Ursculovacko lake Bjelasica mountains Biogradska Gora National Park, by Andrey Lavrov, ShutterstockUrsculovacko lake and Bjelasica mountains in the Biogradska Gora National Park © Andrey Lavrov, Shutterstock

One of the last truly virgin forests in Europe, Biogradska Gora National Park holds a wealth of flora and fauna, and provides hiking paths from easy to energetic.

The 5,400ha Biogradska Gora National Park covers the northwestern part of the Bjelasica Massif, from the Tara River to the summit. An isolated area, of which some 30% is primeval forest, it has been to a degree protected since 1878, the date when the Turks were finally evicted from the region. Thereafter the tract of land became known as Prince Nikola Petrović’s preserve. Some of the park’s trees reach a height of 60m and some are as old as 500 years.

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