This section of the Peaks of the Balkan Trail is BIG and for most people it is a humbling first day on trail. Fortunately, the hike from Plav to Vusanje is amazing. It features stunning views of Lake Plav in the background and one of the best views of the Accursed Mountain Range from the top of Bor Peak. Lace up those smelly boots, grab your backpack and get ready for adventure with this Plav to Vusanje Hiking Guide!
DURATION: 10-11 hours
ELEVATION GAIN: 1,151m
ELEVATION LOSS: 1,300m
NAVIGATING FROM PLAV TO VUSANJE
This hike starts from the center of my beautiful home town, Plav. You fill start from the round about in front of the post office and follow the trail markers on the asphalt until you reach a left turn on a dirt road in about half a kilometer. Follow this dirt road gaining elevation for about 7 km. If you would rather take a short jeep ride to where the actual hiking trail starts, contact me at BLKNMTN and I can provide transport. This day is huge so taking off a couple hours of hiking dirt road goes along way.
Once you come to the actual hiking trail you will begin your climb through the forest to Bor Peak. You will come out the forest to a meadow with a fresh water source at the back. Continue to the right after the water source and you will reach the main climb to Bor Peak. It is a steep climb, but made a little easier because of the extraordinary view of Plav and it’s lake in the background.
Next, continue traversing along Bor Peak and enjoy the stunning views of the Accursed Mountain Range. From here you can most of the massive snow-capped peaks. Now, get your knees reading for a huge decent into Vusanje.
From here the trail is pretty straight forward follow the trail markers as you descend into the village. You will come to a few meadows with cattle and pass by some huts on the way down. The village of Vusanje is a real treat. Be sure to visit Grlja waterfall and The Grasshoppers Eye.
HIKE WITH ME!
If you like what you see and want to be guided by a local, this hike is a part of the specialized Peaks of the Balkans Tour I provide with Balkan Mountain Adventure Company. Adventure is what we do. These experiences have changed my life forever. I want everyone to share the joy of the mountains with me and experience the wonders of my home. BLKNMTN gives you the opportunity to explore like a local and have the adventure of a lifetime. We also provide a self-guided tour for those who want to take on the trail on their own. Click the link for more information and feel free to reach out with any questions!
ADVENTURE IS WHAT WE DO
I hope you enjoyed this Plav to Vusanje Hiking Guide and that it inspired you to come on an amazing adventure in my home, The Accursed Mountain Range. Accommodation is easy to find in Vusanje, so sleep well and get ready for the next section of the trail, Vusanje to Theth.
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