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Dunav Ultra Cycle Route
740 km along the banks of the Danube River to the Black Sea in Bulgaria

The DUNAV ULTRA CYCLE ROUTE offers two ways of experience it – CLASSIC and ADVENTURE. Its total length varies depending on which of the two options you prefer to go through.

Every year we adjust a little bit the route so that it offers the best possible infrastructure & logistics.

In 2021, the ADVENTURE version has a total length of 740 km, and the CLASSIC – 711 km.

Choosing the ADVENTURE option, you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a unique experience and more unforgettable encounters with the Danube river and Dobrudja region. Note that some sections in this version offer partial cycling on a dirt road/off road or on a gravel road. In this case, to fully enjoy the experience, we recommend that you tune in and plan a slower trip using a touring, gravel, MTB or electric bike.

If you choose the CLASSIC variant, it means that you will pass the region near the Danube on an optimally short road, which certainly has an artificial pavement – asphalt. This option is a good choice if you have decided to get acquainted with the region, passing the route faster – e.g. with a classic road bicycle.

For better planning before to travel along the route, we have divided it into 14 stages, through which you can make your individual plan. You can also create your own unique version of the route (to go sequentially from CLASSIC to ADVENTURE or vice versa) depending on your level of preparation, experience, type of equipment, free time and ultimately – the purpose of the experience.

explore the route

The Blue color indicates the CLASSIC version of the route
The Orange color indicates the ADVENTURE version of the route
(last update 14.01.2021)

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dunav ultra cycle route - adventure version

dunav ultra cycle route - classic version

route sections

Section 1 - KUDELIN to VIDIN

CLASSIC version
Settlements: Kudelin, Vrav, Novo selo, Florentin, Yasen, Negovanovtsi, Kapitanovtsi, Vidin
Distance: 35 km
Road surface: asphalt

ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Kudelin, Vrav, Novo Selo, Florentin, Yasen, Gomotartsi, Koshava, Vidin
Distance: 56 km
Road surface: asphalt, dirt road/off road

Section 2 - VIDIN to LOM

CLASSIC overlaps ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Vidin, Dunavtsi, Simeonovo, Botevo, Archar, Dobri Dol, Slivata, Orsoya, Lom
Distance: 57 km
Road surface: asphalt
(Attention! Possible high traffic! Travel the section from Vidin to Dunavtsi carefully)

Section 3 - LOM to KOZLODUY

CLASSIC overlaps ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Lom, Kovatchitsa, Gorni Tzibar, Kozloduy
Distance: 44 km
Road surface: asphalt, cobblestones

Section 4 - KOZLODUY to ORYAHOVO

CLASSIC overlaps ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Kozloduy, Harlets, Glozhene, Mizia, Oryahovo
Distance: 33 km
Road surface: asphalt

Section 5 - ORYAHOVO to GIGEN

CLASSIC overlaps ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Oryahovo, Leskovets, Ostrov, Krushovene, Gigen
Distance: 55 km
Road surface: asphalt

Section 6 - GIGEN to NIKOPOL

CLASSIC version
Settlements: Gigen, Brest, Milkovitsa, Dolni Vit, Somovit, Cherkovitsa, Nikopol
Distance: 43 km
Road surface: asphalt

ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Gigen, Zagrazhden, Dabovan, Gulyantsi, Milkovitsa, Dolni Vit, Somovit, Cherkovitsa, Nikopol
Distance: 52 km
Road surface: asphalt

Section 7 - NIKOPOL to BELENE

CLASSIC version
Settlements: Nikopol,  Vabel, lyubenovo, Lozitsa, Byala Voda, Dekov, Belene
Distance: 35 km
Road surface: asphalt

ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Nikopol, Dragash voyvoda, Belene
Distance: 28 km
Road surface: dirt road/off road

Section 8 - BELENE to SVISHTOV

CLASSIC version
Settlements: Belene, Oresh, Svishtov
Distance: 23 km
Road surface: asphalt

ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Belene, NPP Belene, Sviloza AD, Svishtov
Distance: 26 km
Road surface: asphalt, concrete road

Section 9 - SVISHTOV to DVE MOGILI & IVANOVO

CLASSIC version
Settlements: Svishtov, Vardim, Novgrad, Belyanovo, Beltsov, Tsenovo, Obretenik, Dve Mogili, Ivanovo
Distance: To Dve Mogili -56 km; To Ivanovo – 71 km
Road surface: asphalt

ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Svishtov, Vardim, Novgrad, Krivina, Batin, Gorno Ablanovo, Obretenik, Dve Mogili
Distance: To Dve mogili – 63 km; To Ivanovo – 78 km
Road surface: asphalt, dirt road/off road

Section 10 - DVE MOGILI & IVANOVO to RUSE

CLASSIC overlaps ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Dve Mogili, Ivanovo, Basarbovo, Ruse
Distance: From Dve mogili – 35 km; From Ivanovo – 21 km
Road surface: asphalt

Section 11 - RUSE to TUTRAKAN

CLASSIC version
Settlements: Ruse, Marten, Slivo Pole, Ryahovo, Babovo, Brashlen, Nova Cherna, Tutrakan
Distance: 63 km
Road surface: asphalt
(Attention! Possible high traffic! Travel the section from Ruse to Slivo Pole carefully)

ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Ruse, Marten, Slivo Pole, Ryahovo, Brashlen, Nova Cherna, Tutrakan
Distance: 65 km
Road surface: asphalt
(Attention! Possible high traffic! Travel the section from Ruse to Slivo Pole carefully)

Section 12 - TUTRAKAN to SILISTRA

CLASSIC version
Settlements: Tutrakan, Tarnovtsi, Bogdantsi, Zafirovo, Kolarovo, Srebarna, Aidemir, Silistra
Distance: 73 km
Road surface: asphalt
(Attention! Possible traffic! Travel the section from Tutrakan to Silistra carefully)

ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Tutrakan, Pozharevo, Dunavets, Dolno Ryahovo, Malak Preslavets, Garvan, Popina, Polyana, Srebarna, Aidemir, Silistra
Distance: 78 km
Road surface: asphalt, dirt road / off road
(Attention! Possible traffic! Travel the section from Srebarna to Silistra carefully)

Section 13 - SILISTRA to DOBRICH

CLASSIC version
Settlements: Silistra, Bogorovo, Sredishte, Kolartsi, Hitovo, Karapelit, Dobrich
Distance: 92 km
Road surface: asphalt
(Possible some traffic! Travel the section from Silistra to Dobrich carefully)

ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Silistra, Bogorovo, Sredishte, Kolartsi, Onogur, Efreytor Balakovo, Terelig, Krushari, Paskalevo, Dobrich
Distance: 101 km
Road surface: asphalt
(Possible some traffic! Travel the section from Silistra to Kolartsi carefully)

Section 14 - DOBRICH to DURANKULAK

CLASSIC overlaps ADVENTURE version
Settlements: Dobrich, Stefan Karadzha, General Toshevo, Kardam, Spasovo, Bejzhanovo, Zahari Stoyanovo, Staevtsi, Durankulak
Distance: 69 km
Road surface: asphalt
(Possible some traffic! Travel the section from Dobrich to General Toshevo carefully)

END OF THE ROUTE

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