Grad Kraljevo

The Ibar River

The Ibar waterway is one of the most beautiful rivers in Serbia. It starts in the Hajla mountain, in Rožaje, eastern Montenegro, and after 276 km it streams into the West Morava waterway, close to Kraljevo, Central Serbia. The Ibar begins from six springs on the Hajla mountain in eastern Montenegro. It streams commonly north-east, going through Ibarac, Rožaje, Radetina, and Bać, after which it enters Serbia and courses through Kosovo and Metohija and focal Serbia until it arrives at Kraljevo.

Sitnica River joins Ibar in Kosovska Mitrovica from where the waterway turns towards the north. Ibar River, at that point, proceeds generally along limited crevasses, with the exception of some way or another more extensive gorges close to Zvecan, Leposavic, Raska, and Baljevac. There the Ibar waterway cut its normal flow between the Kosovo plain landscape and the remainder of Serbia.

Ibar River makes a lovely valley and moves through regions of Ragka and Kraljevo making 65 km long Ibar Gorge whose one section is known as the “Rulers Valley” or the “Lilac Valley” on account of the huge number of Medieval Monasteries worked along the stream course by Serbian Kings.

The valley of the stream Ibar is otherwise called the Serbian Valley of the Kings and the Valley of Lilacs. The legend says that Serbian King Stefan Uroš I Nemanjić chose to plant fragrant lilac through the entire valley of the Ibar stream, all for the sake of affection for the French princess Helen of Anjou, the future sovereign of Serbia. Today, the Serbs celebrate that occasion from the thirteenth century with a celebration called “Lilac days“. The valley of the waterway Ibar offers many intriguing landmarks of culture and history, among which we can prescribe the landmark to Serbian saints fallen in the freedom battles from 1912 until 1918 (a cut Serbian trooper with a rifle remains on a stone somewhere between Kraljevo and Raška) and the wonderful middle age fortification Maglič.

Ibar River in Kosovska Mitrovica separates the town into two sections. Ibar River purges in Zapadna Morava River in Kraljevo.

Landmark to the ‘bar Soldiers fallen in the First World War was raised in 1930 on the right bank of the lbar River, in the Cede town according to the proposition of specialists Vlada Stratie and Aleksandar Ackoviel. The Monument to the lbar Soldiers is 3,5 meters high and situated in the rough stream side approximately 40 meters over the waterway. The Serbian Soldier is introduced in the uniform from the First World War, holding a rifle in his right hand, and moved in the direction of the street with the goal that everybody passing by is helped and mindful to remember the incredible boldness of the Serbian warrior who battled in the conflicts in 1912. Close to the Monument, there is a pine tree that is under protection.

Ibar River courses through the pleasant view of West Serbia. Ibar River has loads of rapids, slews, and falls. A few rocky streams are tributaries of the Ibar River – Studenica, Raska, Dubocica, Sitnica, Lopatnica I Pivnica Rivers. Ibar River is exceptionally advantageous for fishing boating and kayaking. “Veseli spust” (Happy Raft) is coordinated each spring on Ibar River that is an invigorating game and vacationer occasion – boating from Maglic Fortress up to the town of Kraljevo. The most reasonable time for boating on Ibar River begins in May and finishes in October. The water level of the Ibar River in May and June is somewhat high because of snow dissolving so the rapids give the fourth and the fifth grade of the wild waters. This piece of the Ibar River has large amounts of rapids, whirlpools, and limited passes followed by the quiet course of the water. 25 km long gutsy boating on Ibar River closes following 3,5 hours underneath the Medieval Maglic post. The lighter Ibar River boating begins at the point underneath the Maglic post and finishes by Matarugka Banja Spa passing length of 16 km. Throughout the late spring waters of Ibar River become clear and straightforwardly blue what makes it great for cool washing.

This is certifiably not a customary canyon, this is The Valley of the Serbian Kings! We welcome you to appreciate riding the rapids in one of the most famous and alluring streams in Serbia. Here’s how the tour is organized.

The boating visit begins in Usce, where you will meet your boating guides (captains). This is the gathering point of Ibar and Studenica waterways, as well. You will have a chance to change and to pick all vital boating hardware depending on the climate conditions and season (normally: an oar, life coat, suit, boots, and a helmet). You need to carry a visa or an ID with you on the visit, a swimsuit, towels, sunglasses, a cap, suntan cream, and a major grin. Also, some spare clothing, T-shirts, pants, pullover, socks, and clothing is a great idea to have for the finish of the visit.

It’s likewise prescribed to bring some pieces of candy, water, and reviving refreshments in plastic containers, and no alcohol. Security starts things out, captains will give you guidelines for a protected and fun visit. Every one of the members will get individual direction and consideration with the right data in English. Short guidance and preparation will be given to guarantee a brilliant and invigorating river insight. Each pontoon boat has its own captain and normally 4-9 members. Our expert captains are talented and experienced local people, the specialists of the Ibar conduit. There are no abilities needed for the outing, other than having the option to swim and not fearing water.

The waterway is tolerable for all sorts of boats all year, making for some interesting Class III rapids, as indicated by the International Rafting Federation grouping. The actual boating keeps going from 2,5 to 3 hours, contingent upon the water height, length of breaks, and a picked course. In complete we pontoon around 15 km with a likelihood to expand the visit. Two of the most thrilling rapids are Grmcic and Jagnjilo. We will pass by the landmark to Serbian officers from the First World War time frame just as under a few walker and railroad spans. Ibar is wild in two or three rapids where it gives incredible freedoms to outrageous competitors on the water, yet in addition offers an unwinding and unspoiled drifting with moderate rapids, for the people who are not really bold. Boating in Ibar is ideally suited for most guests, families, boating fledglings, and experienced rafters the same. There will be the ideal opportunity for playing, swimming, and taking photographs also, on shingle seashores and different spots that are helpful for rest. By the day’s end, you will get an opportunity to visit the terrific Maglic palace with a local guide and to partake in the stunning perspective on the Ibar stream gorge.

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