WHAT ARE WE PLANNING?
Our goal is forest hedonism. Enjoy the charms of Fruška Gora and discover its hidden gems. Escape the city noise, breathe in the air, and listen to the birdsong.
WHAT ARE WE VISITING?
RAKOVAC MONASTERY - BELI MAJDAN - RAKOVAČKI KAMENOLOM - ZMAJEVAC - MALI GRADAC - PODNOŽJE VRATA RAJA - RAKOVAC MONASTERY
WHEN ARE WE STARTING?
GATHERING AND DEPARTURE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2024, AT 09:00 AM IN FRONT OF RAKOVAC MONASTERY
WHAT IS THE WALK PROGRAM?
After gathering and introductory words, we will head towards BELI MAJDAN, the former quarry where a short ascent awaits us... an opportunity to stretch, warm up, and prepare for the continuation of our journey, where we must conquer probably the most challenging part of the entire walk. The ascent takes us to the popular ZMAJEVAC picnic area. We will walk through a forest path that will be intersected by the expanse of the RAKOVAČKI KAMENOLOM quarry, now a vast clearing with a few smaller structures, some dating back to the time of the partisans and their battles.
After ZMAJEVAC and a short stretch of asphalt road, we return to the forest path, which will lead us to a hidden unnamed picnic spot with a beautiful viewpoint where we will take a break and enjoy the nature around us. This secluded spot, nestled like a bird's nest, inspired the name of the walk, and we'll see what impression it leaves on you.
The forest is what relaxes us, so we'll quickly return to it after the nesting break and descend towards MALI POTOK, a part of Fruškać known as PODNOŽJE VRATA RAJA (Foot of the Gates of Paradise). A forest corner that intoxicates on sunny days with its rays piercing through the branches and leaves of the beautiful forest found here. The descent is quite steep but with slow and steady steps, we'll turn it into an adrenaline-filled fun that will spice up this adventure.
The continuation of the walk will bring us back to RAKOVAC, where the first weekend houses and cottages will signal the departure from the beautiful nature and the end of our walk, finishing at the same place where we started.
HOW LONG DOES THE WALK TAKE?
The total length of the walk is about 9km, making it excellent for recreational hikers and beginners ready for a challenge. We estimate that the walk will take about 4 hours.
HOW TO GET TO THE STARTING POINT?
WHAT DO WE USUALLY BRING FOR HIKING?