Picnic in Niš
KAMENIČKI VIS FOR PICNIC IN NIS
Kamenički vis a popular place very near Niš, for one-day excursion for local people throughout the year. It is located on the branches of Svrljig Mountains, above the village of Kamenica after which it was named, at an altitude of 750-800 m. It is only 14 km from the city. The terrain is slightly formed and covered with low forest vegetation. It is perfect for picnic and one day hiking relax
SIĆEVO GORGE FOR PICNIC IN NIS
Gorge is an impressive part of the canyon of the river Nisava, which is located on the road to Sofia, at the end of the last slopes of Svrljig Mountains and Suva mountains. Nis is about 17 km long and is divided into two parts, the upper (Gradiški canyon) and lower (Ostrovica) gorge.In the gorge there are two hydroelectric power stations built in the early twentieth century, one of which still supplies the electricity Nis. Among the other facilities in the gorge, important are the church of Sv. Petka in the nearby village of Ostrovica and Sicevacki monastery Sv. Mother of God (built in 1644 and restored in 1875, after the demolition of the Turks) on the main road to Sofia. If your travels take you to the village Sićevo, you can enjoy the view of the gorge that takes your breath away. This village is also famous for its great vineyards and wine, the oldest art colony in the Balkans. Because of the many natural resources and rare plants that grow here, Sićevo gorge in 2000 was declared a special nature reserve. Sage is extremely valuable medicinal plant, which otherwise only grows in Mediterranean conditions found in Sićevo gorge their only habitat in Serbia. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, nature walks, fishing, rafting (in 2009 on this part of the Nićava held the World Cup in rafting) and paragliding.
JELAŠNICA GORGE FOR PICNIC IN NIS
Jelašnica gorge is a true rarity in nature that is located 15 km from the town and 3 km from Niška Banja spa. Although small in size, length of 2 km, was declared a special nature reserve for its unusual flora and natural beauty. Here you can see stone creations of nature: dolomite pillars, sprockets, privies and windows, and in the gorge lives and more than 65 endemic and subendemic plants. In addition to the beautiful cliffs and rich flora, it is interesting and waterfall Ripaljka, as well as the remains of Roman fortifications.
The gorge is located between the villages Jelašnica and Čukljenik. One of them is located at the exit of the gorge and is equipped with benches for visitors. Across the street from this place, there is a marked trail to climb, and for lovers of extreme climbing mountaineering alpine club from Nis offers an exceptional experience of climbing on natural rock.The narrow path that leads through the Jelašnička gorge you can reach the nearby Bojanine vode(Bojana’s waters). You can enjoy enjoy hiking, nature walks.
SUVA MOUNTAIN FOR PICNIC IN NIS
The south Serbia Alps, peaks of Trem 1810 m, 1734 m Dordina čuka, Golemo stražište 1713 m, Cliff 1683 m, 1555 m Sokolov stone, huge peak 1535 m. is about 15km from Niš. Suva Mountain extends starting from Niš to Babušnica. Traces of the Roman military road Via Millitaris, From ancient Constantinople (today Instanbul) and Singidunum (Belgrade) are still visible across the mountain. In its first part of Suva mountain, there is very little vegetation. There mountain got its name Suva (Dry). In winter months it’s an ideal location for the winter sports. So every last weekend of February there is a mountaineering event called “Zimski uspon na Trem” (Winter climb on Trem), that is biggest Balkan’s mountain winter event.
BOJANINE VODE (BOJANA’S WATER) FOR PICNIC IN NIS
Bojanine water is 25 km away from Nis. This location at an altitude of 700-1200 m above sea level, with its geographical location, on the north side of the massif Suva mountain, is an ecological oasis and hiking heaven. Name excursion comes from clean sources, mountain water “Bojana’s water”. Hiking on the paths near Bojanine vode site, can go to beautiful nature peaks, such as Sokolov kamen (1,523 m), Devojački grob (1317m), Mosor (984m) and the highest peak of mountain Suva – Trem 1810 meters above sea level. In winter time, Bojanine vode can be enjoyed by skiing lovers, with its paths.
TOPILO SPA FOR PICNIC IN NIS
Topilo spa is located at 25 km from Niš. The spa can be reached by asphalt road that leads to the villages of Gornja Toponica river and Velepolje. This small and relatively new Serbian spa was discovered by accident, has the warm mineral water of 34°C. Water here is used for bathing and helps in the treatment of rheumatic diseases and diseases of the nervous system and the drinking of chronic diseases of the stomach, inflammation of the gallbladder, kidney and urinary tract.
SPA OF NIŠ FOR PICNIC IN NIS
Spa of Niš is a tourist place with medicinal hot springs, known in ancient Roman times with an average temperature of 37 degrees, and its water is among radioactive in Europe, containing radium and radon. It has a temperate continental climate with pleasant summers and mild winters. From center of Niš it is 10km away, and is a part of the city as its municipaly. The spa has a population of about 5,000, a number of restaurants, health resort, hotel and sports and recreational facilities, health center, pharmacy, post office, gallery, library, summer theater, church and has about 3500 beds in private accommodations.It is nice weekend relax out of the city getaway for people of Niš.
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