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Explore Eastern Europe Your Way with UTracks

7 destinations in Eastern Europe that you must visit

Eastern Europe is a beautifully diverse area brimming with an eclectic mix of languages, landscapes, food, cultures & traditions.

The influence of the Ottoman, Romans, Slavs and Russians has left their legacy on the area and only adds to the charm of the countries.

How will you discover the region’s mountains, rivers & towns? Do you enjoy walking or cycling holidays? Or perhaps a combination of both or do you get excited about boat-based trips? A holiday in Eastern Europe can offer it all.

With these 7 popular travel destinations in Eastern Europe, you will be able to discover a new side of the continent. Explore the region on an active holiday with UTracks.

Czech Republic

Savour the delightful Czech countryside at handlebar level when you cycle along an outstanding collection of scenic routes linking Dresden (Germany) with Prague and then onwards via the quaint villages and countryside of the Bohemia region to Vienna (Austria). A cycling holiday in the Czech Republic allows you to explore castles dating to the Hapsburg times, caves, quaint villages and spectacular landscapes.

Hungary

The Danube River follows Hungary’s north-western border with Slovakia, before it bends south at Budapest to mark the Serbia/Bosnia Herzegovina border. A fantastic way to take a holiday in Hungary is to follow along the banks of the beautiful Danube by bicycle. As you ride through the idyllic Hungarian countryside, you’ll pass tiny islands, vineyards and small farming villages. Explore the churches, palaces & cobbled lane ways of Gyor or discover the allure of Budapest with its ancient chapels and elegant plazas.

Macedonia

With its show-stopping landscapes, remarkable architecture and rich, complex history, Macedonia is one of Europe’s most underrated travel destinations. Sandwiched between Greece and the Balkan Peninsula, this small country is part Mediterranean, part Balkan and totally captivating. Discover the country on two wheels.

Croatia

The islands off Croatia provide glorious cycling & sailing opportunities for individuals, couples and friends, or even the entire family. Explore the fabulous coastline of Dalmatia by bicycle or on foot and fall in love with the World Heritage Listed old town of Dubrovnik. Croatia consistently ranks as one of Europe’s top destinations. Curious to know why? Go out and explore it on your next active holiday.

Poland

The borderlands of Lithuania, Poland and Belarus are rich in natural beauty with national parks, sandy plains, vast forests, crystal clear lakes and deep river valleys covering the terrain. In Poland you cycle along dedicated bike paths and quiet back roads, visiting medieval castles and historic port cities lined with rows of colourful terrace houses.

Romania

Romania is a fascinating gem of Eastern Europe, blessed with intriguing history, rich culture and stunning mountain landscapes dotted with wildflowers, traditional villages and medieval castles. Learn about the legend of Dracula in Romania’s Transylvania region or join a guided walking holiday that will take you to Carpathian Mountains and the painted monasteries of Bucovina.

Slovenia

Slovenia is still relatively unknown and a little visited country in Eastern Europe. It is rich in culture, art and history and travellers on an active holiday will be opened up to the spectacular landscapes of the Julian Alps or the historic rail route from Trieste to Porec in Croatia. Our unique trips are tailored to get you deep into the heart of this magical country, taking in its key highlights as well as experiencing the beauty of its lesser-visited trails. Explore beautiful Slovenia for a very different side of Europe.

Did this list inspire you or perhaps it has raised a lot of questions waiting for an answer? If so, please feel free to get in touch with one of our travel experts nearest to you and they will be happy to assist you more by phone, email or in person.

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