– Biosphere reserve Danube Delta
– The monasteries of Celic Dere and Saon
– The antique colony Argamum
– The medieval fortress of Enisala
Comfortable and cosy hotelboat with restaurant (air-conditioned) and spacious sundeck with deckchairs; cabins (approx. 9 m²) with private facilities.
The ship association exists of a raft with cabin tract, sun deck and restaurant as well as a main ship with an engine. Besides there is an accompanying boat that fetches the cyclists also from the narrowest canals of the delta and brings them back to the main ship and there is as well another small one with a platform especially for the bicycles. In the air-conditioned restaurant typically Rumanian specialities are served – you are surprised from the ingenuity of the national kitchen!
The cozy cabins are equipped with separate beds and two windows. Showers and toilets are provided in each cabin. The windows can be opened. The cabins have a size of approx. 9 m² and no aircondition is installed in the cabins. However, the evenings on the water are not especially hot. The windows are equipped with insect protection, therefore you can enjoy your nights.
Guest house 4* in Tulcea
This comfortable hostel, with air-conditioned rooms, is about 5-10 minutes walk from the market square.
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 orthodox 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 separates 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. 1 p.m.; possibility of additional nights in Tulcea or Bucharest.
All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
When you do not want to cycle one day, you can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next town.
Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program.
Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligated)
Bike rent for 21 gear bike: €89 per person
Rental bikes & equipment
– 21-speed-hybrid bikes with caliper brake including panniers: € 89 per bike/week
– Bike helmet-rental, limited availability (€ 25,- payable locally). We advice you to bring your own good-fitting helmet.
E-bikes are not possible on this trip.
The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast, packed lunch and a warm dinner in the evening. The catering consists of full board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. Vegetarian catering is possible, please announce this with reservation and discuss it again with the tour guide on site.
Minimum of participants
12 people (has to be reached 4 weeks before cruise start at the latest). Maximum number: 20 persons
Boat Bike Tours BV
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1141 VD Monnickendam
Tel: +31 299 313071
Fax: +31 299 313065
The organisation/executive tour operator: Rad & Reisen GmbH, Vienna (A).
The tour operator is entitled to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants has not been reached. We recommend using a travel and cancellation insurance.
Stand: Oct. 25th, 2016