Cycle Route Along the Iskar River
No. of cycle route BP2
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Added on 02 Mar 2018,
on 31 Dec 2020
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OpenStreetMap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (biroto.eu)
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Самоков, BG (944 m NHN)
Baikal, BG (33 m NHN)
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.
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.
Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure
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BG-1202 Sofia / София
BG-3142 Струпец / Strupets