Midzor

Elevation (feet): 7,116
Elevation (meters): 2,169
Continent: Europe
Country: Serbia and Montenegro/Bulgaria
Range/Region: Balkan Mountains
Latitude: 43.393935
Longitude: 22.682107
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: "Nikola Tesla" Belgrade (major); Nish (small)
Convenient Center: Topli Do(Village),(NW); Dojkinci(mountain house),(S); Pirot(City),(SW)

Thanks to Zoran Karic and bokaba for contributing to these details. (View history)

Midzor, the top which belongs to "Stara Planina" or "Old Mountain". It is right on the border between Serbia and Bulgaria on the Balkan Peninsula. The peak reaches 2169-m height. It is great and famous Serbian peak. Generally, it is not some remarkable peak, but surely it is very interesting place. Ascending on Midzor is not difficult. Actually it is only hiking. But if there is bad weather, it can be very windy, and cold, so be careful about that. You can get solid accommodation in the mountain hut or house "Babin zub". Of course you need sleeping bag for hut. It is not easy finding the right way to Babin zub. The best way is to reach airport in Belgrade. Then you get regular bus line to Knjazevac, where you will sit into bus form small place Kalna. In Kalna you must hire some vehicle or you can hitchhike. Finally you will be in mountain house Babin zub. There is several ways to reach Midzor, and I described one of them. You can use train or rent-a-car, but one is sure, you must posses good map, because people in that area very little speak English or some foreign language. By the way, nowadays, a big hotel is built near the mountain house. When will it be finished I really don't know, but it'll be very luxuries hotel. If you ask about ascending, answer is when you will be there you will see everybody can climb the top in good weather conditions. There are no marks and there is no need for that. You will see the top from the mountain house. You will have a great view from top on the mountain massif, which is partly covered by woods and partly is bare.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Midzor.

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  • Log #20531 - by Mitar Zivkovic on Dec 10, 2006
    On 12/09/2006, at 8:00 a.m., I started my car in Nish, with my friend, and after 2 hours of drive, I came to hotel Babin zub. The weather was nice, clear and extraordinary warm, although period of...
  • Log #20145 - by Vladimir Trapara on Sep 27, 2006
    My brother Miroslav and I set off from Babin Zub (a hotel and a mountain challet below the peak with a same name) at 8 am, after 3.5 hours of driving from Surdulica (southern Serbia), where our...
  • Log #20358 - by Miroslav Dokman on Sep 27, 2006
    It was my second climb to Midzor, the highest point of my country - Serbia (2169m). Every climb starts at the Babin zub, new winter touristics center, on height of 1578 m. The place Babin zub is...