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Canyoning and Trekking in Serbia

Explore the pristine rivers and traditional culture of western Serbia in this 2N/3D tour.

Experience proper adrenaline adventure while exploring the pristine rivers and traditional culture of western Serbia.

The Valjevo Mountains of western Serbia provide some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. Canyon the steep and rugged Tribuca River and hike along the placid Gradac River. Balance those adventures with delicious dinners, and a visit to a secluded monastery.

Perfect for:
This tour is perfect for adventurous travelers who want to get outside and explore Serbia’s beautiful landscapes, and are also interested in learning about Serbia’s colorful history by visiting world-class historical sites. No previous canyoning experience needed.

Itinerary

Day 1

Friday

Your guide will pick you up at Belgrade Airport. Transfer to the mountain town of Valjevo (1.5 hours) and prepare for our first adventure.

Today you’ll explore river Gradac, located in the vicinity of Valjevo, is considered to be one of the cleanest of its kind in the Balkans, its waters being completely drinkable. The canyon surrounding it is tucked between myriad of hills and cliffs, accessible only by foot.

Our walk is about 4-5 km long, but it leads us through areas that are only available to true nature lovers. We will venture into the canyon through a paved road leaning against the river itself, crossing it from time to time and even bathing in it during our breaks. Our journey through the canyon will last about 2-3 hours. In case the water is too cold, all participants will receive neoprene socks, which will keep them warm.

The trek will end at the Celije Monastery. Despite its remote and secluded location, the monastery has been razed and rebuilt several times since its creation in the 13th Century.

Each iteration has been more beautiful than the last, and it’s a fascinating place to explore.

After touring the site you’ll be driven back to your accommodation for a well-deserved dinner and good night rest.

Day 2

Saturday

After breakfast you’ll set out on a canyoning adventure. The Tribuca River canyon is so narrow and remote it went undiscovered for years.

Your guide will kit you out with a wetsuit, harness and helmet, then you’ll delve into the prehistoric-seeming canyon for 4-5 hours of abseiling, pool jumps and swimming.

You’ll negotiate 5 cliffs as high as 25m, and ultimately emerge at the far end of the canyon feeling quite accomplished.

From there, it will take around 30 min of relaxed pace to our transport who will wait with our dry clothes and lunch. Relax on the riverbanks, then return to your accommodation (1.5 hours) for a free afternoon before enjoying a well-deserved dinner.

Day 3

Sunday

Enjoy one last breakfast and then it’s time to head to the airport to catch your flight home.

Dates & Prices

June 5th, 2020
Spots available: 12 288 €, Per Person
July 03rd, 2020
Spots available: 12 288 €, Per Person
August 07th, 2020
Spots available: 12 288 €, Per Person
September 04th, 2020
Spots available: 12 288 €, Per Person
October 09th, 2020
Spots available: 12 288 €, Per Person

What’s included in the price?

To maximize convenience we include as much of your travel and logistics in this package, so you just need to turn up and play. In this trip:

  • 1-day guided canyoning in the Tribuca River Canyon
  • 1-day guided trek along the Gradac River
  • Visit to Celije Monastery
  • 2 nights of riverside ethno chalet accommodation
  • English-speaking, local, private guide
  • All meals
  • All equipment for canyoning
  • Airport transfers
  • Activity transfers
  • All taxes and fees

You’ll need to book your flights to and from Belgrade, travel insurance and cover other personal expenses.

F.A.Q.

What extra costs are there?
The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Additional charge for a single room
  • Flights to and from Belgrade
  • Travel insurance that includes canyoning
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

How big will the group be?
This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 12. Please note, if there are not 4 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

Can I book on my own?
Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

What’s the canyoning like?
Tribuca River Canyon is one of the nicest canyons in Serbia. It is a very active adventure with jumps, rappelling and swimming. It will take around 4-5 hours to make your way through the canyon. Full neoprene wetsuits, helmets and harnesses will be provided. Despite its technicality, you do not need previous canyoning experience—that’s what the guide is there for!

What’s the hike like?
The hike along Gradac River is a pleasant and easy 2-hour walk. The water in the stream is so clean you can drink it straight! Sometimes you’ll follow a trail, and other times you’ll walk through the water, crossing the river several times (up to knee deep).

What skills/experience/fitness do I need?
You don’t need any previous experience, just a good attitude and adventurous spirit! Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start, and will be watching you every step of the way to make sure everyone is safe and happy. You need a basic level of fitness for several hours of activity.

What’s the food like?
All the food is local and freshly cooked. Meals are typically hearty, and include domestic cheese and other local milk products, dry meats, fish, and local fruit and vegetables. Drinks are not included.

Can my dietary restrictions be accommodated?
Absolutely! Just let us know at booking.

What’s the weather like?
Summer and early autumn are the best periods to visit the area. In summer the temperatures range from 20 – 30 °C. It cools down at night. Autumn is slightly chillier but still really pleasant, and there’s the added bonus of stunning fall colors.

What should I pack?
All technical equipment will be provided. You need to bring:

  • 2 pairs of hiking shoes that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Lightweight, breathable shirts and trousers/shorts
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
  • Warm jacket for the evenings
  • Small rucksack to carry personal belongings
  • Water bottle

What flights should I book?

Start point?
You will be met at the Belgrade airport on Friday. Your transfer will meet all flights scheduled to land by 15:00 pm or earlier. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalize all details.

Finish point?
Your tour will end at Belgrade airport on Sunday. You are free to book any flight that departs after 13:00 pm.

Getting there and away?
Belgrade Airport (BEG) is served by regular, low cost flights. You can get any flights that suit you, but make sure they fit the times above to take advantage of the included transfers. We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

How do I meet the transfer?
At your arrival, the transfer will be holding a sign with the name of the tour. We’ll give you all extra details before travelling.

Important notes:

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.

We can’t guarantee availability of twin rooms for the duration of the tour. All rooms will, in most cases, be double, or more. Or single upon request.

In a highly unlikely case of insufficient number of people accommodated in one of our selected hotels, dinner will be served on a basis of a predetermined menu of 2 or 3 meals.