In addition to the river beds of the Sava and the Danube, one of the attractions of Belgrade is the forested conical hill of Avala, with its peak at 511m above sea level, recommended as a picnic destination for all nature lovers.
An area rich in natural, as well as historical and cultural heritage, located 15 km from Belgrade, is ideal for maintaining physical fitness and renewing knowledge on the history of Belgrade. The roughly ten kilometres of marked hiking paths are ideal for walks and recreation.
Belgrade Mountain - Avala
Avala is situated 15 km from Belgrade and is recommended for outings to all nature lovers. The name "Avala" is of Oriental origin, i.e. Arab word "Havala", which means "Lookout". In ancient Roman times there was a military camp at the top of the mountain as well as a mining colony. In Middle Ages, Serbian town Žrnov was situated there. Its remains were removed in 1934 and Monument to the Unknown Soldier erected on the site.
Departure: every second Sunday of the month, at 9:00, from bus station in front of the
Duration: 9:00 – 3.00pm
Information: Mountaineering Association of Serbia, Telephone +381 11 2642 065 ; Tourist Information Centre Terazije, Pedestrian Subway under Palace Albania +381 11 26 35 622; Planinski savez Srbije +381 11 26 45 065
Route: Slavija, Memorial Park Jajinci, Nursery Garden Avala (start of walking tour), Spring and drinking fountain Sakinac, Avala Tower, Mountaineers’ Home Mitrovićev dom, Monument to the Soviet Military Veterans, Hotel Avala, Monument to the Unknown Soldier, remains of the old mine shaft Zvečara, Drinking Fountain Hladne vode, Mountaineers’ Home Čarapićev brest, Memorial marking to Vasa Čarapić, Nursery Garden Avala (end of walking tour)
For regular tour programs: minimum 5 persons and maximum 50 persons. For irregular tour programs (minimum 30 persons) contact via telephone +381112635622