EuroVelo 13Iron Curtain Trail

10,550 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: (in German).

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Maps & Guides

EuroVelo 10, EuroVelo 13: Iron Curtain Trail 1 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo routes in Finland from Helsinki, across Russia and Estonia (1,778 km). 10 km to Riga are also described in Latvia. Also available in German. The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: precise and very informative maps at a scale of 1:120,000 and 1:400,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, and spiral-bound.

EuroVelo 10, EuroVelo 13: Iron Curtain Trail 2 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo 10 & EuroVelo 13 in Latvia from Riga, across Lithuania, Russia, and Poland and in Germany up to Lübeck (1,604 km). Half of the route in Latvia is described in the book. The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: maps at a scale of 1:85,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, and spiral-bound. Also available in German.

Bookable Offers

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


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

@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


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.

Cycle the Baltics: Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia

@Estonia @Latvia @Lithuania

Explore the Baltic coast and the National Parks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on very scenic routes. The tour includes the three capital cities – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – with their Old towns designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; the Curonian Spit which was previously closed to visitors; nowadays it is often called the Lithuanian Sahara; the beautiful Gauja River valleys and the largest and most beautiful Estonian island of Saaremaa.

Cycling tour from Klaipeda to Riga (West Lithuania - Latvian Kurzeme / Courland)

@Latvia @Lithuania

A self-guided cycle tour through some of the most beautiful areas of Lithuania before crossing into Latvia to explore its hidden treasures: Kurzeme (Courland) with its historical towns, Liepaja and Kuldiga, and finally Jūrmala seaside resort and Riga, the capital city and former Hanseatic port. The journey begins by cycling on cycle trail along the Baltic coast. The route continues through beautiful countryside in Western Latvia with its changing landscape, small villages and old towns.

The Wine Route by Bike


Our tour is a combination of gastronomic, educational and cycling activities in one of the best red wine areas of Romania. The standard route is organized for the Dealu Mare region, but we can customize the tour in any wine region, including along EuroVelo6. - Short bike route through the vineyards - One night accommodation in the area - Guided winery visits and wine tastings - Kids friendly, educational, gastronomic tour - Professional support, guiding and assistance - Bike rental, on reques…