An interesting article on the cultural background of the Sultans Trail is published on the site of the WorldTrailsNetwork by Max Smits, one of our trail coordinators.
In 2019 we welcomed cyclist and we had the honour to receive quite some stories, also about the road conditions after rain
We cycled with Sultans Trail friends the second part of the Sultans Trail cycling route, some anecdotes we have like to share here
We tried to hike the aqueducts near Istanbul but it’s not the correct one. Here you can see our attempt, there is a better way for sure.
Here we started to develop the Sultans Trail Cycling route
These are the early days: Bike-tour Iris & Sedat
In Bulgaria and Turkey we made a special hiking trip for three weeks, we marked from Kardzhali in Bulgaria towards Istanbul with quite some ladies on board. Here are the participants and the sticker we used with our names from the marking trip in 2015
You start in Serbia and with your hiking guide, you have detailed information of your Sultans Trail hiking part toward Plovdiv in Bulgaria.
You will find hiking maps, Sultans Trail information of Ottoman heritage along this part. Also, you will have practical information on places to sleep and friends along the route.
Arjan Schuiling is our Bulgarian coordinator he organizes group hikes and has made many mountain trips. He knows the Sultans Trail and all the Bulgarian secrets better than any of us. He is excellent in English, so a joy to read his travel blogs for our English readers.
In 2014 Sedat Çakır and Ton Roos explored the Austria territories. They hiked and cycled to develop the Sultans Trail. You can click on the image to see the full album