One of the nature highlights of the Balkan is the Kosovar Rugova Valley. A stretched mountain range with water, waterfalls and rocks. You can visit this national park for free.
Those who freely want to enjoy the area can drive through the valley by car. Every season brings another kind of beauty, so there is enough to enjoy. Do you want to go for a walk or hike? Just park your car along the road at a random spot and take one of the numerous side paths.
Are you into sports? Then you might go for hiking in Rugova. Just before you enter the Rugova Valley you will see at your right hand a new tourism center with plenty of information about the possibilities.
Skiing is also a possibility in Rugova. If you keep following the road sings to Bogë you will end up in a tiny but sweet ski area.
Rugova Valley in Kosovo – every season different
Two ski schools are situated over there. Bogë is also a nice place for renting a wooden house for a day or two, both in the winter and the summer. This is sometimes possible for 25 euro a night.
Not only driving, walking, cycling or hiking is possible in the valley. Having good food, a macchiato or a cold beer is possible in one of the several restaurants with a view.
The city of Peja (Serbian: Peć) is close by. After (or before) spending some hours in the Rugova Valley, you can easily enter the center of Peja and have a look around. Especially the old town is really nice to walk through.
The Serbian Orthodox monastery at the entrance of the valley, surrounded by high walls, is worth a visit too. Kosovo police guard the Monastery of the Patriarchate of Peć.
- There are numerous activities you can do in the mountains including Via Ferrata, Zip Lining or Snowshoeing in the winter, one of the local operators is Balkan Natural Adventure.
- Are you curious about the other tourism highlights of Kosovo?
- Are you interested in practical tips about Kosovo? See our Travel Information Kosovo page.
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- This youtube video gives an impression of the Rugova Valley: