The EuroVelo 6 (EV6) cycling route, which connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea, was declared the most attractive cycling route in Europe at the ITB (International Tourism Fair in Berlin) last year.
This 4,500 km long route is known as the Danube Bicycle Route, considering that it follows the second longest river in Europe in the largest and most attractive part.
Also last year, between Passau and Vienna, 755,000 cyclists passed the route, a number that speaks of the quality of this tourist product.
For the sake of comparison, about 10,000 cyclists pass this route in Serbia every year, and at a time when it is difficult for us to travel across the border, cycling tourism represents a great potential for both receptive agencies and local, small businesses.
In the past few years, the Tourist Organization of Vojvodina has actively participated in the implementation and promotion of projects aimed at the development of cycling tourism.
In the following lines, we will present you several attractive sections of cycling routes in Vojvodina, which will help you tailor new tourist packages, plan individual trips or, as representatives of the private sector, adapt the services of your business to cyclists.
In Serbia, the EV6 route enters the north of Vojvodina, near Bački Breg, and exits after 667 km near Negotin.
In addition to the EV 6 route, there are two other international cycling corridors in Vojvodina, EuroVelo 11 and EuroVelo 13.
On several occasions, the representatives of the European Cycling Federation (ECF) pointed out that the EV6 route in Serbia has the best signaling system in Europe, which you will easily recognize by the blue signs with the number 6 inside the yellow stars. The EV 13 route has also been marked, while the signalization for the EV 11 route in our country is still being prepared.
Starting from Bački Breg, where the EV6 route enters our country, do not miss the Eiffel Tower in Bezdan, the first facility in Europe where underwater concreting was applied, as well as a part of the memorial complex dedicated to the Battle of Batina.
Especially if you are a fishing fan, take the opportunity and enjoy the nature of the Upper Danube Basin Special Nature Reserve, where you can relax in The Pike Csarda, surrounded by hundred-year-old oaks, prepare caught fish and spend the night in local accommodation at a symbolic price. From Kupusina you can head towards Apatin or Sombor, where the Long Tour cycling camp is located in the city center. From Kupusina to Apatin, a good, asphalt road awaits you, along which you can spend the night in the Budžak camp or enjoy the Danube beach Vagoni during the day.
A few years ago, a system of bicycle paths was established on Fruška Gora, among which the most interesting is the tour of the southern slopes of this mountain, where you can visit all monasteries and lakes within 80 km of a little harder mountain bike tour. Considering that this is the territory of the National Park, a lot of beautiful content awaits you, such as places where deer feed, bird watching, while monasteries and lakes are natural oases where you will find spiritual and physical peace. Of course, do not miss the unforgettable Sremski Karlovci, the city center with many wineries, restaurants, the famous Karlovci Gymnasium, the Patriarchal Palace, the Cathedral and the Chapel of Peace, built in 1699 at the place where the Peace of Karlovac was signed. At 3.5 kilometers from Sremski Karlovci, there is an Eco-camp where you can pitch a tent, relax or walk the trails of Fruška Gora.
One of the real treats is the circular route around the Danube, which starts from Novi Sad.
Head west, via Futog to Begec, from where you can take a ferry to Banoštor.
From there, return to Sremska Kamenica. Turn to Kamenički Park, after which you will reach Petrovaradin and complete the tour.
In addition to the Danube cycling route, Vojvodina is characterized by the possibility of cycling along another important river – the Tisza.
The Tisa basin tour starts from the center of Subotica and represents an experience of its kind, where you will enjoy the tradition of the city on flat terrain, which is characterized by Art Nouveau architecture, due to which Subotica belongs to the European Art Nouveau cultural route.
Further, the route will take you around Palić and Ludaš lakes, special nature reserves, and on the way to Titel, the last place on this route, do not miss the view from the tower of the Town Hall in Senta, the old Schleiz in Bečej, the Romanesque basilica in Arača. and Tarash – European stork village, where 42 pairs of these birds nest.
If, on the other hand, you decide to explore Vojvodina on the EuroVelo 13 route, the route that connects Žombolj, Vršac and Bela Crkva is especially interesting.
At the border crossing with Romania, in the town of Zombolj, a Regional Center for Cyclotourism was recently built, which in its complex has a rest area, the possibility of washing clothes, tools for repairing bicycles and information about cycling attractions in the area. In the vicinity of Vršac, do not miss the Vršac vineyards and the view from the Vršac Tower. Near Kuštilj there is a separation that leads to the monastery Mesić, while in Bela Crkva you must visit the well-known lakes. If you continue to the south, from Stara Palanka you can take a ferry to the other side of the Danube, to Ram, where the medieval fortress of the same name is located, from where you continue via EuroVelo 6 route, towards Golubac, Lepenski Vir, Donji Milanovac and Kladovo.