The weather conditions are the terrain features in the mountain of Tupižnica are suitable for paragliding which made Knjaževac be put on the map of international competitions, which assemble big names in this sport. At the Pre-World Cup, held in our town, the world record holder Neville Hallett did not miss the opportunity to try out the sky above Knjaževac.
In the municipality of Knjaževac there are ideal conditions for playing extreme sports. The mountain areas of Stara planina are very specific.. This is exactly why it represents a challenge for all cycling enthusiasts.
An excellent place for riding mountain biking could also be the Jevik picnic area near the city center.
Fans of quad bikes or all-terrain vehiles (ATVs) are also regular guests in the Municipality of Knjaževac. Already traditionally, in September, the “Balkan hero” is held here, which gathers quad drivers from all over Europe. The route runs along inaccessible paths,where hardly anyone has ever stepped foot, over the rivers and streams, to the peaks, from which the Roof of Serbia shows itself in all its beauty.
Hunting and fishing
The configuration of the terrain, the diversity of animal life, significant areas under the forest make Knjaževac and its surroundings attractive for hunters from all over Serbia and beyond. The most common wild game that is hunted is rabbit, wild boar, and roe deer. In this area, there are four hunting grounds with a total area of about 60,000 ha. These are Tupižnica, Srbija šume II, Tresibaba and Midžor – Kalna. This opens the possibility for the arrival of hunters who can find accommodation in nearby villages or hunting lodges. The hunting grounds are managed by three hunting associations located in Kalna, Miničevo and Knjaževac.
On the territory of the municipality of Knjaževac, chub, sable, bream and trout are fished. Association “Beli Timok” takes care of the waters and carries out stocking, which creates the conditions for fishing competitions. The most interesting chub fishing seems to be with a lure.
OSR Beli Timok – Phone: +381 64 8288445 and Hunting associations: Knjaževac: +381 19 731 705 / Minićevo: +381 19 769 605 / Kalna: +381 19 760 598
The Stara Planina Ultra Trail has been held at the beginning of June since 2013 . It is organized by the Sky Running Association of Serbia, and under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Sports and Tourism, so that “sky runners” compete at the altitude of 2,000 m. in a unique endurance racing challange. The organizer changes the trails and distances every year, so that the participants can discover as much as possible of the 114,000 ha of this amazing landscape.
The full moon festival “Moon Fest” provides an opportunity for nature lovers and young people to experience the Old Mountain in a different way, to experience the starry sky, dawn, morning and “awakening” of the mountain, whose landscapes leave you breathless. The central motif of the event is a night climb onto Midzor at a full moon night. The festival also includes educational lectures on celestial phenomena, a cultural and artistic performance programme and watching the sunrise from the Roof of Serbia. The festival is held during the summer.