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Cycle Route Along the Iskar River

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Elevation profile Cycle Route Along the Iskar River

Added on 02 Mar 2018,

on 31 Dec 2020

Cycle route metrics

Total distance in km

291

Cumulative elevation gain in m

3.600

Avg. slope uphill in %

1,24

Cumulative elevation loss in m

4.512

GPS track data

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Rights owner

OpenStreetMap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (biroto.eu)

Rights characteristic / license

Contains information from OpenStreetMap, which is made available here under the Open Database License(ODbL)

Link to the description of the license

opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/

GPX file taken from

https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/9139391

GPX file uploaded

by biroto-Redaktion on 31 Dec 2020

Track points in total

3.647

Track points per km (avg)

12

Start/endpoint

Start location

Самоков, BG (944 m NHN)

End location

Baikal, BG (33 m NHN)

Character

The Iskar River is one of the longest and definitely the most picturesque rivers in Bulgaria. Iskar Dam, Pancharevo Gorge and Iskar Gorge, the canyons of Kunino and Reselets offer exciting sights and enjoyable rides. The route takes 3 to 5 days, the main problem being the crossing of the Sofia area. The route can also be combined with other routes or certain sections - eg. Sofia - Samokov as an exit from Sofia to the valleys of Struma or Maritsa. Or to the north via Svoge and Mezdra, as the easiest way to cross the Stara Planina (Balkan) mountain to ride through Moesia or on EuroVelo 6.

Information about copyright

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

Link to the description of the license

creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

taken over / edited on

02 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2020

taken over / edited by

biroto-Redaktion

Landscape

Most of the ride is along spectacular gorges and canyons that the river has created.

Information about copyright

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

Link to the description of the license

creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

taken over / edited on

02 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2020

taken over / edited by

biroto-Redaktion

Signposting

The cycle route is not signposted.

Travel to and from ...

From/To start and ending point there is no rail road, but from Sofia city to Cherven Bryag (2/3 of road) there is a rail road.

Sources of information

Velotouring-bg.org - Bike tourism and cycling touring routes in Bulgaria.

Connecting cycle path

  • In Sophia Route 6 towards east to Black Sea coast.
  • At the northern end of this route EuroVelo 6 along the Danube river.

Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

Name and address

Latitude / Longitude

Phone
Fax
Mobile

Type of accommodation

Route km
Dist. to route
Elevation AMSL

Rating for cyclists

 

66 km
0,6 km
552 m

Sofia Bike
BG-1000 Sofia

 

Bike repair shop

 

67 km
0,2 km
549 m

 

BG-1202 Sofia / София

 

Hotel

 

186 km
0,7 km
197 m

(Strupeshki monastery)
BG-3142 Струпец / Strupets

 

Abbey/convent

Tazhishki Monastery
Tazhishki Monastery
Tazhishki Monastery
Tazhishki Monastery

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