We are currently, slowly, making our way west on the Eurovelo 6, now in southern Romania and thinking of doing a section by boat, but finding it very hard to find any information. The only options seem to be very expensive, pre-booked, long-distance tourist boats with a set itinerary.
If anyone has any information about boats between Belgrade and Novi Sad and/or Budapest or similar, please let me know!
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There are no ordinary passenger ferries between the two countries. The only such boats are expensive cruises.
Hi, don't know anything about boats, but if you are in South of Romania I would highly recommend crossing over to Serbia and cycling the Iron Gates section of the Danube which forms the Romania / Serbia border. From Kladovo to Golubac. Just google the map. You can head up to Hungary that way too. Enjoy your ride.
Why wouldn't you cycle the Romanian side? I heardt Serbian side is much busier and also has a lot of long tunnels. The Romanian side is apparently a lot quieter and nicer riding - also less hilly.
The few tunnels on the Serbian side of the Iron Gates are not a problem for cyclists, nor is there very much traffic – and what little traffic there is, knows to watch out for cyclists.
And yes, the Serbian side is a little hilly, but that is a good thing, because the road rises up to some impressive views of the river gorge. I have cycled this route twice, and both times met plenty of elderly people and very casual tourers, and they did not find the route challenging.
I am not opposed tp you cycling on the Romanian side. I only suggested going over to the Serbian side as that was the side we did and I could only give view of my first hand experince of the Serbian side. I thought it was very beautiful and don't remember the tunnels or the traffic being too bad at all. Hope you enjoy whichever side you choose ;-)
Thanks everyone for your comments and sorry for the delayed response - not much time to get online!
We did the Romanian side in the end, though that included getting a lift between Drobeta and Orsova, at the insistence of our warmshowers host - it's a pretty unpleasant little stretch!
The Romanian side after Orsova was lovely, pretty quiet, mostly very good roads, few hills and wonderful views. Highly recommended!