Was created by cutting Lazareva river in the limestone plain of Dubašnica, great Lazar’s canyon is part of Kucaj range, which is located in eastern Serbia, near the village of Zlot, near the city of Bor, which has shallower and smaller canyons built sideways. Lazar’s Canyon is one of the most rugged canyon in Serbia, ith 4.5 km f lethgth, 300 - 500 meters in debthh and the minimum width of the canyon of 4 m. It is characterized by vertical limestone rocks, unique to the diversity of surface and ground forms, such as the limestone valley, funnel-oysters, caves and pits.
In the area of Lazar’s canyon, more than 70 spaleolitic objects, primarily caves were discovered. The most important caves are Lazareva and Vernjikica cave.
The flora of the area is 1.5 times more diverse than the one of the National Park Kopaonik, Šar-mountain and the Djerdap, and five times more diverse flora from all over Serbia. Lazar’s canyon was declared the Natural Monument and as such is protected by the state.
The Malinik mountains rise over the south side above the cliffs of the canyon . The highest peak of the same named mountain is located at 1,087 meters above sea level. It can be reached by a marked trail from the village center Zlot or from the Lazareva cave. On the mountain Malinik, one round of Serbian Trekking league is annually organized.
Lazareva cave is located at 3 km from Zlot, on the left bank of the Lazar’s river at the entrance of the canyon. It is the longest cave in Serbia, with 11.6 km of surveyed channels and probably numberless unexplored kilometers. Arund 600 meters of track are arranged for the tourists .
Visiting Lazar’s cave, going to the lookout on the cliffs of the canyon and out on top of the Malinik are ideal plan for a one-day hiking trip on Malinik, but also as one of the destinations within several days of trekking in eastern Serbia.
On Malinik , there are a couple of minor to medium demanding , well marked trails for hiking. They all lead to the top of the 1087 meters above sea level. An essential part of walking on the Malinik for each should be spectacular lookout Kovej , at 740 meters above sea level on the cliffs of the canyon, with the the depth is about 300 m. This vantage point is about 6 km from Lazar’s cave with the height difference to be overcome about 500 m, which takes 2 to 3 hours walk.
If the walk of 12 km in both directions from the cave to the lookout Kovej not enough, you can continue walking to the top of the Malinik and go another 4.5 km in one direction with a vertical drop another of 450 m. Extra effort is worthwhile climbing rapidly because it provides an opportunity to enjoy a wider view of the eastern Serbia in all directions. To the south, in the nearby are the Rtanj mountain and Tupižnica mountain and by favorable weather conditions you can see both the Suva and Stara mountain. In the east, you can admire the mountains Veliki krš , Stol and Deli Jovan, where the town of Bor and copper mines and mines lie. Towards the north of the plateau , beforehand Dubašnica plateau, Crni vrh and the top Lisac rises. At the foot of the peak, before the ending and a very steep climb, there is a source of drinking water, and we should not miss the opportunity to visit another rocky vantage point in the direction of the canyon.
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|Max Elevation||745 m|
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|Max Elevation||1078 m|
|Height Difference||+1010 m, -1045 m|
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