MTB and kayaking in Lower Danube region

Biking. Macin

Last days we enjoyed a lovely mix tour in a mountain region less known for mass tourism: Lower Danube and Măcin Mountains.

South East corner of Romania, nearby Galati city – the biggest harbor in the Lower Danube, is the Gate of Danube Delta and the land of three rivers: Siret (647km), Prut (953km) and Danube (2.860km) – the second biggest river from Europe.

On its way to the Black Sea, just around 120km away (80 miles), Danube river has to pass one last obstacle, the final barrier on its way to freedom: Măcin Mountains.

For 4 days we had to paddle over 70km along Danube river and to bike around 50km (+1.500m) with some short technical sections.

We had a great and motivated group, including the youngest one: a 14 years old strong young lady!

Stay tuned, we will be back on the river and mountains to repeat the experience!

Mountain bike and kayak in Northern Dobrogea

An exotic tour which combine mountain biking and kayaking.

South East corner of Romania, nearby Galati city – the biggest harbor in the Lower Danube, is the Gate of Danube Delta and the land of three rivers: Siret (647km), Prut (953km) and Danube (2.860km) – the second biggest river from Europe.

On its way to the Black Sea, just around 120km away (80 miles), Danube river has to pass one last obstacle, the final barrier on its way to freedom: Măcin Mountains.

Our special and unique eco-touristic program invites you to explore by kayak and mountain bike both, Lower Danube river and Măcin Mountains and the fabulous water and mountains mixture.

This program is dedicated to all active persons able to bike and paddle around 8 hours/day.

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When: July 11 – 15th (4 nights)

We start and end our tour in Galați city, the biggest harbor in Lower Danube.

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Group: up to 12 persons

The program is for adults only, over 18 years old.

There is no need of experience for kayaking.

All participants must have the minimum skills for mountain biking.

Equipment and services included:

  • kayak instructor and mountain guides;
  • sea kayak for each person (single or double)
  • personal safety equipment for water activities;
  • bike and kayak transfer;
  • personal luggage transfer;
  • minibus for transfer between river and mountains;
  • photos during the tour;

Our intention is to develop the local small green tourism businesses. So, with our local partners from Galați and surroundings we provide also:

  • accommodation: 4 nights in hotel, pension and camping;
  • breakfast: 4 days;mila 80
  • traditional dinner in remote places: 1 day;

Not included:

  • mountain bike. You can rent one, at request;
  • personal safety equipment for biking: helmet, gloves, sun glasses etc.;
  • travel to/from Galați city;
  • dinner where restaurants are available;
  • lunch pack for each day;
  • personal camping equipment for 1 night: summer sleeping bag and mattress;

For full program and booking, please contact us directly.

On the last frontier…

Trekking. Macin

South east of Romania, close to Danube river lies a small mountain range, not part of Carpathians: Măcin Mountains. These are the oldest mountains in Romania, today a National Park.

The Danube river was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, and today flows through 10 countries, more than any other river in the world. Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,860 km before emptying into the Black Sea, in Romania.

Macin Mountains are the last barrier which Danube river had been forced to avoid on its way to the Black Sea coast.

Surrounded by water, the natural potential it has in the present makes the Măcin Mountains National Park accessible to a broad range of tourists interested in nature hiking, scenery, flora, fauna, studies and documentation.

During last week we organized a 3 days trip in the area with a group of mountain leaders students, as part of their 2 years of training as International Mountain Leaders.

Besides trekking, we enjoyed the richness of the local flora and fauna which are really extraordinarily!