It is now confirmed that there are no passenger trains between Drama and Alexandroupouli in Greece, so here I will need two TrainOSE replacement buses – Drama to Xanthi and Xanthi to Alexandroupouli. From there it is back on a train, as far as Ormenio in the very north easternmost corner of Greece, arriving late afternoon. As there are no trains across the border any more here I will have to hop on my bike to make it back into Bulgaria, and stay overnight (or at least a short night!) in Svilengrad.

Day / Date Thursday 28 July
Departure Drama
End Svilengrad
Trains 1
Rail km 174.5
Bike legs 1
Bike km 10
Borders crossed GR-BG – Ormenio-Svilengrad
Events No formal events, but maybe you’d like to say hello? – more about events en route here

Data here is indicative. The Google Sheet for the trip is the always-updated definitive version.

On the day itself, live updates will be posted here.

The map below is an image of the route for this day. You can alternatively see access whole route with more controls on umap here.

Day 36 Map

Images used in this post

Ali Eminov
Mustafa Pasha bridge over Maritsa River, Svilengrad, Bulgaria
January 14, 2021
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