Boat bike tours Serbia
Serbia is a highly underrated country for boat and bike tours, and undeservedly so — it has spectacular fortresses, serene and impressive stretches of the Danube River, a fascinating history, vibrant cities and plenty of tasty traditional dishes for you to sink your teeth into!
And the highlight of your boat bike tour in Serbia is the Iron Gates national park, officially called the Đerdap National Park. Known as the “Iron Gates of the Danube”, this area on the border with Romania is home to gorges, canyons, river valleys, ancient fortifications and hundreds of caves — and is all yours to enjoy from the deck of your ship, the Theodor Körner, as you traverse the confluence of the Low Carpathian and Balkan mountain ranges.
Getting there is (more than) half the adventure
But this is no ordinary cycle and cruise tour: Our special 15-day Danube Experience Iron Gates tour travels through six European countries on its way to and from the Đerdap Gorge.
Your adventure will depart from the gorgeous German town of Passau, which lies at the confluence of three rivers. You’ll follow one of these, the impressive Danube, for most of the trip, setting out on relaxed cycling tours through wonderful landscapes by day, and rejoining the ship for a delicious dinner and resting up in your comfortable ship’s quarters by night.
Just a taste of what you can look forward to in addition to your boat bike tour in Serbia: the capital cities Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest; the vineyards and castles of Austria’s Wachau Valley; the immense Esztergom Basilica in Hungary; the natural beauty of the Drava-Nemzeti National Park; and the Danube’s stunning Schlögener Schlinge loop.
Belgrade, canyons and beyond; boat bike touring in Serbia
And if that wasn’t enough, boat bike tours in Serbia have plenty more to offer in addition to the wondrous spectacle of the Iron Gates. The “White City” of Belgrade, Serbia’s upbeat capital, is a great place to dine, enjoy lively folk music, and learn more about the rise and fall of Yugoslavia. And the Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad will be sure to take your breath away — perhaps you’ll need some lovely rural biking and Serbian wine tasting to recover.