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Balkan Cycling

Sofia, Bulgaria
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USD 545

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  • Cycling around bulgaria
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  • Even children can do cycling!
  • Cycling rest!

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What's Included

  • halfboard (breakfasts & dinners included, except dinner on day 1 and 7
  • comfortable clothing
  • group transfer to Sofia airport

Minimum Age

8 Year(s)


8 Day(s)

  • USD 545  for person
Start Time:
  • 1:00 am

Adventure Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival
Arrival at Sofia airport and transfer to our hotel.

Day 2. Goliam Izvor - Glozhene Monastery - Ribaritsa village
The Early transfer brings us to Yablanitsa town where the cycling starts. We pass through town and then continue to Malak Izvor village, which is a starting point for a challenging 5 km uphill ride to Glozhene Monastery. Having visited the monastery you go downhill the same way and continue further to the scenic Teteven town. Here you can have a short stop for a walk and visit of the local historic museum and church and a short bike and hike to a nearby eco trail with two beautiful waterfalls. Then you continue cycling to Ribaritsa village where we stay for the night. Cycling distance: 70 km

Day 3. Ribaritsa village - Troyan monastery - Apriltsi
Ascent from Ribaritsa village to the highest point for the day - Bogoi pass (1185m). From this pass, the road goes all the way down to the town of Troyan passing through the village of Shipkovo where you can take a refreshing bath in the mineral water swimming pools. After lunch in Troyan town center, we visit The Pottery and Craft Exhibition "Oreshaka" nearby and the famous Troyan monastery. We spend the night in April Tsui village. Cycling distance: 74 km

Day 4. Apriltsi - Gabrovo - Sokolsky Monastery - Etura
Cycling on isolated village roads from Apriltsi to Gabrovo. Enroute you pass by numerous small villages set in green landscapes and river valleys, visit Batoshevo monastery and have lunch in a local village pub. Nunnery and a possible tour of Batoshevo monastery. After an ascent follows by a nice downhill ride, you reach Gabrovo town and continue to the "Etura"- an open-air ethnographic museum, as well as the beautiful Sokolski Monastery. We stay overnight nearby Etura. Cycling distance: 55 km

Day 5. Gabrovo - Tryavna - Bozhentsi
After breakfast, you start cycling from Gabrovo. After an ascent followed by descent, you arrive in Tryavna. There you can spend some time on sightseeing and lunch in the center of this beautiful National Revival town. Ups and downs through open terrain will lead you to the final stop for today - Bozhentsi architectural reserve. Cycling distance: 52 km

Day 6. Bozhentsi - Dryanovo monastery - Elena
Having visited by car the Dryanovo Monastery in the morning, you start cycling from the turning for Yalovo village. Kilifarevo Monastery is very close. We make a short stop here and continue to the town of Elena passing by the blue waters of Iovkovtsi dam. Cycling distance: 48 km

Day 7. Elena - Arbanassi - Veliko Turnovo
From Elena, we continue cycling to the last point of the trip – Arbanasi architectural reserve. The landscape includes meadows, pastures, cultivation lands, shrubby hills and finally a beautiful plateau over Veliko Tarnovo. After some free time for rest and walks among the old houses of Arbanasi, we go for a lunch and sightseeing tour in Veliko Turnovo - the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Plovdiv for overnight. Cycling distance: 43 km

Day 8. Transfer to Sofia airport. Departure.


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