Scroll Top
Trail No. 12

• ‘Stražilovo’ Mountain Lodge – Vilina Voda – Savina Voda – ‘Glavica’ Mountain Lodge – ‘Ksena’ Cottage – ‘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 turn slightly right for another 50 m to the signpost that directs you downhill to the left towards a cottage. After another 50 m in front of the cottage you turn right through the bushes to a grassy plateau, and then the trail leads you winding for another 500 m to the stream and the edge of the forest. After crossing the stream, go another 300 m and then left steeply downhill to the next stream (20 min).
    At this point pay attention to the signpost.
  • After descending to the stream, turn sharply to the right, uphill along a narrow path and continue on the isohypsum of the hill up and down, all the way to the walled spring Vilina voda (40 min). You can have rest on the benches.
  • Continue along the wide forest track for another 500 m, and then turn sharply to the left uphill along the path until you reach a wider forest road (10 min).
  • At this crossroads, turn right and gently descend on a wide road for about 800 m. Pay attention to the crossroads and the path that turns left and downhill.
  • After a steep descent to the stream along a wider forest trail (10 min), turn left by the stream for about 30 m, and then go to the right, across the stream, and uphill all the way to the ridge (15 min).
  • Afterwards, turn right for about 20 m and then sharply left downhill to Savina voda (15 min). To the right you will see a small concreted pool with stagnant water.
  • Continue along a somewhat wider path and after 200 m on the right you will see a few benches and tables in the woods. Keep on along a much wider trail that gently climbs to a larger plateau, where you will turn right. After 100 m you will arrive at ‘Glavica’ Mountain Lodge (20 min).
  • At the lodge you can rest and have a drink, and then return 100 m to the plateau where you turn right and slowly climb along a wide forest road. Following the road, after an hour’s walk you will reach a crossroads where the road takes a sharp turn to the right, and one weaker arm of the road (with blue and white blazes) continues straight (50 min).
  • Carry straight ahead, gradually climbing to the next smaller crossroads (15 min) here you will turn left downhill for about 500 m (5 min).
  • After descending to the crossroads, turn left and take the deep slope to the ‘Ksena’ Cottage, which is to your right (10 min).
    There is clearance with a table and benches, so you can take a breather and enjoy the beautiful view of Novi Sad.
  • Continue on the same road, which after 200 m at the exit from the forest turns sharply downhill to the right, and then for another 100 m. The next bend is a sharp one to the left between the fields and meadows to exit on a wide dirt road (10 min).
  • Here you should turn left and after 500 m you will reach the Cross (a large wooden cross to your left). You will arrive at a vast meadow from where you can see Novi Sad (10 min).
  • Here, 100 m before exiting to the asphalt road, turn right onto the gravel road and continue across Bukovačke ledine. Along the whole way you can enjoy a magnificent view of Novi Sad on your left-hand side. The gravel road continues into the dirt road which leads you to the black locust grove, where you should turn right and after 300 m you will arrive at the ‘Stražilovo’ Mountain Lodge (30 min).

The trail is marked with trail markers and signposts. The time required to cover the trail is 5.5-6 hours of walking at a leisurely pace.