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Danube delta bike and boat

Welcome on board !

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!

CATERING

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.

LANGUAGES ON BOARD

German, English

Natural Paradise Danube Delta by Bike + Boat

For more information check the tour descrpition

ARRIVAL BY PLANE

Airport: Bukarest/Otopeni (OTP), Baneasa (BBU)
Otopeni, (officially called Henri Coanda), Bucharest’s main airport, is 17km north of the city on the DN1. Opened in 1970 but recently extended, it is a spacious, efficient airport. After getting off the plane and easing your way through the passport control, you’ll find yourself in the baggage reclaim area. Ignore all of the services on offer here. You should especially ignore the currency exchange desks: they do not offer decent rates. Instead, grab your luggage, which usually arrives promptly, and then it’s off through customs to the arrivals area. (If your luggage fails to arrive, head for the small office on the left hand side of the exit, where staff will help you find out where it might have gone). In the arrivals area, there are loads of ATMs, a press shop and a small cafe. To the right, there is a passage leading to the departures terminal: the passage is lined with car hire desks and a few shops, including a chemist.

TRANSFER

Taxi transfer from airport - hotel (necessary if you have booked pre or post tour nights in Bukarest):

To order a taxi by yourself, look for the multi-language touch screens in the arrivals hall. They are fully automated and very easy to use, and you can choose from the full range of Bucharest taxi companies: all have their tariffs clearly displayed. Once the taxi company of your choice has informed you (via the screen) how long the taxi will take to arrive, and what ID number the taxi has (take the ticket which will be printed), you simply go outside to wait for your taxi.

Just make sure you get into the correct taxi: check the company name and ID number with the one on your ticket. While most of the rip-off taxis of yore have now gone, there are still sometimes touts hassling visitors inside the arrivals hall: ignore them. You should also ignore the sign saying ’Rapid Taxi.’ These are overpriced taxis allowed - for some unfathomable reason - to wait directly outside the internal arrivals terminal, underneath international arrivals.

Airport Baneasa: approx. 10 km away from Otopeni, is mostly used by low cost airlines.

Taxi from/to the airport Otopeni: approx. € 10,-

From/to airport see via "Price".

Reservation within flight dates necessary.

PARTICIPANTS

Minimum: 12 person
Maximum: 20 person

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Helmets:
Bike helmet-rental, € 25,-/week. We recommand you to bring your own helmet with you.

Private bicycles:
on request

General information:
With our experienced local wildlife and bike-guides you learn to recognize birds by their noise or in flight discover rare plants and animals, about the life of the Delta residents and the incredible eventful past of this region, which already fascinated the Romans, Greeks and Dacians. You are accommodated, on a modern 4* floating Hotel and in a family run, comfortable 4* guesthouse. The meals are traditional with fish, meat and vegetable, for lunch picnics or lunch packs will be offered. You bike in groups of 12-20 people. Therefore it is necessary to have some experience in bike tours. Sand- and gravel roads require a bit of physical condition, but should be succeed by everybody as the daily stretches are quite short. Some stretches are done by boat or bus. Itinerary is subject to change – in case of high forces (water level, through no fault of one’s own engine- or drive-breakdown). Before and after your bike tour you also have the possibility to book extra nights in Tulcea or Bucharest.

Arrival to Hotel Berthelot in Bucarest

From the airport Henri Coandă (OTP) you reach the Hotel Berthelot with a taxi (depending on the traffic approx. 25min) or alternatively by public transport in approx. 40-50min. From the airport, you can get directly to the city centre with a so-called express bus line (line 783). Step off at the station "Roman Square" and then take further the bus 126 or 368 to Luterna Station. From there the hotel is within walking distance. You will find the bus stops directly in front of the arrival halls at the airport or at the exits at the train station in Bucarest.

If you travel to Bucarest by train, we recommend to take the metro and Bus or alternatively call a taxi for the way to the hotel. The hotel is approx. 2,2km away from the northern train station in Bucarest (Gara de Nord). The next metro stations are Piata Romana (approx. 10min by foot to the hotel) or Izvor (approx. 20min by foot to the hotel). From the northern train station, take the line M1 direction Dristor until Piata Victorei. There you change to the line M2 in direction Berceni (1 station) until Piata Romana. From the Piata Romana you can also take the bus line 126 or 368 to Luterna Station. You can recognize the metro stations from the big "M".

CABINS

The cozy cabins are equipped with separate beds and two windows. Showers and toilets are provided in each cabin. The windows can be openend. 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.

Charter price p.w.: €0,-

2021