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Danube Delta: bike & boat

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Danube Delta: bike and boat

One of the last natural paradise of Europe

 

By bike and boat along the Danube: there is no better way to explore the river delta. Come with us to Romania to the legendary Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, one of the last untouched paradises in Europe: floating reed islands, inland lakes, lagoons, gentle hills, marsh and prairie. You can also enjoy Romanian hospitality in 4-star guest house and a national cuisine on the hotel boat. At lunch time picnics are organized or lunch packets prepared. Your bike tour manager guides you through the hilly Danube Delta on flat, unpaved, sand and gravel roads and also on well-paved roads (sometimes with little traffic).

Hotel and Ship Inn

Look forward to a combination of hotel ship and guest house. You'll stay five nights on a small, comfortable river boat and two nights in Tulcea in a 4-star guest house. The home offers a nice restaurant, air conditioning in the living room and spacious sun decks. For about 20 guests deck chairs and booths (approximately 9 m²) with shower/WC are provided.

1. day Arrival in Bucharest

Arrival in Bucharest. Transfer by bus at 2:00 pm from the airport to Tulcea Danube Delta (approx. 4 hour ride) Embarkation and dinner on board.

2. day Nature reserve Bestepe Hügel 30 km

Your biking adventure begins along the southern branch through the nature reserve of Be?tepe Hügel. A wonderful view deep into the delta makes the small incline quickly forgotten. In a small fishing village you get back on your floating hotel to spend the night surrounded by a fascinating aquatic wildlife.

3. day Trip to km 0 25 km

Today you'll cycle to Sulina, where the Danube flows into the Black Sea. Enjoy the lush green reeds and marshes – heron and cormorants are your constant companion.

4. day Gulf of Musura 23 km

Along the Musura Bay you are cycling on simple side roads through the birds' paradise up to the picturesque village Letea where time seems to stand still. Nearby the village, located on a sand bank you find a tropical jungle. Take your time and explore creepers and vines. After that it is time to re-embark: your hotel boat is waiting for you in the nearby fishing village Crisan.

5. day Boat trip Danube Delta

Boat trip Danube Delta

Look forward to an extended boat trip through the branched channels, past small fishing villages. Marvel at the incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Now you'll understand why this spot is a UNESCO world heritage site. Hidden completely in the jungle you can find the Orthodox wooden monastery Stipoc. In the afternoon you'll leave this unreal world of dreams and return for the night back to your hotel boat.

6. day Monastery round trip 32 km

Today you'll cycle to different monasteries in the area of Dobruja, a gently undulating landscape and border region between southeast Romania and northeast Bulgaria. Visit the venerable convent of nuns Celic Dere with its intriguing icons. Slightly up and down you'll cycle to the sleepy Monastery of Saon - idyllically set amongst vineyards, located on the banks of the Danube. Even the little windmill is certainly a popular photo opportunity, before it you'll be transferred back to Tulcea. Two overnight stays in a 4-star guest house.

7. day A tour of the lagoon Cape Dolosman 45 km

Today you start your bike tour quite easily by bus. In the old Turkish-populated village Babadag you'll swing yourself on you bike. Discover the bee-eaters nest sites and marvel at the medieval fortress of Enisala located high above the Danube - what a breathtaking view of the Razim lagoon! On a small hill in the southeast of the Razim lake you see the remains of the Byzantine castle of Enisala. Before you return to Tulcea, experience the Nature Reserve of Kap Dolosman with its Roman excavations.

8. day Tulcea-Bucharest departure

In the morning the bus brings you back to the capital Bucharest, where you arrive about 1 pm. Individual departure.

Changes of the tour itinerary

Please note that hanges of the tour itinerary may be necessary because of weather conditions or water level).

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Danube Delta: bike & boat
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00307
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Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.

Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.

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duration:
8 days
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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
moderate
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In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.

So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.

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Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.

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prices 2020

Prices are per person.

Season 1

18.04. – 18.04.2019

29.09.2020

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. A
Double room 1.099,00 €
Single room 1.499,00 €
 

Season 2

02.05. – 16.09.2020

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. A
Double room 1.349,00 €
Single room 1.749,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
94,00 €
 

bookable additional nights

Bukarest 4****Hotel Cat. A
Double room 52,00 €
Single room 93,00 €
 
Tulcea 4****Gästehaus Cat. A
Double room 43,00 €
Single room 66,00 €
 

bookable additional services

Sondertransfer Tulcea - Bukarest (nur bei Verlängerung im Delta notwendig, Fahrzeug für 1-3 Personen)
280,00 €
Travel services
  • 5 nights at the Hotel Boat + 2 nights in a 4-star guest house
  • Full board without drinks with lunch picnic / packed lunches
  • Transfer from / to Bucharest on 1st and 8th day
  • Bicycle tour guide /wildlife guide
  • Accompanying bus and boat
  • 1 handlebar bag per room
  • Travel documents including brochures

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worth knowing

Wissenswertes zur Rad & Schiffsreise im Donaudelta

Nachfolgend finden Sie konkrete Informationen zur Rad & Schiffsreise im Donaudelta. Sollten Sie weitere Fragen zu dieser Reise haben, so rufen Sie uns ganz einfach an: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.

Wichtige Hinweise

Routenführung vorbehaltlich Änderungen aufgrund von höherer Gewalt (Wasserstand, unverschuldeter Motor- oder Antriebsschaden).

 

Für alle Rad & Schiffstouren gelten gesonderte Stornobedingungen die Sie in unseren AGB finden.

Stornobedingungen

An- und Abreise

Flughafen Bukarest Henri Coanda: Direktflüge ab Frankfurt oder München oder mit Umsteigen in Wien, Prag oder Amsterdam ab vielen Deutschen Flughäfen.

Taxi Flughafen-Hotel (nur notwendig bei Buchung von Zusatznächten) ca. 30 Euro.

Am Anreisetag um 14:00 Uhr Bustransfer nach Tulcea ins Donaudelta (Dauer ca. 4 Stunden).

Am Abreisetag morgens Bustransfer zurück in die Hauptstadt Bukarest. Ankunft am Flughafen um ca. 13.00 Uhr.

Streckencharakteristik

Inmitten des Donaudeltas flache, unbefestigte Wege, Sand- und Schotterstraßen, ansonsten gut asphaltierte Landstraßen (fallweise etwas Verkehr) durch hügelige Landschaft. Die Sand- und Schotterstraßen erfordern etwas Kondition, sind aber aufgrund der verkürzten Etappenlänge von jedermann zu schaffen. Einzelne Abschnitte werden per Boot oder Bus überbrückt.

Sie radeln in Gruppen zwischen 12-20 Personen.

Verpflegung

Die Verpflegung ist landestypisch mit viel Fisch, Fleisch und Gemüse; mittags werden Picknicks veranstaltet oder Lunchpakete angeboten.

Mieträder

Die Mieträder sind 21-Gang-UNISEX-Tourenräder von KTM. Jedes Rad ist mit einer Packtasche ausgestattet.

Elektroräder können wegen der hohen Belastung durch die teilweise schlechten Wegeverhältnisse und die Seeluft (Rost, Korrosion) nicht zur Verfügung gestellt werden.

7 Tage Hotline Service

Wenn die Fahrradkette gerissen ist, Überschwemmungen die Weiterfahrt unmöglich machen oder sonstige böse Überraschungen auf Sie warten: Wir sind 7 Tage die Woche für Sie erreichbar und organisieren schnellstmöglich Hilfe.

Passport and visa requirements, health regulations

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

tour highlights

Danube Delta

After passing through several countries and absorbing countless lesser waterways, the Danube empties into the Black Sea south of the Ukrainian border. The Danube Delta (Delta Dunării), included on Unesco’s World Heritage list, is one of Romania's leading attractions. At Tulcea, the river splits into three separate channels: the Chilia, Sulina and Sfântu Gheorghe arms, creating a constantly evolving 4187-sq-km wetland of marshes, floating reed islets and sandbars. The region provides sanctuary for 300 species of bird and 160 species of fish. Reed marshes cover 1563 sq km, constituting one of the largest single expanses of reed beds in the world. The delta is a haven for wildlife lovers, birdwatchers, fishers and anyone wanting to get away from it all for a few days. There are beautiful, secluded beaches at both Sulina and Sfântu Gheorghe, and the fish and seafood, particularly the fish soup, are the best in Romania.

Danube Delta

Tulcea

Die Besonderheit von Tulcea ist, dass sie nachweislich eines der ältesten städtischen Siedlungen Rumäniens ist. Im 8. Jahrhundert v.Chr. wurde die getodakische Siedlung gegründet und von Herodot erstmalig erwähnt. Bezeichnet wurde die Siedlung als Castrum Aegyssus. Die Römer entwickelten die Hafenstadt zur Basis ihrer Schwarzmeerflotte. 1416 wurde die Stadt von Mehmet I. erobert, der die Stadt den Namen Tolcu gab. Bis zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts herrschten die Osmanen in der Stadt.

Tulcea

Celic Dere and Saon Monastery

One of the most important monasteries, widely considered the center of Christianity around here, is the Celic Dere Monastery. It is located just half an hour away from Tulcea, between the village of Telița and Frecăței. The site is beautifuly situated in the middle of the woods, in a beautiful clearing on the Cilic valley. The people that built the church were priests from Transylvania and Basarabia, who had lived on the Athos Mountain, in Greece. After a short time, the monks were moved to Saon, where they built another monastery. At Celic Dere the monks were replaced by nuns.

Celic Dere and Saon Monastery

Celic Dere and Saon Monastery

Enisala Fortress

Die Festung neben dem Ort Enisala wurde im 14. Jahrhundert von Kaufleuten aus Genua erbaut, die in jener Zeit das Monopol über die Schwarzmeer-Schifffahrt hatten. Nach der Eroberung der Dobrudscha im 15. Jahrhundert nutzten die Osmanen die Anlage als Militärgarnison, um sie im 16. Jahrhundert wieder aufzugeben.

Enisala Fortress

Bucharest

Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of "Little Paris"), Bucharest, Romania's largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis. Romanian legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literarily means "joy." His flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place.

Bucharest

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