On September 6, a total of 100 amateur cyclists from four countries gather in Bulgarian city of Vidin. The event is named Dunav Ultra: Via Pontica and is a personal adventure that promotes the tourist route of the same name – Dunav Ultra. During their personal journey, cyclists will travel a total of 683 km. Although their travel is not a race, the fastest ones are expected to cover the distance in less than 48 hours. The main group of participants is expected to reach the Black Sea in the Durankulak village region within 5 days.
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 2014 we have been organizing a 680 km bicycle challenge 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 goal is successfully to cover the Dunav Ultra route as solo participant or in a team.
The final trailer supporting the sixth edition of the Dunav Ultra Cycling Adventure is here. The video is entitled “Тhe beautiful blue Danube” and contains exclusive material shot in the cities of Vidin, Ruse, Silistra, Belene, Svishtov and Kozloduy. The video advertises some of the most interesting places – part of the Dunav Ultra Route, in the accompaniment of Johann Strauss’s classic music.
The beach of Durankulak is the cleanest beach along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast to date. Expert opinion is by Miroslava Robinson – Head of Department of Marine Water and Aquatic Protection at the Black Sea Basin Directorate.