Grand Tour

From Vienna to Istanbul in 120 days

Our Trail Coordinator is planning to walk the entire trail in 2021 as a promotional tour. The purpose of this trip is to promote the trail and talk to as many local stakeholders as possible. The walking days are kept relatively short (20km max.) to allow plenty of time to talk to people, visit municipal offices, see a museum, check out sights along the trail and have a meet-and-greet at the end of the day. You are welcome to join us. Please contact max@sultanstrail.com.

The tour is scheduled in two periods:
part 1: Vienna – Sofia – March 30 – June 18, 2020
part 2: Sofia – Istanbul – September 12 – October, 21 2020

Of course, this will only take place when the risks of COVID-19 can be minimalized and travel restrictions have been lifted.

Travel plan

DayLegCompanion(s)
day0: Tue-30-mrtFlight to Vienna Overnight stay in: Vienna
day1: Wed-31-mrthiking from Kahlenberg to Vienna City Center (17,3) km. Overnight stay in: Vienna
day2: Thu-1-Aprhiking from Vienna city Center to Rauchenwarth (22,8) km. Overnight stay at: Bauer Karin – Gästezimmer & Apartements
day3: Fri-2-Aprhiking from Rauchenwarth to Trautmannsdorf/Leitha (13,3) km. Overnight stay at: Gästezimmer Kuzarov or *Hotel Rumpler in Bruck/Leitha
day4: Sat-3-Aprhiking from Trautmannsdorf/Leitha to Bruck/Leitha (12,9) km. Overnight stay at: *Hotel Rumpler (arrange in time because of weekend)
day5: Sun-4-Aprhiking from Bruck/Leitha to Petronell-Carnuntum (18,2) km. Overnight stay at: *Hotel Marc Aurel 
day6: Mon-5-Aprhiking from Petronell-Carnuntum to Hainburg/Donau (9,3) km. Overnight stay at: *Gasthof zu den 3 Raben 
day7:   Tue-6-Aprhiking from Hainburg/Donau to Bratislava (16,2) km. Overnight stay at: Bratislava 
day8: Wed-7-Aprhiking from Bratislava to Čunovo (19,9) km. Overnight stay at: Santino 
day9: Thu-8-Aprhiking from Čunovo to Cikolasziget (21,1) km. Overnight stay at: Hesperus Camping 
day10: Fri-9-Aprhiking from Cikolasziget to Lipot (14,3) km. Overnight stay at: Pension Lipót 
day11: Sat-10-Aprhiking from Lipot to Györ (29,7) km. Overnight stay at: City apartman és camping 
day12: Sun-11-Aprhiking from Györ to Gönyű (18,2) km. Overnight stay at: Duna Panoráma Panzió 
day13: Mon-12-Aprhiking from Gönyű to Àcs (13,6) km. Overnight stay at: Komarno by train; Harry’s Pub 
day14: Tue-13-Aprhiking from Àcs to Komarno (13,1) km. Overnight stay at: Harry’s Pub 
day15: Wed-14-Aprhiking from Komarno to Dunaradvány /Radvaň nad Dunajom (20,3) km. Overnight stay at: *Penzión Mlyn 
day16: Thu-15-Aprhiking from Dunaradvány /Radvaň nad Dunajom to Mužla (22,2) km. Overnight stay at: Montanara 
day17: Fri-16-Aprhiking from Mužla to Esztergom (13,7) km. Overnight stay at: *St.Adelbert Hotel 
day18: Sat-17-Aprhiking from Esztergom to Dobogókő (20,9) km. Overnight stay at: Báró Eötvös Lóránd Menedékház
day19: Sun-18-Aprhiking from Dobogókő to Csillaghegy (21,6) km. Overnight stay at: Irisz Panzió
day20: Mon-19-Aprhiking from Csillaghegy to Buda (Budapest) (12,3) km. Overnight stay at: Buda (Budapest)
day21: Tue-20-Aprhiking from Buda (Budapest) to Ófalu (24,5) km. Overnight stay at: Erd:Centrál Borház Étterem és Panzió Érd
day22: Wed-21-Aprhiking from Ófalu to Százhalombatta (6,5) km. Overnight stay at: Oktán Szálló
day23: Thu-22-Aprhiking from Százhalombatta to Tordas (24) km. Overnight stay at: Szép Napot Vendégház BB
day24: Fri-23-Aprhiking from Tordas to Nadap (17) km. Overnight stay at: Walzer Étterem és Panzió
day25: Sat-24-Aprhiking from Nadap to Székesfehérvár (21,1) km. Overnight stay at: *Hotel Platan
day26: Sun-25-Aprhiking from Székesfehérvár to Tác (19,3) km. Overnight stay at: Vénusz Panzió
day27: Mon-26-Aprhiking from Tác to Nagylók (25,1) km. Overnight stay at: Fenyves Vendégház-Nagylók
day28: Tue-27-Aprhiking from Nagylók to Mezőfalva (15,8) km. Overnight stay at: Dunaúváros:Álom Szálló
day29: Wed-28-Aprhiking from Mezőfalva to Dunaföldvár (20,3) km. Overnight stay at: *Rozmaringos Udvarház
day30: Thu-29-Aprhiking from Dunaföldvár to Dunapataj (24,5) km. Overnight stay at: *Bringa Panzió
day31: Fri-30-Aprhiking from Dunapataj to Kalocsa (20,3) km. Overnight stay at: *Alice Panzio Gold
day32: Sat-1-Mayhiking from Kalocsa to Bónifok (28) km. Overnight stay at: Veránka Sighet Hotel
day33: Sun-2-Mayhiking from Bóni-fok to Pörböly/Baja (21,6) km. Overnight stay at: Baja:*Ciszterci Ház 
day34: Mon-3-Mayhiking from Pörböly/Baja to Dunaszekcsö (19,7) km. Overnight stay at: Marika Guest House
day35: Tue-4-Mayhiking from Dunaszekcsö to Mohács (16,8) km. Overnight stay at: *Révkapu Panzió – Hotel
day36: Wed-5-Mayhiking from Mohács to Hercegszántó (H) (26,2) km. Overnight stay at: *Locomotiv Vendégház
day37: Thu-6-Mayhiking from Hercegszántó (H) to Bezdan (16,8) km. Overnight stay at: *Anna Caffe
day38: Fri-7-Mayhiking from Bezdan to Bački Monoštor (8) km. Overnight stay at: *Pansion Marija
day39: Sat-8-Mayhiking from Bački Monoštor to Sombor (26,5) km. Overnight stay at: *Bike Camp LongTour
day40: Sun-9-Mayhiking from Sombor to Apatin (23) km. Overnight stay at: *Čarda Zlatna kruna Spring Walk
day41: Mon-10-Mayhiking from Apatin to Bogojevo (29,3) km. Overnight stay at: Apatin:*Čarda Zlatna kruna Spring Walk
day42: Tue-11-Mayhiking from Bogojevo to Bač (22,6) km. Overnight stay at: *JakicSpring Walk
day43: Wed-12-Mayhiking from Bač to Bačka Palanka (30,2) km. Overnight stay at: Hotel FontanaSpring Walk
day44: Thu-13-Mayhiking from Bačka Palanka to Neštin (14,1) km. Overnight stay at: House & camp “Skelica” and Casa CastellumSpring Walk
day45: Fri-14-Mayhiking from Neštin to Fruška Gora Andrevlje (24,2) km. Overnight stay at: AndrevljeSpring Walk
day46: Sat-15-Mayhiking from Fruška Gora Andrevlje to Stari Ledinci (24,3) km. Overnight stay at: Podrum MiljevićSpring Walk
day47: Sun-16-Mayhiking from Stari Ledinci to Novi Sad (12,5) km. Overnight stay in: Novi SadSpring Walk
day48: Mon-17-Mayhiking from Novi Sad to Sremski Karlovci (13,3) km. Overnight stay at: Apartmani SunflowerSpring Walk
day49: Tue-18-Mayhiking from Sremski Karlovci to Beška bridge (14,7) km. Overnight stay at: *Pansion SidroSpring Walk
day50: Wed-19-Mayhiking from Beška bridge to Stari Slankamen (17,9) km. Overnight stay at: *Prenoćište KejSpring Walk
day51: Thu-20-Mayhiking from Stari Slankamen to Stari Banovci (25,2) km. Overnight stay at: Hotel VillageSpring Walk
day52: Fri-21-Mayhiking from Stari Banovci to Zemum (22,4) km. Overnight stay at: Hostel KavalaSpring Walk
day53: Sat-22-Mayhiking from Zemum to Belgrade (6,9) km. Overnight stay in: BelgradeSpring Walk
day54: Sun-23-Mayhiking from Belgrade to Vrčin (24) km. Overnight stay at: *Hotel Hedonic
day55: Mon-24-Mayhiking from Vrčin to Grocka (14,3) km. Overnight stay at: Smederevo:Nikolas Grand Apartments
day56: Tue-25-Mayhiking from Grocka to Smederevo (26,3) km. Overnight stay at: Nikolas Grand Apartments
day57: Wed-26-Mayhiking from Smederevo to Mihajlovac (19,6) km. Overnight stay at: Smederevska Palanka:*Konaćište Kao Kod Kuće
day58: Thu-27-Mayhiking from Mihajlovac to Smederevska Palanka (24,9) km. Overnight stay at: *Konaćište Kao Kod Kuće
day59: Fri-28-Mayhiking from Smederevska Palanka to Markovac (25,6) km. Overnight stay at: *Motel Stari hrast
day60: Sat-29-Mayhiking from Markovac to Svilajnac (9,7) km. Overnight stay at: *Grand
day61: Sun-30-Mayhiking from Svilajnac to Despotovac (28,3) km. Overnight stay at: Motel KrunaCM
day62: Mon-31-Mayhiking from Despotovac to Ravanica (0) km. Overnight stay at: RavanicaCM
day63: Tue-1-Junhiking from Ravanica to Ćuprija (29,1) km. Overnight stay at: BB Plava LagunaCM
day64: Wed-2-Junhiking from Ćuprija to Paraćin (14,5) km. Overnight stay at: *Hotel PetrusCM
day65: Thu-3-Junhiking from Paraćin to Varvarin (21,4) km. Overnight stay at: *Dejana Perinog – sobe za izdavanjeCM
day66: Fri-4-Junhiking from Varvarin to Kruševac (21,6) km. Overnight stay at: City HotelCM
day67: Sat-5-Junhiking from Kruševac to Veliko Golovode (4,9) km. Overnight stay at: Krusevac:City HotelCM
day68: Sun-6-Junhiking from Veliko Golovode to Ribarska banja (25,8) km. Overnight stay at: Hotel vila di LussoCM
day69: Mon-7-Junhiking from Ribarska banja to Cesma Grebac (12,4) km. Overnight stay at: Zeleni RajCM
day70: Tue-8-Junhiking from Cesma Grebac to Lalinac (23,8) km. Overnight stay at: Zeleni virCM
day71: Wed-9-Junhiking from Lalinac to Niš (11,5) km. Overnight stay at: Nis:CM
day72: Thu-10-Junhiking from Niš to Niška Banja (13,1) km. Overnight stay at: Pansion VelickovicCM
day73: Fri-11-Junhiking from Niška Banja to Bojanine Vode (19,3) km. Overnight stay at: Loggers hutCM
day74: Sat-12-Junhiking from Bojanine Vode to Bela Palanka (27,7) km. Overnight stay at: *Villa Festina N&JCM
day75: Sun-13-Junhiking from Bela Palanka to Pirot (28) km. Overnight stay at: Apartman Marija CM
day76: Mon-14-Junhiking from Pirot to Dimitrovgrad (25,4) km. Overnight stay at: Saraj, privatni SmestajCM
day77: Tue-15-Junhiking from Dimitrovgrad to Dragoman (23,4) km. Overnight stay at: Dragoman HotelCM
day78: Wed-16-Junhiking from Dragoman to Slivnitsa (16,1) km. Overnight stay at: Hotel-mehana GerganaCM
day79: Thu-17-Junhiking from Slivnitsa to Bankya (24,2) km. Overnight stay at: Family Hotel Emaly 1CM
day80: Fri-18-Junhiking from Bankya to Sofia (14,9) km. Overnight stay at: Bon-Bon HotelCM
End of Grand Tour part 1. Return from Sofia
Grand Tour part 2
Sat-11-SepFlight to Sofia Overnight stay at: Bon Bon HotelCM
day81: Sun-12-Sephiking from Sofia to Studenski grad (4) km. Overnight stay at: Black and White City HomeCM
day82: Mon-13-Sephiking from Studenski grad to Gorublâne (14) km. Overnight stay at: Boutique Hotel L do RadoCM
day83: Tue-14-Sephiking from Gorublâne to Red Cross School (14,7) km. Overnight stay at: Red Cross SchoolCM
day84: Wed-15-Sephiking from Red Cross School to Krushovitsa (21) km. Overnight stay at: Guest houses KrushovitsaCM
day85: Thu-16-Sephiking from Krushovitsa to Paunovo (14,4) km. Overnight stay at: Horizon Guest HouseCM
day86: Fri-17-Sephiking from Paunovo to Ithiman (16,9) km. Overnight stay at: Motel IhtimanCM
day87: Sat-18-Sephiking from Ithiman to Pchelini bani (16) km. Overnight stay at: Pchelin GardenCM
day88: Sun-19-Sephiking from Pchelini bani to to Kostenets (12) km. Overnight stay at: Khotel Restorant “Diani”CM
day89: Mon-20-Sephiking from to Kostenets to Septemvri (28,9) km. Overnight stay at: PensionCM
day90: Tue-21-Sephiking from Septemvri to Pazardzhik (21,1) km. Overnight stay at: Hotel TrakiyaCM
day91: Wed-22-Sephiking from Pazardzhik to Stambolijski (23,2) km. Overnight stay at: Hotel CornerCM
day92: Thu-23-Sephiking from Stambolijski to Plovdiv (23,1) km. Overnight stay at: Hotel TrakiaCM
day93: Fri-24-Sephiking from Plovdiv to Brestnik (14,3) km. Overnight stay at: Hotel – restaurant “BUNARA”CM?
day94: Sat-25-Sephiking from Brestnik to Asenovgrad (15,7) km. Overnight stay at: Cosmos HotelCM?
day95: Sun-26-Sephiking from Asenovgrad to Bryagovo (30) km. Overnight stay at: Guest House Donna 
day96: Mon-27-Sephiking from to Bryagovo to Bryastovo (24,6) km. Overnight stay at: Guest House “At the Leader” 
day97: Tue-28-Sephiking from Bryastovo to Haskovo (23,4) km. Overnight stay at: Hotel Trakia 
day98: Wed-29-sephiking from Haskovo to Lyubenovo (22,1) km. Overnight stay at: ?? 
day99: Thu-30-sephiking from Lyubenovo to Harmanli (20,6) km. Overnight stay at: Hotel Olympia 
day100: Fri-1-Octhiking from Harmanli to Lubimets (22,6) km. Overnight stay at: Maritsa Hotel 
 hiking from Lubimets to Svilengrad (15,9) km. Overnight stay at: Guest House Radi 
day102: Sun-3-Octhiking from Svilengrad to Dakia (19,2) km. Overnight stay at: Orestiada:Hotel Alexandros 
day103: Mon-4-Octhiking from Dakia to Kastanies (30,1) km. Overnight stay at: Karaağaç:Adres Apart Otel
day104: Tue-5-Octhiking from Kastanies to Edirne (7,8) km. Overnight stay at: Taşhan Hotel
day105: Wed-6-Octhiking from Edirne to Kavakli (25,5) km. Overnight stay at: ??
Day106: Thu-7-Octhiking from Kavakli to Süloğlu (15,2) km. Overnight stay at: Edirne:Taşhan Hotel
day107: Fri-8-Octhiking from Süloğlu to Kiklareli (32,7) km. Overnight stay at: Line Suite Hotel
day108: Sat-9-Octhiking from Kiklareli to Üsküpdere (19,6) km. Overnight stay at: ??
Day109: Sun-10-Octhiking from Üsküpdere to Pinarhisar (17,3) km. Overnight stay at: Akkus otel
day110: Mon-11-Octhiking from Pinarhisar to Vize (28,8) km. Overnight stay at: *Trak Otel
day111: Tue-12-Octhiking from Vize to Saray (23,3) km. Overnight stay at: *Elit Hotel Saray
day112: Wed-13-Octhiking from Saray to Binkiliç-Fatih/Atatürk (29,7) km. Overnight stay at: ??
Day113: Thu-14-Octhiking from Binkiliç-Fatih/Atatürk to Gümüşpinar (21) km. Overnight stay at: ?? Catalca?
Day114: Fri-15-Octhiking from Gümüşpinar to Dağyenice (27,5) km. Overnight stay at: ?? Catalca?
Day115: Sat-16-Octhiking from Dağyenice to Dursunköy (23,2) km. Overnight stay at: ??
Day116: Sun-17-Octhiking from Dursunköy to Sazlibosna (8,8) km. Overnight stay at: *Homestay Fikri Bekbaş
day117: Mon-18-Octhiking from Sazlibosna to O-6 Motorway (26,4) km. Overnight stay at: ??
Day118: Tue-19-Octhiking from O-6 Motorway to Sultangazi (18,8) km. Overnight stay at: Selahaddin Eyyubi Uygulama Oteli 
day119: Wed-20-Octhiking from Sultangazi to Eyüp (18,3) km. Overnight stay at: Bayrak Hotel & Restaurant
day120: Thu-21-Octhiking from Eyüp to Süleymaniye Mosque (8,1) km. Overnight stay at: Anadolu Hotel
 End of Grand Tour. Return from Istanbul 

Conditions

Travel companions on this Grand Tour agree to the following:
– to endorse the purpose of the tour;
– to participate under their own responsibility;
– to arrange their own transportation to the rendezvous point and their return;
– to share in collective costs, pro rata;
– to solve their own problems.

The travel plan may change.
The tour is cancelled when the Trail Coordinator is not available.

COVID-19 may introduce additional restrictions or conditions.

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