Eurovelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail
EuroVelo 13 in summary:
- 9,950 km of cycling route
- 20 countries crossed: Norway, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey
- 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The Iron Curtain cycle route, a historic route
Go by bike in the footsteps of what divided Europe between East and West for almost 50 years. You walk along the old Iron Curtain which stretched from Lapland to the Barents Sea before dividing Germany in two, and joining the Black Sea. Beyond the historical aspect, the route is loaded with tourist interests as evidenced by the 14 sites classified by UNESCO.
Markings and cycle paths on EuroVelo 13
Much remains to be done on this route. If the route is completely signposted in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary, in the other countries it is still in the planning stage. You can therefore achieve a good third by following the panels and 2/3 by improvising!