If you read some of my previous articles about Serbia, you probably already know a thing or two about this amazing country. You probably know that the whole country is basically of Europe’s tourist track but there are several places that even locals go to in order to get away from the city hustle and bustle. This is where you will find the real beauty of Serbia. There might not be any sandy beaches or sea resorts but you can find a lot of rural market towns that still hold on to their traditional ways. You will find jaw-dropping landscapes, forests, and hidden monasteries tucked in the endless lush green hills. Hike Devil’s Town and Kopaonik Mountain
When I talk about nature and getting off the beaten path, many places in Serbia come on my mind but only a few can be compared to the hike from Devil’s Town and Kopaonik. Away from the urban jungle of concrete, you will find nothing but different shades of green and smell of pure nature. This hike offers a great mix of adventure, natural phenomenon, beautiful national parks, and long walks over Serbia’s largest mountain range: Kopaonik.
What to expect from the Hike Devil’s Town and Kopaonik Mountain tour
Firstly, you can expect to see one amazing natural phenomenon that was recently nominated as one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Devil’s Town (Djavolja Varos) is a natural landmark that comprises of more than 200 stone formations which are 15 meters tall and up to 3 meters wide. If that’s not enough, next to these formations you will find springs of extremely acid waters with high levels of minerals.
The complete trail from Devil’s Town to Kopaonik is around 100 km longs and can be done in 6-7 days but even if you’re not in shape: don’t worry. Most of the trail is accessible by car and this tour can be completed in 3 days. The final point of the hike is Kopaonik, the largest ski resort in Serbia and Southeastern Europe. The central part of Kopaonik also happens to be a national park that covers an area of 120 square kilometers.
If you want to make sure to make the most out of your budget and get the best guides that will not only make your stay more pleasant but will also introduce you to Serbian culture and traditions, consider Serbian Private Tours. These guys will make your trip an unforgettable one even if you have a limited time frame. Here are some more details about the tour schedule:
Your guide will come to pick you up from your hotel. Most of the people that take this tour start in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia mainly because Belgrade has the largest international airport in the country. However, a pickup can be arranged from any other city in Serbia too. From there, you will be taken directly to Devil’s Town. If you leave from Belgrade early in the morning you should reach Devil’s Town around noon.
Note that Devil’s Town is more of a natural attraction than a challenging hiking trail. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t love every second of the experience. The complete hike takes around 3 hours and even though it’s an easy trek, you should wear light clothes and comfortable footwear because there are a few steep climbs and stairs along the way.
After completing the hike and burning some calories, you will get to enjoy the mouthwatering tastes of Serbian cuisine in a charming traditional taverna located near Devil’s town. After the lunch, the guide will take you to Kopaonik or will join you on the trek. The second option is better in my opinion because on the way to Kopaonik you will get to stay in traditional Serbian villages and get a glimpse of rural life. However, most people take the shorter tour because of their limited time but this doesn’t mean that this tour isn’t as exciting as the longer one. The guides will do all they can to make your adventure an unforgettable one. If you decide to take the latter option, you should reach Kopaonik in the evening and spend the night in a hotel before the morning hike.
After the breakfast, the guide will take you on an unforgettable hike to experience the best of Serbia’s nature. You will conquer two of the top 5 highest peaks in Serbia, Nebeske Stolice (2017 meters) and Suvo Rudiste (1976 meters). Along the trail, you will see lush meadows covered with blueberries, gorgeous mountain streams, a few interesting landmarks like the archeological site Crkvine, and probably snow (depending on the season). The hike can be completed in 7-8 hours. During the hike, water, energy bars and a few sandwiches to renew your energy are provided. This trek isn’t extreme but it does require a certain level of stamina and adequate gear, including hiking shoes and poles. You will spend the second night in a charming mountain cottage that will give you a complete taste of Serbia’s mountain life.
The third and final day is reserved for exploring the Kopaonik National Park. After exploring the amazing Ibar Valley, also known as Valley of the King, you will experience one of the most famous village restaurants in Serbia Kod Mira, that’s famous among most tourists that come to visit Kopaonik. After the lunch, you will be taken back to the main resort, where a vehicle will be waiting for you to take you back to Belgrade.
Hiking trail length Devil’s Town- 3km; Kopaonik- 11km;
Time needed for the hike Devil’s Town- 3h; Kopaonik- 7h;
Elevation difference Devil’s Town- 150m; Kopaonik- 670m
Level of difficulty Devil’s Town- easy; Kopaonik -intermediate
Tour Price: 1-3 people- 459€; 4-6 people 599€; 7-8 people 759€
The best part about traveling with Private Tour Serbia is that:
You can fit the tour to match your needs
The tour plan I mentioned isn’t necessarily fixed and if you want to further customize your trip, that’s possible.
You can choose the tour language
The default language of the tour is English but you can also get a tour in Russian, French, Spanish, German, and Serbian.
Does this tour sound interesting? You can book it here.