Dunav Ultra – 740 km along the banks of the Danube river to the Black Sea in Bulgaria
“Innovation of the Year” – Official Annual Tourism Awards Winner*
The Dunav Ultra (Danube=Dunav in Bulgarian) Cycle Route is the longest tourist bicycle route in Bulgaria. The full distance is 740 km (2021 version) along the Danube River banks to the Black Sea.
Its starting point is the most NorthWest village of the country – the village of Kudelin (just a few kilometers from the town of Bregovo) and its end point is at the most NorthEast village of Bulgaria – Durankulak (the Black Sea). (Route Map)
The bicycle route bears the name of the Danube, since more than 500 km of it follows the river. Since it was founded (back in 2014), The Dunav Ultra route represents the best way to travel along the Danube river banks by bicycle in Bulgaria.
The confluence of the Danube River and the Black Sea stands out as a unique nature-preservation spot, a place famous for both its natural beauty, local food, wine, history and even the bird-watching opportunities it provides.
Some parts from the Dunav Utra route are one of the last remaining untouched and undeveloped areas of the mighty river, originating in Germany and crossing over the entirety of the European continent.
Although the Danube subsequently passes through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine, it is only at “the Balkans” part that the river pristine nature still shines through.
The Dunav Ultra route offers two options for cycle trough as CLASSIC and ADVENTURE versions. Most of the time the Dunav Ultra route overlaps the transcontinental EuroVelo 6 route.
On it’s ADVENTURE version – the route presents opportunity to experience once in a lifetime journey along the Danube river – an incredible adventure through the nature, hitstory, food and traditions of the region.
Remember! Dunav Ultra is not just about tourism, international cycling routes or specific biking trails through unchartered territories. It is combination of natural beauty + personal challenge + opportunities to learn about and benefit from a specific terrain, feel the cultural & social atmosphere and meet local people.
In short, Dunav Ultra is about discovering an amazing region that most people haven’t even heard of. Ever! Still
*The Dunav Ultra cycle route is the winner of the Grand Prix – “Innovation of the Year in Tourism 2017” – Official Annual Tourism Awards of Bulgaria.