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When one thinks of the Danube River, paddling — not pedaling — is what likely comes to mind. But tour operator Backroads has made cycling along Europe’s second longest river a centerpiece of its continental collection.
Teaming up with AmaWaterways, Backroads’ clients disembark their river cruise ship to be greeted by bikes and support staff for daily rides. One of the many highlights is journeying on two wheels across the former Iron Curtain between the capitals of Vienna and Bratislava, Slovakia.
With all the world-class food served onboard a river cruise, Backroads has found a way to reach the destination — without having to loosen the belt by a notch or two.