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Rtanj Hiking Tour – Hiking, Caving, Ancient Monastery

Details - What to expect

Need one day trip? Explore the hidden gem of Eastern Serbia with an adventure trip through the valley of Black Timok and the mountain Rtanj. Visit the monastery of Lepušnja with an experienced guide that will tell stories about ancient love and curse. The locals say that no villages in Serbia are so attached to love and the curse of the blood flow that they flowed down the cursed cliff precisely because of love. The hiking adventure includes:

  • Guided hike through the Timok Valley
  • Cave tour 
  • Monastery of Lepusnja from the XVII century tour
We recommend the hiking adventure to:
  •  Families to experience a great weekend trip with children
  •  Teams need team building
  •  Solo travelers who enjoy easy walks and tours
IMPORTANT: Booking in advance is required. All the details you will receive upon booking are confirmed. Transportation to the meeting place is in your organization. Booking in advance is required. The number of sites is limited. Do not miss booking the hiking trip on time. BOOK NOW - PAY LATER. Reserve your adventure with a deposit only to secure flexible plans. The reservation is valid until you use it. DETAILS: We welcome you in Selište at the intersection of the Bor-Zaječar-Boljevac border at 08:00. An easy drive to the village of Krivi Vir awaits you, where we begin with a story about the origin of the town and the famous Timok revolt, where the people rebelled in 1883 and did not surrender their weapons. A few hundred meters from the center of the village, we park in front of the picnic area and start a short walk to the cave from which the Black Timok springs. The river Crni Timok is called the Infidel's Tear by locals. According to the legend, the husband threw the unbelieving wife off the cliff to Pećura cave to the river springs. The hidden source of Black Timok seems to be a perfect spot for romantic dates, especially if those love affairs are forbidden. At the spring source, young couples in love, whose relationship is prohibited for some reason, secretly meet even today. If the couple were discovered, people, out of pity for the young couple, would say it was the spring source's fault, not theirs. After free time for photography, we continue our 3km hiking adventure to the Lapusnja monastery. Among the wooded hills of the Rtnje branches lie the ruins of the former Lapusnja monastery, hidden in a bay next to Lopusanski spring. What Araca is for Vojvodina is Lapusnja for eastern Serbia. This monastery was built at the beginning of the XVII century. Although in ruins, the sanctuary radiates beauty and exudes peace. After visiting the monastery, return to the starting point.

Event Features

Duration/Days : 60
Trail Length/km : 8
Difficulty Level : Easy

Suitable for most people of different ages who have a basic level of fitness. Altitude difference less than 800 meters and total distance less than 12 km.

Elevation/m above sea level
Fitness Level
Kids Friendly
No special fitness level required
Adventure level & injury potential
Required Gear
Water Kit
Cancelation Policy

*Rules that must be accepted while booking

14+ days before trip - full credit to a future trip. 13 ~ 7 days before trip - 25% fee. 6 ~ 2 days before trip 50% fee. Less than 48 hours before trip: 100% fee.

Booking in advance is required. Meeting point and other details you will get upon booking. Transportation to the meeting place is in your organization. Hike adventure lasts 5-6 hours. Wear sports following our required gear list.

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