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Hub and Spokes Cycling Holiday on Danube River

offered by supplier M21189 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Bulgaria  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Birdwatching  
Season: April - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 89 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 89 Euro (EUR)

Hub and Spokes is a system that allows the clients to get a better flavour of the bike tour region being at own itinerary. Based in one accommodation/Hub/ and provided with in depth maps and routes /spokes/ notes, the clients have the advantage to choose which spoke to do the morning they wake up. Perhaps you're fatigued or it's raining that day; you are not tied to anyone's schedule but your own. You might choose to stay by the pool at the morning and ride a shortened option in the afternoon-the choice is yours. Because you have a car at your disposal, you have many options if you choose not to ride.

We will assemble a tailored tour just for you, whether you are a group of friends with varied interests and abilities, or a couple seeking a romantic getaway. We operate with small groups from 2 up to 6 participant. We offer you an accommodation at the village of Bozhichen and at the vilage of Popina, where you'll be close to unbelievable nature, close to the best of the Bulgarian cuisine and close to notorious cultural treasures.

Choosing a cycling vacation at the end of the romantic Danube river, respectively the end of Europe, you'll touch and feel the fascinating mixture of all cultures flourishing along its course.

1. The Bozhichen Hub -Placed at the entrance of Ivanovo UNESCO world heritage site the hotel in Bozhichen gives the opportunity to touch the secrets on the Danube and cycle through the wonders of Lomovete canyons.

2. The near village of Popina is on the south bank of the Danube river, backed by a vast hill on which opposite side lays the Lake Sreburna UNESCO world heritage site. Pedal the Roman Danubian Limes from Tutrakan to Silistra and take a spokes with the bike to inner hidden sanctuaries worshiped from Antiquity to nowadays. Get familiar with the traditional Danubian cuisine, local wine and youghurt production.

Natural Highlights are:
- Natural Park of the canyons of Lomovete Rivers, tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Sreburna Lake - UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Orlova Chuka Cave
- River Danube and the jungle-like islands
- Danubian Lakes and marshes

Cultural Highlights are:
- Roch-hewn churches of Ivanovo - UNESCO World Heritage Site
- City of Rousse, European Heritage Label
- Old city of Silistra – some places are in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- The Medieval Fortress of Cherven
- Thracian Treasure from Borovo
- Old town of Tutrakan
- St Dimitar Rock Monastery in Basarbovo
- Demir Baba Rock Sanctuary near Ruino

Traditions & Lifestyle Highlights are:
- The Cuisine of Lomovete – Lomovete regional mark of origin
- Youghurt products of Ludogorie
- The Danubian cuisine of Tutrakan and Silistra
- Nisovo Winery

Possible Itinerary of the spokes:

Day 1: from Bozhichen to Cherven. Highlights: Ivanovo UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 2: from Bozhichen to Orlova Chuka Cave. Highlights: Orlova Chuka Cave

Day 3: from Bozhichen to Rousse. Highlights: Cultural center of Rousse, European Heritage Label

Day 4: from Bozhichen to Liuliaka Island on Danube. Highlights: Basarbovo Rock Monastery.

Day 1: from Popina to Silistra. Highlights: Cultural heritage of Silistra.

Day 2: from Popina to Tutrakan. Highlights: Old town of Tutrakan.

Day 3: Danubian Lakes Trip. Highlights: Sreburna Lake UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lake of Maluk Preslavets

Day 4: from Popina to Ruino. Highlights: Demir Baba rock sanctuary near Ruino.

The Hubs at the villages of Bozhichen and Popina provide chances for some other activities you may choose at your vacation. Enjoy Boat trip, Birdwatching, Traditional cooking or Farming.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:

- Transport from/to the airports of Varna and Burgas to the first/last hub and in-between the hubs
- HB accommodations located in the heart of the best cycling routes with breakfast and dinner included
- Fully equipped bike. You can bring your own helmet or rent one from us
- Detailed route notes and highlighted maps for daily spokes. Every spoke has shorter and longer options - perfect for groups of mixed abilities and desires
- A car and driver at your disposal. Request should be made at least 3 hours before the planned beginning of trip. The price covers total distances not longer than approximately 200 km/day
- Advice on planning your daily spokes around lunch stops, whether it will be a special picnic location, or a not-to-be-missed restaurant en route
- Emergency contact mobile phone and info
- Technical support at short notice
- Lists of local cultural events, sites and wineries
- Medical insurance for Bulgaria.

About This Supplier
Location: Bulgaria
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2012

M21189 is specialized in fully supported guided bicycle tours and self guided Hub & Spoke cycling tours in Eastern Europe. Active biking recreation exploring historical and cultural heritage along the green trails in Bulgaria and Romania which connect notorious Danube River with the archaic west coast of Black Sea....

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