A small but important section of EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail passes through Turkey. The itinerary takes in the northern part of the country, along its 240 km long border with Bulgaria. The route enters Turkey from the Dervent hills and leads cyclists to quite a different cultural area to the rest of the route. After crossing some areas of mixed woodland and farmland, EuroVelo 13 reaches the city of Edirne, one-time capital of the Ottoman Empire and famous for its beautiful Selimiye Mosque. EuroVelo 13 then continues through rural landscapes and the city of Kirkareli before crossing into Bulgaria again.