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GradisteImpressive eastern side of Gradiste (2174 m) from Babji Zub

Gradiste (2174 m) is third highest peak of SINJAJEVINA range, which belong to the group of most impressive mountain ranges of Montenegro and also of Dinaric Alps. That's a huge massif which streches between DURMITOR on the NW, BJELASICA on the SE, MORACKE PLANINE on the SW and VOJNIK on the E.

Gradiste (2174 m) is situated in the heart of the highest peaks of Sinjajevina range. That peak is a closest neigbour of beautiful Stolovi (2172 m) group. Gradiste is naturaly connected with Stolovi group. Western side of Gradiste is grassy, while their eastern rocky side is impressive and dominate above Gornje Lipovo village and deep valley in front of Babji Zub (2277 m).

Gradiste is placed on the SE from Stolovi (2172 m), on the NW from Babji Zub (2277 m) and Moracke Planine range, and on the S from Jablanov Vrh (2203 m).

GradisteS side of Gradiste from Djedov Do (1943 m) pass

Climbing route to reach the summit of Gradiste (2174 m) is very beautiful, both in summer and winter, while you should cross beautiful Djedov Do (1943 m) pass. During whole time you can admire the impressive view to northern side of Babji Zub, which is the highest peak of Sinjajevina range.

Gradiste climbing route offer lot of enjoyment during hiking on the western grassy slopes and, of course, many beatifully views. Three of them are most impressive and beautiful - to Babji Zub, to Stolovi group and to MORACKE PLANINE range.

Summit View

Babji Zub from NWSE view to Babji Zub

NW: DURMITOR (Bobotov Kuk 2523 m, Bezimeni Vrh 2487 m), Prutas 2393 m)

SE: Babji Zub (2277 m), MORACKE PLANINE (Kapa Moracka 2226 m, Tali, Stozac 2141 m,...), MAGANIK (Medjedji Vrh 2138 m,...)

NW: Stolovi (2172 m)

N: Jablanov Vrh (2203 m)

E: Gornje Lipovo village

Routes Overview

Gradiste climbingGradiste ascent

Gradiste from Babji ZubGradiste from Babji Zub

GRADISTE (2174 m)

Route: Gornje Lipovo - Klisura (1189 m) - Katunina (1418 m) - Djedov Do (1943 m) pass - Gradiste (2174 m): 2h

Height difference: 985 m

ACCESS: Gornje Lipovo and the settlement of Klisura (1189 m) is where the trails begins. The marked path goes above the locales of Katunina, steeply ascends through the forest, to 1600 m. It then goes above the forest and beside the rock through called Popov Do, then breaks through the Djedov Do valley Pass (1943 m). From this pass the view opens to Moracke Planine and Mt Maganik (2139 m).

After that the path leads to the right on the western grassy slopes of Gradiste, from where you can finally reach the summit of Gradiste (2174 m).

Gradiste from Djedov Do passGradiste from Djedov Do pass

Getting There

The map of Mt Sinjajevina...Sinjajevina Map

By plane:
The closest airport is the one in Podgorica (70km away).
If you are planning to come via Serbia, you can use the Belgrade (Beograd) Airport in Beograd (Belgrade) city, capital of Serbia and Montenegro.
Information about flights and tickets on JAT Airways web page.

By train:
Beograd - Bar (Bar - Beograd) railway passes through Mojkovac and Kolasin. In winter, there is a special ski-train for Kolasin from Bar and Podgorica. When you get off it, a ski bus will take you straight to the ski resort. After coming to Kolasin town, turn back by road (Kolasin-Mojkovac direction) and than go left (before "Djevojacki Most" restaurant) to Gornje Lipovo village.

By Bus:

From Beograd (Belgrade):
Beograd (Belgrade) - Cacak - Uzice - Zlatibor - Nova Varos - Prijepolje - Bijelo Polje - Mojkovac - Gornje Lipovo village

From Podgorica:
Podgorica - Kolasin - Gornje Lipovo village

For the bus tickets and informations about but lines see Belgrade Bus Station page.

By car:

From Beograd (Belgrade):
Beograd (Belgrade) - Cacak - Uzice - Zlatibor - Nova Varos - Prijepolje - Bijelo Polje - Mojkovac - Gornje Lipovo village
Crossroad (on Kolasin-Mojkovac road) - Gornje Lipovo village: 12 km (asphalt road)

From Podgorica:
Podgorica - Kolasin - Gornje Lipovo village

You should drive along the central Montenegrin highway, which connects the seaside to the towns: Cetinje - Podgorica - Kolasin - Mojkovac - Bijelo Polje; and goes to Serbia (Belgrade city). This road is passable during most part of the year. It is closed only in case of abundant snowing or great rockslides. The landscape along the highway is particularly picturesque in the segment of the Moraca River Canyon between Podgorica and Kolasin. This part of the canyon is called "Platije". The highway is built along the edge of the narrow canyon.

From Podgorica you can also take the village road for Kolasin. It goes across Lijeva Rijeka, Verusa and Matesevo. One part of it goes along the Tara River, which in this area is like a small, gentle and playful spring. The road is narrow, but in good condition. From the north, you will reach KolaĊĦin if you take the highway that passes through Mojkovac. If you are coming from the east you should go across Andrijevica through Matesevo to arrive to Kolasin.


Gornje Lipovo villageCamping in Gornje Lipovo village

Optimal camping place for climbing of Gradiste (2174 m) is Gornje Lipovo village. Here you can camping for free, without any payment of camping taxes. Near the grassy meadow for camping you'll find one house where you can use a water spring.

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No extra fees. You can freely use your tent for camping in Gornje Lipovo village.