Were I to depart Vidin insanely early, I could get through Bulgaria to Greece all on the same day, but given the thin timetables on this section, I have decided a little more caution would be in order! At least the lines on the Bulgarian side are electrified, and so I will take regional trains via Mezdra (BG) to Sofia, arriving in the early afternoon in time for a meeting with activists. No border crossings today – if I do indeed decide to stay in Vidin rather than Calafat!

Day / Date Monday 25 July
Departure Vidin or Calafat
End Sofia
Trains 1
Rail km 267.2 – help me crowd fund kilometres of my route!
Bike legs 0 or 1
Bike km 17.5
Borders crossed Possibly RO-BG – Calafat-Vidin
Events Sofia – 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 33 Map

Images used in this post

Sludge G
Мездра БДЖ страница. Mezdra station, Bulgaria Jan 1995
February 21, 2009
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