Budapest - Belgrade Budapest - Belgrade

Budapest - Belgrade

This stage links the Hungarian and the Serbian capital cities and passes through rural areas of three countries: Hungary, Croatia and Serbia.

After leaving the lively and vibrant city of Budapest, cyclists face a totally different environment but as much pleasant. The rural and agricultural areas of southern Hungary along the Danube offer new landscapes and many opportunities to meet the local and warm population. The Hungarian part of the itinerary ends at the border with Croatia and Serbia, in the Duna-Drava national park located on the meanders of the Danube.

Cyclists have the choice between the Croatian and the Serbian sections of EuroVelo 6. On the right, EuroVelo 6 runs through the Croatian countryside. During the first kilometers, before reaching Osijek and its fortress, cycling is the ideal way to discover the high natural diversity of the vast Nature Park «Kopački Rit». Then EuroVelo 6 links some Croatian ports on the Danube, including the Phoenix City of Vukovar which terribly suffered during the War of Independence (1991) and Ilok, the most eastern city in Croatia.

In Serbia, the route follows the left bank of the Danube and passes in a selection of natural parks such as Gornje Podunavlje Nature Park, Special Nature Reserve Karađorđevo and Nature Park Tikvara. Next to Novi Sad, the second city of Serbia, the Croatian and the Serbian meet to finally reach the Capital: Belgrade. However, before enjoying the vibrant night life of Belgrade, Petrovaradin Fortress which is on the way is worth a visit.

  • Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia

    The fortress of Petrovaradin in Novi Sad is located on the right bank of the Danube river. The fortress is worth a visit for its cultural heritage, as well as the nice view it gives on the Danube river.

  • Exit Festival Novi Sad, Serbia

    The Exit festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, is a summer music festival in the forteress of Petrovaradin. The festival won several awards, amongst others the EU Festival Award for "Best Major European Festival" in 2014 and is therefore definetely worth a visit.

  • Gemenc Forest, Hungary

    The Gemenc Forest is located along the Danube, being one of the biggest wilderness reserve of the Hungary. You can use the local forestry trains and wonder along the deers in this place to have a little rest of cycling - but there are also bicycle paths if you feel like exploring the wilderness!

  • Busójárás, Hungary

    Busójárás is a traditional event to celebrate spring originating from the Croatian citizens and held every year in Mohács. It is also listed on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage. If you miss out the feast, you can still visit the monument made for the battle between the Hungarian forces and Suleyman the Magnificent in 1526.

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