Rafting

During the times when there were no other traffic means, rafting was the cheapest way to transport timber from Tara mountain to Belgrade.

Skillful rafters were gliding the river surface for years, being respected for their courage and stamina. They were mostly people from villages in the foothill of Tara.

The main construction was made of a pine tree and spruce trunks, that were joined together by ropes and nails. At the very center of the raft, men used to make a small fireplace to get warm or prepare food. The steering mechanism was in the back. Timber was placed on the raft and taken all the way to Belgrade.

This century-old rafting stopped after the dam was built whereas skillful men needed to leave their occupation. Never the less, the Sports-Tourism Center of Bajina Bašta, in trying to revive the rafting legacy, organizes Drinska Regata every July. Among the several hundred vessels that the festival gathers every year, a few authentic old rafts appear, being traditionally made of joined pine tree trunks.

STC Bajina Bašta also provides a few large military boats that can take guests down the Drina river.

Canyon Cruise

Cruising the Perućac lake is possible towards the Eco-Camp Džanići or along the Brusnica river canyon in specific boats and vessels. Stand-up paddling equipment is also available at local agencies.

In order to see the attractive Drina canyon with fascinating green waters, visitors can book a boat ride that will take them from Perućac to Višegrad in Bosnia. The canyon is adorned by steep high cliffs which can reach up to 100 meters.

Mountaineering

As one of the most beautiful mountains in Serbia, Tara has always been attractive to all the outdoors lovers and those who are into activities related to the natural environment. The mountain area provides perfect conditions for hiking and mountaineering.

There are 18 mountain tracks with over 120 kilometers in length within the Tara National Park. Another interesting trail that is available is the so-called “Mala duhovna transferzala”.

The route connects the following sites: Rača monastery, Lađevac spring, Suva pećina (Dry Cave), St George site, Krstača rock, Gradina fortress, Crnjeskovo viewpoint, monastery accommodation in Kaluđerske Bare.

A guide can be at your disposal for all the routes while using maps is advisable. Maps and all the necessary information can be found at the Tara National Park info centers.

Cycling

Given the vast space and its geographical characteristics, Tara is perfect for cycling. There are kilometers of paved and unpaved roads providing bicycle routes throughout the year.

Hundreds of forest trails and pathways offer a true enjoyment of cycling within the calm natural environment. For those a bit more ambitious there are several tracks that require experience, endurance, and physical fitness.

Tara National Park provides a map of cycling routes that cut through the prettiest parts of the park. It also rents all the necessary equipment.

For more information click HERE.

Horseback Riding

More and more visitors enjoy horseback riding through the gorgeous surroundings of Tara mountain. This is a great way to visit the sites.

Tara National Park has founded a mini equestrian club in Kaluđerske Bare. It also provides horseback riding lessons.

For more information click HERE.

Hunting

The geographical characteristics of Tara are the reason why this is one of the richest hunting resorts in Europe. Roe deer, chamois, boar, are among the species that can be found in these parts.

Tara National Park regulates hunting terms and conditions. Along with the Hunting Society “Soko” from Bajina Bašta, the Park is also in charge of breeding and protecting the wildlife.

For more information click HERE.

Fishing

The artificial lakes of Perućac and Zaovine with their tributaries offer fantastic conditions for fishing. Fishing is also allowed in Beli Rzav river, Lipovica, Vežanjska, Rača, Derventa, Brusnički potok. Lake Spajići has specific fishing rules and is rarely an attractive fishing destination.

Fresh and crisp waters are suitable for various species, but also for a couple of endemic species of Drina. In the waters of Tara National Park, large specimens of catfish, carp, pike, and trout are caught. There is a possibility of renting a fishing boat with a guide to escort visitors through the entire fishing area of the Park.

Tara National Park can provide more information about issuing a fishing license.