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WAR ISLAND KAYAK ADVENTURE

Great War island

Welcome to War island!

Your Belgrade kayak experience starts here… historical and adventoures kayak ride that will take you into magnificent nature protected area in the heart of Belgrade. Beside citywalks, famous Belgrade nightlife and other atractive activities this time we represent you Belgrade in 4 hours sightseeing from river perspective.

Challenge yourself as you go kayaking  through the biggest rivers in Serbia, Sava and Danube!

Geography: Great War island is river island in Belgrade. It is located at the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers. It has triangular shape and covers an area of 2.11 km².  It is low, for the most part marshy and often flooded by the Danube. The main physical feature on the island is the canal of Veliki Galijaš. In time, the canal was cut off from the Danube and effectively turned into a lake, with an area of 0.24 km² and the major natural bird and fish spawning area on the island. However, during the droughty years the lake drains out completely causing damage to the closed eco-system centered around it. Currently some two-thirds of the island are used as a nature preserve for 196 bird species, many of which are endangered. One of Belgrade's beaches, Lido, is located on the northern tip of the island.

History: The island gained its militant name because throughout the history Great War Island was an important strategic point either for the conquest or the defence of Belgrade. For example, in 1521. when Belgrade was under siege by Turkish forces, the majority of their attacks on Belgrade fortress were launched from the island. In liberating Belgrade in 1806 the rebel army headed by Karađorđe also used the island for military purposes, as the Serbian artillery with 500 soldiers was bombing the Kalemegdan fortress from there. During the offensive in 1915. by Austria-Hungary against Belgrade, Austria-Hungary forces used the island to launch their attacks.


When construction of Novi Beograd began in 1948, the city government made a decision to completely destroy the island by using its sand and earth to cover the marshes of Syrmia, where new city was to be built. However, the deposits of alluvial materials continually brought onto the island from the Danube completely prevented this from happening. Instead, the smaller Little War Island served this purpose and was nearly destroyed in the process.


Though officially uninhabited, almost a dozen of people live in small shacks in the island's interior. They are mostly retirees who move to the island during the warm season and maintain their vegetable gardens, while in the winter they return to Belgrade.

 

Contrast of wilderness and urban environment will be something what you won't forget!

 

Trip overview

Destination: Great War Island, Belgrade, Capital of Serbia

Duration: 4 hours

Activities: Kayaking, break on beach Lido - swimming, bird waching

Difficulty: 2

Comfort: 3

Exclusivity: 3

Departures

Hot deals and group offer

Hot deal - From May till October we organize every day departures at 12:00.

Grand War island tour for groups - choose your depart time and tour duration

Prices

2012 Prices
March 15 to October 31


Hot deals: 15 eur per person.

Registration need to be done at least up to 20:00 previous day.

It's possible to join tour with registration on the spot. In that case entry is not guaranteed, price 20 eur per participant.

 

Groups: At least 10 person, 20 eur per person.

Registration need to be done at least 48 hours before tour.

It's possible to make later registration, price 25 eur per participant.

For individual groups smaller than 10 people,  contact us by e-mail ...

 

Inclusions:

• kayak and double paddle

• dry bag per kayak

• lifejacket for every participant

• Fully guided activity: 4 hours guided tour

• guide

 

Exclusions:

• Transport to the start point

• Drinks, food and other items of a personal nature

• Any item not listed as an inclusion

• Travel Insurance

• Gratuities

All prices are in EUR.

Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. More info.

Options

Options & Upgrades for groups

1h duration upgrade:

5 eur per person.

Snack and drink

Possible organisation of snack and drink

Tailor made programms

By your request we can arrange tailor made program with stopps and route inline with your wishes

FAQs

Trip Information

Q: Do I need a previous  kayak experience to take part in this tour

A: No You don't. All tours are organized for peopele with no previous experiance. Tours ar led by experience kayak guides

Q: What is the weight limit for luggage/clothing/equipment that each traveler can take?

A:  For comfort and pleasant paddling we recommend no more than 5 kg per guest


Q: What should guests do with their extra bags?
A: Remaining luggage can be stored at in Belgrade adventure center.


Q: What is the weather like in Belgrade during the year?
A: Here is a rough guideline:

April to June: Fair
July- August: Dry/Sunny/Hot
September-October: Occasional rain/fair


Q: How may guides will be with the group?
A: There will be one guide for groups of up to 17 travelers. For groups of 17+ there will also be an assistant guide. Guides are very experienced, they know the area and water flow very well and are able to assist at all times; even in case of emergency.

Q: What kind of emergency procedures are in place if a guest injures themselves in a way that disables them from continuing on the trek? What is the nearest hospital and how can they get there? Does the rest of the group continue without them or must they all turn around?
A: There is basic medical attention and equipment that every guide carries in giude's kayak. Personnel traveling with the group are trained to handle emergencies. For minor medical attention that cannot be taken care at the kayak place, which require special medical attention, the nearest medical centers, in the worst case, are one at most 1km distance from tour place. Guides carry first aid kits with them at all times.

Q: Do guests carry food, watter or some drink in their packs?
A: Yes, we recommend guests to take a “snack pack” with dry fruits, peanuts, chocolates, water, some other drink (alcohol is not permitted) or fresh fruits.

Q: When do we meet our group and guide? When do we start?
A: There is a briefing 15 minutes before your kayak tour when you prepack your things, take what you need and live unneccessary things. Tour starts at 12:00.

Q: What are rivers like? How challenging is it?
A: Rivers are calm, they are not to fast. Tour is organised in such way that you paddle upstream at least possible. Tour  is rated as moderate to challenging and covers approximately 11 km of paddling on the water. Prior kayaking eperience is not necessary.

 

Q: Do You rent kayaks without taking the tour

A: For more information about this question please write at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Recommended Equipment List
• Sandals
• Swimming suit
• 2 T-shirt
• Sports hat
• Sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• Photo/video cameras
• Re-fillable water bottle
• Lightweight, small binoculars / for birdwatching


Notes:
• We appreciate no hard suitcases of carry ons; soft bags and or back packs (“soft” luggage is recommended)

 


6 BRIDGES OF SAVA RIVER


6 Bridges of Sava

Injoy in 2 hours kayak ride and explore Belgrade's bridges on Sava in fun and interactive manner. Serbian writer and  Nobel Prize  winner Ivo Andric wrote about bridges:

"In everything that man pushes by his vital instinct, builds and raises, nothing is more beautiful or more precious than bridges. Bridges are more important than houses, more sacred because they are more useful than temples. They belong to everybody and they are the same for everybody, always built in the right place in which the major part of human necessity crosses, more durable than all other constructions and they do not serve for anything secret or bad."

In this tour, you can:

  • learn about Belgrade's history and it's architectual heritage...
  • learn basics of kayak skills
  • live Capital from diferent and active perspective
  • enjoy in pleasure and leasure time on river(dont get on sun burns :-))

You will see:

  • 6 Bridges of Sava: Most na Adi ("Ada Bridge") Novi železnički most ("new railroad bridge") over Sava — a cable-stayed bridge built in 1979. Stari železnički most ("old railroad bridge") over Sava — a truss-bridge. Gazela Bridge — a single span motorway bridge over Sava, the main traffic artery into the city. Stari savski most ("old Sava bridge") and Brankov most ("Branko's bridge")
  • Kalemegdan fortress and old city core
  • Night clubs in daily light

 

"In the end, everything through which this life of ours is expressed—thoughts, efforts, glances, smiles, words, sighs—is all reaching out to another shore, as towards its aim, and only there will it be granted its true meaning.

Everywhere there is something to overcome or to bridge: disorder, death, meaninglessness. Everything is a transition, a bridge whose ends are lost in infinity, beside which all the bridges of this earth are only children’s toys, pale symbols. And all our hope lies on the other side."

Ivo Andric

Trip overview

 

Destination: Sava river, Belgrade, Capital of Serbia

Duration: 2 hours

Activities: Kayaking

Difficulty: 1

Comfort: 3

Exclusivity: 2

 

Departures

 

Hot deals and group offer

Hot deal - Every day departs at 17:00.

6 Bridges of Sava tour for groups - choose your depart time and tour duration

Prices

 

 


2012 Prices

March 15 to October 31


Hot deals: 15 eur per person.

Registration need to be done at least up to 20:00 previous day.

It's possible to join tour with registration on the spot. In that case entry is not guaranteed, price 20 eur per participant.

 

Groups: At least 10 person, 20 eur per person.

Registration need to be done at least 48 hours before tour.

It's possible to make later registration, price 25 eur per participant.

For individual groups smaller than 10 people,  contact us by e-mail ...

 

Inclusions:

• kayak and double paddle

• dry bag per kayak

•  lifejacket  for every participant

• Fully guided activity: 4 hours guided tour

• guide

 

Exclusions:

• Transport to the start point

• Drinks, food and other items of a personal nature

• Any item not listed as an inclusion

• Travel Insurance

• Gratuities

All prices are in EUR.

Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. More info.

 

Options

 

Options & Upgrades for groups

1h duration upgrade:

5 eur per person.

Snack and drink

Possible organisation of snack and drink

 

Notes

Trip Information


Q: What is the weight limit for luggage/clothing/equipment that each traveler can take?
A: The weight limit for the kayak is 5 kg per guest, as it is the maximum weight that kayak can carry.


Q: What should guests do with their extra bags?
A: Remaining luggage can be stored at in Belgrade adventure center.


Q: What is the weather like in Belgrade during the year?
A: Here is a rough guideline:

April to June: Fair
July- August: Dry/Sunny/Hot
September-October: Occasional rain/fair


Q: How may guides will be with the group?
A: There will be one guide for groups of up to 17 travelers. For groups of 17+ there will also be an assistant guide. Guides are very experienced, they know the area and water flow very well and are able to assist at all times; even in case of emergency.

Q: What kind of emergency procedures are in place if a guest injures themselves in a way that disables them from continuing on the trek? What is the nearest hospital and how can they get there? Does the rest of the group continue without them or must they all turn around?
A: There is basic medical attention and equipment that every guide carries in main kayak. Personnel traveling with the group are trained to handle emergencies. For minor medical attention that cannot be taken care at the kayak place, which require special medical attention, the nearest medical centers, in the worst case, are one at most 1km distance from tour place. Guides carry first aid kits with them at all times.

Q: Do the guides have naturalist training of any kind?
A: We work with the best guides in Serbia. These guides also trained sports kayaking and are trained as lifeguards on watter. We can have specialist guides available on request (bird specialists, history specialists, etc.).

Q: Do guests carry food, watter or some drink in their packs?
A: Yes, we recommend guests to take a “snack pack” with dry fruits, peanuts, chocolates, water, some other drink (alcohol is not permitted) or fresh fruits.

Q: When do we meet our group and guide? When do we start?
A: There is a briefing 15 minutes before your kayak tour when you prepack your things, take what you need and live unneccessary things. Tour starts at 17:00.

Q: What are rivers like? How challenging is it?
A: Rivers are calm, they are not to fast. Tour is organised in such way that you paddle upstream at least possible. Tour  is rated as moderate to challenging and covers approximately 11 km of paddling on the water. Prior kayaking eperience is not necessary.

Recommended Equipment List
• Sandals
• Swimming suit
• 2 T-shirt
• Sports hat
• Sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• Photo/video cameras
• Re-fillable water bottle


Notes:
• We appreciate no hard suitcases of carry ons; soft bags and or back packs (“soft” luggage is recommended)

 

 

 

 


NIGHT REFLECTION

Belgrade by night

Many of You have probably heard about spectacular Belgrade night life and clubs on rivers. But how about to feel this athmosphere from the diferent angle. We will lead You trough this unique kayak adventure

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Trip overview

 

Destination: Sava and Danube, Belgrade, Capital of Serbia

Duration: 1 hour

Activities: Kayaking

Difficulty: 2

Comfort: 2

Exclusivity: 3

 

Departures

 

Hot deals and group offer

Hot deal - Every day departs at 23:00.

Night reflection tour for groups - choose your depart time and tour duration

Prices

 

 


2012 Prices

March 15 to October 31


Hot deals: 15 eur per person.

Registration need to be done at least up to 20:00 previous day.

It's possible to join tour with registration on the spot. In that case entry is not guaranteed, price 20 eur per participant.

 

Groups: At least 10 person, 20 eur per person.

Registration need to be done at least 48 hours before tour.

It's possible to make later registration, price 25 eur per participant.

For individual groups smaller than 10 people,  contact us by e-mail ...

 

Inclusions:

• kayak and double paddle

• dry bag per kayak

• lifejacket for every participant

• Fully guided activity: 4 hours guided tour

• guide

 

Exclusions:

• Transport to the start point

• Drinks, food and other items of a personal nature

• Any item not listed as an inclusion

• Travel Insurance

• Gratuities

All prices are in EUR.

Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. More info.

 

Options

 

Options & Upgrades for groups

1h duration upgrade:

5 eur per person.

Snack and drink

Possible organisation of snack and drink

 

Notes

Trip Information


Q: What is the weight limit for luggage/clothing/equipment that each traveler can take?
A: The weight limit for the kayak is 5 kg per guest, as it is the maximum weight that kayak can carry.


Q: What should guests do with their extra bags?
A: Remaining luggage can be stored at in Belgrade adventure center.


Q: What is the weather like in Belgrade during the year?
A: Here is a rough guideline:

April to June: Fair
July- August: Dry/Sunny/Hot
September-October: Occasional rain/fair


Q: How may guides will be with the group?
A: There will be one guide for groups of up to 17 travelers. For groups of 17+ there will also be an assistant guide. Guides are very experienced, they know the area and water flow very well and are able to assist at all times; even in case of emergency.

Q: What kind of emergency procedures are in place if a guest injures themselves in a way that disables them from continuing on the trek? What is the nearest hospital and how can they get there? Does the rest of the group continue without them or must they all turn around?
A: There is basic medical attention and equipment that every guide carries in main kayak. Personnel traveling with the group are trained to handle emergencies. For minor medical attention that cannot be taken care at the kayak place, which require special medical attention, the nearest medical centers, in the worst case, are one at most 1km distance from tour place. Guides carry first aid kits with them at all times.

Q: Do the guides have naturalist training of any kind?
A: We work with the best guides in Serbia. These guides also trained sports kayaking and are trained as lifeguards on watter. We can have specialist guides available on request (bird specialists, history specialists, etc.).

Q: Do guests carry food, watter or some drink in their packs?
A: Yes, we recommend guests to take a “snack pack” with dry fruits, peanuts, chocolates, water, some other drink (alcohol is not permitted) or fresh fruits.

Q: When do we meet our group and guide? When do we start?
A: There is a briefing 15 minutes before your kayak tour when you prepack your things, take what you need and live unneccessary things. Tour starts at 22:00.

Q: What are rivers like? How challenging is it?
A: Rivers are calm, they are not to fast. Tour is organised in such way that you paddle upstream at least possible. Tour  is rated as moderate to challenging and covers approximately 11 km of paddling on the water. Prior kayaking eperience is not necessary.

Recommended Equipment List
• Sandals
• Swimming suit
• 2 T-shirt
• Sports hat
• Sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• Photo/video cameras
• Re-fillable water bottle

Notes:
• We appreciate no hard suitcases of carry ons; soft bags and or back packs (“soft” luggage is recommended)

 

 

 

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