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Slovak Danube Cycling Route II.

Arboretum Mlyňany

Details

Difficulty: high

Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

Length of tour: 244 km

Difference in height: 150 m

Terrain: asphalt

Type of bike: trekking bike


The Slovak Danube cycling route II. leads from Bratislava alongside the Danube and then through south-west Slovakia with a thermal bath, botanical garden and ends in Topoľčianky - the summer residence of Czechoslovak presidents.

PROPOSED ITINERARY

1st Day: Arrival in Bratislava, accommodation (1 night)

We are able to provide transfer to your hotel from Bratislava or Vienna airport.

2nd Day: Bratislava (1 night) - Gabčíkovo (1 night), 58 km

The route leads from the right bank of Danube river in Bratislava - Petržalka and follows the way downstream with secluded places housing plenty of water birds.


This bike trail passes lakes with crystalline water ideal for summer swimming. The tour will enable you to see the gallery of modern art Danubiana and remains of the Roman military camp Gerulata.

Attraction

Gerulata Museum in Rusovce, a small village on the Danube that once was part of the Roman fortification system of Limes Romanus province Panonia. The Romans built a military settlement here, and the museum shows artifacts from that era.

3rd Day: Gabčíkovo - Komárno (1 night), 60 km

The tour continues on a good track with nice view of several branches of the Danube, and on the way you may taste some of the local fish specialities.

Attraction

Water Tower in Komárno.

Fortress in Komárno - the biggest and strongest fortification system against Turkish raids and against Napoleon in the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.

Historical centre in Komárno provides a suitable place to relax.

4th Day: Komárno - Radava (1 night), 74 km

The road leads through regional lowlands with its agricultural fields to an agropension near the village of Radava. The pension offers excellent conditions for taking a rest.

Attraction

Discover the Magic of the Dead Sea - the thermal water in Podhajská is of a similar composition as that of the Dead Sea.

Wine tasting at the agrofarm.

This is beautiful rolling country-side with vast fields and woods.

5th Day: Radava - Topoľčianky (1 night), 52 km

The tour crosses a swamp reserve in Žitavce which is known for its preserved species.
You have an opportunity to see the real pearls of Topoľčianky region such as Mlyňany Arboretum, the National Stud Farm with its museum of horses and an unique reserve of the European Bison.

Attraction

Topoľčianky castle - former summer residence of Habsburg royal dynasty and presidents of former Czechoslovakia.

The tourist path from the castle leads through forests to the ruins of the medieval royal fortress Hrušov.


National Stud Farm (Národný žrebčín Topoľčianky) is the only place in Europe where four different breeds of horses (Arabian Thoroughbred, Lippizaner, Hucul and Slovak Warmblood) are raised.


Arborétum Mlyňany, as a Garden of Eden with its rare collection of more than 2500 spieces and varieties of trees, plants and flowers.

There is a possibility to make an excursion to a wine producer in Topoľčianky to taste regional wines.

6th Day: Departure from Topoľčianky

We are able to provide transfer from Topoľčianky to Bratislava, Vienna or Budapest airport.


It is always possible to prolong your journey by continuing on another one of our routes. For example, you might combine Slovak Danube cycling Route II. with Topoľčianky Cycling Tour.


Included in the price

Hiring of trekking bikes.

Transport of luggage.

Accommodation: 5 nights in 3* hotel or pension.

Board: 5x breakfast.

Information package including itinerary and bicycle map (to lend).

Excluded in the price

Helmets, reflexive vests (upon request).

Hotel/airport transfers (upon request).

Guided service in Bratislava or Topoľčianky region (upon request).

Insurance.

Renting Conditions

Deposit: 100 EUR per bike.


*special prices may be negotiated for large groups



Price list
Basic price 420.00 € / person
More than 1 person 295.00 € / person

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