Cycling 12,000 miles from Lisbon to Shanghai
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Serbia

  • Miles cycled: 164
  • Feet climbed: 1,928
  • Cycling days: 3
  • Non-cycling days: 2

Rating (1-10) and comments:

  • Road – condition: 8
    (We did stay on the main roads most of the time, can’t comment on the smaller roads)
  • Road – shoulders and cycle lanes: 7
  • Road signage: 7.5
  • Drivers: 7
  • Campsites – Availability: 3
  • Campsites – Facilities/Value: n/a
    (Didn’t stay at any)
  • Hotels: 7
    (Hotels in Belgrade are overpriced in comparison to the rest of the country)
  • Shops: 6
    (There are lots of mini-markets in small towns/villages but selection is rather limited)
  • Food: 8
    (Food we had in Belgrade was excellent and very cheap. In other places, expect mainly grilled meats and kebabs)
  • People: 8
    (Very friendly, no complaints. A lot spoke English, especially the younger folk)
  • Cost: 8
  • Scenery: 5
    (limited to our route, which was basically the shortest we could find between Bosnia and Romania)
  • Cultural interest: 6

Overall: 6.7

General tips:

  • Private guesthouses are great value – lookout for “SOBE” (”rooms”) signs
  • Pekaras (bakeries) have a great selection of pastries that are fantastic for lunch or snacks