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4 Days Stara Planina

  • Details
    4 Days

    Duration

    3/7

    Physicality

    Stara Planina

    Location

    12+

    Age

    30.04.2020

    Dates

    Experience the untouched nature of the Mountain Stara Planina, its extraordinary beauty, power, and charm that hides in intertwined natural and anthropogenic motives.The power and wildness of the mountain will not only make you feel bored but will give you a sense of bliss in this undiscovered area.

    Stara Planina is part of the Balkan Mountains, which extends partly in Serbia and mostly in Bulgaria. It is about 600 km long and 30-50 km wide. It extends from Vrska Cuka Mountain in the west to the Black Sea in the east and is an extension of the Southern Carpathians.

    A harmonious blend of unspoiled nature, interesting history, and rich traditions - made this mountain the perfect place for rest. Particularly interesting landmarks on Stara Planina are, Bigar Valley, the highest peak Midzor 1869 m, imposing rocks of the pick Babin Zub (eng. Grany's tooth), meanders of Temstica River and many other beauties. 

    The Stara Planina region is a Category of the 1st  protected area and has the status of a Nature Park. Picturesque villages are reminiscent of a dream, like a long-forgotten paradise!

    Accommodation 

    Three nights 30.04. 01.05 & 02.05.2020.

    Mountaineering House Vrelo located 1.5 km near the village of Jelovica in the beautiful surrounding of the two rivers Dojkinci, and Jelovica. Picnic area is located at an altitude of 730 m. This picnic area is perfect for walking, resting, and recreation. House Vrelo has 14 rooms with a total capacity for 30 persons, out of which 2 apartments, 3 triple rooms, 3 double, and 6 single rooms. 

    Meals
    You can choose variety of delicious homemade meals for very affordable price. 

    Breakfast (traditional Serbian pie, yogurt, curd, scrambled eggs, belmuz-mix of one-day-old cheese & corn flour) 400 RSD
    Lunch (soup, potatoes with sausage, beans, moussaka, stuffed peppers, salad) 600 RSD
    Dinner (pork stew, roe deer stew, macaroni with cheese, porridge with meat) 600 RSD

    Traditional Lunch is planned for last day, on 3rd of May in beautiful Stone Village Gostusa 800 RSD

     

     

    DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

    Hotel by Your Choice

    DEPARTURE TIME

    Please be ready by 13:30 PM for a prompt departure at 14:00 PM

    RETURN TIME

    Approximately 22:00 PM

    WEAR

    Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket, and sun cream.

    Included

    Transportation in mini coach
    Accommodation for 3 nights at Mountaineering House Vrelo, in 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms
    Professional Guide
    Meals
    Individual Expenses
    Kayak Rent 15 € per person

    Do not forget

    Bottle of water, refreshing beverages, sendwiches, candy bars, nibbles or trail mix (a combination of dried fruit, nuts, energy bars, etc).

    Camera and a good mood! 

    Pack the spare clothes, food & water into a smaller backpack.

    The Group & Price Info

    This tour is made for 18 pesons. For people coming from Belgrade or other cities plese submit contact form here for more details.

    The price is 75€ per person. 

    If you already have a group of at least 6-7 persons and you wuold like to change the date of the adventure, please send us an e-mail: contact@bleisuredmc.com for additional consultations.

    If there are not sufficient numbers of travelers or uninspected bed weather conditions, the organizer keeps the right to change or cancel the trip at least 3 days before beginning date. For special individual or group requirements, bigger group or team building, please send us an e-mail: contact@bleisuredmc.com  or submit the contact form here.

    The organizer of the tour is Nature Travel Office Agency, license OTP 45/2018. and it's general travel conditions applies. The Tour-Operator has liability insurance of travel agencies in case of insolvency and responsibility, in case of the damage caused to the traveler (the traveler guarantee). No.30000006801-1 “MILENIJUM OSIGURANJE” A.D.O Belgrade, from 12.04.2019. to 01.10.2019.

  • Itinerary

    1

    Day 1

    The departure is at the parking of the Super Market DIS at 2 pm. One and a half hour drive to Stara Planina via Pirot City with short breaks. Arrival to Stara Planina Nature Park. During an easy walking tour of total length 7 km, we will visit one of the most beautiful vantage points on Stara Planina, the Kozji Kamen (eng. Goat Stone). We will arrive at the Mountaineering House Vrelo for a dinner, and overnight stay.

    2

    Day 2

    Breakfast

    Option 1: Transfer to the place of Siroke Luke from where we start our magic trek. Through the valley of Jelovica River, we come first to the smaller and soon to the large Kopren Waterfall which is officially the highest waterfall in Serbia. Hiking up to the waterfall to the place spring of the Dabidza creek. It is one of the most beautiful places on the entire Stara Planina. Shortly after, we will reach peak Kopren, 1960 m. After a break at the top that offers a beautiful view of neighboring Bulgaria, we descend through the forest path over the Kata stone to Siroke Luke. The 22 km long tour requires a high level of physical fitness as well as excellent dexterity.

    Option 2: In an easy walking tour, 8 km in total length, we will visit Tupavica, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this part of Stara Planina. We will return along the same path to the Dojkinci Mountaineering House, and continue our trip to the weekend village Vrelo, where we will visit the unique natural phenomenon called Jelovica spring. 
    Lunch break

    Transfer to Slavinje, a village near the Slavinjsko Grlo Canyon, a unique natural rarity, where waterfalls pour from one natural pot to another. We continue our journey to the village of Rsovci. Visit the medieval monument, the Stone Church of St. Peter and Paul, with unique frescoes from the 12th century. The church is built in the rock and has the fresco of Bold Jesus painted on the rock. This fresco is unique in the Serbian fresco painting and the world. This tour is 2.5 km long, it is not hard, requires an easier level of physical fitness. Return to the accommodation at dinner.

    Overnight stay

    3

    Day 3

    Breakfast 

    Transfer to Rsovac, a beautiful village located on the left side of the Visocica River. Here we start a walking tour to the central part of the canyon built by Visocica River itself. At first, we follow a macadam road that goes downstream to the part where it changes into a hiking trail, which eventually disappears. The trail no longer exists, and the tour turns into a real adventure. We will reach the part from where we will descend steeply down the rock towards the lower part of the canyon, to the entrance of the cave of Vladikine Ploce. The height of the entrance is 18 m, and the width is 12 m. The total length of the canals that we will explore is 660 m. 

    Return to the accommodation at dinner. 
    Overnight stay.

    4

    Day 4

    Breakfast

    OPTION 1: Through the magnificent villages of Stara Planina, we will reach the beautiful Zavoj Lake and our starting point in the village of Paklestica. Preparation of the equipment for a kayak adventure on Zavojsko Lake, through the wonderful meanders 6 km long. Arrival to Gostusa Bay where will start a 30-minute walking tour. Visiting of the Stone Village Gostusa that represents a unique environment, a natural and cultural-historical monument. Lunch break with tasting the traditional homemade products in our hosts' house.

    OPTION 2:Through the magnificent villages of Stara Planina, we will reach the authentic village of Topli Do, where we start a walking tour to the Lower Pilj Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls on Stara Planina. After touring the Lower Pilj Waterfall, along the unmarked path and Lisevski Do, we will reach the Upper Pilj Waterfall. 
    Lunch break in nature. 

    Return roundabout to Topli Do. 

    The tour, of a total length of 9 km, requires a stronger level of physical fitness. On the way back we will visit the Bukovacki Do Waterfall, located near the road. 

    Return to Nis or Belgrade in the late evening hours.

     

  • Location

  • Photos
4 Days

Duration

3/7

Physicality

Stara Planina

Location

12+

Age

30.04.2020

Dates

Experience the untouched nature of the Mountain Stara Planina, its extraordinary beauty, power, and charm that hides in intertwined natural and anthropogenic motives.The power and wildness of the mountain will not only make you feel bored but will give you a sense of bliss in this undiscovered area.

Stara Planina is part of the Balkan Mountains, which extends partly in Serbia and mostly in Bulgaria. It is about 600 km long and 30-50 km wide. It extends from Vrska Cuka Mountain in the west to the Black Sea in the east and is an extension of the Southern Carpathians.

A harmonious blend of unspoiled nature, interesting history, and rich traditions - made this mountain the perfect place for rest. Particularly interesting landmarks on Stara Planina are, Bigar Valley, the highest peak Midzor 1869 m, imposing rocks of the pick Babin Zub (eng. Grany's tooth), meanders of Temstica River and many other beauties. 

The Stara Planina region is a Category of the 1st  protected area and has the status of a Nature Park. Picturesque villages are reminiscent of a dream, like a long-forgotten paradise!

Accommodation 

Three nights 30.04. 01.05 & 02.05.2020.

Mountaineering House Vrelo located 1.5 km near the village of Jelovica in the beautiful surrounding of the two rivers Dojkinci, and Jelovica. Picnic area is located at an altitude of 730 m. This picnic area is perfect for walking, resting, and recreation. House Vrelo has 14 rooms with a total capacity for 30 persons, out of which 2 apartments, 3 triple rooms, 3 double, and 6 single rooms. 

Meals
You can choose variety of delicious homemade meals for very affordable price. 

Breakfast (traditional Serbian pie, yogurt, curd, scrambled eggs, belmuz-mix of one-day-old cheese & corn flour) 400 RSD
Lunch (soup, potatoes with sausage, beans, moussaka, stuffed peppers, salad) 600 RSD
Dinner (pork stew, roe deer stew, macaroni with cheese, porridge with meat) 600 RSD

Traditional Lunch is planned for last day, on 3rd of May in beautiful Stone Village Gostusa 800 RSD

 

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Hotel by Your Choice

DEPARTURE TIME

Please be ready by 13:30 PM for a prompt departure at 14:00 PM

RETURN TIME

Approximately 22:00 PM

WEAR

Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket, and sun cream.

Included

Transportation in mini coach
Accommodation for 3 nights at Mountaineering House Vrelo, in 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms
Professional Guide
Meals
Individual Expenses
Kayak Rent 15 € per person

Do not forget

Bottle of water, refreshing beverages, sendwiches, candy bars, nibbles or trail mix (a combination of dried fruit, nuts, energy bars, etc).

Camera and a good mood! 

Pack the spare clothes, food & water into a smaller backpack.

The Group & Price Info

This tour is made for 18 pesons. For people coming from Belgrade or other cities plese submit contact form here for more details.

The price is 75€ per person. 

If you already have a group of at least 6-7 persons and you wuold like to change the date of the adventure, please send us an e-mail: contact@bleisuredmc.com for additional consultations.

If there are not sufficient numbers of travelers or uninspected bed weather conditions, the organizer keeps the right to change or cancel the trip at least 3 days before beginning date. For special individual or group requirements, bigger group or team building, please send us an e-mail: contact@bleisuredmc.com  or submit the contact form here.

The organizer of the tour is Nature Travel Office Agency, license OTP 45/2018. and it's general travel conditions applies. The Tour-Operator has liability insurance of travel agencies in case of insolvency and responsibility, in case of the damage caused to the traveler (the traveler guarantee). No.30000006801-1 “MILENIJUM OSIGURANJE” A.D.O Belgrade, from 12.04.2019. to 01.10.2019.

1

Day 1

The departure is at the parking of the Super Market DIS at 2 pm. One and a half hour drive to Stara Planina via Pirot City with short breaks. Arrival to Stara Planina Nature Park. During an easy walking tour of total length 7 km, we will visit one of the most beautiful vantage points on Stara Planina, the Kozji Kamen (eng. Goat Stone). We will arrive at the Mountaineering House Vrelo for a dinner, and overnight stay.

2

Day 2

Breakfast

Option 1: Transfer to the place of Siroke Luke from where we start our magic trek. Through the valley of Jelovica River, we come first to the smaller and soon to the large Kopren Waterfall which is officially the highest waterfall in Serbia. Hiking up to the waterfall to the place spring of the Dabidza creek. It is one of the most beautiful places on the entire Stara Planina. Shortly after, we will reach peak Kopren, 1960 m. After a break at the top that offers a beautiful view of neighboring Bulgaria, we descend through the forest path over the Kata stone to Siroke Luke. The 22 km long tour requires a high level of physical fitness as well as excellent dexterity.

Option 2: In an easy walking tour, 8 km in total length, we will visit Tupavica, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this part of Stara Planina. We will return along the same path to the Dojkinci Mountaineering House, and continue our trip to the weekend village Vrelo, where we will visit the unique natural phenomenon called Jelovica spring. 
Lunch break

Transfer to Slavinje, a village near the Slavinjsko Grlo Canyon, a unique natural rarity, where waterfalls pour from one natural pot to another. We continue our journey to the village of Rsovci. Visit the medieval monument, the Stone Church of St. Peter and Paul, with unique frescoes from the 12th century. The church is built in the rock and has the fresco of Bold Jesus painted on the rock. This fresco is unique in the Serbian fresco painting and the world. This tour is 2.5 km long, it is not hard, requires an easier level of physical fitness. Return to the accommodation at dinner.

Overnight stay

3

Day 3

Breakfast 

Transfer to Rsovac, a beautiful village located on the left side of the Visocica River. Here we start a walking tour to the central part of the canyon built by Visocica River itself. At first, we follow a macadam road that goes downstream to the part where it changes into a hiking trail, which eventually disappears. The trail no longer exists, and the tour turns into a real adventure. We will reach the part from where we will descend steeply down the rock towards the lower part of the canyon, to the entrance of the cave of Vladikine Ploce. The height of the entrance is 18 m, and the width is 12 m. The total length of the canals that we will explore is 660 m. 

Return to the accommodation at dinner. 
Overnight stay.

4

Day 4

Breakfast

OPTION 1: Through the magnificent villages of Stara Planina, we will reach the beautiful Zavoj Lake and our starting point in the village of Paklestica. Preparation of the equipment for a kayak adventure on Zavojsko Lake, through the wonderful meanders 6 km long. Arrival to Gostusa Bay where will start a 30-minute walking tour. Visiting of the Stone Village Gostusa that represents a unique environment, a natural and cultural-historical monument. Lunch break with tasting the traditional homemade products in our hosts' house.

OPTION 2:Through the magnificent villages of Stara Planina, we will reach the authentic village of Topli Do, where we start a walking tour to the Lower Pilj Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls on Stara Planina. After touring the Lower Pilj Waterfall, along the unmarked path and Lisevski Do, we will reach the Upper Pilj Waterfall. 
Lunch break in nature. 

Return roundabout to Topli Do. 

The tour, of a total length of 9 km, requires a stronger level of physical fitness. On the way back we will visit the Bukovacki Do Waterfall, located near the road. 

Return to Nis or Belgrade in the late evening hours.