Photo by John Smith
|Country:||Serbia and Montenegro/Bulgaria|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Nearest major airport:||Nis|
|Convenient Center:||Knjazevac, Zajecar|
Thanks to Zoran Karic for adding this peak.
Midzor, the top which belongs to "Stara Planina" or "Old Mountain". It is right on the border between Serbia and Bulgaria on the Balkan Peninsula. The peak reaches 2169-m height. It is great and famous Serbian peak. Generally, it is not some remarkable peak, but surely it is very interesting place. Ascending on Midzor is not difficult. Actually it is only hiking. But if there is bad weather, it can be very windy, and cold, so be careful about that. You can get solid accommodation in the mountain hut or house "Babin zub". Of course you need sleeping bag for hut. It is not easy finding the right way to Babin zub. The best way is to reach airport in Belgrade. Then you get regular bus line to Knjazevac, where you will sit into bus form small place Kalna. In Kalna you must hire some vehicle or you can hitchhike. Finally you will be in mountain house Babin zub. There is several ways to reach Midzor, and I described one of them. You can use train or rent-a-car, but one is sure, you must posses good map, because people in that area very little speak English or some foreign language. By the way, nowadays, a big hotel is built near the mountain house. When will it be finished I really don't know, but it'll be very luxuries hotel. If you ask about ascending, answer is when you will be there you will see everybody can climb the top in good weather conditions. There are no marks and there is no need for that. You will see the top from the mountain house. You will have a great view from top on the mountain massif, which is partly covered by woods and partly is bare.
Thanks to Zoran Karic for this description.