If you are a nature lover who is looking for a relaxing hike around beautiful nature and few historical monuments only an hour drive from Belgrade, together with local food experience and few crafted beers in most prominent Serbian craft brewery, then you are on the perfect spot of the internet. Read further to see if this tour is right for you.
#YourSerbiaHost will meet you at your hotel or other place of your stay in Belgrade and you’ll continue together to the west of the city, to the area of Šumadija region and Kosmaj mountain. This region is well known for its hills and mountains, with thick forests and breathtaking views.
It’ll take almost an hour to reach the point where we’ll leave our ride and continue on foot, before we start our hike you can visit monastery Tresije from the XIV century. First portion of the trail goes through thick forest and this part is most steep on the whole route, at the end of this section we reach monumental memorial to partizans who died in the WWII, this is one of the finest examples of communist architecture in ex Yugoslavia. After a short break we continue further to the one of the highest points of Kosmaj mountain to climb to a viewpoint from which spectacular views over the whole area are opening in front of you, on a clear day you can see all the way to Belgrade. From this point we start to walk down the mountain, on the path is the ossuary from WWI with remains of fallen Serbian soldiers who died in the battle in 1914 during Austrian offensive. Further trail goes again through the woods all the way down till we reach remains of medieval monastery Kasteljan which lays surrounded by forest. Now we have the final portion of the hike which goes through the local village, here you’ll see how authentic Šumadijan village looks like. It’ll take an hour to reach our lunch destination, a local kafana (tavern) which serves pork and lamb, roasted on a spit.
If you are a crafted beer fan we have perfect treat for you, because in the vicinity the most prominent Serbian craft brewery Kabinet is located, so we’ll take you there for a short tour and (long) beer tasting. Here you’ll hear the story how they make their beers and how they get inspired to create new flavors.
From Kabinet we are taking you back to Belgrade.
|Hiking trail length||~10km|
|Time needed for the hike||~3,5h|
|Level of difficulty||Easy|
|Required gear||Comfortable footwear (flip-flops and similar are no-no) and adequate wardrobe with ideally one change|
|Additional information||We’ll provide water and few energy bars, you just bring backpack|
Details on prices and services
|1-3 persons||199 €|
|4-6 persons||299 €|
|7-8 persons||399 €|
|Water and energy bars during hike|
|Beer tasting in Kabinet craft brewery|
|Lunch ~ 10€ per person*|
|* Price shown is an average price for lunch per person based on restaurant’s menu, but it can vary depending on guest’s demands for food and drinks.|