GOLUBAC FORTRESS TOUR
Exciting bike ride in Eastern Serbia, by the Danube, on the edge of Đerdap National park!
Located in Braničevo District in Eastern Serbia, some 140km from Belgrade, it marks the entrance to Đerdap National Park and guards the Iron Gate in the river Danube. The name itself means a “Dove City” and its exact beginnings are unknown, although there are evidence originating from Roman and Byzantine period. It changed many rulers over the centuries (Serbians, Bulgarians, Hungarians, Ottomans…), and is known as a place where famous Polish knight and nobleman Zawisza Czarny died in a battle against the Ottomans in 1428.
The fortress has been thoroughly reconstructed starting from 2014, expecting the works to be fully finished in April 2019.
Our tour will start outside of 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 would be 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 nature environment which you’ll very much enjoy on the bike. After these visits and before making it to our car we’ll have a 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!
-This tour is full day and available every day, with with pick up time 9am and return 5pm
-Our bike guides will pick you up, take you to the location and drive you back
-Price is €87.90 per person. Lunch and Fortress entrance fees included
-Minimum number of riders required – 2
-Tour is designed for riders above beginners level, as we will ride around 40km
-Custom tours, private departures for groups and corporate events available. Just let us know!