Tag: serbia

Goats and bridges

Day 16 (21 July): Shengjin –  Ulez Distance: 50 km Total distance: 917 km The last night in Shengjin I checked the map and our route once again and I noticed that the road we wanted to take was not just very low category (meaning that it could easily be a gravel road) but it…

By Viktor July 25, 2017 0

Hairpin bends and helpful priests

Day 13 (18 July): Vermosh – Shkoder Distance: 89 km Total distance: 782 km After a wuthering day of doing practically nothing, we were all ready to cross the mountains although we knew it wouldn’t be an easy ride. Two passes were ahead of us. The first one, 1355 m over sea level, seemed to…

By Viktor July 23, 2017 0

Technical problems and a new country

Balkans Cycling Trip, Day 9 We follow rivers all day and enter Montenegro. Some serious technical problems make us a little worried and then it seems impossible to find a suitable place for camping in the narrow valley. But in the end we can enjoy the hospitality (and strawberries) of a Montenegrin family. 14 July…

By Viktor July 17, 2017 0

A near miss and friendly neighbours

Balkans Cycling Trip, day 8 We climb the first serious hills of our trip in Central Serbia and I nearly get hit by a careless driver. Breathtaking views of artificial lakes and another heartwarming experience with the friendly Serbs 13rd July 2017: Tatinac – Bistrica (Nova Varos) Distance: 85 km  Total distance: 505 km The…

By Viktor July 16, 2017 4

Donkeys and lots of rakiya

Balkans cycling trip, Day 7 A relaxed day with new friends, both human and non-human, and lots of rakiya. Just for the taste of it. 12 July 2017: Chilling out in Tatinac village Distance: 17 km Total distance: 420 km The churchyard was quiet and we knew we only had to cycle a few kilometres…

By Viktor July 16, 2017 1

Uphill struggle and proper beds

Balkans cyling trip, Day 5 10 July 2017: Gornja Vranjska – Valjevo Distance: 62 km Total distance: 315 km We slept surprisingly well by the cornfield though we were a bit afraid that we’d be woken up by a tractor in the morning. That didn’t happen but just as I was standing outside the tent…

By Viktor July 12, 2017 0

Good people and more good people

Balkans cycling trip, Day 4 9 July 2017: Smerski Karlovci – A valley near Sabac Distance: 93 km Total distance: 253 km It took us four days to fall in love with Serbia. Not that we didn’t experience sincere hospitality on the first two cycling days but we could easily put them down to the…

By Viktor July 10, 2017 1

Wine and water

Day 3: Relaxing in Smerski Karkovci Let me start with the evening before. As there was no water in the camping area and we didn’t fancy taking a shower under the windows of the ranger’s house, we had to somehow get enough water near our tent. Luckily, I had brought a waterproof bag with us…

By Viktor July 10, 2017 0

Long straights and scorching sun

Day 2: Ada – Sremski Karlovci Distance: 90 km Total distance: 160 km We knew we had to wake up early if we wanted to ride in more pleasant weather but we’ll have to improve on that. We set off only at 8 after packing everything and having breakfast. The Turkish coffee from last summer…

By Viktor July 8, 2017 0