The Serbia Cycling route we describe is cycling itinerary of 1.600 km, almost entirely cycled along minor roads in Serbia, without great deal of traffic, in which every cycling leg is different and where a range of adventurous outdoor activities in the most beautiful mountains of Serbia are scheduled. We have designed the Serbia Bike tour choosing from preference panoramic routes outside classic routes taken by tourists and commercial traffic for the courageous bikers who enjoy driving in unforgettable peace and quietness, admiring the scenic views, encountering traces of ancient cultures and most authentic simplicity and warm cordiality of Serbian rural people that serve delicious home-made food. Most days of your challenge pushes your stamina with over 100 kms of cycling to the unlimited experiences combined with divine moments and it is eventually where you can celebrate in simplest style with a glass of delicious “rakija” overlooking the magnificent landscape surrounding you, resting in tranquil ambiance. This Serbia cycling tour is to breath new life into everyone gaining spectacular challenges !
Day 1 Arrival to Belgrade Airport “Nikola Tesla” and warm welcome by Aleksandar or Zoran or Davor, PANACOMP representatives, who are cycling expert coordinators and professional guides of the full route. Coach drive to Valjevo, traditional hospitality refreshment and accommodation in mountain chalets in Paune village in the heart of the tranquil West Serbia nature settlement. Dinner, overnight.
Day 2 Early morning wake-up and bike preparation for journey start. Relatively easy ride by 15 km macadam road – earth path up to Gradac River. Breakfast at the Gradac River shore – grilled trout freshly caught from the river. After crossing the Gradac River, mountain routes heads to Lelic Monasteryclimbing up 7 km through the thick forest. Short brake with refreshment. Drive in total length of 10 km along good asphalt road passing steep slopes of Povlen Mountain via Mravinjci village and next 15km to attractive Pasina Ravan /”Pasha’s Plateau”/ from where spreads the remarkable panoramic view to beautiful surrounding mountain ranges. Moderate intensity drive by asphalt road for 5km to “Vincine Vode” point and turn right to Ken’s property settled on the delightful mountain top. Short break with refreshment in amazing property of an English settled in Serbia. Tempting cycling along 7 km long descent path through forest to Gornje Koslje village. Accommodation in rural households, traditional dinner, overnight.
Day 3 After breakfast drive by descent path to Tresnjica River Canyon that is the griffin vulture natural habitat. Extremely dynamic ride along the intensive ascent of 5 km length up to Razvojiste, one of Bobija Mountain Peaks. Break for refreshment and enjoyment in the untouched nature. Down-hill ride along Drina River to Ljubovija passing tracks through deep forests. Bike Route continues by asphalt road to Bajina Basta in total length of 51 km while passing fantastic scenery approaching Drina River. First 25 km up-n-down hilling cycling /continuous shifts of sharp ascends and descends/ section is followed by good asphalted road to Bajina Basta running by the Drina River. Lunch on route on the Drina River bank. Continue cycling for next 30 km by total ascent of 960 meters to Predov Krst while enjoying magical Tara Mountain, one of the most beautiful mountains of Serbia, rich in pine forests, surrounding the curling track. Accommodation in mountain lodge, dinner, overnight.
Day 4 After traditional breakfast ride along one of the most difficult macadam and earth track combined with meadows paths in total length of 14 km to the western Tara Mountain remote villages passing through deep forests. Rest by gorgeous cliffs with magnificent views to West Serbian countryside, river canyons and magic lakes. Intensive bike ride of 30 km with total ascent of 900 m by partly asphalted road and partly mountain path along Tara Mountain – gorgeous Zaovine Lake. Traditional lunch. Dynamic cycling ride by the attractive track that passes spectacular spots of Tara Mountain in total length of 39 km. First cycling section of 15 km goes by macadam road with total ascent of 500 meters until the crossroad to Mokra Gora that is accessed in 2 km by asphalted road. Accommodation in luxurious mountain cottages of the “Wooden Town” Mecavnik Hotel, traditional settlement and Film Academy on the top of Mecavnik Hill established by famous film director Emir Kusturica. Dinner, overnight.
Day 5 After traditional breakfast, 3 hours archaic train-ride by Sargan Train in Mokra Gora passing magnificent mountain peaks and memorable tunnels intersecting beautiful Tara Mountain. Dynamic bike ride along gorgeous Zlatibor Mountainand Zlatar Mountain ranges in total length of 50 km cycling challenge to the beautiful Radoinja Lake. Traditional lunch en route. Accommodation in rural households/camp on the lake shore, traditional dinner, overnight.
Day 6 After traditional breakfast, bike ride by descent path to Nova Varos and van transportation to Prijepolje, the starting point of 4 hours rafting on Lim River, along 25km long rafting-route to Brodarevo, down the Kumanica Gorge which is excellent for raising the adrenaline level making the most exclusive joy for adventure seekers passing by the scenic Kumanica and Camil’s creeks more than 20 m high. Water jumps meandering through incredible cascades over the wild toboggans and dangerous whirls overcoming the levels of more than 1,5m from where you are totally wet and excited ! Stop-over by the river point close to Kumanica Monastery to experience the particular spiritual retreat on the spectacular rock formations. The canyon has amazing rock architecture that is narrow in parts and eventually opens out to Brodarevo plateau where the van transportation is organized up to Jabuka village. Dynamic bike-ride in total length of 11 km toKamena Gora village, that is proclaimed the “air-spa” of amazing characteristics and beauties, passing through thick spruce forests. Accommodation in rural households, traditional dinner by fire-place, overnight.
Day 7 After traditional breakfast downhill bike ride – cycling by descent mountain path to Nova Varos. Van transportation to Uvac Natural Reservation and bike ride through thick forests surrounded by untouched nature. Visit to the griffin vulture natural habitat at the peak overlooking magic Uvac Canyon. Traditional lunch in the household “The House on the Griffon Cliff” by friendly hosts. Intensive bike ride along the ranges of wild Golija Mountain and Javor mountains up-n-down hilling in total length of 37 km, passing by tiny villages of Jasenovo and Mocioci to Katici village. Accommodation in mountain luxurious chalets surrounded by deep spruce forest. Traditional dinner by fire-place, overnight.
Day 8 After traditional breakfast intensive ride along gorgeous Kopaonik Mountain and Radocelo Mt ranges by mountain earth paths in total length of 30km to Rudno village. Big traditional lunch in rural household. Descent mountain path ride to Gradac Monastery and short brake with refreshment. Descent ride to the main asphalted road and van transportation to Usce. Ascent bike ride along the curvy asphalted road in length of 12 km up to the Studenica Monastery Complex. Accommodation in Monastery dormitory. Traditional dinner., overnight.
Day 9 After traditional breakfast, visit to the remarkable Studenica Monastery Complex from the 12th century. Moderate intensity bike ride – cycling in duration of 3 hours through thick forests by mountain path up to the Saint Sava sanctuary, located on the Radocelo mountain cliff. Big traditional lunch en route. Van transportation to Belgrade. Accommodation in hotel, farewell dinner, overnight.
Day 10 After breakfast, time for leisure and packing the equipment and transfer to Belgrade Airport “Nikola Tesla” and departure flight. End of program.
Price per person : 795 EUR Minimum of participants : 15
Required fitness : very good
Included : high tourist class van/coach transportation from Belgrade Airport to Valjevo and within regions where transportation needed /Nova Varos and Prijepolje municipalities, to avoid bike ride and cycling by main roads/, accommodation by highly developed tourist rural households /double or triple occupancy/ with facilities, meals on full-board basis as there’s plenty to eat in all chosen rural households famous for excellent cuisine, refreshments, Sargan train ride in Mokra Gora, 4 hours rafting on Lim River, local experts bike guidance throughout, “farewell” festive party-dinner with drinks, departure transfer, transportation of bike packages-luggage from the starting point in Valjevo to bike-ride-cycling ending in Studenica, 24 hours PANACOMP support and logistics