Dunav Ultra Cycle Route

Last updated (12.7.2019)

Hello friends,
Riding a bicycle along the Bulgarian side of the Danube is an amazing experience and adventure. Although you can find information on the Internet and various maps of the region, keep in mind – the whole Danube journey in Bulgaria has its “tricky” moments. During the travel you’ll be challenged to climb a hilly terrain, to visit almost abandoned villages, to miss finding a bicycle repair shop, or maybe you will get lost in translation (locals barely speak a foreign language).
As you already know, relying only on a GPS device or an outdated printed map is not the best solution when you travel through an unknown area as the Danube bank of Bulgaria is. That’s why we started organizing expeditions since 2014 on a regular basis to research the area, collect the latest information, present it on our website and communicate the needs of the cyclists to the locals.
Already five years later, we know each paved, gravel or even dirt “hidden” road next to the river, each guest house or hotel, all local bicycle repair stores. We have built a strong network with the locals – nowadays we are a trusted resource for everything related to cycling along the Danube in Bulgaria.
In order to be more adequate and accurate with the information, we divided our Dunav Ultra Cycle Route in CLASSIC and TOURIST versions. If your goal is to travel safely and following a plan from Vidin to Silistra, please use the CLASSIC version.
Want to go further and jump “into the wild”? Than the TOURIST version is awaiting you. There are some parts near the river which after your visit them, you’ll be impressed by the pristine nature, exotic birds and beautiful islands. For your safety and best experience, we STRONGLY recommend using an experienced leader/guide for the TOURIST part of the route.

Keep cycling…

Boris Begamov
Dunav Ultra Cycle Route
Founder

PART I: Village of KUDELIN - City of VIDIN

CLASSIC 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

CLASSIC 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

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

Part IV - City of ORYAHOVO - City of GOULYANTSI

CLASSIC VERSION
Oryachovo, Ostrov, Krushovene, Gigen, Zagrazhden, Dabovan, 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

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

Part VI - City of NIKOPOL - City of SVISHTOV

CLASSIC VERSION,
Nikopol, Vabel, Lyubenovo, Lozitsa, Byala Voda, Dekov, Oresh, Belene, Svishtov

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

Part VII - City of SVISHTOV - City of RUSE

CLASSIC VERSION
Svishtov, Vardim, Krivina, Novgrad, Belyanovo, Beltzov, Tsenovo, 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

CLASSIC 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

CLASSIC VERSION
Attention! Possible traffic! (from Zafirovo to Silistra)
Tutrakan, Pozharevo, Dunavets, Dolno Ryachovo, 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

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

Part XI - City of DOBRICH - Village of KARDAM

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

Part XII - Village of KARDAM - Village of DURANKULAK

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

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