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Tara River

 

The 82 km long Tara Canyon is the second longest canyon in the world. UNESCO desiginates it as a  world heritage site. There are rocky and pebbly terraces, sandy beaches, high cliffs, and more than 80 large caves along the canyon.

Tara River Canyon

The Tara River Canyon belongs to the National Park Durmitor . It rises from the mountain range in the northern part of Montenegro and it flows 140km. It meets the Piva river and together they make the Drina river, one of the longest and water-richest rivers in the Balkans.

Tara River Canyon
Tara River Canyon

River Tara gives the impression of being a calm river. The rare places that might be crossed are called fords. Near Bistrica, the Tara riverbed is so narrow that local people used to jump across it when necessary. This unusual place is called Djavolje lazi (Devil’s lanes).

Vegetation around Tara River

Around the river, the vegetation is very dense: black pine, eastern hornbeam, black ash, elm, linden, and in higher areas, above the rocks, one can see cork oaks, hornbeams, maples, beeches. In the areas over than 1000m, fir and spruce forests can be found.

Tara River bridge
Tara River bridge
 

Tara River Rafting

Nowadays, the Tara Canyon gathers all those who like adventure and exciting contact with nature. Rafting the Tara River is an incredible experience for adventurers and nature lovers. You can go rafting by boat or wooden raft along 100km of the most beautiful and the most exciting part of the Tara. Rafting tours start from these departure points: Splaviste, Radovan Luka and Brstanovica.

(Source: Montenegro National Tourism Organisation, MarvaoGuide.com)

 

 
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