Rtanj Mountain in East Serbia is considered for one of the most attractive mountains in Serbia from several aspects. Some are attracted by its fabulous nature and mystical stories around it, while others are drawn to it for its amazing opportunities for outdoor activities. This private hiking day trip from Belgrade combines both worlds. You’ll enjoy a day in nature while hiking to the tip of the most mystical mountain in Serbia, while listening to the stories from your private guide.

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What to Expect From the Rtanj Mountain Hike Tour in 2024

For all travelers who look for an active and authentic way to explore new destinations, this hike will be an exact match. The hike requires reasonable physical fitness and basic hiking gear, so it’s not for those who just want to wander around nature. If you look for a nice day in the open, not far from Belgrade opt-in for Hike Kosmaj tour.


✓ Off the beaten track
✓ Private guide
True outdoor adventure
✓ Full day hiking tour
✓ Local legends

Tour Flow

#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up early in the morning (usual start time 7am) from your hotel or other place of your stay in Belgrade. After a two hour drive you’ll reach the village from which your hike will start (~600m a.s.l.).

You’ll use the southern trail which is considered for the least demanding hike (if you want a more demanding hike, please inquire). The hike to the summit is approximately 3 hours with a few stops for catching a breath, but also for catching amazing views over Timočka krajinaFrom one of the stops you’ll see clearly the pyramid shape of Rtanj’s upper part.

Last portion of the trail is quite steep. To overcome the last 500m of elevation difference will require some energy, but you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views. The summit is really unique, since Rtanj Mountain is the highest point in kilometers. Nothing will get in your way to enjoy views far in the distance, 360 degrees, like when you are on the tip of a pyramid. The name of the highest peak of Rtanj is Šiljak (Spike) and the elevation is 1560m a.s.l.

On the very tip is a chapel, or remains of it to be exact, built in 1936 by Greta Minh. While you have a 30 minute break on the summit, you’ll hear a legend about Jewish family and hidden treasure under the chapel.

After a break and photo session you’ll get back to the starting point. It’ll take around 2,5 hours to get down to the village where we left our ride.

The day is not finished yet and we’ll take you to a local place for lunch on the way back to Belgrade.

You’ll be back to Belgrade in the early evening. Usual drop off time is around 6pm.

Useful Information:

Hiking trail length ~14km
Time needed for the hike ~6h
Elevation difference 1000m
Level of difficulty Intermediate
Required gear Hiking footwear and adequate wardrobe with ideally few changes, hiking poles can come handy but not the necessity
Additional information We’ll provide water and a few energy bars, you just bring backpack

Good to Know

Fit the tour to match your needs
Tour plan given in this description is not fixed, it’s just result of our perception of most interesting points on this route and result of our own experience. If you want to have this tour customized, let us know.
Tour language
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.
How to get in touch
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 mobile device). Through our Contact page, or calling our Phone|WhatsApp|Viber number +38163684466.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions on your side
  1. Please respect social distancing rules all the time (at least 1m, or 2m when possible)
  2. Please wear face cover while in the vehicle or other closed space (if you don’t have your own, we will provide)
  3. If you develop any respiratory infection symptoms before, during or after the tour, please let us know.
  4. When coughing or sneezing please use tissues or your elbow as cover
  5. Wash hands with soap and water whenever possible, but especially after use of toilet, before and after meals.
Booking the tour
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Available departures

This is a daily tour.

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 399€
4-6 persons 499€
7-8 persons 659€
9-19 persons 999€
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
What is extra:
Personal expenses
Lunch ~15€ 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.