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  • Danube Delta <br />from Bulgaria to Romania Cycling Tour
    Danube Delta
    from Bulgaria to Romania Cycling Tour

Danube Delta from Bulgaria to Romania Cycling Tour
9 days

Easy Guided Bicycle Tour On Flat Terrain Reaching Danube Delta

Review

Danube Delta easy bicycle tour trace out the fascinating bike route between the Black Sea and the Danube to the most spectacular European delta known as the “Everglades” of Europe. 8 days of leisure cycling from Bulgaria to Romania across the delightful Dobrudja Region that impresses both for its natural and human history, and for the traditional maritime culture that persists in its localities. Our route unites two Biosphere Reserves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Lake Srebarna, blessed by the breeding Dalmatian Pelican colony and the incredible wooded channels and wetlands of the great Danube Delta.


Danube Delta cycling tour is rich of attractions and activities: boat trips to the Black sea shore and into the Danube Delta, yogurt - and wine-tastings, bird-watching and fishing, photography and traditional food from the local Bulgarian, Romanian and Russian cuisine. Ride with us and you will have the chance to gain an insight into the local way of life and culture as we are local cycling tour operator familiar with everything around.


Enjoy everything from the amazing wildlife and the cultural diversity of the region of the Danube Delta.


Map

Danube Delta
from Bulgaria to Romania Cycling Tour MAP
Cycling Tour: Danube Delta
from Bulgaria to Romania
TYPE: Guided
LENGTH: 318 km (198 miles)
DURATION: 9 days
NIGHTS: 8 nights + 1 bonus
LOWEST POINT: 0 m (0 feet)
HIGHEST POINT: 198 m (650 feet)
DIFFICULTY: EASY

Highlights

 


Itinerary


Day 1 Arrival in Popina

Arriving in Popina village just by the Danube River. Optional boat trips to some of the wooded Danubian islands.

Day 2 Cycling from Popina to Silistra (distance 47 km; elevation 140m)

Cycle on our way to Srebarna Lake we stop at Sitovo dairy farm for yogurt tasting. Then we take a ride along the Srebarna Lake UNESCO Bioshere reserve and World Heritage site to watch the Dalmatian Pelican colony, which breed there. In the afternoon we’ll arrive in the historic town of Silistra. Romans established Durostorum fortress here and turned the Thracian village into town, which later became a major Christian Metropolitan center on the Danube and the 3rd Patriarch Seat in Europe. A lot of Christian saints were born in Durostorum in Late Roman times and also here was born the last great Roman general Flavius Aetius the victor of Attila the Hun.

Day 3 Cycling from Silistra to Kantona Dam (distance 53(48) km; elevation 210(230)m)

We start from the well-preserved Medjid tabia Ottoman fortress on the hill above Silistra. Pedal to the village of Alfatar to visit another dairy farm for yogurt and to stay for tasty traditional lunch. An excellent family-run hotel close to the Romanian border nearby Silistra hosts us for the night.

Day 4 Cycling from Kantona Dam to Ostrov Winery (distance 39 km; elevation 260m)

In the morning we cross the check point, which is in the outskirts of Silistra and enter Romania. Cycle along the Danube we reach the spectacular Dervent Monastery situated on a terrace above Lake Garlitsa. We overnight in the cozy lodge of the local Ostrov Winery with wine tasting program for diner.

Day 5 Cycling from Slava valley to Jurilovca (distance 53 km; elevation 160m)

Today we relocate from South to North Dobrudja. Our cycling route starts from the woody Slava valley in the middle of the Babadag Plateau. We pass by the Russian Lipovan villages and visit the Old Rite Orthodox monasteries Uspenia and Vovidenia. Finally we reach the road along Lake Golovitsa and pedal to the picturesque tourist village Jurilovca.

Day 6 Cycling from Jurilovca to Enisala (distance 30 km; elevation 180m)

From the charming fishing port we take a boat trip across Lake Razim to the sandy Black Sea coast. Back to Jurilovca we take a cycling trip along the undulating bank of Lake Razim from the Roman ruins on Dolosman Cape to the gorgeous medieval fortress standing above the Enisala village.

Day 7 Cycling from Enisala to Murighiol (distance 53(61) km; elevation 110(80)m)

We keep follow the captivating Razim-Delta route. Our first stop is Sarichioi village dominated by the golden domes of the Old Rite Orthodox church close to the fishing pier. If you are curious of the Islamic culture of the region we may start our day trip from the town of Babadag where few examples of 17th century Ottoman architecture are located. Amazing bird life is concentrated on the saline Saraturile lakes just before we reach Murighiol – the gate to the Danube Delta.

Day 8 Cycling from Murighiol to Balteni de Sus (distance 20 km; elevation 140m)

We spend most of the day to explore and admire the wild nature into the Danube Delta Bioshere Reserve. We’ll take a boat trip through the wooded channels and marshy lakes and stop for a lunch in the Crisan village situated in the middle of the delta on the Sulina branch. When we come back to Murighiol we’ll ride on the bikes again and cross the gentle hills of Beshtepe on the way to Balteni village on the Danube bank.

Day 9 Cycling from Balteni de Sus to Tulcha (distance 23 km; elevation 90m)

In the last day we take the dirt road close to the St. George Branch of the Danube and cycling the trail we reach Nufaru and Malcoci villages. The last one is a former German colony and the German church still remembers those days. Finally we approach Tulcha where our tour ends at the Danube’s “0 km monument”. Tulcha lost a lot of its cosmopolitan spirit as a major trading center during the Communist Era, but some of its landmarks still represent the previous importance of the city for the local Romanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Jewish and Turkish communities. In the afternoon we’ll leave the Delta with the bus and go to one of the flight departure cities – Bucharest or Varna.

What’s Included

 

  • Transfer from/to Varna airport to your accommodation at the day before and the day after the tour. Transfers in two directions from/to Burgas airport will cost 35 € per person and from/to Bucharest airport 85 € per person (min 3 persons). One way transfers will cost respectively 20 € and 45 € per person
  • 24-gear lightweight trekking Bike without helmet (Helmets at your disposal by renting +20 Euro per tour)
  • English/Russian speaking ride leader with local knowledge
  • Map
  • Accommodation during the tours at hotels and family run lodgings at the quality of 2** and 3*** including breakfasts
  • Entrance fees
  • One Picnic lunch, two yogurt tastings and one Wine tasting program
  • Boat trips - 1 on Razim lake to the Black Sea and 1 in the Danube delta 5-7 hours with traditional lunch included
  • Refreshing drinks (non alcoholic) during the cycling time
  • Support vehicle and luggage transfer
  • Permanent technical bike support
  • Medical insurance for Bulgaria
  • Bonus for direct booking on our site after-the-tour accommodation in the itineraries and cost-free transfers to/from Burgas Airport

Price and Dates

 

TOUR DATES: 01 June 2017

 

PRICE: 1180 €