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The Danube Delta by bike and barge

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Discover the largest Delta in Europe by bike and aboard a barge in 8 days and 7 nights on the Danube in Romania.

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The largest Danube Delta by bike and boat

 


Enjoy an extraordinary experience aboard a barge exploring the Danube Delta in Romania. It is the second largest delta in Europe but it is also the best preserved. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.
The mouth of the Danube is also where the Eurovelo 6 begins. During this cycling trip, you ride along canals, lagoons and lakes to contemplate the beauty of the wild nature that surrounds you. You can enjoy traditional Romanian cuisine aboard the barge watching pelicans, cormorants and egrets.

 

Highlights of the stay:

  • Fauna and flora of the Danube Delta
  • Fishing villages
  • Bucharest
  • the town of Sulina, the only town in the delta
  • Monasteries
  • Tulcea


Day 1: Arrival in Bucharest


Arrival at Bucharest airport. Around 2 p.m., a shuttle bus takes you to the starting point of your cycling trip in the town of Tulcea.
Dinner and overnight on board the barge.

 

Day 2: Nufaru - Sfantu Gheorghe, approx. 31 km


First cycle tour along the southernmost arm of the Danube. You cross the Bestepe Hills nature reserve enjoying an exceptional panorama of the Danube. Enough to make you forget the few hills on the course. You reach the small fishing village of Murighiol. From here you cycle through a labyrinth of canals, islands and dense forests.
Return to the barge for the night.

 

Day 3: Sulina


Today you are driving along the central arm of the Danube. There is no road to reach Sulina. Cormorants and great white egrets accompany you during this route in the wild landscape. Here the Danube flows into the Black Sea.
Night on the barge.

 

Day 4: Gulf of Musura - Crisan, approx. 23 km


This cycle route along the Danube takes you to the picturesque village of Letea via Musura Bay. Take the time to visit Letea then you will have the pleasure of discovering a mysterious forest with climbing plants and lianas. The route ends in the fishing village of Crisan.
Night on the barge.

 

Day 5: Rest day and discovery of the flora and fauna of the Danube Delta


Your day begins with a boat ride through a maze of narrow waterways. You pass through fishing towns and discover the impressive diversity of flora and fauna.
Return to the dynamic town of Tulcea and overnight on the barge.

 

Day 6: On the road to the monasteries


Your cycling route in the Danube Delta invites you to discover the Ottoman Celic Dere monastery, the largest convent in Dobrogea, a historic region of Romania. Continue to the beautiful Saon Monastery and its windmill, planted among vineyards near the bank of the Danube. You are at the Ukrainian border, enjoy an incredible view.
Return to Tulcea for one night in a 4 * guest house.

 

Day 7: Lagoon tour to Cape Dolosman, approx. 42 km


You reach the town of Ceamurlia de Jos by bus and then discover the Cape Dolosman nature reserve. Then drive to the medieval fortress of Enisala, which overlooks the Danube. Here you enjoy a breathtaking view of the Razim Lagoon.
Overnight in Tulcea in a 4 * guest house.

 

Day 8: Tulcea - Bucharest


This is the end of your bike and boat trip to explore the Danube Delta. After breakfast, a bus transfer takes you to Bucharest.
You can book an extra night in Tulcea or Bucharest.

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General informations :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Comfort level of comfort accommodation: 4 *
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :
 
One-off departures from 04/19 to 10/01/2022

  • Low season: 19/04 and 01/10/2022
  • High season: 04/05, 15/05, 24/05, 02/06, 13/06, 23/08, 02/09, 12/09, 19/09/2022

 
Included :

  • 5 nights on a 4 * hotel ship
  • 2 nights in a comfortable 4 * guesthouse in Tulcea
  • Rooms or cabins with shower / toilet
  • Full board: breakfast, picnic lunch / lunch package, dinner (products directly from the farm)
  • Program including all transfers according to the itinerary from / to Bucharest (day 1 or 8)
  • Experienced bike attendant / guide
  • Roadbook

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program

The options :

  • VTC or electric bike rental
  • Additional nights
  • Insurance.

 
Levels:
 
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
Ground :

 
In the middle of the Danube Delta, flat and unpaved roads, sand and gravel roads, and paved country roads (sometimes a little traffic) through a hilly landscape. Sand and gravel roads require a bit of endurance, but accessible to everyone.

 

Accompaniement :

 

With our local guide, you will learn to recognize birds by their flight or sound, learn about rare plants and animals, the life of the inhabitants of the Delta and the past of this region which has already fascinated the Romans, Greeks and Dacians. .

You spend the night on a modern 4 * hotel boat and in a comfortable 4 * family guesthouse. The food is typical of the country with a lot of fish, meat and vegetables; picnics are organized for lunch or packed lunches are available.
You cycle in groups of 12 to 20 people who have some experience in cycling tours.
 
Weather :
 
Mild, pleasant temperatures.
 
Technicality:
 
25 to 45 km of hiking per day, or about 2 to 4 hours of cycling.
 
 
Meal :
 
Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice) or buffet.
Lunches: included
Dinners: included
 
The bike :
 
- Rental bike: by default it will be a 7-speed bike, but if you specify it when booking you can have a 21-speed VTC, it will be given to you at the first hotel. A security deposit will be requested.
- At the end of the tour, you must leave the rented bike at the hotel and notify reception.
 
- Personal bicycle: We do not recommend bicycles with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off.
- At the end of the circuit, you will have to take charge of your bike.
 
Assistance:
 
Assistance in the event of a breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene).
 
Luggage:
 
During the stay, they are transported by a courier and limited to one piece of luggage per person. (max. 20 kg)
 
Roadbook :
 
Detailed maps and a description of the routes are provided when you arrive on the barge.
 
Transport:
 
Plane: Bucharest / Otopeni (OTP), Baneasa (BBU)

By train: Bucharest station with changes, it takes 21 hours
 
 
Cancellation insurance :
 
In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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