Jelasnica gorge is positioned in the Southwest of Suva mountain, 15 km from Nis. The Jelašnica River cuts its way through limestone rocks ofSuva mountainand 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.
Jelašnica Gorge is located on a local road from Niš to Gornja Studena
HOW TO GET THERE:
By bus: 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 (RamondaSerbica) and Natalie’s Ramonda (RamondaNathaliae), relict plant spieces
- Waterfall “Ripaljka”
WHAT TO DO:
- Free climibing
- Free climibing:
Tel: +381 18 232 033, +381 641691588
- Trekking, hiking, free climbing, mountaineering:
- Taste local food in ethno restaurant “Brka”, recommendation: “sukana pita”-cheese pie with homemade crusts
FLORA: The symbols of the gorge are Serbian ramonda (RamondaSerbica) and Natalie’s ramonda (RamondaNathaliae), 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.