’s nature, animals and plants.
Skiing-with beautiful ski traces for beginners and professionals...
Ski-surf and Paragliding-combinations of parachuting and skiing...
Winter’s nights can change Kopaonik into a mountain of fun and entertainment...