Novi Pazar Serbia

Hiking in Novi Pazar


Courtesy of Andrija Petrušić

A trip to Novi Pazar is not complete without an excursion, however short or long, into the surrounding countryside, where the hills and rivers of the Ibar Valley meet the heights of Pešter Plateau. Novi Pazar has a wide range of hiking options located just outside of the city for both beginner and advanced hikers. Pristine hiking areas are accessible in the areas around Sopoćani Monastery, Đurđevi Stupovi, Gradina, and more. Hikers can explore the ruins of Stari Ras and ancient Illyrian settlements amidst untouched hills and forests with sublime views of the surrounding countryside. Many hiking areas can be accessed by foot from the center of Novi Pazar, and visitors are encouraged to explore the hills that surround the city from any direction.


Courtesy of Andrija Petrušić

If you or your friends might be interested in exploring the countryside around Novi Pazar, our Greeters who are most familiar with the surrounding region are here for you. Just send us an email with information about you, your group, and what kind of hike you might be looking for, whether that is for a whole day or just a couple of hours, and we will do our best to help advise you or organize a group excursion ourselves. By taking just a little time to escape the city and explore nature, hikers can access panoramic views of the city by day or night and catch a glimpse of the peace and beauty of one of the most rugged and spectacular regions of Serbia.

For other nature enthusiasts, there are also many opportunities for bicycling, skiing, camping, rafting, and more all in the Novi Pazar vicinity. Some opportunities are best pursued independently, while others can be accessed through organizations and groups that offer special programs. If you or your friends might be interested, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you in whatever way possible.


Courtesy of Andrija Petrušić