EuroVelo 13Iron Curtain Trail

9,950 km long
14 UNESCO sites
3 European seas
20 countries visited
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Experiencing the history of Europe's division!

For almost half a century, Europe was forcibly divided into East and West. EuroVelo 13 retraces this ‘Iron Curtain’, a border stretching from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. Following this route for more than 9,950 km is a living history lesson but also provides a welcome reminder of the peace and reconciliation that have followed the fall of the ‘Curtain’. As one of the longest EuroVelo route, the Iron Curtain Trail has something to offer every type of cycle tourist, from the vineyards in southern Czechia and northern Austria to the mountainous border of Bulgaria and Greece; and from the bustling ports of the Baltic States to the stark beauty of Lapland.

The Iron Curtain Trail has received significant support from the European Institutions over the years. Back in 2005, the European Parliament recognised the ‘Iron Curtain Trail’ as a model project for sustainable tourism and called upon the Member States for support. This was an initiative of Green MEP Michael Cramer who had previously established the Berlin Wall Trail in the German capital. Michael is still actively involved in the development of EuroVelo 13 – Iron Certain Trail. For more information, including a database of news articles linked to the route, please visit his website: www.michael-cramer.eu (in German).

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Maps & Guides

Bookable Offers

Along the Baltic coast from Świnoujście to Gdańsk - individual or guided tour

EV13
@Poland

The Polish Baltic coast is located in northern Poland. We can find here island of Wolin, the eastern part of the island of Uznam, the Hel penisula, numerous coastal lakes, cliffs and sand dunes. A lot of dunes are in the Slowinzer National Park near Leba. In total, the Polish Baltic Sea coast has more than 500 km of sandy beaches and is suitable for both water sports and sunbathing. Come with us and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the Polish Baltic Sea coast!

Cycle the Baltics: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania – half-guided or guided tour

EV11
EV13
@Estonia @Latvia @Lithuania

Bike tours through forests, bike paths along lakes, unique landscapes, villages like those from bygone centuries, baroque splendor in restored cities. The Baltic States have all of this to offer You. Take a ride and discover three extraordinary countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Thanks to the highly interesting guided tours, you will not only get to know the three Baltic countries on this bike tour, but also their history and, above all, their people.

Danube Gorges by Bike & Boat

EV6
EV13
@Romania

Our journey is a tribute to the most spectacular view of the Danube along the Romanian section – the Danube Gorges. The Danube Gorges Reserve is not only about the landscape, but also about local communities, culture, and traditions. In the 6 days journey you will discover secret villages where local minority peacefully live and keep their traditions, have awesome view of the Danube, visit monasteries, have boat trips to hidden caves, and old reminiscences of the Roman Empire.