Get to know Belgrade from communism to today on a relaxing riverside ride.
Ride pass the rivers Danube and Sava and marvel at impressive buildings of the socialist era. On overcast days we visit the old village of Zemun where we dive deep into Serbia’s and Austria-Hungary’s complex history. On sunny days we head to the green and beautiful island of Ada with its most popular city beach. We will also pass some raw reminders of Belgrade’s turbulent past, such as bombed buildings. If you are in to discover the real Belgrade, this is the tour for you.
One of our young and professional English-speaking guides will welcome you at our shop. The tour will take about 4 hours, including a relaxing 20-minute break with a drink included at the riverside or at the beach. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit on hot days!
During the tour, your guide will tell you all about Belgrade, except for the boring part. Apart from the interesting facts about the (recent) history of Belgrade and some urban myths, you will learn more about Belgrade today: restaurants, bars and places to visit or to avoid…
Start of the tour
We have 75 beautiful bikes which you can choose from, in many sizes and colors. The shop is located in one of the oldest parts of town, Sava Mala, which is a combination of the words Sava (= the river) and ma’alamasala (= old Turkish for neighborhood). This charming neighborhood is quickly transforming from a forgotten, industrial corner of the center to the most creative and popular location for going out at night.
Belgrade Concentration Camp
Staro Sajmiste was built as a trade fair but the Germans used it as a concentration camp and thus marking another tragic page in the history of Belgrade.
Federal Palace or Palace of Serbia
In New Belgrade lies the political heart of former Yugoslavia. It was Tito’s former office and measuring to about 65.000m2, it was indeed quite an office. Later the official seat of the dysfunctional federal government.
Hotel Yugoslavia was designed with the intent to host diplomats that were in Belgrade by business and ended up being used as headquarters for a notorious warlord. It was opened in 1969 as one of the biggest and most extravagant hotels in the region. The hotel was a gathering of high profile people from the world of politics and even Hollywood. It hosted Queen Elizabeth II, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Tina Turner…
Once a small fishermen’s town near Belgrade and now surrounded by the brutalist flats of New Belgrade. A perfect place to escape the big city rush and enjoy a drink at the banks of the Danube.
Genex Tower is another example of Yugoslavia’s architectural attempts to establish Belgrade as a metropole on the rise. It’s a 35 store skyscraper built in a brutalist style. The building is designed to resemble a high-rise gate greeting people arriving in the city from the West (from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport).
After a ride through New Belgrade, we take the boat to Ada Island to enjoy some nature. This island is one huge park. It has many sport-clubs, restaurants and the very popular beach. A great place for a break, a cold drink, and a swim if you want.
Basic biking skills and physical condition for a 4-hour ride needed.
Full refund is guaranteed if the cancellation is made 48 hours prior the offer's start date. We don't apply any refund if the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before offer start date.