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Trail No. 13

• ‘Stražilovo’ Mountain Lodge – Vilina Voda – Sunčana dolina – ‘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 intersection you should turn right and slowly descend along the wide road that takes will soon you lead past some cottages to your right. Arriving at a rather large plateau, on the left hand the side you can see the ridge of Glavica, and at its left end you have a view of a mountain lodge bordered by large pine trees. The view extends to the entire Sunčana dolina (Sunny valley). Carry on to a larger cottage on the right, and in front of it there is a divide to the left (30 min).
  • Here, turn for another 100 m, and then to the left downhill to head for the foot in about 100 m. When you arrive down, turn left again for another 100 m, then turn right, cross the stream and climb to reach the mountain lodge. On your arrival, turn right and in about 50 m you will notice ‘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 Bukovacke 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.