To properly live, breathe and experience history – that is the goal of the “Iron Curtain Trail”. From the Barents Sea to the Black Sea, this guide takes you along the Western border of the old Warsaw Pact countries, all the way across Europe. The route does not just connect European culture, history and sustainable tourism but it also provides historically interested cyclists with some spectacularly beautiful and varied landscapes and unique habitats that were able to emerge in the former border strip, which is today the European Green Belt. The maps in the revised edition are scaled larger at 1:120,000 from Helsinki to Riga, and from Grense Jakobselv to Vaalimaa it remains at 1:400,000. This volume describes the 4,000-kilometre-long part of the route from the Barents Sea to Riga.