From City Charms to Mountain Peaks: Unveil Serbia’s Best and Get on Top of the Balkan Mountains

Capture unforgettable moments atop the Balkan Mountains and discover historic landmarks like Niš Fortress, knowing that every detail of your journey has been expertly planned for maximum enjoyment.


Tour in a Glance

Day and a half
Driven and walking
Seasonal, 01.05-31.10.
Requires reasonable level of fitness.


What to Expect From the Balkan Mountain Hike Tour in 2024

Expect a packed two-day tour combining local experience, gastronomy and hiking. First day is planned for relaxing exploration of Niš and its main attractions. On the second day you’ll enjoy wild nature and scenic trails while you hike to the highest point of central Serbia, Midžor (2168m). For more nature and picturesque landscapes try Tara National Park and Uvac Canyon tour.


  • Embark on an unforgettable hiking adventure in the Balkan Mountains, ascending to the summit of Midžor, the highest peak in central Serbia, enjoying stunning landscapes and pristine wilderness.
  • Benefit from the expertise of your knowledgeable guide who will provide insightful commentary, personalized attention, and ensure a seamless and enriching travel experience.
  • Explore the rich history of Niš as you visit Niš Fortress and witness the unique and notorious Skull Tower, an extraordinary historic memorial.
  • Discover the flavors of Serbia with a delicious lunch at a local wine cellar in the picturesque village of Malča, where you can taste wines aged in traditional amphorae, a method unique to the region.

First Day

#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up from your Belgrade address (usual pickup time is 9am). Straight from Belgrade you’ll travel to Niš, administrative center of South Serbia and third biggest city in the country. Immediately after you reach the city you’ll blend in with locals in the relaxed atmosphere of Kazandžijsko sokače (Coppersmith’s alley). Once this place was an alley with various stores of hand crafted goods, while today the alley features cafes and restaurants where locals go for long chats over coffee or meal. After this break you’ll go to the biggest landmark of the city, Niš Fortress, built by the Ottoman Turks during their long rule in these areas. From the fortress we’ll take you to the most unique historic memorial in Niš, the notorious Skull Tower. Here you’ll see skulls of Serbian rebels built-in to the stone tower.

By the time you finish sightseeing it’ll be lunch time. On the way to the mountain, close to the city, we have selected a perfect lunch stop. It’s a local wine cellar in the village Malča. You’ll see wines from amphora, which is a unique aging method, uncommon for Serbia. From this place you’ll continue to the Balkan Mountain and your destination for the day. You’ll spend the night in the guesthouse Villa Babin zub, in the village Balta Berilovac. Hosts from the guesthouse are well known for homemade food and warm hospitality. If you prefer more luxurious accommodation with spa facilities you can stay in 4* Hotel Stara Planina.

Second Day

In the morning of the second day, after homemade breakfast we’ll take you to the point where Your Balkan Mountain hike to Midžor starts. The hike itself lasts 5 to 6 hours and the trail doesn’t require any technical skills. However, a certain level of physical fitness is expected if you want to enjoy this hike. Hiking shoes are recommended as well as poles and a protection from wind and sudden rain.

If you are lucky you’ll come across wild horses during the hike, since this part of Balkan Mountain is well known for herds of wild horses. When you finally reach the summit and the highest peak of the Balkan Mountain (2168m), you’ll be able to stand at the same time in Bulgaria and in Serbia with each foot. Another homemade lunch will wait for you after descent.

Return route to Belgrade goes through towns Knjaževac and Zaječar in East Serbia. This will be an opportunity for additional sightseeing. You’ll arrive in Belgrade in the evening.

Useful Information:

Hiking trail length ~14km
Time needed for the hike ~5h
Elevation difference ~400m
Level of difficulty Intermediate
Required gear Hiking footwear and adequate wardrobe with ideally few changes, hiking poles are recommended
Additional information We’ll provide water and few energy bars, you just bring backpack

Good to Know

Guesthouse Villa Babin zub is 3* categorized, with en suite bathrooms and all necessary amenities. If you require more luxurious accommodation you can choose to stay in Hotel Stara Planina which is a 4* hotel with spa facilities. You can select between those two options during booking process.
We’ve designed this tour based on our insights and experiences of the route’s highlights. For a customized tour, just let us know your preferences.
Default language of the tour is English, but if you require #YourSerbiaHost can also give you tour in Russian, German, French, Spanish and of course Serbian – Subject to availability.
There are several ways to reach us. By pressing “Send inquiry” button on the top right of this page (or at the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile device). Through our Contact page, or calling our Phone|WhatsApp|Viber number +38163684466.
If for any reason you need to cancel the tour up to 24 hours before the tour start time, we will refund 100% of the paid amount, no questions asked.
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Jelena Ciric
February 22, 2013
Odlično urađeno, svaka čast!

Available departures

This is a daily tour.

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Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 599€
4-6 persons 699€
7-8 persons 899€
9-19 persons 1599€
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Driver/guide service
Tour organization
Water and energy bars during hike
Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
Additional cost 60€ per person and includes following:
Admission for the Skull Tower
Half board service in guesthouse Villa Babin zub
Lunches both days*
Supplement for Hotel Stara Planina 4* is 54€ per person in double room, in single room 84€
*Price includes food and wine in wine cellar on the first day, and lunch and one drink on the second day, additional drinks guests pay on their own.