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Eurovelo 13 SK-AT

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Eurovelo 13 SK-AT Explorers Choice 
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    Photo: Bratislava Region Tourism
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Eurovelo is a network of 14 long distance cyclo-touristic routes covering all Europe. Currently, 45 thousand kilometres of these routes are in operation and the completion of the whole system is planned to be realized by the year 2020 when the overall network length of EuroVelo will have reached 70 thousand kilometres.
Distance 88.7 km
5:55 h
89 m
141 m
158 m
134 m
Iron Curtain Route enters the territory of Slovakia from Austria through the bridge over the Morava river at Hohenau der March and continues northwest to the municipalities of Moravský Sv.Ján, Malé Leváre and Gajary. It crosses the municipalities of Senohrad, Záhorská Ves and Vysoká pri Morave, leads through the west edge of Devínska Nová Ves, crosses Devín and enters Bratislava in its part called Karlova Ves. Via the Lafranconi Bridge it moves on the right bank of Danube, it crosses the quarter of Petržalka, copies the border with Austria and leaves the territory of Slovakia east of the municipality of Kittsee.The total length of this trail on the territory of Slovakia is 90 km. The trail environment is various, mostly bordered by agricultural land, meadows and riverine forests. As the country varies and is abundant in many picturesque places, the scenery is far from monotonous. The trail trespasses several villages, urban area of Bratislava and a huge housing estate of Petržalka located directly in Bratislava.
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Update: January 13, 2021
Highest point
158 m
Lowest point
134 m
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48.602064, 16.933337
48°36'07.4"N 16°56'00.0"E
33U 642528 5385024

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48.602064, 16.933337
48°36'07.4"N 16°56'00.0"E
33U 642528 5385024
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Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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88.7 km
5:55 h
89 m
141 m
Highest point
158 m
Lowest point
134 m
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