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Danube by bike, following EuroVelo 6 - self-guided

7 days / 6 nights
Danube - Leisure cycling - Road cycling - Selg-guided cycling
Self-guided - Families - Singles - Comfort - No Luggage transfer

Last updated: 13/12/2021

price from 860 €

A spectacular Bike Tour in Serbia on the Danube trail from Belgrade to Kladovo, following the EuroVelo 6 and the Danube Gorges!
This trip from Belgrade to Kladovo will introduce you to some absolutely amazing scenery. You will follow the most spectacular section of the Danube which is part of the project EuroVelo6. You will start our ride in Serbia and finish it in Serbia, then have a transfer into Romania. You will reach the point where the Carpathian Mountains end and the Balkan Mountains begin. Here you will find a breath-taking combinations of landscapes, from nice hills onto which picturesque villages with secular traditions like haymaking are settled, to steep gorge walls where lively rivers flow. The great Danube which will give you the feeling of pushing the mountains so it can slowly float towards the Black Sea, between Serbia and Romania, between the Balkans and the Carpathian Mountains.

We organize this trip only for groups established from 2 participants.
Please check the entry conditions in both countries, Serbia and Romania.

Your day by day program

1
Welcome in Belgrade

The trip starts at your hotel in Belgrade, a 3 star hotel in the city centre. Booking an extra-night is possible to enjoy the city before your ride.

2
Descending the Danube

The bikes are coming, so get ready to hop in the saddle! Today you start the bike ride on the Danube, the second longest river in Europe that was once the border of the Roman Empire. You will spend the night in the city of Smederevo, host of a mighty fortress and an appealing centre to explore. ~65 km. B

3
The majestic Danube

You will continue our cycle day on the Danube, admiring this majestic river which ran through so many countries before arriving here and assaulting the mountains. The flat ground slowly starts to turn hilly as you approach the gorges. But for the time being you will end the day going through a very green area. ~55 km. B

4
An impressive fortress

The day will start with a short bike ride and a very interesting ferry crossing of the big river, in a small ferry. Once on the other side you will resume following its course until reaching an impressive fortress sandwiched between the steep hillside and the river: Golubac Fortress or the Devil’s Fortress. You will spend the night in the town just before it. ~45 km. B

5
Between Serbia and Romania

There come the gorges. Continuing to cycle along the Danube, you might expect it to be agitated and torrent-like as it enters the gorges, but you will find it calm and still. In the 1970s, the Romanian and Yugoslav (at the time) governments decided to build a dam on the Danube in order to increase electricity production and also to make the river easily navigable. This is what we call today the Iron Gates. You will see the results of this all through the day when riding along the shore of this reservoir created by the dam downstream. On the way, a treat: the possibility to visit the archaeological museum at Lepenski Vir, a Paleolithic site with exquisite items to see, just on the river shore. After going through several tunnels, the end of the ride today will find you in a small town tucked at the mouths of a tributary to the big river. ~55 km. B

6
The Iron Gates

On through the gorges, the river will turn wider, looking more like a big lake: a sign that you get near the dam. After passing by the second such big stretch of water, lake-like, you have to imagine that in the middle of the river there used to be an island where a traditional and very conservative community of Turks used to live before the dam was built and the island submerged: Ada Kaleh. You will carry on an slowly the valley will become more open, the slopes will turn smoother and you will see the big dam to the left. A straight and flat road on will take you to the end of the ride in Kladovo. A small town and with a dozen or so of small restaurants and joints selling the pljeskavica, a rich, hamburger-like sandwich. ~65 km. B

7
Across the big dam

This morning you will return the bicycles and the tour will end with a transfer across the river and border to Drobeta plus a train ticket to Bucharest. If however you wish to carry on cycling, you have the option of carrying on along the Danube from Simian (border crossing transfer needed from Kladovo to Simian) to Calafat - Turnu Magurele - Giurgiu, or of having a transfer back to Belgrade. B

Departure board

Subject to availability of accommodation, response within 48 hours, from Monday to Friday.

Departures for groups formed on request

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Belgrade, Serbia: at your hotel.
End
  • Bucharest, Romania, at the railway station.
Accommodation
  • 6 nights in cosy guesthouses and hotels
    The offer of accommodation is not very vast in the region, we chose the best rentals, even if they are not always the most luxurious!
Number of people
  • From 2 people
Level of difficulty
  • 5 days, easy level with some short climbs.
Carrying
  • Not included.
Options:
  • Single supplement : 160€
  • Transfer Belgrade Airport - Belgrade hotel (1-3 persons, one way) : 30€
  • Transfer Bucharest North Station / Bucharest city centre - Bucharest Airport (1-3 persons, one way) : 30€
  • Extra night, Bucharest - double room : 78€
  • Extra night, Bucharest - single room : 66€
Included
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Accommodations
  • Day 7: Transfer Kladovo - Drobeta Turnu Severin and train from there on to Bucharest
  • Bike rental from Day 2 to Day 7 in the morning (XC bikes), helmet, small repair set
Not included
  • Guide
  • Meals, other than breakfast
  • Drinks
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer to the meeting point (hotel in Belgrade) and from the railway station in Bucharest on.
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Museum Admission
  • Flights

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