- Departure point: Polumir
- The route ends: Maglic fortress
- Length and duration: 25 km, 3,5 - 5 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate, WW III / V
Rafting in Montenegro and Rafting in Serbia
The Ibar River flows through the picturesque region of Western Serbia and has lots of rapids and other waterways cascading or just discharging into it. The Ibar Gorge is 65 km long; some of the sections have names such as: Kings Valley and Lilac Valley. There are quite a few Medieval Monasteries along the river. The Veseli spust (Happy Descent) festival takes place on this river every spring. Rafting enthusiasts and tourists come for the event which occurs between the Maglic Fortress and the town of Kraljevo.
May through October is the best time to raft the Ibar River. The water level through May and June can be quite high due to the melting snows bringing the rapids up to Class IV-V. After the melting snows the water clears up and takes on an awesome crystal blue hue. The most popular period for rafting on Ibar River starts in May and ends in October.
The Ibar contains many rapids, whirlpools and narrow passes. There are stretches of calm rafting as well. The 25km long stretch takes about 3.5 hours to complete and deposits paddlers downstream of the Medieval Maglic Fortress. An easier stretch of rafting on the Ibar starts just downstream of Maglic Fortress and ends 16 km later near the Mataruška Banja Spa.