The Grand Tour of the Danube Delta – 10 days biking
A bicycle tour of 10 days and 9 nights around the Danube Delta – each night there is the possibility of camping in the wild or taking an accomodation with locals in a traditional house or in a hotel
Dates 2019: April 15-24 and May 13-22 (4 persons min.) DAY 1 About 12 noon we start at the faleza (river promenade in front of the Hotel Delta). Crossing the mighty Danube by watertaxi. Cycling to Pardina on a rocky road and picturesque dams (25 km). Staying at a local private guesthouse (or camping in the yard) DAY 2 From Pardina a nice ride to Chilia Veche of about 40 km on a rural road, then we take the public ferry to Periprava. DAY 3 Periprava to Sulina on sandy roads with a stop in the strictly protected fabulous Letea forest, maybe on to Letea village (depending) for a tasty traditional fish or vegetable soup (or later in Sulina). Via C.A. Rosetti – with its magnificient church – and Cardon to Sulina, adventurous watertaxi across the Sulina branch of the Danube (about 42 km). DAY 4 A laid-back day spent in Sulina kayaking, sightseeing, wild life a cultural tour and going to the Black Sea beach. DAY 5 Another rocky and sandy road to Sf. Gheorghe and the southernmost branch of the Danube (40 km). DAY 6 From Sf. Gheorghe village we take a local boat through different channels to a wild beach from where we ride and push our bikes 30 km along the sea shore to Gura Portitei where lagoon meets sea. DAY 7 Half day excursion to a Kormoran colony, rest of the day lounging on the beach. DAY 8 From Gura Portitei to Periboina along the wild beach, to Edighiol and Vadu on a small rural road and then to Corbu on concrete (about 60 km) DAY 9 Corbu- Jurilovca (72 km on a local concrete road) DAY 10 Jurilovca – Tulcea (55 km on another concrete road) via Enisala fortress, arriving in Tulcea between 1-2 pm. Level: people who are used to do this kind of tour. It’s not so much a socializing tour but absolutely doable for experienced bikers! 10 days and 9 nights around the Delta, 400 km (330 km of biking and about 70 of going with the boat). Ancient fortresses, wild beaches where we’re sometimes pushing our bikes or riding on the edge of the water, the Letea forest, the 3 arms of the Danube flowing in the sea, Laguna Razim-Sinoe, Jurilovca, wild camping or comfortable accommodation.
It is an endurance tour – only after you’ve done it you are able to realize the greatness of the Danube Delta, the place situated at the frontier of land and water, of reality and fantasy.
The route is Tulcea-Chilia Veche-Sulina-Sf. Gheorghe-Gura Portitei-Vadu-Istria-Jurilovca-Enisala-Tulcea. It is an unassisted tour, where, although we are a team, everyone needs to carry their own equipment and has to be able to take care of themselves. It is possible to deviate from the path and the timetable if the weather or other circumstances force us to. Price: 490€/pers.