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157. free hiking tour IRIG LOOP by Hiking tour Serbia

Start Date: 14.01.2024.
Departure Time: 09:00h
Duration: 1 day(s)
Departure Place: Iriški venac
Destination: Novo Hopovo, Staro Hopovo
Fee: donacije

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?

  • If you are driving from Novi Sad, you need to cross the Most Slobode (Bridge of Freedom) and follow the road to the intersection where you need to turn right. After this, the road takes you through the forest uphill. At the end of the uphill, there is an intersection where the gathering takes place.
  • No public transportation goes to this location, so the only possible way to get to the starting point is by car. If someone wants to offer or seek transportation for the walk, they can use the "Hajd na hajk" group we formed for such situations.

WHAT USUALLY DO WE BRING FOR HIKING?

  • Smile, good mood, as well as good health; masks and gloves are not mandatory in nature, as we will respect the recommended distance.
  • Minimum 1 liter of water, usually more.
  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes with crampons.
  • Snacks, sandwiches, fruit, lunch—whatever you desire in nature, you can eat without guilt.
  • If you already have your favorite stick, bring it; if not, nature is where you'll find your new favorite one.
  • Hat/cap, sunglasses, sunscreen—whatever you think is appropriate.
  • Spare/change of clothes.

IMPORTANT NOTES!!!

  • THERE IS NOW A FEE FOR HIKING BY THE NP FRUŠKA GORA, the price of one walk is 100 RSD, and the annual card is 600 RSD. Participants are responsible for handling this, and all related information can be found at the following link: NP Fruška Gora Fees
  • The tour is NOT PAID upon registration; it is on a voluntary basis. At the end of the walk, you will have the opportunity to reward our guides with DONATIONS as much as you think this tour is worth.
  • WEATHER CONDITIONS generally do NOT AFFECT our walks unless there is a severe storm forecast. It is up to you to assess whether the weather conditions are suitable for you or not.
  • The tour is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED for individuals with heart or any other conditions that physical activity could adversely affect.
  • Please be PRECISE AND PUNCTUAL regarding the departure time, and on the other hand, do not strictly adhere to the duration schedule of the walk, as we do not know in advance what the group structure will be like.
  • Your dogs are always welcome on our walks.
  • We kindly ask all participants in our walks to bring only positive vibes, a cheerful spirit, and a good mood. See you. 😉
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