WHAT ARE WE PLANNING?
We will seize another great opportunity to once again take a beautiful stroll around Irig Monasteries Staro and Novo Hopovo, Beli kop, Monument of Freedom, Vantage point on the Venac, beautiful forest paths along streams, springs, idyllic...
WHAT ARE WE VISITING?
IRIŠKI VENAC - LIPOVE KASKADE - NOVO HOPOVO - STARO HOPOVO - BELI KOP - MONUMENT OF FREEDOM - VANTAGE POINT ON THE VENAC - IRIŠKI VENAC
WHEN ARE WE STARTING?
GATHERING AND DEPARTURE ON SUNDAY, 14.01.2024, AT 9 AM FROM THE INFO CENTER OF THE FRUŠKA GORA NATIONAL PARK, ON IRIŠKI VENAC.
EXACT LOCATION OF THE STARTING POINT: Google Maps Link
WHAT IS THE WALKING PROGRAM?
Gathering and departure at the intersection on Iriški venac. We walk gently downhill through dense forest, covering a stretch of 3.2 km. Along the way, we encounter the charming waterfalls called Lipove kaskade, and a few hundred meters after exiting the forest, we are surprised by the jewel of Fruška Gora, NOVO HOPOVO MONASTERY.
The place where Dositej Obradović studied before going to Vienna. We'll hear stories about the not-so-moderate life of monks of that time, as well as about St. Theodore Tyro, the original patron saint of Venice, whose remains are hidden in the monastery.
After a break in the monastery, we walk 2.4 km across fields and meadows to its older brother, the charming STARO HOPOVO MONASTERY.
After a short break, we visit one of the many quarries of Fruška Gora, BELI KOP, located near the monastery. We'll pour water at the monastery spring and, if desired, at the nearby sulfur spring. We're ready for the uphill climb that awaits us shortly after.
Another 2.7 km, mostly uphill, and we reach the monumental reminder of some old great victories. The largest monument of Fruška Gora, the magnificent MONUMENT OF FREEDOM.
From here, we have only 600 m to the newly built platform, which represents the VANTAGE POINT ON THE VENCU. After this, a 1.5 km walk on easy terrain awaits us back to the starting point.
HOW LONG DOES THE WALK LAST?
The total length of the route is 10.5 km, and it will take us about 5 hours with several breaks along the way. The route is perfect for beginners and recreational walkers.
HOW TO GET TO THE STARTING POINT?
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