FAQs & travel information about Serbia
Serbia is an European Balkan country with a rich history. Besides of that, it is mostly known for its dominating mountain ranges of the Dinaric Alps and its marvelous landscapes. Furthermore, Serbia is the home of the tough Xross Challenge, proving that it is not just a perfect destination for some sightseeing, but also for some hard enduro fun! Before you’re heading out on your adventure through Serbia with us, we would like to provide you with some basic knowledge on the country you’re travelling to and answer some of our most frequently asked questions.
To travel to Serbia as an EU-citizen, you will need a passport, an identity card, or a provisional passport that must be valid until the end of your journey at least. Conveniently, you do not need to apply for a visa as long as you're only staying for a maximum duration of 90 days. Please notice that a provisional identity card is not sufficient to enter Serbia.
If you directly enter Serbia from Germany, no vaccinations are needed. However, we recommend being vaccinated against all standard vaccinations according to the calendar of vaccination of the Robert-Koch-Institut. You should also consider talking to a tropical disease specialist.
The Serbian currency is called Serbian Dinar (RSD) and it's exchange rate is about 1 Euro = 118 Serbian Dinar. Speaking from experience, it is mostly the cheapest option to exchange your money in Serbia instead of in your home country, however you have to consider that you might have to pay an additional fee if you are planning to deduct the money that is to be exchanged from your card instead of bringing it in cash.
There is no time difference between Serbia and Germany.
The country's official language is Serbian, which can be written in Latin and Cyrillic script. Furthermore, many Serbians speak some of the minority languages such as Bosnian, Croatian, Bulgarian or Hungarian. In areas with many tourists, English is also common.
The climate in Serbia is partly continental. Thus, Serbians enjoy warm summers with average temperatures between 25 °C and 30 °C as well as cold winters, with temperatures of around 0 °C and more rain or snow. For an enduro tour, spring and autumn are just perfect, as very little rain has to be expected during these months and the temperatures still range between 15 °C and 20 °C. Therefore, the best time to travel to Serbia is between May and October, which is the period in which we offer our enduro tours multiple times per week.
Our enduro and motorbike tours through Serbia start and end near Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, which is why we recommend flying to the international airport of Belgrade (BEG). Upon request, after your arrival, our tour guide will welcome you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, where you can rest after your short flight. At the end of your motorbike tour, we will also drive you back to the airport upon request, so that you can end your trip in the easiest and most relaxed way possible. If you would prefer to travel to Serbia with your car or your motorbike, you can of course also do so - simply shoot us a message and we will be more than happy to assist you in planning your tour!
You can select any starting date between May and October to participate in one of our motorbike and enduro tours through Serbia. To book your tour, simply select your preferred travel date, enter your data and click on "book now" - we'll take care of the rest. If you would like to book further ammenities such as a couple of extra days with our guide or to explore the country on your own, just let us know - the more information we receive, the better and quicker we can organize your next motorbike tour for you and the earlier you can lay back and relax, looking forward to travelling through Serbia with your motorcycle!
After your booking, you can pay for your tour via bank transfer or PayPal, the information that you need to do so will be mentioned on your invoice. An initial deposit payment amounting to 20% of the total tour price must be paid immediately after receiving the invoice, the rest of the payment is due 30 days before your scheduled departure. Exceptions can be made if flight bookings have to be paid in total in advance, which depends on the chosen airline.
Just because you are new to riding your enduro, it doesn't mean that you cannot book one of our enduro tours! Simply let us know your level of riding and we will do our best to match you with other riders that are on the same page as you are, so that you do not have to worry about the trails being too tough (or too easy, for that matter)! After all, Serbia has got many trails for beginners, intermediate riders and experts which we would love to show you!
All participants in our enduro tours through Romania need to be at least 18 years old, exceptions can be made for minors that are going to be accompanied by a legal guardian. To participate in our (hard) enduro tours, no driver's license is needed, however if you'd like to join one of our travel enduro tours, you must be able to present your valid motorcycle driver's license at all times.
You do not need an international license in Serbia.
For the duration of our enduro tours, you can rent a KTM 300 TPI or a Beta 300RR for an additional fee. Unfortunately, you cannot rent a travel enduro.
You cannot rent an enduro bike without a tour guide unfortunately, as we think that going for a ride without knowing the area or even the local language is too dangerous.
If you would like to, of course you can also ride the tour on your own enduro. To do so, your motorbike should be legally registered, in a generally good state and equipped with proper enduro tires. If you are not sure whether or not your bike is suitable to ride the tour, write us an e-mail, call us or text us on WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram and we will be happy to assist you!
If a part of your enduro breaks during our tour, our guide will try to fix it for you. Should this not be possible on our way, we will try to provide you with a replacement bike so that you can continue your tour as if nothing had happened. Unfortunately, we do not have rental travel enduros which we could rent out to you.
If we need to fix enduro-typical damages such as scratches on our rental enduros, we will not charge you anything as long as you didn't enforce the damages willfully. For larger damages that require us to exchange the damaged parts, we need to charge you accordingly.
For your own safety, we require you to wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads, a chest guard, gloves, a motorcycle jacket, goggles and durable motorcycle boots while riding. If you'd like to, you can rent all of the required safety gear from us against the payment of a small fee.
Besides of the safety gear mentioned above, we recommend bringing the following items to your motorbike tour:
- A hydration pack or a normal, small backpack (incl. a rain cover)
- A rain coat that can also be worn while riding your motorbike
- Leisure clothing: t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, jeans, comfortable shoes, swimwear, underwear, socks
- Towels, cosmetic products and personal hygiene products
- Personal medicine as well as a first-aid kit
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Passport, driver's license and your wallet
Serbia is a beautiful country that surely has a lot more to offer than we can cover in just a few days of riding. Thus, we would be more than happy to assist you in booking some additional nights, whether you would just like to spend some more days in the city or you would like to enjoy some more action with one of our guides!
During our tour, we will stay in good 3-star guesthouses that we have only made positive experiences with so far.
Serbia shares borders with Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, the Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia - and that's what it's kitchen tastes like as well! Besides of the regional differences, the Serbian kitchen is centered around meat, just like most of the balkan countries' kitchens are. Typical dishes include Ražnjići (grilled meat with pepper and onions), Cevapcici, Pleskavica or Djuvec Rice. When it comes to the choice of meat, Serbians typically serve pork, beef and lamb, which you can taste in another typical dish called Sarma. Besides meat, people in the northern regions of Serbia also like to eat fish, and in the evenings, you will almost never leave a table without having a shot of their famous Rakija or Sljivovica. Živeli!
We advice you, as for any trip, to conclude a travel health insurance before your tour.
Enduro riding is an outdoor sport, which is why the weather is always a risk factor. Should the weather be bad, our guides will determine whether they think that we can ride the tour anyways or not and if any changes to the routing must be made so that you can enjoy a safe adventure. Should our guides decide that going for a ride is too dangerous given the current situation, we will cover the kilometers in our support vehicle and try to adhere to the rest of the program as good as possible.
You can find all information regarding the cancellation of your booking in our terms and conditions.
Now, that you have got a general overview of what to expect on your trip to Serbia, you can take a look at the website of the government of the UK on travel advice for Serbia to get even more information. We at Viaduro care for your safety, and therefore we would like to provide you with some information that enables you to travel safely. However, we can always only assume which information is important to the average traveler, so you might as well look for more information regarding your specific needs elsewhere (for example but not exclusively on the site of the German ministry of foreign affairs). Although we are regularly updating this information, it might also happen that not everything is up to date as frequent changes can always take place, thus, all information provided is not legally binding.
One last advice, please always make sure to listen to our guides! We can guarantee you that the only thing they want you to do - except having fun of course - is to be safe, and they are the ones that know this country best and that have the best overview of the ongoing situation. With that being said, you are now ready to read through the actual travel information. Enjoy your trip!
- last update: 29.07.20 -