Ada Ciganlija – Great Place for Team Building and Sport Activities

Ada Ciganlija, colloquially shortened to Ada, is a river island that has artificially been turned into a peninsula, located in the Sava River’s course through central Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The name can also refer to the adjoining artificial Lake Sava and its beach. To take advantage of its central location, over the past few decades, it was turned into an immensely popular recreational zone, most notable for its beaches and sports facilities, which, during summer seasons, can have over 100,000 visitors daily  and up to 300,000 visitors over the weekend.

Owing to this popularity, Ada Ciganlija has been commonly nicknamed “Belgrade’s Sea” 

Ada Ciganlija has a unique ecosystem, creating an oasis in the urban area. Most of the peninsula is forested. The original, thick deciduous forest mainly consists of oaks, elms, birches and willows.

The island has been conceptualized as Belgrade’s focal point for mass sporting activity and recreation, such as great for team building activities. So, it features a great number of facilities, which get more numerous every year. They include: tennis courts, bike paths, volleyball courts, beach volleyball courts, soccer fields, skateboarding ramps and rollerskating paths, basketball courts, a paintball field, baseball fields, rugby fields, kayaking facilities, an artificial rock climbing wall,  water slides, rowing facilities, diving range, bungee jumping platform, trim trail, fishing facilities, cable skiing facilities, canoeing facilities, water polo courts, pedalos, zip line and a golf course.

Ada Ciganlija has in the past been a host to a number of local and international water sporting events such as competitions in rowing and kayaking. The very first golf course in Serbia has been built on this island in recent years along with a golf club house, a golfing store, golfing school and a practice range. This golf course is also the seat of the first and so far only Serbian golfing association.

Belgrade Spring

During the month of April Talas S was a host to the group from Holland Company MCX.

The group was greeted by a girl in national costume, with bread and salt, in Serbian traditional way.

Since we always try to be creative in our services, this time we have decided to organize transfer from the airport to the city center by vintage bus. Bus is 80 years old and so is the driver Branko, also known as Grandpa Branko.

On the way to the city center, the group didn’t mind to pick up ‘gipsy-hitchhiker-band’ so we had mini concert on the bus and enjoyed in the sound of Serbian trumpet! 🙂

Since the group was four days in Belgrade, we had the opportunity to experience different pleasures in Serbia.  The group has enjoyed in walk on Belgrade’s Fortress – Kalemegdan and a coffee in oldest tavern in Belgrade called ‘?’. There is no better place than Skadarlija – Bohemian quarter to experience local specialties and feel the vivid atmosphere of Serbian capital. The evening was continued at Savamala district where the guests had the chance to mingle with locals, and feel Belgrade’s night life at its best.

Orienteering at Fruška Gora with barbeque after it can have a big influence on the team spirit, and our guests had an opportunity to experience that. Nice weather, fresh air, cold beverage and famous Serbian barbeque.

We all know that from time to time you just need to relax, and for that occasion we have prepared a boat ride on rivers Sava and Danube.  After the ride we just ‘hop’ to the fish restaurant – directly from the boats. Since that day was ‘relax day’ we choose fish soup and mixed fish specialty for the lunch.

We were very happy that MCX choose us to be their DMC and we gave our best to be a good host.

MCX April 2016, Talas S DMC, Belgrade Serbia

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