NEWS! I've had enough of hiding from COVID and so, from October 11th, I'm back on my travels again, this time attempting an experimental cycle ride from northern England to the south of Spain WITHOUT A MAP OR COMPASS (and not cheating by sticking to the coast or using a previous route or anything). I'll navigate by the sun, if I can see it, and other natural features if I can't (natural features that, erm, I've yet to learn about, but don't worry, I've got a book to teach me along the way). You can find more details on my Primrose-Smith.com site and follow my ride and find out the places I've visited (even if I won't know where those places actually are) on my Europe By Bicycle Facebook page.
This ride's for charity. Samaritans help those who are lost in a different sort of way, an especially useful service for those suffering during these difficult times. If you want to be lovely and donate to them, please visit my JustGiving page.
Cycling in Serbia
Serbia In A Nutshell
Western Serbia is flat with unspectacular scenery. The small part I saw in the south (near Kosovo) was much prettier, especially around Lake Vlasina. Belgrade is worth a visit although getting in wasn't particularly enjoyable.
Where and When I Went
2nd - 6th September 2012
Dull in the west, but flat, easy cycling. Pleasant hills and lakes in the south.
Serbia's Road Quality
As good as they need to be.
The roads into Belgrade were fast and thick with traffic. This was one of the few capitals in which I got off and pushed.
Serbia's Accommodation & Costs
Food and drink were pleasantly cheap. The four hotels I used averaged €23 (ranging €15 to €28).
Some people spoke English. I would imagine that among the older generation German and Russian would be more useful.
Lots of options here: Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
Reasons To Go To Serbia
Belgrade, cost, scenery if you pick the right bit.
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