Danube Delta and Black Sea Cycling Holiday
Guided | 8 days | 7 nights | From £1159 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Biosphere Danube Delta Reserve
• The Monasteries of Celic Dere and Saon
• Medieval fortress of Enisala
• Greek-Roman excavations Arganum
Cycle Route: Danube Delta Region
Level 2; amidst the Danube Delta flat, gravel or paved paths, 2 days tarmaced country roads in a gently hilly landscape (sometimes some traffic).
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Bucharest
Individual arrival to Bucharest/Airport; 2 p.m bus transfer (approx. 4 h) to the starting point Tulcea in the Danube Delta; Embarkation on the comfortable floating hotel. Dinner and overnight on hotel boat.
Day 2: Nufaru – Sfantu Gheorge, approx. 31 km
Along the most southern Danube arm through the nature reserve Bestepe Hills. A wonderful view deep down into the Delta will make you forget some ascents. At the small fishing village Murighiol we enter into a maze of channels, floating islands, dense forests and a pure wilderness experience by boat. Overnight on hotel boat.
Day 3: The journey to kilometer “0”, approx. 25 km
A bumpy gravel path – on the right the open range of the Black Sea, on the left side the lush green reeds and marsh land. In the loneliness of the Danube Delta Cormorants and Great White Egrets are our permanent companions. Kilometer “0” at Sulina: the Danube has reached its final destination at the lighthouse and starts to merge with the salt of the sea. Overnight on hotel boat.
Day 4: Gulf of Musura – Crisan, approx. 23 km
Along the bird’s paradise Musura-Bay the path leads you to the picturesque village Letea. It seems as if time stands still here. The houses are made of reed and loam, lovely painted in blue and all surrounded by contemplative silence.
Close to the village, located on a sandbank, a special wonder of nature can be observed – a tropical forest with climbing plants and lianes. We will reach the fishing village Crisan by boat. Overnight on hotel boat.
Day 5: The Fauna & Flora of the Danube Delta (day of rest)
During the cruise through a labyrinth of narrow waterways we pass by small fishing villages and again experience the incredible diversity of the Fauna and Flora of the UNESCO World Heritage Danube Delta. In the afternoon we return from a surreal dream world to the vibrant city life of Tulcea. Overnight on hotel boat.
Day 6: Monasteries of the Dobrogea, approx. 26 km
Round trip through a gently undulating landscape to the orthodoxe monastery Celic Dere, the biggest convent of the Dobrogea territory.
The beautiful monastery of Saon with its distinctive windmill is located amidst vineyards right on the bank of the Danube. From a ridge you have a fantastic view over the extensive and green floodplain directly of the border to the Ukraine. Transfer back to Tulcea. Overnight at Tulcea guesthouse 4*.
Day 7: Lagoon-tour to the cape Dolosman, approx. 42 km
By bus we travel to the old town Ceamurlia de Jos. The nature reserve of Cape Dolosman with the Greek-Roman excavations of Argamum seperates the Delta-lakes Golovita and Razim. By bike you reach the medieval fortress of Enisala, which is located high above the Danube. Let us enjoy a breathtaking view over the Lagoon Razim! Overnight Tulcea guesthouse 4*.
Day 8: Transfer Tulcea – Bucharest
After breakfast bus transfer back to the romanian capital Bucharest; arrival at the airport approx. 2 p.m. Please do not book any flights before 4 p.m.; possibility of additional nights in Tulcea or Bucharest.
Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program.
Guided, combined hotel and bike and boat tour on sand, gravel, or asphalt roads that require experience on the bike.
However, daily mileage is not excessive and some stretches are completed by bus or boat. Landscape has rolling hills with some traffic.
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The Danube Delta and Black Sea Comfortable and cosy hotel boat with restaurant (air-conditioned) and spacious sundeck with deckchairs; cabins (approx. 9 m²) with private facilities.
Guest house 4* in Tulcea
This comfortable hostel, with air-conditioned rooms, is about 5-10 minutes walk from the market square.
5 nights on hotelboat, 2 nights in comfortable guesthouse 4* in Tulcea
Schedule incl. all transfers according to itinerary from/to Bucharest (day 1 + 8)
Bike-Guide / Wildlife-Guide
Support van and support boat
Full Board: breakfast, lunchbox or picnic, dinner
Maps and informational material per cabin
21-speed-hybrid-bikes citybikes with an aluminum frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.
E-bikes are not possible on this trip.
Danube Delta and Black Sea, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 18.04.19 | 29.09.2020
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Season 2: 02.05 | 09.05 | 16.05 | 07.06 | 18.06 | 24.08 | 09.09. | 16.09.2020
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Hotel Category Descriptions
5 nights on hotelboat 4*, cabins with private facilities, 2 nights in comfortable guesthouse 4* in Tulcea
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: £1159
Single Supplement: On Request