Abstract:Novi Sad is a cycling town and everyone rides a bike, so why shouldn’t you as well? Riding bicycles will allow us to see both the tourist classics in the city center as well as to venture out of the beaten track.
Activities:Cycling through city of Novi Sad
We start with this tour from the pedestrian zone in Nikole Pasic street, in front of Magelan Travel agency. Without further ado here (we will talk about it in the end), we ride through the short but scenic Dunavska Street, one of the oldest and most important streets in the city.
Passing through the beautifully laid out Dunavski Park, we will soon reach the Danube embankment where we will introduce you to Novi Sad’s bridges, the Petrovaradin Fortress on the other bank of the Danube and to the monument to the bloody 1941 raid against city’s Serbs and Jews.
Biking along the Danube we will pass the university campus and arrive to Štrand, city’s favorite beach, where young and old alike flock in summer months.
Back in the hustle-bustle of the city, we will ride along the broad Bulevar Oslobodjenja stopping by the grandiose NIS building, the stadium of the best loved local club FC Vojvodina, the famed Futoška farmers’ market and, all the way at its further end, at the Railway Station.
From here we delve back into the old streets to reach the house of Mileva Maric, Albert Einstein’s wedded wife. Next, we pass the three churches belonging to three various religious denominations (Greek-Catholic, Evangelical, Reformed) and end up with the imposing edifice of the synagogue.
A few corners away stands the long, shiny modernist Banovina Building, now the seat of the government and the parliament of Vojvodina.
Passing through Modena Street we reach the main square of Novi Sad – Trg Oslobodjenja, surrounded by some of the nicest edifices in the city, headed by the tall Catholic Church, nicknamed “Cathedral” for its looks.
Back in Zmaj-Jovina Street, the story of Novi Sad’s beautiful promenade and the man after whom it’s named will serve as a perfect way to round up the story about this remarkable city.