EuroVelo 13 Iron Curtain Trail

Bulgaria/Republic of North Macedonia

The Bulgarian section of this stage focuses on the university town of Blagoevgrad accessed via the historic Kadin Bridge over the River Struma, parts of which date back as far as 1470. The Iron Curtain Trail then crosses the border into the Republic of North Macedonia where the route to Strumica passes picturesque hills and fertile valleys and provides an opportunity to take a dip in Lake Berovo. When you finally reach Strumica you will find lots of distractions but EuroVelo 13 continues onwards towards Petric where it returns to Bulgarian soil.