Adventure of the Week: Romania&'s Danube Delta by Bike & BoatCycling and sailing the UNESCO world heritage site and wildlife paradise of Romania's Danube Delta, this week's feature adventure is a real gem for anyone interested in bird-life, or simply interested in enjoying life! [caption id="attachment_26152" align="alignnone" width="900"] White Pelicans[/caption]
In a nutshellWildlife, wilderness, and Romanian culture & history on a bike tour and river cruise combined. Distance: 147km Cycling over 7 nights Grade: Easy - Moderate This trip is also guided by an expert.
Where?[caption id="attachment_23176" align="aligncenter" width="900"] The Danube Delta![/caption] Exceeded only by the Great Barrier Reef and the Galapagos Archipelago, the Delta is the worlds third largest region of biodiversity and is a sanctuary for over 300 species of birdlife! The Danube Delta is where the Danube meets the Black Sea at "Mile-0", at the end of almost 1800 miles of waterway. Like many bike & boat itineraries, this trip is accompanied by a guide who will show you the best of this unique corner of Romania. [caption id="attachment_23181" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Unique houses at Letea[/caption]
Why cycle here?Gentle cycling (with just a few easy hills), this out of the ordinary Danube adventure allows you to visit one of Europe's last untouched wilderness areas. You can also expect traditional and timeless villages like Letea, Medieval history (such as the fortress of Enisala), the historic monasteries of Celic Dere & Saon, and of course the company of like-minded cyclists aboard your boat. [caption id="attachment_23179" align="aligncenter" width="900"] The transport and accommodation![/caption] Lagoons, marshland, and reed-beds host bountiful bird-life and you might be lucky to spot the Black Stork or the blue beaked White Headed Duck. Relax aboard your vessel in the evenings as the sun goes down over the Danube Delta. Heavenly!
Planning and preparation…We recommend this tour from April to October, although in June, July and August temperatures can get hot (up to around 30 degrees centigrade) so do bear that in mind. [caption id="attachment_23177" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Romanian countryside.[/caption] Bikes are included and transported on board your floating accommodation, and all meals are included, so you don't need to worry about a thing. Find out more about what a Bike & Boat trip entails in our handy (and downloadable) guide. This trip starts and finishes in Bucharest which is served by most major airlines and trains.
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