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Best Hiking Trails in Serbia

Overview

Serbia is an eastern European country that has beautiful mountain landscapes but flies under the tourist radar.  Some of the main areas for hiking include Tara National Park, Djerdap National Park, Ovcar-Kablar Gorge, and Kosmaj. Popular trails include: Mount Midžor, Rtanj, Mitrovac to Perućac, and Mount Ovcar. The best months to hike in May to October. Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in Serbia.

Capital: Belgrade

When To Hike in Serbia?

May – October: July and August are the least rainiest
November – April: Cold, snowy

Climate:  Moderately continental (cold winters, hot summers). 

 

Serbia Monthly Weather

Accessibility of Hiking

Medium There are established hiking trails in a couple of the national parks but other parks don’t and other hiking areas may not have well marked trails.

Transportation required: Car to get to many trailheads

Where to stay in Serbia for hiking:

  • Rtanj
  • Divčibare

Most popular hikes in Serbia

Much of this country is mountainous. Parts of the Dinaric Alps (western), Carpathians (northeast), Balkans (southeast) and Rhodope mountains (southern) are found in Serbia. There are four mountainous national parks in Serbia, one of which is located in Kosovo (which is disputed territory). There are quite a few hiking trails outside of the national parks. Highest Mountain: Midžor (2169 m), in the Balkan Mountains.

Filter out hiking places of Serbia by month

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Maljen

  • Mountain with trails

Homolje Mountains

  • Mount Maɩi
  • Many trails

Kosmaj

  • Mountain with trails

Fruška Gora

  • Park with good network of trails

Stara Planina National Park

Mt Midžor

  • Highest peak

Rtanj

  • Mountain area with hiking/cycling

Ɖerdap National Park

  • Features the Iron Gates gorge, hiking trails here

Kopaonik National Park

  •  Largest national park, a very popular ski place in winter

Tara National Park

  • Nacionalni Park Tara – a popular national park in Serbia
  • Other areas in the Dinaric Alps

Long Distance Trails of Serbia

  • E7 Trail portion that runs through Tara National Park
  • Via Dinarica Green Trail

Serbia's Walking & Hiking Resources

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Serbia Hiking Books:

 

Hiking Associations/Clubs:

 

Best Hiking Trails in Serbia:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from books, trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist/national park offices:

  • Mount Midžor
  • Mount Kosmaj
  • Fruska Gora National Park trails
  • Maɩi – Homolje Mountains
  • Mount Ovcar – Ovcar-Kablar Gorge
  • Mount Kablar – Ovcar-Kablar Gorge
  • Miroc Mountain – Djerdap National Park
  • Predov Krst to Veliki Kraj – Tara National Park
  • Mitrovac to Perućac – Tara National Park
  • Mount Rtanj

Easy Hiking Trails in Serbia:

  • Kovilovo Viewpoint – Djerdap National Park

 

Serbia Hiking Websites:

 

Serbia Weather Website: 

  • Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia – RHMZ 

 

Serbia Official Tourism Site:  

 

Serbia Hiking Apps: 

 

Serbia Hiking & Road Maps: 

What Else To Do

  • Fortresses
  • Danube River

Other Important Points

  • Be aware of relationship between Serbia and Kosovo as Serbia does not recognize Kosovo as an independent nation.