Dunav Ultra Cycle Route

Hello friends,
In general – riding a bicycle along the Bulgarian part of the Danube, whether you are a passionate Danube explorer or EuroVelo enthusiast, is an amazing experience.  On the Internet you can
 easily find several very good maps of the region (Donau Radweg for example). Still keep in mind – the whole Danube journey in Bulgaria has its own “tricky” moments. There are some places where you can struggle to climb a hilly terrain, to find a bicycle store/repair shop or to speak with the locals (they barely speak any foreign language). Even it might not be so easy to find a trusted place that’s clean enough to stay at night .
Remember – relying only on your GPS device or a map is probably not the best option when you are passing through a foreign country.  That’s why since 2013 we started researching the whole area along the northern border of Bulgaria as close to the Danube River and even through the South Dobruja region to the Black Sea.
Five years later we know each hotel, guest house, bike store, paved, gravel or even dirty road near Danube and we are a trusted resource for any case.
To be more complex and accurate, we divide our Dunav Ultra Cycle Route in TRANSIT and TOURIST versions. If your goal is to travel as fast and safe as you can, or you just want to reach your next stop passing Bulgaria, please use the TRANSIT version. It’s definitely the best decision for you, excluding some traffic issues, of course.

You have to be very careful when you ride from Vidin to Dobri Dol (Part II), and when you cross the main road from Obretenik to Dve mogili (Part VII) – these are high traffic zones that include a lot of trucks and other vehicles.
We strongly recommend to use your helmet and light reflecting jacket/vest all of the time when you ride through the High traffic zones.

If you want to get the best from your cycle vacation along the Danube in Bulgaria, you definitely have to try the TOURIST version of the Dunav Ultra Cycle Route. Check our Discover section, to see some amazing photos from all over the Danube in Bulgaria.
There are several parts near the Danube where you’ll be pleased to ride near the most beautiful/pristine places on the continent.

For your safety and best experience, we STRONGLY recommend to use a guide for some TOURIST parts of the route. You will find our recommendations below.

Keep cycling…

Boris Begamov
Dunav Ultra Cycle Route
Founder

DUNAV ULTRA CYCLE ROUTE

PART I: Village of KUDELIN - City of VIDIN

TRANSIT VERSION
Kudelin, Vrav, Novo Selo, Florentin, Negovanovtsi, Kapitanovtsi, Vidin

TOURIST VERSION
Kudelin, Vrav, Novo Selo, Florentin, Yasen, (off road) Gomotartzi, Koshava,(off road) Vidin
This tourist part is not recommended without a guide. Need a guide? Ask here!

Part II - City of VIDIN - City of LOM

TRANSIT VERSION, TOURIST VERSION
Attention! High traffic!
Vidin, Dunavtsi, Tsar Simeonovo, Botevo, Archar, Dobri Dol, Slivata, Orsoya, Lom

Part III - City of LOM - City of ORYAHOVO

TRANSIT VERSION, TOURIST VERSION
Lom, Kovatchitsa, Gorni Tzibar, Kozloduy, Harletz, Glozhene, Mizia, Oryachovo

Part IV - City of ORYAHOVO - City of GOULYANTSI

TRANSIT VERSION
Oryachovo, Ostrov, Krushovene, Gigen, Brest, Goulyantsi

TOURIST VERSION
Oryachovo, Ostrov, Gorni Vadin, Dolni Vadin, Gorni Vadin, Krushovene, Baikal, Gigen, Zagrazhden, Dabovan, Goulyantsi

Part V - City of GOULYANTSI - City of NIKOPOL

TRANSIT VERSION, TOURIST VERSION
Goulyantsi, Milkovitsa, Dolni Vit, Somovit, Cherkovitsa, Nikopol

Part VI - City of NIKOPOL - City of SVISHTOV

TRANSIT VERSION, TOURIST VERSION
Nikopol, Vabel, Lyubenovo, Lozitsa, Byala Voda, Dekov, Belene, Svishtov

Part VII - City of SVISHTOV - City of RUSE

TRANSIT VERSION
Svishtov, Vardim, Krivina, Novgrad, Dzulyunitsa, Tzenovo, Obretenik, Dve Mogili, Ivanovo, Basarbovo, Ruse

TOURIST VERSION
Svishtov, Vardim, Krivina, (off road) Batin, (off road) Mechka, Ivanovo, Basarbovo, Ruse
This tourist part is not recommended without a guide. Need a guide? Ask here!

Part VIII - City of RUSE - City of TUTRAKAN

TRANSIT VERSION
Attention! Possible traffic!
Ruse, Marten, Slivo pole, Ryachovo, Brashlen, Babovo, Nova Cherna, Tutrakan

TOURIST VERSION
Ruse, Marten, Sandrovo, (off road) Slivo pole, Ryachovo, (off road) Kalimok/Brashlen, (off road) Nova Cherna, (off road), Tutrakan
This tourist part is not recommended without a guide. Need a guide? Ask here!

Part IX - City of TUTRAKAN - City of SILISTRA

TRANSIT VERSION
Attention! Possible traffic!
Tutrakan, Tarnovtsi, Bogdantsi, Zafirovo, Kolarovo, Srebarna, Aidemir, Silistra

TOURIST VERSION

Tutrakan, Pozharevo, Dunavets, Dolno Ryachovo, (off road) Malak Preslavets, (off road)
Garvan, Popina, Vetren, (off road) Srebarna, Aidemir, Silistra
This tourist part is not recommended without a guide. Need a guide? Ask here!

Part X - City of SILISTRA - City of DOBRICH

TRANSIT VERSION, TOURIST VERSION
Silistra, Bogorovo, Sredishte, Kolartsi, Hitovo, Vodnyantsi, Karabelit, Dobrich

Part XI - City of DOBRICH - Village of KARDAM

TRANSIT VERSION, TOURIST VERSION
Dobrich, Stefan Karadzha, General Toshevo, Kardam

Part XII - Village of KARDAM - Village of DURANKULAK

TRANSIT VERSION, TOURIST VERSION
Kardam, Chernookovo, Spasovo, Bezhanovo, Zahari Stoyanovo, Staevtsi, Durankulak

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