In a twist long considered by race organisers the seventh edition of the Transcontinental Race will start in the East and finish in the West offering riders a fresh perspective on the diversity of landscapes and cultures across the continent.
The Bulgarian Black Sea Coast stretches from the Romanian Black Sea resorts in the north to Turkey in the south. The region is popular with tourists during the summer, drawing millions of foreign and local tourists alike. Prior to 1989 the Bulgarian Black Sea coast was internationally known as the Red Riviera. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain its nickname has been changed to the Bulgarian Riviera. The Balkan Mountains cross the country reaching the edge of the Black Sea and dividing the coastline at Cape Emine. The two largest cities and main seaports on the Bulgarian Riviera are Varna, located on the northern part of the coast and Burgas, located on the southern coast.