Jelasnica Gorge


BASIC INFO:

Jelasnica gorge is positioned in the Southwest of Suva mountain, 15 km from Nis. The Jelašnica River cuts its way through limestone rocks of Suva mountain and creates a real rarity of the nature – the Jelašnica Gorge. In the length of only 2 km, many different morphological forms can be seen, as well as a large number of endemic and relict species.

FLORA : The symbols of the gorge are Serbian ramonda (Ramonda Serbica) and Natalie’s ramonda (Ramonda Nathaliae), which are plant rarities of global importance and living fossils from the Tertiary (ice age).

FREE CLIMBING: Jelasnica gorge is the first climbing ground in Serbia designated only for sports climbers. There are more than 200 free climbing routes with completely attested equipment.

LOCATION: Jelašnica Gorge is located on a local road from Niš to Gornja Studena.

HOW TO GET THERE:

Bus no 21 , Nis- Gornja Studena (Bus station for local bus lines, near the main bus station, Djuke Dinic Street).

 

WHAT TO SEE:

- Unusual rock formations: Stone windows “St. Ilija” and “Kupina” and cavelets “Latin church” and “Skrivnica”

- Serbian Ramonda (Ramonda Serbica) and Natalie’s Ramonda (Ramonda Nathaliae), relict plant spieces

-Waterfall “Ripaljka”

 

WHAT TO DO:

- Free climibing, PAEK Nis, gejosl@yahoo.com  +381 18 232 033, +381 641691588

-Trekking, hiking, free climbing, mountaineering - Nature travel office (Contact: info@naturetraveloffice.com, +381 69 20 10 180, +381 69 445 35 45, www.naturetraveloffice.com )

-Taste local food in ethno restaurant “Brka”, recommendation: “sukana pita”-cheese pie with homemade crusts