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Danube, Zemun, Belgrade

On the left a narrow pedestrian lane starts (earth/ concrete) which we can use to avoid the heavy traffic at the entrance of Zemun.

The hotel Lav (E, U).

Only 80m after the hotel we come up to R63- a place where we can get away from the heavy traffic to a much calmer
parallel street all the way to the pedestrian zone at Zemun riverside. We will use this street and then we will turn to the street left and after several hundred meters to the first street right ( Pregrevica street) and continue straight.

Balkan express – an amazing café in an old wagon, which is near the Löss – cliff high above the Danube. A beautiful view is part of the ambiance.

After we passed the Zemun cemetery and the church on it (on the right side), we get to R64 – a crossroad where we have to drive straight ahead down to the river on the narrow street. However, before we decide to do that we can turn right towards the nearby interesting Gardos Tower. This tower was built in memory of 1000 years of Hungarian reign. Today there are two cafes (a terrace with a wonderful view over Zemun and Belgrade) and an art studio.

After we drove down that narrow street down we arrive at the Danube riverside, the heart of the Bohemer (in former times) and the tourist-orientated life of Zemun (today). All along the bank there are numerous restaurants

On the island (Veliko ratno ostrvo) opposite us there is a beautiful sandy beach “Lido”. During the summer you can get there by boat and almost every year a pontoon bridge is erected. There is a restaurant on the beach, nearby there is a weekend colony in “Robinson” style. There is no official accommodation on the island, but we want to spend the night there so we are hoping that we can find a place for another tent.

The huge hotel Jugoslavija (E, U). Directly after the hotel we drive on the asphalted bank-road through the lush park “Park prijateljstva”. The park exists thanks to the world heads of states, President Tito’s guests, who brought little plants from their countries and planted them here in this park. We are already now in Novi Beograd (the border between Zemun and New Belgrade is unnoticeable).

Bicycle shop / repair garage Bozer. There’s a nearby confluence of the Sava into the Danube, and on the other side there is a huge Kalemegdan fortress above the river. This whole area is very beautiful anytime of the year. There are more restaurants but floating on the river. We will leave the Danube for a short time ( which is not a jealous river and will not hold grudge against us) and we will drive on the left bank of the Sava.

We arrive at the bridge across the Sava to the old town of Belgrade. We will leave the lane along the riverside, before we pass under the bridge – there is an asphalted parallel road which parts from the river.

R65 – we will get to a busy boulevard, but we will immediately turn round 180 degrees and therefore we will get to the left side of the bridge which will take us to the old part of the town. There is a wide pedestrian lane on the bridge. On the other bank above the bridge you can notice a promenade and a bicycle lane leading to the confluence of the Sava into the Danube.- exactly where we should go. Here on the bridge there is a special lift for bicycles which makes our way much easier and faster. This lift has its working hours- if we aren’t lucky enough, we have to go down on these streets at the end of the bridge ( short instruction: at the traffic light, cross over to the right side of the bridge and go back some hundred metres: there’s a branching off which should take us to the right direction)

We continue driving on the bicycle lane, direction to the mouth of the Sava and drive along the harbour of Belgrade.

Confluence of the Sava into the Danube .A wonderful view over the island of Veliko ratno ostrvo and to New Belgrade.

Sports centre “25.Maj”. On the right there are a café and a bicycle service- shop Markoni. This shop is very well equipped...

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