Charitable Travel and A-ROSA launch exclusive charity running cruise ‘Run The River’  


Visit for more information and to book your cabin. Early bird pricing is valid until 28th February 2023.

Set yourself the ultimate running goal in 2023 and join an incredible new ‘Run The River’ running cruise holiday, created by A-ROSA River Cruises in partnership with unique tourism social enterprise, Charitable Travel.

Run 10km a day, over five unforgettable days, through some of the Danube River’s most spectacular landscapes and cities, all under the personal guidance of Rory Coleman, one of the UK’s leading lifestyle and running coaches. This is 50km of new discoveries, new friends and new feelings remarkable personal achievement. Plus, raise money for your chosen charity at the same time.

On this cruise, you will explore Europe a little differently, all with a professional coach by your side to provide encouragement, support and tips as you run. Imagine lacing up your trainers and heading out with a likeminded group every day, to run a total of 50km along specially created running routes that will showcase the highlights of cities such as Vienna, Bratislava and Linz. Stunning scenery will also be in abundance with highlights such as the breath-taking Danube Bend, (known as the Schloegener Schlinge), where the mighty Danube makes an almost perfect 360-degree bend, or the picturesque Wachau wine valley, surrounded by legendary castles at every turn.

Furthermore, everyone participating is also able to give something back, because every holiday booked with Charitable Travel includes a 5% donation to each customers chosen charity, plus they will be encouraged to work with your nominated charity to raise further funds.

Whilst running is the focus of this holiday, it is about so much more than that. It is a journey into a better you that begins from the moment you book. Rory understands that, for many, running 50km in five days is an incredible challenge. He will become your personal lifestyle and running coach, using his years of knowledge and coaching experience to provide personalised training support and nutrition guidance, creating tailormade training plans and provide regular follow up to help everyone in the months leading up to this unique event.

This challenge is open to everyone and all about developing you as a runner – all you need is determination and commitment, and the reward will be all yours for the taking.

The daily 10km runs take place along the route in Engelhartzell (Austria), Vienna, Bratislava, Krems in the Wachau Valley and Linz.

When you are not running, river cruise ship A-ROSA DONNA is the perfect place to relax, unwind and prepare for the next day. With all meals and a huge range of drinks included, plus use of the ship’s SPA-ROSA with sauna, relaxation room, treatment rooms and gym, there really is no better way to refuel, refresh and relax.

PRICES – This running cruise holiday depart on 25 October 2023 and is priced from £1099pp. This is an early bird price, which is valid until 28th February 2023. This ground package includes one night’s pre-cruise b/b accommodation in Engelhartszell, five nights’ on-board A-ROSA DONNA on a Premium All-Inclusive basis including all meals and drinks, plus the full ‘Run The River’ programme and pre-cruise coaching and guidance with Rory Coleman. Flights/rail are extra. Based on two sharing.

Visit for more information and to book your cabin. Early bird pricing is valid until 28th February 2023.


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