Summer holidays on the move
You can acquaint yourself with Serbia in countless ways, leisurely or by exploring its sights. The nature of Serbia remains largely undiscovered, while its diverse and attractive landscapes offer a full spectrum of sights and activities.
As for recommendations for a summer holiday on the move, we will begin with mountains in Western Serbia, where it is even difficult to list all wonderful areas and tourist attractions. Among the first is the Tara National Park – a mountain characterised by astonishing surroundings abundant in coniferous forests and viewpoints providing an unreal view. Tara Mountain has around ten marked hiking and mountain bike trails. In order to experience something special, opt for horse riding through the vastness of the mountain. An honourable place in the tourist offer is occupied by the emerald Drina River: its attractive canyon, the second largest in the world, can be explored by boat, while rafting in the lower course of the river will certainly supply you with an exceptional experience.
Another jewel, the Mokra Gora Nature Park, is literally leaned against Tara. Mokra Gora is known for the museum-tourist railway “Šarganska Osmica” (Šargan Eight) and “Drvengrad” (Wooden Town) created by famous Serbian director Emir Kusturica. Through these green areas passes the main section of the bicycle and walking path European hiking trail E7. With more than 400 kilometre trails of different complexity, this part of Serbia is a real heaven for cyclists.
Zlatibor, Golija Mountain and Uvac River
If you prefer mountains that secure the benefits of civilization, Zlatibor is the right choice. This cultivated plateau and air spa can be described as a tiny mountain metropolis offering leisurely walks and recreation at well equipped sports fields, swimming pools, spa centres… Suitable air flows allow for paragliding and hovering above the green scenery full of pastures and pine forests.
Golija Mountain occupies a huge space and is perfect for people who have an adventurous spirit and like to wander all around. Golija is home to UNESCO protected Biosphere Reserve. There are no huge hotels in this area, but rural tourism is well developed. We will finish our travel through the “western side” with a recommendation to visit the fantastic Uvac River meanders and Special Nature Reserve offering the possibility to observe rare griffon vultures, mountaineer, explore caves, and sail the river by canoes or kayaks.
STC Bajina Bašta: www.taradrina.com
TO Zlatibor: www.zlatibor.org.rs
TO Ivanjica: www.ivatourism.org
TO „Zlatar“: www.zlatar.org.rs
Zlatibor accomodation: www.apartmani-u-beogradu.com/apartmani-zlatibor