Bike and kayak tours in Danube Delta to include visit to Ivan Patzaichin Museum

The organisers of the bicycle and kayak tours in the Delta will include in the route the Ivan Patzaichin Museum, in Mila 23, which will open at the end of this week, and say that the opening of the first green trail in the Delta also means that these tours become legally approved.

A group of 14 people left on Sunday from the Tudor Vladimirescu suburb of Tulcea, on their bicycles, to Sulina, their route including the villages of Pardina, Chilia Veche, Periprava and CA Rosetti.

Overnight stays take place in campsites, most of the time, and in the suburb of Tudor Vladimirescu, such a place has been set up by Alexandru Redvanov, who offers guests not only all the facilities, but also a meal with local dishes made only on request.

The campsite in the suburb of Tudor Vladimirescu is not listed on google maps, the road in the suburb is very bad, but these things can be regarded as a training for cycling tours in the Delta.

The organiser of the trip, Calin Ene, mentioned that the next cycling and kayaking tours in the Delta will include the Ivan Patzaichin Museum that will open at the end of this week in the village of Mila 23, the inauguration of the landmark that also means the opening of the first trail dedicated to non-motorised bikes in the Delta, and camping trips becoming legally approved.

In Sulina, the group of visitors will exchange their bikes for kayaks, with the tours offered near the town.

The Ivan Patzaichin Museum – the Centre for Community Innovation will be inaugurated on Thursday 23 May in the village of Mila 23, celebrating the successes of Ivan Patzaichin and providing a setting for the exhibition of his concerns about the Delta, for the encouragement and expression of the culture and traditions of the Lippovans of Mila 23 and for the enhancement of the fragile biodiversity of the Danube Delta.

According to the “Ivan Patzaichin-Mila 23” association, through educational projects and the provision of a space for artistic and research residencies, the museum will become an essential pillar in the life of the community and will contribute to the evolution of the Danube Delta and the well-being of its inhabitants, offering all the protected natural areas of the country a model of an institution based on modern principles of community collaboration.