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South Serbian Nomad’s Adventure 2017

Explore the images from the greatest nomadic experience you can have in Serbia – edition 2017, which took place from July 16th to 22nd 🙂

South Serbian Nomad’s Adventure

Building on the success of Eastern Serbian Nomad’s Adventure, we take the journey further south. Stara planina left the participants in true overlander’s extasy – the sheer beauty of the mountain, the rich experience of the landscapes, combined with demanding trails, make you crave to return! So we’re starting our south Serbian journey from there. Southeast Serbia is the home to all the highest Serbian mountains, giving you the opportunity to float on endless grassy ridges. The kind of landscape typical for Stara planina goes on for an entire week in this tour, revealing to the participants mountains such as Ruj, Vardenik, Suva, Besna Kobila and Dukat.

See the full tour announcement (and registration form) on the Rustika Travel site.

Lost world of eastern Serbia – video

Better late than never – we’ve finally produced the video from the fantastic tour we’ve guided for Lost World Adventures in July / August 2016. The participants were truly overwhelmed, and we believe eastern Serbia just doesn’t get any better than that. Take a look at this great video…

and, of course, take a look at the photo album with more than 250 selected images from 10 days of this tour.

Discovering wild Balkans

Written by:
Aleksandar Veljković

 

When mountains in the central part of the Balkans start having freezing temperatures at night in the autumn, it’s time to head south, to the warm, meditteranean part of the peninsula. That is exactly what we do every year in the Balkans Wild Tracks tour. This is the adventure we’ve experienced between October 20th and November 5th in Greece, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia.

In the Pindos mountains
In the Pindos mountains

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South Serbian Nomad’s Adventure

Magic of eastern Serbia, part two

Building on the success of Eastern Serbian Nomad’s Adventure, we take the journey further south. Stara planina left the participants in true overlander’s extasy – the sheer beauty of the mountain, the rich experience of the landscapes, combined with demanding trails, make you crave to return! So we’re starting our south Serbian journey from there. Southeast Serbia is the home to all the highest Serbian mountains, giving you the opportunity to float on endless grassy ridges. The kind of landscape typical for Stara planina goes on for an entire week in this tour, revealing to the participants mountains such as Ruj, Vardenik, Suva, Besna Kobila and Dukat.

There will be TWO South Serbian Nomad’s Adventure tours in 2016 – one in July, and the other in September. For more info and application form please visit the tour announcement on Rustika Travel website.

Nomadic journey of south Serbia

Serbia is sort of a newcomer to the European adventure travel market – having fewer mountains higher than 2000 m than the surrounding countries, it was always regarded as less attractive and less wild by enthusiasts. But is it really so?

Rosomački kamen

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Stara planina – u pohode Koprenskom vodopadu

Kod Kaca kamena na Bugarskoj granici - odavde kreće pešački pohod ka Koprenskom vodopadu
Kod Kaca kamena na Bugarskoj granici (foto Dragan Ćirković)

I 4×4 učesnici priključiće se pohodu na Staru planinu koju KAUP organizuje prvog vikenda jula (pogledajte detaljnu najavu ovde). Idemo do nedvosmisleno najlepšeg dela Stare planine, doline Dojkinačke reke, odnosno Arbinja, gde ćemo kampovati. Pešaci će odatle, krećući se uz reku, obići najatraktivnije vodopade i popeti se na Tri Čuke, a nama motorizovanima će se pružiti prilika da na relativno lak način stignemo do najnepristupačnijeg i najvišeg vodopada Stare planine, Koprenskog, visokog čak 100 metara.

Koprenski vodopad, gornja kaskada
Koprenski vodopad, gornja kaskada (fotografija preuzeta sa sajta pirotskevesti.rs)

Ovaj vodopad nalazi se visoko nad prašumskom dolinom reke Jelovice, pod samim gotovo 2000 m visokim zaravnjenim platoom vrha Koprena. Mi ćemo našim terencima stići do Kaca kamena, na samoj granici sa Bugarskom, a onda ćemo, probijajući se pešice grebenom preko ne baš lakog terena (strmina, kleka, kamenjar) uložiti dodatni napor kako bismo stigli do samog vodopada (za to će nam sigurno trebati još par sati pešačenja).

Drugog dana ture, kada pešačka ekipa bude išla do Rsovaca i prolazila kanjon Vladikine ploče, mi ćemo krenuti na vrlo atraktivan uspon ka Vrtibogu preko Kovačeva, odakle ćemo se spustiti na Zavojsko jezero i sa ostatkom KAUP-a ponovo sastati u Pirotu. Prelazak grebenom do Vrtiboga je uvek izuzetan doživljaj, nešto u šta se neizostavno upuštaju svi ofroud karavani i ekspedicije koje posećuju Staru planinu.

Napomena: Uspon preko Kovačeva spada među tehnički zahtevnije, tako da nije za “lite” terence. S obzirom da tu po pravilu ima manje ili više blata, veoma je poželjno da imate MT gume (ili vitlo kojim biste se izvlačili u slučaju potrebe).

U širinama grebena koji vodi ka Vrtibogu
U širinama grebena koji vodi ka Vrtibogu

Iz Beograda krećemo u petak, 3. jula u 16 h sa parkinga iza Sava Centra, a vraćamo se u nedelju 5. jula u večernjim časovima. Obe noći kampujemo u Arbinju. Ukoliko ste zainteresovani da nam se pridružite, molio bih da mi to javite na telefon 064 1159852 ili mejlom na sale@serbianoutdoor.com.

4×4 avantura po istočnoj Srbiji

Sedmodnevna kamperska tura kroz najživopisnije predele istočne Srbije, koja kreće od Beljanice i Kučajskih planina, zatim prelazi preko Lazarevog kanjona, Malinika i Rtnja, da bi doživela svoje veliko finale na Staroj planini. Posebne pogodnosti za članove KAUP-a. Detaljan program ture možete videti na Rustika Travel sajtu.

Opušteno preko Stare planine

 

Glavni greben Stare planine

Od 11. do 13. jula 2014. otišli smo na Staru planinu sa 3 terenca u nameri da natenane obiđemo njene najlepše delove i u njima sve vreme boravimo – kampujući, jer je to jedini način da se taj fascinantan prostor raskošne divljine doživi u potpunosti. Kao što to obično leti biva, odziv članstva kluba je bio slab, ali to nije blia prepreka za nezaboravan vikend, čak naprotiv – mala, kompaktna družina disala je kao jedan i nikome se nigde nije žurilo.

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