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Trail No. 10

• ‘Stražilovo’ Mountain Lodge – Stolovi – TV tower – Grgeteg – Velika Remeta – Stražilovo – ‘Stražilovo’ Mountain Lodge •

  • Go uphill from the mountain lodge along a dirt road for about 400 m to reach the edge of a black locust grove (10 min). Here you turn left and continue along the road to the first cottages on the left, then go further along the way to cross Bukovačke ledine to a large meadow where the road turns right, eventually exiting after 50 m to the asphalt road (30 min).
    While passing this section, a beautiful view of Novi Sad will open up.
  • At this crossroads, continue forward across the meadow for approximately 50 m to the exit to another dirt road, where you will turn left and this way get to the Cross (10 min).
  • The big wooden cross remains on your right, and you will continue along the road for about 100 m to the next crossroads, where the road continues straight and bends to the right (5 min).
  • Here you will turn right, going gently uphill until you enter the forest where the trail turns sharply to the left. After 100 m on your left-hand side you will see ‘Ksena’ Cottage, which offers a beautiful view of Novi Sad. There is also a table with benches so you can take a breather (20 min).
  • Continue further uphill to a crossroads (left, right and right) after which you will continue straight uphill to a smaller ridge, and then for another 100 m downhill to a larger clearance in the middle of the forest. This place is called Stolovi (meaning Tables) or previously Astal (15 min).
  • along the left path and after 100 m there is way left, but you head straight uphill following the hiking markings. You will arrive at the TV tower (30 min).
  • Exiting onto the asphalt road on the right-hand side after 50 m, you will notice the Norcev Hotel, where you will go left for about 30 m and then left again across the meadow into the woods for about 100 m. Then cross the asphalt road and carry on along the forest road which, after 500 m, passes by wooden huts and barns for people pulling wood from the forest. It stays on your left (15 min).
  • Follow this forest road gently descending to the village of Grgeteg. When you descend to the forest road that forks to the left and right, head to the left. This will get you through the monastery grounds to the back of the Monastery of Grgeteg (60 min).
    Here, after visiting the Monastery, you can take an extended break on the benches in front of the monastery. There is also an interesting geological cross-section of the land.
  • Continue your way leaving the monastery grounds towards the village of Grgeteg to the old well pole, where you should turn left to cross the bridge, and then right, walking for another 500 m (10 min).
  • Now turn left onto the dirt road between two farms and slowly climb towards a cottage about 500 m away, where you will then turn right to walk about 20 m and then left again for about 500 m (15 min).
    Here, 30 m away on the right-hand side of the road, there is a spring so you can refill your water supplies.
  • Continue beside the orchard until a sharp turn to the left to take you uphill for about 500 m to a larger crossing of forest roads between two cottages (30 min).
  • Continue through a pine forest where the path takes you to the Monastery of Velika Remeta (20 min). After visiting the monastery, take the opportunity to stroll around the beautifully decorated grounds with water cascades. Honey and wine produced locally by the residents of the monastery are available for purchase. To the right, there are interesting wooden huts that are worth seeing.
  • From the Monastery, take the asphalt road downhill for about 500 m to Šumski Raj Restaurant, where refreshments and meals are available (10 min).
  • From there, the asphalt road takes you about 200 m further, where you head left uphill through a community of cottages to exit to the asphalt ridge road (20 min).
  • You turn left on the asphalt road after about 100 m, and then again to the right on the dirt road past cottages, orchards and fields over the Kurjakovac ridge. The path gently descends to the rim of the forest where you should pay attention to the signpost that directs you left onto a narrow hiking trail (40 min).
  • You descend steeply through the forest to the Stražilovo picnic area, and arrive at Brankov čardak Restaurant (15 min).
  • After crossing the stream, continue straight along the forest track through the valley for about 1,000 m to reach a large signpost directing you to the Lodge (10 min).
  • Here you turn right, uphill along the hiking trail to the ‘Stražilovo’ Mountain Lodge (10 min).

The trail is marked with trail markers and signposts. The time required to cover the trail is 6.5-7 hours of walking at a leisurely pace.