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Bike Tour Through Serbia - Multi Option: 8 - 11 days

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Bike Tour Through Serbia - Multi Option: 8 - 11 days

Do you enjoy adventure travel? Are you a fan of the great outdoors? Do you enjoy riding a bike? This journey will take you to some of the most unique and beautiful parts of Serbia. Pedal past amazing cities and historic sites, scenic landscapes, even a prehistoric desert. Enjoy the traditions of Serbia, get to know its culture and customs and savor the delicious local fare and wine. Bring your bike and your sense of adventure!

Day 1. Belgrade – Subotica – Apatin (cca 250km)
Arrive in Belgrade by airplane. Depart for Subotica. If the group arranges their own transfer, then direct arrival to Subotica. Sightseeing in Subotica – City Hall with City Museum, Synagogue, Reinchard Palace. Depart for Apatin by bus. Accommodation. Overnight.

Day 2. Apatin – Sombor – Backi Monostor – Kupusina – Apatin (BL) (cca 65km)
Breakfast. Bus ride to Sombor. City sightseeing - Church of Holy Trinity, Zupni Dvor (castle), which features a famous sundial, and a hayride at Fijakerski Plac. Bike ride to a beautiful ranch near Sombor, where the lunch will be served. The ranch dates back to the beginning of the 10th century and consists of a farmhouse and acres of stunning land. Ethno tour including sampling of domestic brandies, wines or juices. Bike ride from the ranch to Backi Monostor (15km from Sombor) following the Danube and passing Kupusina and Apatin. Overnight.

Day 3. Apatin – Bogojevo – Bac – Backi Petrovac – Novi Sad (BLD) (cca 110km)
Breakfast. Easy bike ride along the shores of the Danube with a stop at Bogojevo, which marks Serbia's border with Croatia. Lunch. Bus ride to Bac, visit the Middle Age Bac fortress that once stood on the banks of the Danube coast. Today it is 30km inland. Bus ride to the ethnic Slovak village of Backi Petrovac. Visit a XIII century ethno house, which still features its original architecture and furniture. Craft maker’s tour, including blacksmiths, carpenters, bakers, basket weavers. Dinner featuring Slovak cuisine specials. Famous Slovakian kulen (ham), tvaroh cheese and corn cakes, wedding cabbage with beaf or sarma; pork with potato and domestic sausage; dessert – homemade pastry with poppy and honey or piroh with poppy and homemade jam. Folklore. Depart by bus to Novi Sad. Accommodation in a hotel. Overnight.

Day 4. Novi Sad – Cenej – Novi Sad (BL) (cca 50km)
Breakfast. Bike ride through the city and city sightseeing - Orthodox Church, Catholic Church, Zmaj Jovina Street, Dunavska Street, Trg Slobode. Bus ride to Cenej. Bike tour through salas, traditional farms in the rural areas surrounding Novi Sad. Cenej, which was reference to in the XIII century originally featured approximately 500 salas farms. Today, just 100 farms remain. Lunch on a salas farm, where you will enjoy excellent service and experience the unique farm tradition of the region. Return by bus to Novi Sad. Overnight.

Day 5. Novi Sad – Fruska Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad (BL) (cca 70km)
Breakfast. Bus ride to Fruska Gora Mountain. Bike ride over the rugged terrain of Fruska Gora. Car ride option available or travelers who choose not to ride a bike. Visit the Velika Remet monastery, which was built by king Dragutin at the end of XIII century. Visit the Krusedol monastery, which was established by Bishop Maksim (Djordje Brankovic) in the XVI century; it is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Fruska Gora. The monastery’s church is dedicated to Blagovesti and features hand-painted frescoes dating back to the XVI century. Bike ride to Sremski Karlovci. Sightseeing of the most significant cultural and historical sites of Sremski Karlovci - Saborna Church, the city’s famous high school, Bogoslovija, Cetiri Lava, the Four Lions Spring and the Patriarchy Court. Lunch along the shores of the Danube. Visit a wine cellar. Sample a local snack and Bermet, the locally produced aromatic wine. Return by bus to Novi Sad. Overnight.

Day 6. Novi Sad – Sremska Mitrovica – Zasavica – Kupinovo – Obedska Bara – Bojcin Wood – Belgrade (BD) (cca 170km)
Breakfast. Bus ride to Sremska Mitrovica, an archeological and museum. Known as Sirmium during the Roman Empire, Sremska Mitrovica is one of the oldest towns in Europe. City sightseeing. Bike tour to Zasavica – special nature reserve known for its numerous and diverse wildlife, traditional life and historical heritage. Boat ride. Bus ride to Kupinovo, one of the most beautiful villages in Srem; At one time, Kupinovo was a royal city. Visit the remains of a XIII century fortress. Bike from Kupinovo to the Obed swampland, one of the oldest preserved natural reserves in the world. The area features a marsh, wetlands and forests that are inhabited by several thousand species of plants, animals, birds and insects. Bike ride to Bojcin Woods, one of Serbia’s largest wooded areas. Bojcin is famous for its plentiful mushrooms, deer and different tree species. Dinner. Bus ride to Belgrade. Overnight.

Day 7. Belgrade (BD) (cca 30km)
Breakfast. Full day bike tour of Belgrade. City sightseeing - Knez Mihajlova Street, Kalemegdan Fortress, Princess Ljubica Palace, St. Marko’s Church, St. Sava Temple, House of Flowers. Return to hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 8. Belgrade (B) (cca 15km)
Breakfast. Depart for airport. End of program.

This program can be longer. See OPTION 2 and OPTION 3

Price for groups (per person in double room)

10 pax
15pax
20pax
553 €
508 €
485 €

supplement for 1/1 - 55 €

OPTION 1

Price includes:
•    2 BB in 3* hotel Apatin, 3 BB in 4* hotel in Novi Sad, 2 BB in 4* hotel in Belgrade
•    4 x lunch (day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5)
•    3 x dinners (day 3, day 6, day 7)
•    Wine tasting (day 2, day 5)
•    Boat ride (day 6)
•    Entrance tickets (Reinchard palace, ethno house, Patriarchy court, Zasavica, St. Sava temple, Princess Ljubica palace)
•    Licensed guides

Price does not include:
•    Transfers according to the program
•    Flight to/from Belgrade
•    3 x lunch (day 6, day 7, day 8)
•    4 x Dinners (day 1, day 2, day 4, day 5)
•    Other costs not offered in this program

Meals:
(B) = Breakfast
(L) = Lunch
(D)= Dinner



Bike tour Serbia - option 2

OPTION 2 (first 6 days are described in Option 1)

Day 7. Belgrade – Deliblato Sand – Banatska Palanka (BL) (cca 110km)
Breakfast. Bus ride to Banat along the shores of the Danube and crossing over the edge of the Deliblato Sand. This sandy relief abounds with dunes and is the oldest and most unique in Europe; it is a well-preserved eco-system abundant with rare plant species. Short break in an ethnic Hungarian village. Lunch. Bike ride through the Deliblato Sand and depart for salas farm. Arrive to ethno-village where the 2007 film St. George Kills the Dragon was shot. The complex features a salas farm where cattle and mangulica, an ancient species of pig whose meat has no blood, is raised. Arrive to Banatska Palanka. Accommodation near the Danube shore. Overnight.

Day 8. Banatska Palanka – Vrsac (BD) (cca 50km)
Breakfast. Bus ride to Vrsac. Walking tour of the city – Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Church. This pleasant town located at the foot of the Vrsac Mountains is famous for its wine making. Bike ride through the largest vineyards of the former Yugoslavia (1700 hectares). Continue on to neighboring villages, famous for their wine cellars. Visit wine cellars and sample local wine. Visit a local home and enjoy a delicious traditional dinner. Return to Vrsac by bus. Overnight.

Day 9. Vrsac – Belgrade (BD) (cca 100km)
Breakast. Bus ride to Belgrade. Accommodation in a hotel. Full day bike tour of Belgrade. City sightseeing - Knez Mihajlova Street, Kalemegdan Fortress, Princess Ljubica Palace, St. Marko’s Church, St. Sava Temple, House of Flowers. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 10. Belgrade (B) (cca 15km)
Breakfast. Depart for airport. End of program.

Price for groups (per person in double room)

10 pax
15pax
20pax
653 €
599 €
570 €

supplement for 1/1 - 55 €

Price includes:
•    2 BB in 3* hotel Apatin, 3 BB in 4* hotel in Novi Sad, 2 BB in 4* hotel in Belgrade, 1 BB in hotel in Banatska Palanka, 1 BB in 3* hotel in Vrsac
•    5 x lunch (day 2, day 3,day 4, day 5, day 7)
•    4 x dinners (day 3, day 6, day 8, day 9)
•    Wine tasting (day 5, day 8)
•    Boat ride (day 6)
•    Entrance tickets (Reinchard palace, ethno house, Patriarchy court, Zasavica, St. Sava temple, Princess Ljubica palace)
•    Licensed guides

Price does not include:
•    Transfers according to the program
•    Flight to/from Belgrade
•    4 x lunch (day 6, day 7, day 8, day 10)
•    5 x Dinners (day 1, day 2, day 4, day 5, day 10)
•    Other costs not offered in this program


Bike tour Serbia - option 3

OPTION 3 (first 6 days are described in Option 1)

Day 7. Belgrade – Skorenovac – Banatska Palanka (BL) (cca 110km)
Breakfast. Bus ride to Banat along the shores of the Danube and crossing over the edge of the Deliblato Sand. This sandy relief abounds with dunes and is the oldest and most unique in Europe; it is a well-preserved eco-system abundant with rare plant species. Short break in an ethnic Hungarian village. Lunch. Bike ride through the Deliblato Sand and depart for salas farm. Arrive to ethno-village where the 2007 film St. George Kills the Dragon was shot. The complex features a salas farm where cattle and mangulica, an ancient species of pig whose meat has no blood, is raised. Arrive to Banatska Palanka. Accommodation near the Danube shore. Overnight.

Day 8. Banatska Palanka – Ram – Silver Lake (BL) (cca 20km)
Breakfast. Bus ride by ferry across the Danube River toward Ram fortress, which is located on a steep cliff that descends down to the Danube River. The fort was built during the time of the Turkish Sultan Bayezid II. Bike ride to Srebrno Lake (Silver Lake), which features a beautiful view of the Danube on one side and the lake on the other. Continue to Silver Lake and experience glimmer of its surface on a sunny day. Lunch along the shores of the lake. Accommodation in a hotel. Overnight.

Day 9. Silver Lake – Viminacium – Smederevo – Grocka – Belgrade (BD) (cca 130km)
Breakfast. Bus ride to Viminacium, formerly a Roman town. Archaeologists have discovered approximately 14,000 graves in the town’s necropolis. Brief sightseeing. Depart for Smederevo, an ancient Roman town along the right bank of the Danube River. Visit Smederevo fortress, the largest in Serbia. The structure was built by despot Djuradj Brankovic. Combined bus and bike ride to Grocka. Sightseeing in the old town of Grocka. Learn about this city’s great history and visit some of its beautiful homes. Visit the church and the Center for Culture, where you will witness a unique cultural program. Short story about the center and visit to a weaving workshop. Brandy and wine tasting. Visit a souvenir exhibit and purchase items from the weaving workshop. Folklore program. Enjoy seafood specialties on a floating restaurant along the shores of the Danube. Bus ride to Belgrade.

Day 10 Belgrade (BD) (cca 30km)
Breakfast. Fullday bike tour of Belgrade. City sightseeing - Knez Mihajlova Street, Kalemegdan Fortress, Princess Ljubica Palace, St. Marko’s Church, St. Sava Temple, House of Flowers. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 11. Belgrade (B) (cca 15km)
Breakfast. Depart for airport. End of program.

Price for groups (per person in double room)

10 pax
15pax
20pax
717 €
656 €
625 €

supplement for 1/1 - 55 €

Price includes:
•    2 BB in 3* hotel Apatin, 3 BB in hotel in 4* Novi Sad, 3 BB in 4* hotel in Belgrade, 1 BB in hotel in Banatska Palanka, 1 BB in 3* hotel on Silver lake
•    5 x lunch (day 2, day 4, day 5, day 7, day 8)
•    4 x dinners (day 3, day 6, day 9, day 10)
•    Wine tasting (day 2, day 5, day 8)
•    Boat ride (day 6)
•    Entrance tickets (Reinchard palace, ethno house, Patriarchy court, Zasavica, St. Sava temple, Princess Ljubica palace, Viminacium)
•    Licensed guides

Price does not include:
•    Transfers according to the program
•    Flight to/from Belgrade
•    4 x lunch (day 3, day 6, day 9, day 10)
•    6 x Dinners (day 1, day 2, day 4, day 5, day 7, day 8)
•    Other costs not offered in this program


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Belgrade, Sremska Mitrovica, Subotica, Fruska Gora, Apatin, Sombor, Vrsac, Novi Sad, bike tour, Backi Monostor, Viminacium, Smederevo, Zasavica, Silver lake, Obedska bara, Deliblato sands, Bac, Backi Petrovac, Grocka

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