Dunav Ultra Cycle Route

Last updated (30.11.2019)

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As you already know, relying only on a GPS device or an outdated printed map is not the best solution when you travel through an unknown area as the Danube bank region of Bulgaria is. That’s why since 2015 we started organizing expeditions on a regular basis to research the area and to collect the latest information.
Already five years later, we know each paved, gravel or even dirt “hidden” road next to the river, each bicycle friendly 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 and Dobruja in Bulgaria.
In order to be more adequate and accurate with the information, we divided our Dunav Ultra Cycle Route in CLASSIC and ADVENTURE versions. If your goal is to travel both – enough fast and safely from Vidin to Silistra, please use the CLASSIC version.
Want to go further and jump “into the wild”? Than the ADVENTURE version is awaiting you. There are some parts near by the river you’ll be impressed by the pristine nature, exotic birds and beautiful islands. For your safety and best experience, we recommend using an experienced leader/guide for the ADVENTURE part of the route.

Keep cycling…

Boris Begamov
Dunav Ultra Cycle Route
Founder

PART I: Village of KUDELIN - City of VIDIN

CLASSIC ROUTE
Kudelin, Vrav, Novo Selo, Florentin, Negovanovtsi, Kapitanovtsi, Vidin

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

Part II - City of VIDIN - City of LOM

CLASSIC ROUTE (The only option)
Attention! Possible high traffic!
Vidin, Dunavtsi, Simeonovo, Botevo, Archar, Dobri Dol, Slivata, Orsoya, Lom

Part III - City of LOM - City of ORYAHOVO

CLASSIC VERSION (The only option)
Lom, Kovatchitsa, Gorni Tsibar, Kozloduy, Harletz, Glozhene, Mizia, Oryahovo

Part IV - City of ORYAHOVO - City of GOULYANTSI

CLASSIC ROUTE
Oryahovo, Ostrov, Krushovene, Gigen, Zagrazhden, Dabovan, Goulyantsi

ADVENTURE ROUTE
Oryahovo, Ostrov, Gorni Vadin, Dolni Vadin, Gorni Vadin, Krushovene, Baikal, Gigen, Zagrazhden, Dabovan, Goulyantsi

Part V - City of GOULYANTSI - City of NIKOPOL

CLASSIC ROUTE (The only option)
Goulyantsi, Milkovitsa, Dolni Vit, Somovit, Cherkovitsa, Nikopol

Part VI - City of NIKOPOL - City of SVISHTOV

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

ADVENTURE ROUTE
Nikopol, Dragash voivoda, Vabel, Lozitsa, Byala Voda, Dekov, Belene, Sviloza AD, Svishtov

Part VII - City of SVISHTOV - City of RUSE

CLASSIC ROUTE
Svishtov, Vardim, Krivina, Novgrad, Belyanovo, Beltzov, Tsenovo, Dve Mogili, Ivanovo, Basarbovo, Ruse

ADVENTURE ROUTE
Svishtov, Vardim, Krivina, (off road) Batin, (off road) Gorno Ablanovo, Obretenik, Dve mogili, Ivanovo, Basarbovo, Ruse
This version is not recommended without a guide. Need more info? Ask here!

Part VIII - City of RUSE - City of TUTRAKAN

CLASSIC ROUTE
Attention! Possible high traffic!
Ruse, Marten, Slivo pole, Ryachovo, Brashlen, Babovo, Nova Cherna, Tutrakan

ADVENTURE ROUTE
Ruse Attention! Possible high traffic!,  Slivo pole, Ryachovo, (off road) Brashlen, Nova Cherna, Tutrakan

Part IX - City of TUTRAKAN - City of SILISTRA

CLASSIC ROUTE
Attention! Possible traffic! (from Zafirovo to Silistra)
Tutrakan, Pozharevo, Dunavets, Dolno Ryachovo, Zafirovo, Kolarovo, Srebarna, Aidemir, Silistra

ADVENTURE ROUTE

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

Part X - City of SILISTRA - City of DOBRICH

CLASSIC ROUTE
Silistra, Bogorovo, Sredishte, Kolartsi, Hitovo, Vodnyantsi, Karapelit, Dobrich

ADVENTURE  ROUTE
Silistra, Bogorovo, Sredishte, Kolartsi, Onogur, Efreitor Bakalovo, Telerig, Krushari, Ovcharevo, Paskalevo, Dobrich

Part XI - City of DOBRICH - Village of DURANKULAK

CLASSIC ROUTE (The only option)
Dobrich, Stefan Karadzha, General Toshevo, Kardam, Chernookovo, Spasovo, Bezhanovo, Zahari Stoyanovo, Staevtsi, Durankulak

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