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Top 5 Mountain Ridges in Serbia

12.02.2017

5. Stolovi, Maglič - Kamarište - Maglič

Mountain Stolovi is located in central Serbia, near town Kraljevo. Its highest peak is Kamarište (or Usovica) 1375 meters high above sea level. Second highest peak is Čiker 1324 meters high above sea level. The distinct relief consisting of narrow ridges only 2-5 meters wide and which descend down to the river Ibar valley, especially on the west mountain side, presents quite a treat for all the fans of mountain ridge tours. 16 km tours and overcoming of +- 1330 m altitude difference, make this trail one of the most challenging and most exciting in Serbia.

Medieval fortress Maglič is one of many beauties of this trail, and many trails begin and end in its vicinity, some trails go around it, so visit to the fortress is part of the tours.

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4. Kopaonik, Kozje stene (Goat rock)

Kopaonik is the largest mountain massive in Serbia and the most popular skiing center. Its highest peak is Pančićev peak 2017 meters high above sea level. Because of its extraordinary natural values Kopaonik is declared as national park.

Goat rock is a natural reserve in the sense of sharp ridge on the west side of the mountain massive. Goat rock can be reached from the peak Kukavica 1726 meters high above sea level, which in the foothills of steep cliffs there is a beautiful Samokovska river canyon.

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 photo: Dejan Milošević

3. Stara mountain

Stara mountain or Balkan is mountain range system which spreads from Black sea on the east, across whole Bulgaria all the way to Vrashka Chuka in Serbia to the west. Whole mountain range is 530 km long. Only small western part of the whole mountain range system is located in Serbia, while bigger part of the mountain range is in Bulgaria.

The main ridge, in Serbia, spreads near the border line with Bulgaria, and the highest point of this part is peak Midžor (Midzhur) 2169 meters high above sea level. The whole ridge connects a series of beautiful peaks, steep cliffs descend to the North east towards Bulgaria, and milder slopes descend to the south west towards Serbia. Whole Stara mountain presents a true jewel of unspoiled nature and one of the most favorite destinations of serbian mountaineers.

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2. Suva mountain

Suva mountain, 45 km long and 15 km wide, is located in southeast Serbia. It spreads in the shape of an horse shoe to the northwest in two directions, with both north and west side. On northeast side of the mountain are the cliffs almost 1000 meters high. The mid part of mountain is a plateau Rakoša. The highest peak of Suva mountain is Trem 1810 meters high above sea level. The mountain part of the terrain can be described as very jagged, with rocky terrains, numerous ravines and sinkholes. Forest can mostly be found in the lower mountain parts.

Suva mountain got its name from being almost completely dry and without water, with only 2 freshwater springs. (Suva meaning dry in Serbian).

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1. Veliki krš

Veliki krš is a narrow teeth shaped limestone mountain range system, which spreads in NW SE direction (north west and south east). Milder slopes are on the south west side and more steeper almost vertical slopes on the south east side. Total length of the mountain is around 13 km.

Trekking tour along the whole mountain ridge of Veliki krš is a great challenge due to very rocky and rough terrain, constant ascends and descends and rocky scenery all together. It is recommended that only mountaineers with experience and stamina go on this tour along the whole ridge.

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photo: Dejan Milošević


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