NEW for 2023: Set yourself the ultimate running goal in 2023 and achieve it with personalised coaching from the UK’s leading running coach and inspirational speaker Rory Coleman. Run ten kilometres a day over five unforgettable days, through the spectacular natural landscapes and beautiful cities of the Danube, totalling 50 kilometres of new discoveries, new friends and new feelings of remarkable personal achievement. This incredible challenge is open to everyone, all you need is determination and commitment. The reward will be all yours.
Achieve something extraordinary in 2023, (re)discover your passion and help others by running 50km over 5 days.
Join our professional running coach, Rory Coleman, on a unique and exclusive charity challenge, running 10km per day whilst cruising on the beautiful Danube River. With his help, set yourself up for an incredible year.
Start at any level, this unique charity challenge is all about developing you as a runner, at your own pace.
This once-in-a-lifetime adventure takes us through The Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, flanked by castles, vineyards and picture-postcard villages and is a stunningly scenic prelude to Vienna. Here, discover a rich history, music, grand palaces and famous coffee houses. Bratislava will delight you, with a taste of Slovakia and Linz offers a fascinating cultural mix.
And here’s what’s in store for you when you join:
– Rory’s exclusive lifestyle & running package for Charitable Travel Customers (as detailed below).
– Raise money for your favourite charity.
– Enjoy a Premium All-Inclusive cruise on the River Danube with all meals and drinks included.
– Explore European capitals like Vienna, Bratislava, Linz and the Wachau Valley.
Places are limited for this event so please register your interest as soon as possible before 31st January 2023. Places will be confirmed after this date, in order of registrations received.
Transfers between Munich and Engelhartszell
1 night stay in Engelhartszell in a B&B basis
Services of a group leader and professional coach, Rory Coleman, throughout the cruise
5-night cruise on a Premium All-Inclusive basis:
Extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner, either served or gourmet buffet dining
Welcome and farewell dinners
Regional specialities, afternoon tea and snacks
Tea, coffee and water are available 24 hours
High-quality drinks (11am-midnight): tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks (* exceptions are champagne and top branded drinks and some specialities, subject to surcharges)
Nightly entertainment in the lounge
Use of all onboard facilities including the A-ROSA SPA, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, relaxation and fitness room
15% discount on SPA treatments
Services of on-board cruise director
All port taxes
Plus a few extras just for you…
This package starts and ends in Munich. The organised transfer from Munich to Engelhartszell departs from Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) at 3:30 pm. If your flight arrives early into Munich, this allows you time to explore at your leisure before taking the transfer.
Day 1: Engelhartszell
Your trip starts on arrival in Engelhartszell when you check in to Wesenufer Hotel (or similar) for a 1-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure to meet the other runners and prepare for the challenge ahead.
Engelhartszell is a quaint picturesque village on the Austrian/German border perfectly situated on the Danube stretch close to the famous Schloegener Schlinge, a place of outstanding beauty where the river does an almost 360-degree bend on itself.
Day 2: 10km Challenge and Embark the A-ROSA Donna in Engelhartszell
This morning take your first 10km challenge on a scenic route along the mighty Danube. Take in one of the best views of the river at the famous Schloegener Schlinge. After lunch embark the A-ROSA DONNA.
Day 3: Cruising the Wachau Valley and Vienna
Arrive in Vienna at 1300 and overnight stay
Cruise the beautiful Wachau Valley arriving at 1300 in Vienna. Enjoy the afternoon and evening exploring the rich history, Baroque palaces, museums, boutiques, markets, beautiful gardens hidden behind unassuming facades, and grand coffee houses. Music enthusiasts will enjoy the city that inspired composers like Beethoven to Strauss.
In the afternoon, we will run our 2nd 10k along the banks of the Danube in Vienna and into the Vienna Woods.
Day 4: Full Day and Evening in Bratislava
Arrive 0800, depart 2359
Explore Bratislava, with its medieval old town, grand baroque palaces built by Hungarian nobility and a futuristic bridge reflecting its more recent past. Opt for a guided tour and visit the imposing castle overlooking the Danube.
In the afternoon, run the 3rd 10k in Bratislava.
Day 5: Krems and Melk
Arrive in Krems at 1300 and depart at 1400. Arrive in Melk 1800, depart 1900
The ship is stopping in one of the most stunning wine valleys in Austria to allow the running party as well as the guests going on an optional excursion to embark on their adventure. This extraordinary 10km run will take you through beautiful vineyards by the river with legendary castles perched above breath-taking scenery. Then, travelling to Melk by coach
Day 6: Full day in Linz
Arrive 0600, depart 2200
Saving the best for last, the final 10km run of our adventure will take you right to the heart of one of the most picturesque of Austrian cities (often missed out on travel itineraries). Where the future meets the past, Linz offers a fascinating mix of the charming old town with modern, cutting-edge museums. Linz’s location on the Danube makes it an ideal spot for exploration of its many attractions. We’ll run along the Danube where the famous Castle of Linz is perched above the river, through the Main Square with the Old City Hall and past the City’s Neo Gothical Cathedral. Afterwards, this is our last day on board the beautiful A-ROSA DONNA so tonight we will have a farewell dinner and celebrate our achievement.
Disembark after breakfast, the organised transfer will take you to Munich Airport at 9 am for your flight back to the UK. Flights should be booked departing Munich airport after 1 pm. Or extend your stay by a few days to explore beautiful Bavaria in Southern Germany
Find out more about Run the River here.
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