Belgrade is a noisy city so I’ve learned to appreciate any urban spot that provides a bit of silence and escape from the streets rush. Even parks can’t provide it often – there aren’t many of them in the city center and often are too crowded. So this strip of the Sava right bank has become an inevitable part of my routine wherever I find time. Not only does it offer fresh air and calmness, it is interesting enough to spend the great few hours there.
This part of the riverbank is some 6 kilometers long – beginning at the sports center “Milan Gale Muskatirovic”, passing below the Kalemegdan fortress and ending right before the lake of Ada Ciganlija. It is full of contrasts – some parts are crowded, others are deserted. Some are full of cafes while others comprise only moored old industrial ships. And at some points the river water is just a half meter from your toes.
Walking along the river you pass under five bridges, a lot of fishermen, bicyclists and joggers. And heading towards the Ada Ciganlija, once you turn back, buildings of the Old Town can be seen, looking really cute from the distance.
Tips: There is a large rental bike shop right next to the “Milan Gale Muskatirovic” sport center, so you can rent and ride. The riverbank is adequately lighted and safe in the dark but experience is much better in a daily light.
The map shows the proposed starting point of the route.
Right Bank of the Sava River | Relaxing | Bicycle rental (day) RSD 400
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