A cycle journey to discover the stunning beauty of the Danube Delta in Romania where the mighty river empties into the Black Sea. Travel along canals with floating reed islands, lagoons and lakes. The landscape alternates between gently rolling hills, flood plains on the Ukraine border, marshland teaming with birdlife such as comorants and great white egrets, and sleepy fishing villages. You will be amazed by the diversity and beauty of the area. Under expert guidance you will discover the fauna and flora of this landscape and rich history evidenced by the Roman and Greek excavations at Argamum. At night relax and enjoy Romanian hospitality and cuisine on board your floating hotel and in a cosy guesthouse in Tulcea.
DAY 1 Arrive in Bucharest, group transfer to Tulcea DAY 2 Cycle to the small fishing village Murighiol, then by boat through a maze of floating islands (31km / 19mi) DAY 3 Cycle to 'Mile 0' where the Danube River meets the Black Sea (25km / 15.5mi) DAY 4 Cycle in the Gulf of Musura to Letea and then by boat to Crisan (23km / 14mi) DAY 5 Rest day in the delta, boat to Tulcea DAY 6 Round cycle through the gently rolling landscape to the Abbey of the Dobrogea (26km / 16mi) DAY 7 Bus to Ceamurlia de Jos, cycle to the medieval fortress of Enisala and the nature reserve of Cape Dolosman (42km / 26mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes with return transfer from Tulcea to Bucharest
High season supplement applies to departures between 22 Apr and 30 Sep
*7 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches, 7 dinners *5 nights in a twin share cabin with ensuite facilities and 2 nights accommodation in a comfortable guesthouse *21 speed bike with pannier *group arrival and departure transfer from/to Bucharest *cycle and wildlife guide *support van and support boat *information pack including route notes & maps per room