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Special Interest Tours
Cycling - Central Balkan - 8 days

8 Days/7 Nights

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Price: 512 EUR

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Bulgaria is a true paradise for lovers of mountain and road Cycling. The terrain in the country offers excellent opportunities for cycling tours burdensome or truly Cycling experience which is a real challenge for physics and psychology for even highly trained athletes.

Developed by our professional mountain guides our mountain routes are held far away from major thoroughfares. We use secondary roads with low traffic.

During our bike tours unless amusement from the biking itself you will experience also enjoyment of beautiful scenery and landscapes that will reveal to him. You will have the opportunity to go through old-growth forests, to see unique natural phenomena and caves formed by centuries, and to enjoy Bulgarian cuisine and hospitality.

Day 1
Arrival to Sofia Airport. Meet and greet by our representative. Transfer by mini bus to the village of Golyam Izvor. Accommodation at cozy family run hotel 3*. Dinner. Overnight.
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Day 2
Breakfast. Start cycling to the town of Yablanitsa and Malak Izvor village where slant ascent begins and proceeds within the next 5.2 km till we final reach the Glozhen Monastery which was an important spiritual center for the Bulgarians in the region between XVII - XIX century. After visiting the Monastery our cycling proceeds to the town of Teteven where you will be able to visit the local church and Museum or you can realize a short tour by your bikes to the local Eco path with two nice waterfalls. Overnight in Ribaritsa in Family run hotel 3*.
(Cycling for the day: 70 km, displacement ascent / descent 860/800 meters), (B, L, D)

Day 3
Breakfast. Start cycling to the Bogoi pass (1187 m.a.s.l.). After the pass starts descent to the town of Troyan. On the way you will have the chance to swim in the Mineral waters of Shipkovo Village. Lunch in Troyan in local restaurant and visiting the famous Troyan monastery which is the third biggest one in Bulgaria. Our cycling proceeds to the village of Apriltsi. Accommodation in Family run 3* hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
(Cycling for the day: 89 km, displacement ascent / descent 900/1000 meters), (B, L, D)

Day 4
Breakfast. Today we will be cycling forward the town of Lovech following the valley of Vidima river. Todays itinerary is slant and mostly descent. Arrival in Lovech and accommodation in Family run hotel 3* in the Old town. Free at leisure or cycling to the local Zoo which is one of the best in Bulgaria. For dinner you will taste home made dishes cooked by your master of the house. Overnight.
(Cycling for the day: 60 km, displacement ascent / descent 600/360 meters), (B, L, D)

Day 5
Breakfast. Our cycling tour proceeds to the town of Pavlikeni passing by the beautiful Dam Lake of Stamboliiski supplied with water by Rositsa River. For lunch picnic on the Dams waterside, organized specially for you. After lunch we proceed to town of Pavlikeni. Arrival and accommodation in Family run hotel 3*. Dinner. Overnight.
(Cycling for the day: 70 km, displacement ascent / descent 360/190 meters), (B, L, D)

Day 6
Breakfast. Start cycling to the picturesque Emen canyon with the beauty Emens Waterfalls. We will be passing through the Musina area, strewed with great numbers of underground caves. Next stop is Hotnitsa area with the famous chain of waterfalls. Arrival in the town of Arbanasi architecture and museum Preserve. Accommodation in Family run hotel 3* build in National Revival style. Dinner. Overnight.
(Cycling for the day: 55 km, displacement ascent / descent 360/350 meters), (B, L, D)

Day 7
Breakfast. Cycling within Arbanasi village with visitng the Nativi of Christ church since XVII century. Proceed cycling to the town of Veliko Tarnovo one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria with over 5000 years of history. The town reached its cultural bloom when it was a Capital of the Second Bulgarian kingdom between 1187 1393. According to contemporaries, during the Middle Ages Veliko Tarnovo have been the new Rome or Jerusalem. Lunch in local restaurant and visiting the Dryanovo Monastery, dated since XIII century and rebuild in 1845. You will visit and the Bacho Kiro cave with length of 3500 meters where marks of primitive people was found, dated 150000 old. Proceed cycling to the town of Tryavna center of Bulgarian Revival, icon-painting and wood-carving. Accommodation in Family run hotel 3*. Dinner. Overnight.
(Cycling for the day: 45 km, displacement ascent / descent 360/435 meters), (B, L, D)

Day 8
Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia Airport. Departure.

Package rates per person in DBL room:
  • 4 persons - 766 EUR per person
  • 6 persons 625 EUR per person
  • 10 persons 512 EUR per person
Supplement for SGL room 83 EUR

The package rate includes:
7 overnights in Family run hotels 3 according to the program;
  • All breakfast, lunch, dinner according to the program;
  • All transfers;
  • Domestic trasnportation;
  • Professional English Speaking guide with vehicle for eg luggage transport;
  • Maps & direction;
  • Bike rental (Depening of availability you can choose from two types of bikes: mountain bike with 24 gears or touring bike with 21 gears);
  • Technical support & assistance for the bikes;

The package prices do not include:
  • air plane tickets;
  • personal expenses;
  • tips;
  • Helmet rental 10 EUR;
  • Saddleback hire 10 EUR;

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