Along the Dam to Danubiana
Cycle along the beautiful blue Danube through the riparian forest to the peninsula of art. Get on the Bratislava cycle highway (Eurovelo 6) and discover the natural secluded places along the way
The Danube dam will lead you from the centre along forests, meadows and banks to the inspiring Danubiana museum of modern art, washed by the waters of the great river. You can take the ferry and get to the other bank, leading you back to the town.
Starting point: Square Šafárikovo námestie
Route length: 40.8 kms
Trip time (including breaks): 4 hrs
Surface: 100% paved
In traffic: 10%
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From the centre, cross the Danube over the bridge Starý most (1) and get to the Petržalka dam. Whizz under bridge Most Apollo and then bridge Prístavný most. Behind it an area of meadows and pebble beaches open up with a view of the industrial chimneys of the refinery (2). After the wilderness, go across the Starý háj to the abandoned BS-15 military bunker.
You then leave the town and, on the left hand side, the paths lead you to the dead arms of the river with houseboats of various styles (3). Will you also discover the massive Veľký Zemník reservoir with a length of more than 2 kilometres? After the newest bridge in Bratislava, refresh yourself in one of the snack bars. After that, turn left, and you will reach an excellent asphalt road along the Danube. It is impossible to get closer to the water. Turning right, you will arrive at the limpid Rusovce Lake (4), a little piece of the jungle just outside the city.
Then, near Čunovo, enjoy the view of the vast surface of Hrušov Water Reservoir (5). The Hydroelectric Power Plant (6) and Gabčíkovo Dam transformed the local Danube landscape years ago and supplied Slovakia with massive amounts of energy. Next, you will be greeted by the modern, boat-shaped Danubiana Museum (7) on a charming peninsula past the water sports area. A fascinating combination of contemporary art and the water element all around.
Finally, you will be transported to the other bank to Hamuliakovo by the bicycle ferry from the nearby port (8). For ferry hours, visit www.yachter.sk/cyklokompa. Alternatively, return by the same route or take bus No. 90. From Hamuliakovo, to the centre you cycle again along the water surrounded by greenery. Stop by the bird observatory near Kalinkovo (9) or in one of the snack bars along the dam. The town will welcome you with massive cranes and boats in the harbour (10). After bridge Most Apollo, you will find yourself near the Eurovea (11) shopping mall in the hustle and bustle of the city.
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