LAZAR’S CANYON

Lazar`s canyon is located in eastern Serbia, near the town Zlot. Distance between Belgrade and Zlot is about 220 km. It can be reached by highway Belgrade-Nis, where near Paracin you must turn on the road to Zajecar. You will pass through the villages Izvor and Grza, until you reach the intersection of Boljevac and Zlot. At the junction turn left to the villages Podgorac and Zlot. Shortly after Zlot turn left for the Lazar’s canyon and Zlot cave. There is a signboard, it is not a problem to manage it. Just before the cave by the river, there is a restaurant.

 

Lazar’s canyon is passable only in summer, mostly in august or september, when there is no water. The canyon is not passable if the riverbed is not dry. Hiking tour starts from Zlot cave, after you cross the suspension bridge.

Passing through the canyon is not particularly demanding, although in some places you will have to climb the rocks or go down by a steep slope. The canyon without water seems a bit depressing, but that feeling disappears when you see a herd of wild goats. Lazar’s canyon is a canyon with the biggest number of vipers in Serbia. We saw only one, but I recommend caution while you hiking and climbing.

After 3 hours of walking, we came to a crossroad. A few hundred meters after the intersection, Lazar’s canyon ends and canyon of river Demizlok starts. There is a road sign that directs you left to the canyon of Demizlok and river Vej, on the right you can go into the canyon of Mikuljska river.

We went a little further, into the canyon of Demizlok and then came back.

Canyon of Demizlok

From Lazar’s cave paved path goes up to a two beautiful lookouts. It takes about 20 minutes to the first viewpoint, and another twenty to the second one. The trail is marked very well.

Lazars canyon

I  strongly recommend to end this tour by visiting interesting Lazar’s cave.

Lazars cave

September 2012.

 


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