On August 3, the Bulgarian ultra marathoner Vladimir Stavrev will start an exceptional challenge – to run the full distance of the nearly 700-kilometer Dunav Ultra Route. Stavrev’s goal is to start the challenge from the village of Kudelin and to reach the end point of the route – the village of Durankulak within a week, thus successfully promoting over 110 settlements along the Danube and Dobrudja, through or along which the route passes, and the Dunav Ultra project itself.
The Dunav Ultra Cycle Route passes through/near 107 modern-day settlements in Northern Bulgaria, including the Danube towns: Vidin, Lom, Kozloduy, Oryahovo, Belene, Svishtov, Ruse, Tutrakan and Silistra. More than 500 km from the Dunav Ulta route overlaps the Eurovelo 6 transcontinental cycle route.
Since the year 2014, we have been organizing a 680 km bicycle challenge event. It goes along the Danube River to the Black Sea in Bulgaria. Our Dunav Ultra Cycling Challenge is one of the most attractive events for amateur cyclists on the Balkans. The event’s goal is to successfully experience and cover the Dunav Ultra route as a solo participant or in a team.
In 2017, the Dunav Ultra Tour took place as for the first and only time unusual race called Gladiators on Bikes. Before the GOB race, and after that, the Dunav Ultra Тour had no any competitive element.
The new selection of the 2020 “The 100 Dunav Ultra Highlights” just begins. The selection presents our annual list of the most interesting sites and places – altogether part of the unique journey along the Danube river banks of Bulgaria and the Dunav Ultra Cycle Route.