• From parking causes both a walkway and a bicycle lane into the Riviera in Sava Jezero located next in the center of Belgrade.
    From parking causes both a walkway and a bicycle lane into the Riviera in Sava Jezero located next in the center of Belgrade.
  • Outdoor restaurants lined up like pearls on a string between the beach and shade trees on the terrain behind. They serve everything from drinks and ice cream for multi-course dinners.
    Outdoor restaurants lined up like pearls on a string between the beach and shade trees on the terrain behind. They serve everything from drinks and ice cream for multi-course dinners.
  • Right outside "sand plug" in the southwest end, we find floating cottages on pontoons
    Right outside "sand plug" in the southwest end, we find floating cottages on pontoons
  • A bustling beach life, with outdoor restaurants, beach hotels and grandstands for swimming stadium is hallmark of the Riviera in Belgrade. In the background the new motorway bridge over the Sava River.
    A bustling beach life, with outdoor restaurants, beach hotels and grandstands for swimming stadium is hallmark of the Riviera in Belgrade. In the background the new motorway bridge over the Sava River.
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Text and photo: Bjarne Eikefjord
Motorhome and Caravan magazine, No. 1. February 2015

"Riviera" at Sava: Eldorado in Belgrade

Belgrade, capital of Serbia, is located inland on the Pannonian plain that in prehistoric times was seabed in the world's largest landlocked. Today traversed the plain of the rivers Sava and Danube that meets precisely in Belgrade, in their time hovedbefestningen in the Roman province of Pannonia. Coast in Yugoslavia belonged to it as it once was delrepu- paddle Croatia, but Belgrade acquired nevertheless its own Riviera.

As simple as that: You take a branch of the river in the delta of the river Sava, plugs it with sandmoloer at both ends, running on tons of sand. This was done in 1967 and created Sava Lake, commonly known as Ada. The artificial lake is 4,2 km. long, around 200 meters wide and the depth varies from 4 - 6 meters. During summer, the water temperature usually from 24 degrees and above. Beograderne access a Riviera and bademulighet middle inland that can do many places around the Adriatic and Mediterranean green with envy. Through many decades Sava Jezero, that place is called, been beogradernes great getaway spot in the summer months. On hot summer days, the entire 350.000 visit the lake. Gradually also motorhome tourists from many countries flocked in increasing numbers.

Eldorado for sunbathing and swimming

Only 10 minutes and 20 minutes by bus from the center of Belgrade, is thus a seaside paradise, whose only difference is that the water is fresh without salt tastes. Both dams that closes the lake is equipped with pipes and pumps, and water flows additionally through a small pond before it enters the swimming lake.

Plenty of sand, on both sides, the bottom and above all at both ends of the pool provide good cleansing and keeps the water quality and is clearer than other locations.

Periodically along the almost 7 kilometer long sandy beaches, 3,5 kilometers on each side, there are lifeguards who makes sure that no one drowns. Especially walled beaches with small water depth is reserved for the smallest. Utleiesolsenger complete with umbrellas are just as along the "real" Riviera along the sea shore.

Phantastic and diving tower

Outdoor restaurants located relatively close to the transition between sand beach and the terrain above. On the one hand Towering a diving tower with variable heights for diving platform. Whichever discouraged inadequate.

On hot summer days the beaches are visited by thousands of people. Yet it is almost always space, they say with considerable experience. Over the last decade the entire facility upgraded and renovated and is as inviting and delicate. In the west end of the swimming facility is a large cable drawn water ski. It works so that water skiing athletes dragged around a path of a cable attached to a wire that passes over impeller on the master, not unlike the principle of the Norwegian ski lift. It appears to work by the book, considered from art pieces athletes do with water skis on their feet.

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Along the entire facility on the south side goes one way, from which it is only going through the shade trees and down to the sandy beach. In the beginning there is a big parking in several heights. Periodically there are also parking along the beach road, called Obrenovacki Drum. Some take the chance and park along the road, but it can quickly become expensive since all cars with one wheel on the pavement in short towed. In southwestern end of the seaside resort, there are several large parking lots. These are free and allowed RV, both day and night.

How to get there

The main road, the highway to Belgrade from the west, exit first opportunity after the bridge over the Sava, head south and after a few kilometers dolls Sava Jezero up on the signs. For ordinary cars, there is a large parking area for several floors at the beginning of the plant. For campers there is free parking in the south-west end of the plant, as well as payment seats in some places along the beach road Obrenovacki Drum.

Safety

Well developed lifeguard service with equipment fitting that nobody drowns. Like other countries in the Balkans (Croatia, Bosnia) happens almost never anything stolen at the bathing beach.

Currency

Dinars, which 1000 is worth approximately 75 Norwegian kroner.

Traffic and parking regulations

Much like in Norway, with more radar controls on the roads than we are used to.

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