idyllic Danube and mountainous Balkan
From Lake Constance to Montenegro
On our first stage we cycled from Radolfzell at Lake Constance to Montenegro. Our continous companion until the Romanian-Bulgarian border was the Danube river (EuroVelo 6). We cycled along the Balkan Green Belt which is also the Iron Curtain Trail (EuroVelo 13).
You can check Our Travel Map to see, where we have been and what we experienced. In addition we took interviews and published blog posts about this exciting stage. We also posted on facebook and instagram (@leafandsea).
We used our first stage to promote the valuable work of the nature conservation foundation EuroNatur. Various projects along the Balkan Green Belt are implemented by EuroNatur to protect amazing natural landscapes. Two of those projects are the #SaveSalina- and the SaveParadiseForests- campaigns. Please sign the petition to SaveSalina. With this action you support our efforts. Thanks a lot.
EuroNatur is committed to preserving Europes natural beauties with longlasting projects. The projects are mainly located along the Green Belt Balkan, the former iron curtain. EurNatur implements projects in cooperation with local organisations for the protection of the pristine nature in the Balkans. Bears, wolves, lynxes and migratory birds feel at home here. Two of the EuroNatur projects are the protection of Ulcinj Salina and the primary forests of Romania.
Balkan Green Belt
The #SaveSalina campaign was initiated by EuroNatur and partners to protect Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro. The salina is a precious bird paradise which is threatened to be turned into a luxury resort. With our journey we wish to make people aware of this threat. As many people as possible should sign the petition to pressure the government to officially protect Ulcinj Salina. Please sign the petition here!
For salt. For birds. For people.
Save Paradise Forests
Romania is home to the largest area of primary forests in the EU. Sadly, in the last years more and more of these forests were logged, although they are officially protected by law! With the campaign EuroNatur and the Romanian partner Agent Green fight for these valuable forests.
Find out more about the various activities on the campaign website.
From Lake Constance to Ulcinj
The map below shows our projected travel route before we started. We cycled some parts differently. You can find our interactive Travel Map with impressions and pictures here. Please check it out.