Camp Stara Planina
Serbia / 26 May — 31 May 2021
001—Camp Stara Planina

Camp Stara Planina, Balkan Mountains, Serbia

Run, train and discover some of the most beautiful Balkan Mountains in Serbia. These mountains have everything you love about skyrunning; big climbs, technical mountain trails and unpredictable weather to test all of your skills.

We welcome all levels of Skyrunners, from any country. If you havn’t tried Skyrunning before, you are also welcome to join us and we will introduce you to this fantastic sport. Although the routes requires that you are familiar with Trail-running, are in good fitness, and have trained some desnivels before you get here.

At the camp we will also do some specific training and teach you technique for the uphill, downhill, training with sticks etc. We will also go through the importance of hydration, nutrition, and equipment.

We will split up into two groups, one for the elite-amateurs and one for amateurs, and we will try to make this a very good quality training camp for all levels of runnners.

26 May
Check in
27 May
Day 1 – Crni vrh
Crni vrh - Midzor - Babin zub
28 May
Day 2 - Topli do
Topli do - Midzor - Babin zub - Topli do
29 May
Day 3 - Orlov kamen
Babin zub - Orlov kamen - Babin zub
30 May
Day 4 - Final route
31 May
Check out, travel home

Mountain Hotel, Stara Planina Sum

Accommodation in a very nice mountain hotel close to the camp. Not far away from Knjazevac city there is Stara Planina, the biggest mountain in the eastern Serbia. This high mountain massive is spreading like a natural border towards Bulgaria with fascinating beauty and untouched nature…

Info about the apartments:

  • You share an apartment with 4-5 other runners (separate beds).
  • Sheets, towels, toilet paper and soap are included
  • Kitchen
How to get here

How to get here

You travel here by yourself, and flight ticket is NOT included in the package.

If you come from another country, the best way to get here is to fly to Belgrade, Serbia. From there we will recommend that you rent a car. There is 300 km to Stara Planina from Belgrade.

We can of course help you to get you in contact with other runners, and arrange for meetup at Belgrade airport.

Included in the package


Accommodation 5 nights at mountain Hotel, Stara Planina Sum

Meals All meals are included in the packages (breakfast, lunch packs and dinner).

Activities All the activities are included in the packages.


You travel here by yourself. Flight ticket and transfer (you will need a rental car), is NOT included in the package.

Mandatory Equipment

In any mountain race in Europe there is always a list of mandatory equiplement that you will bring for your safety. This is the mandatory equipment for this camp, that is also is valid for most of races in Europe:

  1. Trail-running west
  2. Trail-running shoes suitable for rocky mountains
  3. Sticks (not mandatory but very useful)
  4. Waterproof jacket (minimum 10,000 Schmerber, with integrated hood, long, breathable sleeves).
  5. Survival thermal blanket (minimum 140cm by 200cm).
  6. Cap or tubular and thermal gloves with fingers.
  7. Waterproof pants and gloves.
  8. Whistle.
  9. Energy (bars), electrolytes, salt etc.
  10. Hydration system (minimum 1.5 litre).
  11. Mobile phone.
  12. Front light.
  13. Long pants or tights and technical long-sleeved shirt. Running with them is not mandatory, they can be loaded if desired.
  14. Adhesive bandage for functional bandage (minimum one meter).
Questions about this training camp?

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Camp Stara Planina Packages

26 May — 31 May 2021

All packages includes activities, accomodation and meals.

20% deposit required to secure your place. Outstanding balance due 1 month before trip. Price includes tax.


Arduua coaching brings a specific approach to training for Skyrunning and trail running. We build strong runners who rise to meet the physical, technical and mental challenges of skyrunning.

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002—The stages

The stages


Day 1 - Crni vrh 27 May 2021

Distance 18,72km 975 D+
Difficulty Medium

Crni vrh - Midzor - Babin zub

Day 2 - Topli do28 May 2021

Distance 25,95km 1736 D+
Difficulty Hard

Topli do - Midzor - Babin zub - Topli do

Day 3 - Orlov kamen 29 May 2021

Distance 13,25km 505.D+
Difficulty Easy

Babin zub - Orlov kamen - Babin zub

Day 4 - Final route30 May 2021

Distance 22, 24km 1500 D+
Difficulty Medium

Make sure you meet the requirements for the race you are interested in. Race website

004 - Team Arduua

Team Arduua

A dedicated team of coaches and skyrunners.


Fernando Armisen

Head Coach

A mountain runner with a passion for sport in natural environments Fernando is a personal trainer specialising in Skyrunning & Trail with a focus on preparing trail runners for all distances, from vertical kilometres to mountain ultras and skyraces.


Snezana Djuric

Elite runner, Physical therapist

From a very young age Snezana has been in love with the mountains. She turned her passion into her career and is now a professional mountain runner who has reached the top in her home country.


Katinka Nyberg

Founder, Arduua

Katinka takes care of the administrative stuff and makes sure your race trip experience will be something to remember!

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