Route name: A part of Euro velo 6 – Starting point: Archeological site Lepenski Vir/ nearby town: Donji Milanovac – Ending point: Djerdap george/ location nearby town: Tekija-Kladovo
The “Iron Gates” are a series of spectacular gorges formed as the Danube flows between the Carpathian Mountains and the Balkans along the border between Serbia and Romania. Just two short days’ cycling from Belgrade, the Iron Gates formed a natural barrier that was reinforced in Mediaeval times by fortresses built high on the cliffs, the ruins of which can still be seen in places such as Ram, Lepenski Vir, Tabuthe Traina, Diana and Pontes.
The Atlantic-Black Sea EuroVelo 6 route is one of the 14 routes of the EuroVelo network created by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) in 1994. From 2004 to 2006, 18 French, German and Swiss partners joined forces to set up the West part of this EuroVelo cycle route, from the Atlantic to Ulm.
It aims at running alongside three of the largest European rivers, melting pots of European civilisation: the Loire, the Rhine and the Danube. It therefore passes through France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania. The aim of this EuroVelo 6 project is to enable the public to discover exceptional surroundings when cycling alongside the European rivers, while also protecting them.
Tourist fascinations list: Archeological site “LepenskiVir”, Iron Gate george, attractions open for visitors all over the year (09.00-20.00)
Accessibility On main road M25.1 and on Euro velo 6 route from Golubac to Donji Milanovac (40 km); By bus (from: Belgrade to Golubac or to Donji Milanovac), by train (N/A), by cruise (N/A), individual shuttle (from:Belgrade to Golubac or to Donji Milanovac).
Ticket Prices: 4 EURO
Type by difficulty: medium
Interesting natural spots: National park Djerdap, Iron Gate george, and cultural sites: Lepenski Vir on the main road M25.1
Specific kinds of plants and animals along the trail to be found: many wild animals, birds and plants of National park Djerdap.