Multiactivity Tour - Beyond The Iron Gate

Multiactivity Tour - Beyond The Iron Gate

Multiactivity Tour - Beyond The Iron Gate

Accommodation

5nights in family-run guesthouses
2nights in family-run hotels
4nights in 3 star hotels
1night in 2 star hotels
Double or twin rooms with ensuite WC/shower.

Transport

Depending on group size – either a mini van or mini buswith a trailer for the bikes;

Meals 12 breakfasts and 11dinners;
Staff English, German or French speaking guide and a driver is included.
Age Restriction This trip is suitable for adults with experience in long cycling on asphalt and forestry road;
Group Size 6 persons and above
 
Operator Remarks
This tour can be easily tailored depending on your preferences.
If you would like to make a longer or shorter trip this can be easily arranged.
If your group has a tour leader – we can offer a free place.

Starting from Sofia (the Bulgarian capital) we reveal the Western Balkan Mountains – one of the less populated and wild corners Bulgaria – one of the less populated and wild countries in Europe. Here the strong ridge of the Balkan Mountains turns its directions into north – south, with peaks still rising above 2000 m. Here is oneof the nominees for the New7Wonders of Nature campaign, Belogradchik Rocks –a group of bizarre sandstone and limestone formations, reaching up to 150m in heighton our way.These rock formations, which vary in colour from red through yellow to grey, are a product of erosion.Before reaching Belogradchik we visit Tchiprovtsi – a lovely mountain town at the foot of the great Balkan Range, still preserving its unique carpet weaving traditions. The Vratchanski Balkan Nature Park is offers lovely sceneries, rocky valleys, gorges and lots of caves.

The Iron Gate, located approximately in the middle of the Danube river course, with its length of 100 km carved through the Carpathian Mountains, is the largest river gorge in Europe. It offers spectacular landscapes, unspoilt nature and abundant evidences of a long a turbulent history. Djerdap National Park and Portile de Fier Nature Park on the Serbian and Romanian banks of the Danube will delight any visitor with their outstanding and abundant flora and fauna, important archeological sites from the Neolithic and Roman period, impressive medieval fortresses. Here we experience the hospitality on both banks of the Danube, and immerse ourselves in the unique atmosphere, colored by the region’s landscape, nature, culture, music and local cuisine.

The Southwestern Carpathian Mountains in Romania are still wild and undiscovered. Enormous rivers form deep gorges; everything is covered with green carpets of beech forests and from time to time – the endemic Banat Pine. Here lots of ethnic minorities – Germans, Hungarians, Serbians, Czechs, Bulgarians meet and live together… The actual poorness and the former socialist industrial sceneries, together with the wild nature and small colorful in different ethnic groups villages, give an outstanding flavor to this region. The tour ends at Timisoara, the "Little Vienna"of Romania.

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Multiactivity Tour - Beyond The Iron Gate