The Vršac mountains rise in the middle of the Pannonian plain in the southeastern part of Banat. They stretch in the east-west direction, in the length of 19 kilometers, and their other name is Vršački breg. The area of the Vršac Mountains is 170 km, of which 122 km in Serbia and 48 km in Romania. Find out more about them below.
Characteristics of the Vršac Mountains
The Vršac Mountains are built of rocks of Paleozoic age (260 million years), surrounded by Neogene sediments (60 million years), including the sediments of the former Pannonian Sea (25 million years). The highest point of these mountains and the whole of Vojvodina is Gudurički vrh with 641 m above sea level. Of the other peaks known are: Lisičja glava (590 m), Đakov vrh (449 m) and Vršačka kula (399 m). The northern slope of the Vršac mountains is steep, while the southern slope descends into the hills, where there are vineyards. These mountains were once an island in the Pannonian Sea, so they belong to the island mountains. From the Vršac Mountains, you will have the opportunity to see Vršac, Vojvodina and Romania from a different angle. Thanks to the specific climate, this place today has an extremely rich ecosystem - over 100 species of birds and over 1000 species of rare plants.
Vršac Mountains - what to visit
Vrsac hill is located near Vrsac and is the main tourist and excursion place of this city. We have singled out a couple of sights and tourist attractions for you, which you can visit while you are here:
- Churches - the old church is located on the first peak and is a favorite picnic spot for all visitors. Not far from it is the new Church of St. Theodore, which was built as part of the city saint.
- Vršac Tower - this symbol of the city of Vršac is located on the second peak. An asphalt road leads to it, while next to it there is a track for paragliders.
- Mountain lodge with bungalows for accommodation of guests and weekend settlement Široko bilo - will be available 10 km from the center of Vrsac. After a full day of hiking, you will definitely need a break, so we recommend that you stop by here and relax a bit.
- The village of Mesić with the monastery of the same name and a factory for bottling healthy spring water - these places are located on the south side of the Vršac Mountains, so you can visit them while you are in Vršac.
- Središte Monastery - is located on the other side of Vršac Hill and a large number of Orthodox believers regularly visit it.
How to get to Vršac Mountains?
If you start by car from Belgrade, you will reach the Vršac Mountains in 2 hours. However, if you reach Vrsac by bus, then we advise you to call a taxi (Maxi Taxi: 013 833833 or Prestige Taxi: 063 363636) as you will need about twenty minutes drive from the bus station STUP Vrsac to Vrsac Mountains (via Guduricki put).
The Vršac mountains represent a kind of air spa due to constant air currents. Vrsacki breg is known among mountaineers throughout Serbia, so that fans of extreme sports gather here because of paragliding, ideal mountain biking trails and rocks suitable for free climbing.