ADVENTURE DAY IN THE JERMA RIVER CANYON

Avgust 15, 2020

PROGRAM

*The organizer reserves the right to change the program.

MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE / starts at 8 AM

 

The hiking trail which our experienced hikers will take you on starts at the Poganovo Monastery and goes through forest paths of the Vlaška mountain all the way to the village of Vlasi. On your way, you will find great lookout points with a view of the canyon, forgotten and abandoned mountain villages. The legend of this region has it that “Smukova dupka” is located right among these boulders of the Vlaška mountain, which is a mysterious cave believed to hold Priest Martin’s treasure. You might be the one to discover whether this is only a legend or actually the truth. 

Trail distance: approximately 10 km; Level of technical readiness required 4/10; Level of physical readiness required 3/10

*intended for all participants, children with parents/guardians

The gathering and registration of participants starts at 7 AM in the Poganovo restaurant, and the tour is scheduled to start at 8 AM. After the completion of the mountain tour, you can participate in other activities within the Adventure Day.

 


 

WALKERS - EXPLORERS / starts at 9:30 AM

 

Walking in nature, aside from providing psychological and physical benefits, can be even more exciting if, during your walk through the forest, you hear about interesting stories about the inhabitants of these forests, the rare plants and ancient legends from the Jerma River canyon. In this adventure, our friends biologists will draw your attention to rare bird types and numerous types of ancient butterflies which inhabit this forest.

Trail distance: approximately 6 km; Level of technical readiness required 4/10; Level of physical readiness required 3/10

* intended for all participants, children with parents/guardians

 


 

SPORTS CLIMBING AND ASEILING / from 10 AM do 4 PM with breaks

 

Workshops on sports climbing and abseiling will be organized in the picnic area “Jaz” in the village of Vlasi. This challenge will surely excite many, especially the youngest adventurers. Instructors and experienced climbers will help you make your first vertical steps on natural boulders and test your strength, flexibility and concentration.

* intended for all participants, children with parents/guardians

 


 

ECOLOGICAL AND EXPLORATION WORKSHOPS / from 12 PM to 4 PM with breaks

 

The Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia will acquaint you with numerous rare and endangered species in Serbia at their interesting workshops, but also with the ones which inhabit the Jerma River canyon. During socialization with explorers and naturalists, you will have the opportunity to win prizes in the game which will be organized during this workshop. 

* intended for all participants, children with parents/guardians

 

 


 

CRAFTWORK FOR CHILDREN / from 10 AM to 4 PM with breaks

 

Inspired by the greenery and an adventurous spirit, the kids will create pieces by using materials from nature, with a playful team from “Grandpa’s garage”. “Real craftsman” tools will be used – hammers, sandpaper, nails, glue, screws. While acquiring new skills, the kids will make their own adventure playground using their own imagination. 

* intended for children with parents/guardians

 

 

 


 

ADVENTURE RACE FOR CHILDREN / starts at 4PM

 

Teams consisting of two children will have to use their mutual energies and resourcefulness to pass a trail around 2km in length, which will have obstacles placed on it. They will have to squeeze through narrow passages and mud, use ropes to climb down the boulders, cross the river with the help of a rope or a boat. More information and team registration.

 

 


 

SCULPTING WORKSHOP – ZORAN MOJSILOV / from 12 PM

 

The workshop for sculpting and making objects from natural materials will be organized in the picnic area “Jaz”, in the village of Vlasi, after the end of the hiking tour the Poganovo Monastery – Vlasi. A globally recognized artist, Zoran Mojsilov, whose origins can be found in the village Vlasi, will guide you through the process of creating your own artwork, with an interesting story. Socializing with Zoran will surely remain in your memories, considering his ability to be very direct and to talk about various topics without prejudice.

 

 


 

SLACKLINE WORKSHOP / from 10 AM to 4 PM with breaks

Slacklining is an activity which absolutely all participants love. By struggling to remain on the rope, you will start to recognize falling as the art of rising and endurance. This workshop will help you improve the balance of your body, mind, soul and heart.

* intended for all participants, children with parents/guardians


 

YOGA / during the day

At a yoga workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn about Hatha yoga and the dynamic Vinyasa yoga and to connect with yourself and with the nature. 

* intended for all participants, children with parents/guardians


 

ARTS PROGRAM / from 5PM

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to enjoy in the arts program and the company of the most talented Serbian artists from the world of opera and acting.

 “Znaš li šta je karasevdah?

I toj težak, golem, karasevdah!

Tuj bolest ja bolujem.

Eve ostare, a još se ne nažive, još ne napoja’ i ne naceliva’...

Još mi za lepotinju i ubivanju srce gine i vene!”

 

* intended for all participants, children with parents/guardians