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1-week bike and wine tour in the Rhodope Mountains

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Join Simeon, a local certified guide, in this sensational adventure and cycle around the Rhodope Mountains and the cities of Bulgaria while you enjoy beautiful landscapes, history and the taste of good wine.

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Rhodope Mountains

7 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Beginner


Description

This trip is the perfect excuse to get to know Bulgaria and its fascinating history and culture while you ride.

You will visit the Thracian Tomb in Kazanlunk, a monument that dates from the 4th century BC and is a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site because of its artistic, historic and symbolic importance. In Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, you will visit the Roman ruins.

This trip is a perfect combination of Bulgarian history, cities, nature, cultures. Throughout the seven days, you will cycle more than 200 km and you will appreciate the views of the Rhodope Mountains, the largest mountain range in Bulgaria.

Besides, you will taste local wine and enjoy the traditional cuisine in different cities in the country. The distinguished wineries where you will taste new flavors are Rumelia Winery, Stema Winery, Zagreus, Yustina Winery. The tour will finish with a cycling city tour of Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria.

Moreover, both a cycling tour guide and a wine expert tour guide will accompany you through this exciting trip.

Will you miss this great opportunity? Don’t waste more time and request to book this trip! I’ll be glad to guide you in your next adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1: Koprivshtitsa Town-Museum & Sredna Gora Ride

Winery tour in Rumelia Winery.

Distance cycled: 30 km.

Day 2: Starosel Thracian Temple & Rose Jam Workshop

Stema Winery.

Distance cycled: 35 km.

Day 3: Rose Valley Ride & Kazanlak Thracian Tomb (UNESCO)

Distance cycled: 60 km.

Day 4: Thracian Lowland Ride & Plovdiv Old Roman Town

Thracian Lowland is  one of the best wine regions in Bulgaria.

Distance cycled: 35 km.

Day 5: Bachkovo Painted Monastery & Rhodopean Bucolic Villages

Yustina Winery.

Distance cycled: 30 km.

Day 6: Cycling Sofia City Tour

Distance cycled: 15 km.

Day 7: Departure

 

Details

Accommodation

5 overnights in excellent 3-4* hotels and authentic boutique accommodations 1 overnight in 5* hotel in Sofia downtown

More info

Other dates are available upon request.


About the guide

I've been lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel a lot, most of all in my country and the surrounding ones, but travel has been part of my life since forever. It started as my hobby and a preferred way to spend my holidays which, with the time, naturally evolved into being part of my professional career.

Bulgaria has 2 alpine Mountains which are not the largest in the World, but offer great deal for Mountaineering. Having 4 seasons, I'm able to practice both rock & ice climbing as well as Ski touring and snowshoeing.

I started guiding 7 years ago and, for the moment, I work with foreign people travelling in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula. I guide hiking, scrambling, climbing and mountain biking tours and I work in a cooperation with a few Bulgarian colleagues of mine.

Languages

English

Residence

Bulgaria


What people are saying about Explore-Share

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5.00

Sept 14, 2022

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5.00

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5.00

Aug 23, 2022

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5.00

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4.00

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5.00

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4.00

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5.00

April 14, 2022

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5.00

March 9, 2022

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5.00

March 4, 2022

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5.00

Feb 2, 2022

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 6186 Each

Group of 2

EUR 3093 Each

Group of 3

EUR 2062 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1547 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1238 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1031 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Transportation start and back

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price excludes: personal expenses, flights and taxes.




 

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