Exciting bike ride in Eastern Serbia, by the Danube, on the edge of Đerdap National park!
Golubac Fortress marks the entrance to Đerdap National Park guarding the Iron Gate in the river Danube. The name itself means “Dove City” and its exact beginnings are unknown, but probably from the Roman/Byzantine period.
Tour starts outside of the city of Golubac, riding on a bike track right next to the Danube, through the city and straight to Golubac Fortress. After touring the Fortress we would be hiking (or biking depending on preference) to a nearby hill, which holds an abandoned quarry and offers a perfect sighting to Fortress and the Danube.
From there we are en route to a Serbian XIV century monastery Tumane. Legend says Serbian hero Miloš Obilić built the monastery on the grounds where he mistakenly shot a monk during hunting. Monastery and nearby Saint Zuma chapel are placed in a serene natural environment which you’ll very much enjoy on the bike. After these visits and before making it finished we have lunch (included in the price) at a restaurant nearby, so make sure to try out our local specialties!
The whole tour is around 40km, with some uphill and full of beautiful nature!
• Golubac Fortress, Djerdap National Park, Golubac Serbia