CYCLING FOR NATURE

Be one of the first pioneers on the Amazon of Europe Bike Trail

The Amazon of Europe Bike Trail is a unique project! Supported by the European Union, 15 partners in five countries Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia worked on its development and implementation. On both sides of the river beauties Mura, Drava and Danube, two breathtaking long-distance cycle paths have been created that allow you to immerse yourself deeply in the largest river wilderness in Central Europe and in the cultural diversity of five countries in the heart of Europe.

Now the Amazon of Europe Bike Trail is about to open officially. That is why we want to give cyclists the opportunity to be the first ones to cycle and explore this new bike trail. A unique opportunity not to be missed! Find out more here.

1. Our promise

Explorers at the Amazon of Europe!

The Amazon of Europe Bike Trail will be the new star in the range of European long-distance cycle path. Why? Because it is much more than “just” a common bike trail. Because with the promise “Cycle for Nature” it opens up the largest, untouched wilderness in Central Europe along the rivers Mura, Drava and Danube, the “Amazon of Europe”. In order to protect this natural jewel and preserve it for future generations, the neighboring countries of Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia have joined forces and founded the world’s first 5-country Biosphere Reserve. And with the help of the European Union, the cycle path was realized in parallel to give people the opportunity to experience a unique nature experience and to open up new economic perspectives in harmony with nature for the regions along the cycle path with the help of sustainable tourism.

Now, just before the official opening of the cycle path, we are proud to offer cyclists, who are keen to discover, the unique opportunity to explore the new Amazon of Europe Bike Trail as true pioneers. As part of our proven format of an “explorer tour”, you will immerse yourself in the most spectacular sections, garnished with an attractive supporting program and accompanied by experienced guides and local experts in a magical and yet so little-known destination. And that at a particularly attractive “explorer price”! You will return to your home as an ambassador for Amazon of Europe with unforgettable impressions, enchanted by the genuine hospitality and the awareness that you have already made an active contribution to the protection of this river wilderness on this explorer tour. This is our promise!

2. Your trip

A journey of discovery along the Amazon of Europe

We have put together a particularly attractive and varied program for the first explorer tour on the Amazon of Europe Bike Trail. Since it is impossible to get to know all 27 daily stages of the north and south route in one week, the explorer tour focuses on the border area of Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, to get a glimpse of the impressive section of the Amazon of Europe.

In addition, this area is also culturally very diverse and can be seen as an undiscovered gem. The participants will be enjoying experiences like wine tasting in Vinarium Tower, bird watching, rafting tour on the Amazon of Europe, visiting exhibition in Expano and guided sightseeing of the historical cities like Varaždin (Croatia), Lendava (Slovenia) and Bad Radkersburg (Austria).

The Amazon of Europe Bike Trail offers unforgettable views of the biosphere reserve and we have organized an impressive nature experience program to dive deeper into the Amazon of Europe.

The itinerary in detail:

1st day | September 23th, 2021 Meeting in Mureck (AUT); Cycling on the Amazon of Europe Bike Trail to Bad Radkersburg; Transfer to and visit of the Vinarium Tower in Slovenia with wine tasting; Transfer to Lenti (HUN) and overnight stay.

2nd day | September 24th, 2021 Cycling on the Amazon of Europe Bike Trail in the Balaton National Park; Rafting tour on the Amazon of Europe; Transfer to the Mura-Drava confluence; Short hike to the bird watchtower; Presentation of the valorisation program at the confluence of the Mur and Drava rivers; Transfer to Varaždin (CRO) and overnight there.

3rd day | September 25th, 2021 Guided city tour in Varaždin; Cycling on the Amazon of Europe Bike Trail to Sveti Martin na Muri (CRO); Visit of a traditional and floating river mill including a picnic; Overnight stay in Sveti Martin.

4th day | September 26th, 2021 Cycling on the Amazon of Europe Bike Trail to Velika Polana (SI); Visit of the stork village, the Copek Mill and Pomelaj Craft Institute (SI) in Velika and Mala Polana; Transfer to Expano and visit to the exhibition; Time to say goodbye and transfer to Mureck.

3. Your adventure

The Explorer Tour 2021 West

Are you a reasonably experienced cyclist with a spirit of discovery? Daily stages of max. 50 km, without any major inclines, are not a problem for you? Would you like to discover a new destination with all its magic and surprises? And, as a pioneer, are you also tolerant when something doesn’t go right away? Then we are sure that you are right on our explorer tour!

Dates: September 23th to September 26th, 2021

Costs: Explorer price € 388, – per person for 4 days

The price includes: Half board in a double room; all transfers; Rental bike for 4 days, nature and culture programs as listed.

Your inclusive services:

• 3 overnight stays by selected partner hotels

• Accommodation of your choice: Classic

• Guided bike tour (in english) on 4 selected stages along the Amazon of Europe Bike Trail in Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia

• Luggage service from stage to stage

• Shuttle and return transfers as part of the mobility service

• Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

• Rental bike for 4 days

• Luggage service from stage to stage

• Shuttle and return transfers as part of the mobility service

• 2 bottles of water a day

• Visit to the Vinarium tower with wine tasting

• Guided city tour of Varaždin

• Rafting tour

• Visit to the exhibition in Expano

• Visit to the stork village, the Copek mill and the Pomelaj handicraft institute

General Terms & Conditions (TOS) (klick to download PDF)

WARNING: During our tour we will cross borders several times and there is proof of vaccination or PCR test required.

GOOD TO KNOW: In case COVID-19 related regulations do not allow the implementation of the tour, the bookers receive a full refund.

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More questions? Just give us a call:

Official Amazon of Europe Bike Trail Booking Center
Vid Štuhec (Languages: German/English/Slovenian)

Tel.: +386 30 467 457
info@aoebiketrail.com

Booking Center tour operator: Naj Tura d.o.o., Maistrova 2a, 1234 Mengeš, Slovenia
Licence numbers: 781, 782

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