DUNAV ULTRA CYCLE ROUTE
2017 Gran Prix Annual Tourism Awards
as “Innovation of the year” in tourism

Dunav Ultra is the longest cycle route in Bulgaria. It runs for a total of 732 km (455 miles) along the banks of the Danube River (Dunav, in Bulgarian) until it reaches the Black Sea. The starting point of the itinerary is the northwestern-most corner of Bulgaria, namely the village of Kudelin and the end point is the most northeastern point of the country the village of Durankulak.

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TRAVEL

The Dunav Ultra Cycle Route passes through 89 modern-day settlements in Northern Bulgaria, including the Danube towns Vidin, Lom, Kozlodyu, Oryahovo, Svishtov, Ruse and Silistra. Wheiter you are an Euro Velo bicycle traveller or passioned world explorer you have to know – The Dunav Ulta cycle route is one of the most amazing locations to travel on a bicycle on the continent. Check out our Discover section for some photos from the area!

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ADVENTURE

Since 2014 we organize a 680 km cycling adventure event – 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 main goal is successfully to cover the Dunav Ultra Cycle Route on a bicycle – individually or in a team.

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A CAUSE

Our cause is to popularize the Danube region in Bulgaria via the Dunav Ultra cycling itinerary. Although the Danube subsequently passes 10 countries it is only at the Balkans that the river pristine nature shines through. On account of its numerous cultural, historical and natural attractions, the region and the bicycle route acts as a magnet for bike travelers all over the world.

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MEDIA

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“The Beautiful Blue Danube” – Dunav Ultra presents Trailer N8

On July 2, the final video trailer in support of the sixth edition of the Dunav Ultra Cycle Adventure will be released . The video bears the name “The Beautiful Blue Danube” and contains exclusive material shot in the Bulgarian cities Vidin, Ruse, Silistra, Belene, Svishtov and Kozloduy . The video recreates like never before, the unique atmosphere of the Bulgarian Danube river bank – assure the team of the organizers of the event.

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Vidin! The Baba Vida Fortress shines in a new Dunav Ultra Video Trailer

“VIDIN: The Baba Vida Fortress” is the name of the latest video trailer supporting this year’s edition of the Dunav Ultra Cycle Adventure. The video is a production of the Dunav Ultra team and presents one of the most impressive cultural and historical sites on the Balkans and a symbol of the city of Vidin – the Baba Vida Fortress.

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Dunav Ultra 101: The Roman military castle Dimum, Belene

The Danube town of Belene is а small Bulgarian city but has great and long history. In ancient times, the Romans built a military camp and a road station here called Dimum. Subsequently, the station grew to a strong military fortress and customs extending to several hectares. The thickness of the wall reaches the amazing 2.5 meters.

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Tsar Ivan Sratsimir and the Baba Vida castle

The monument of Tsar Ivan Sratsimir in Vidin is the work of the sculptor Nikolay Haytov, who created the sculpture of Tsar Samuil in Sofia. The latter forms a controversy over Samuel’s bright, blood-red eyes. Interestingly, the statue of Ivan Sratsimir (ruler of the Vidin kingdom 1356-1396) also has luminous elements.

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