Course

Course

The course is extremely beautiful combining flat road along the Danube river and mountain slopes crossing the Balkan mountain. The total nominal distance is 1050km, including 440km in Romania and 610km in Bulgaria, with 3350m positive altitude difference. The routes from Bucharest to Sofia and from Sofia to Bucharest are different and coincide with the biking and running courses as follows:

1st part – 4 days biking of 640 km nominally in total (160km a day), starting in Bucharest via Giurgiu and further on Romanian territory, crossing Danube River on the Calafat-Vidin bridge on the 3rd day, reaching Sofia at the end of Day 4. For more information about each day course please refer to the web site.

2nd part – 7 days running 410 km in total (60km a day) crossing the Danube river at Ruse – Giurgiu bridge on Day 10, reaching Bucharest at the end of Day 11. For more information about each day course please refer to the web site.

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Day 1 – bike

Starting point: Bucharest , Bulevardul Expozitiei 1F
Ending point: Turnu Magurele
The accomodation location: Hotel Turris – T. Magurele

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Day 2 – bike

Starting point: Turnu Magurele / Ending point: Vidin, Hotel Vival
Route: 186.6 km +435 m / -436
The accomodation location: Hotel Vival, Bononia bl. 6
vivalhotel.com/

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Day 3 – bike

Starting point: Vidin, Hotel Vival / Ending point: Berkovitsa Hotel Gelov
Route: 130.9 km +1510 m / -1145 m
The accomodation location: Aleksandrovska №28
3500 Berkovica, Montana, Bulgaria
http://www.hotelgelov.com/en/
https://www.facebook.com/gelovhotel/

 

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Day 4 – bike

Starting point: Berkovitsa, Hotel Gelov / Ending point: Sofia – Sveta Nedelya sq UniCredit Bulbank HO – FINISH
Route: 105.1 km +1653 m / -1504 m
The accomodation location: Sveta Sofia 18, Pirotska Str.
http://www.hotelsvetasofia.com/svetasofia/en

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Day 5 – running

Starting point: Sofia – Sveta Nedelya sq UniCredit Bulbank HO Ending point: Trudovetz Vilage (Near Botevgrad) The accomodation location: Hotel Kredo, 6 Tzar Simeon Str., Trudovetz Vilage, tel. (0723) 93379, http://centrecredo.com/

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Day 6 – running

Starting point: Botevgrad dam  Ending point: Zlatna Panega – big resting point (restaurant, water) on the left and parking on the right. The accomodation location: Diplomat Plaza 5770 Lukovit 2, D. Talev Street http://www.diplomatplaza.com

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Day 7 – running

Starting point: Zlatna Panega – big resting point (restaurant, water) on the left and parking on the right Ending point: Pleven city center – hotel. The accomodation location: Rosov, Tsar Boris III Str., 5800, Pleven.

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Day 8 – running

Starting point: Pleven city center – hotel Ending point: intersection to Ovcha Mogila, resting point and parking on the left. The accomodation location: Hotel Formula 1 Byala, K. Ficheto str.

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Day 9 – running

Starting point: intersection to Ovcha Mogila Ending point: after Volovo village, on a down slope forest and resting point on the left.
The accomodation location: Hotel Formula 1 Byala, K. Ficheto str.
http://formula-1-motel.byala.top-hotels-bg.com/en/

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Day 10 – running

Starting point: after Volovo village, on a down slope forest and resting point on the left Ending point: end of Daia on the right road extension – driving 10km back to Giurgiu Accomodation: Hotel Cosmos RuseRuse, 122 „Borisova” Str., +359 82/871 871 and +359 895 669 655

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Day 11– running

Starting point: end of Daia on the right road extension
Ending point: Bucharest, Bulevardul Expozitiei 1F – FINISH

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