The almost 400km lengthy biking path was picked for a novel theme that cyclists can expertise in three international locations.
The Iron Curtain Path, generally known as EuroVelo 13, operating by way of Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, has develop into the biking path of 2021.
The award-granting ceremony passed off on April 23, 2021 throughout the on-line biking tourism truthful Fiets en Wandelbeurs, the Bratislava Area reported on its website.
The path was rewarded for its distinctive theme, which cyclists can expertise in all three international locations: Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Passing by way of a various surroundings
The roughly 400-kilometre-long path begins in Gmünd in Waldviertel, Austria, and runs by way of the Czech Republic throughout the Slovak capital of Bratislava.
Its Slovak part was marked for the primary time by the Slovak Biking Membership in 2010, in cooperation with the Bratislava Self-Governing Area.
Marchegg viaduct (Supply: bratislavskykraj.sk)
The biking path passes by way of numerous nature and metropolis surroundings, connects historic and pure monuments with historic cities and villages, runs alongside varied cultural and technical monuments, and is in shut proximity to castles, manors and palaces.
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“It’s exhausting to consider that till 1989, this idyllic surroundings was surrounded by fences and watchtowers that prevented individuals from passing the borders,” stated Bert Sitters, the chairman of the jury and biking journalist.
The transition of this space right into a biking paradise is all of the extra admirable, he added.
Since 2014, the Slovak biking membership has been answerable for marking the biking trails because the nationwide coordinator of the EuroVelo trails in Slovakia. The Interreg “Tradition and Nature on the Inexperienced Strip” undertaking launched new web sites, www.ev13.sk, www.ev13.eu, and a cell app the place all guests can discover all the data they want concerning the biking trails.
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12. Might 2021 at 11:19
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