Sultans Trail (European Cultural Route) Description
The Sultans Trail is a long-distance hiking and cycling trail between Vienna and Istanbul. A cultural route, passing through 8 countries in South-Eastern Europe, with a turbulent and interesting history and stunning landscapes at the crossroad of civilizations, including Roman, Byzantine, Magyar, Slavic and a shared Ottoman history. The trail is based on the former route of war, trade and diplomacy between the Ottoman Empire and the west and passes through many picturesque villages and beautiful cities, with plenty of opportunities for local encounters. The trail was chosen by the BBC as the subject for a third mini-series, after Santiago and Rome, called “Pilgrimage: the Road to Istanbul”.