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11-day mountain bike tour in the Rhodope Mountains

Join Simeon, a local certified guide, in this amazing cycling tour in Bulgaria and Greece, and enjoy the views of the Rhodope Mountains and the Thassos Island in the Aegean Sea. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Mountain RangeRhodope Mountains
Duration11 days
Offer periodJun, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

This cycling tour on one of the most popular routes of Bulgaria and Greece is a spectacular once in a lifetime experience.

This trip is an opportunity to get to know the Balkan culture, traditions and local cuisine. Would you like to enjoy a wonderful landscape while you ride? The wild forest of the Rhodope Mountains will be on your side along the road.

The Rhodopes are a mountain range in Europe, located in Bulgaria and Greece. In this cycling tour you will be admiring the peaks of the Balkan Mountain Range and the astonishing water and views of Thassos Island, a paradisiacal Greek island on the North Aegean Sea.

Not only will you be an spectator of the beautiful scenery of the Balkan and Rhodope Mountains, but you will also get to know the village life and culture in first person. You will be staying in family-run hotels and you will try some of the traditional meals in Bulgaria and Greece.

This trip is available in June and September, but upon request, other dates may be available too. Don’t doubt writing me for more information.

Guided city tours, visits to museums and temples, local hospitality, nature and cycling.

Want to join me in this adventure? Require to book this trip! I’ll be glad to have you on this cycling tour. 

Accommodation

5 nights in guest-houses and family run hotel, 5 nights in 3* hotel

More info

Upon request, other dates are also available.

Meeting point

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Sofia

If time available, you will enjoy a walking sightseeing tour of the center of the Bulgarian capital.

Day 2: Thracian Golden Treasures in Panaguirishte

Walking sightseeing tour of the city and 4 to 6 hours of cycling time (54 km).

Day 3: Koprivshtitca Bulgarian Revival Town & Wine Tasting

4 hours of cycling time (46 km).

Day 4: Plovdiv / Peshtera/ Kostandovo’s Rug factory / Velingrad

Walking sightseeing tour of the second largest city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv.

3 to 4 hours of cycling time (40 km)

Day 5: Trigrad Devil’s Throat Cave & Trigrad Gorge

4 to 6 hours of cycling time (60 km).

Day 6: Trigrad Gorge & Trigrad Devil’s Throat Cave / Cycle Satovcha – Delchevo

2 to 4 hours of cycling time (41 km).

Day 7: Delchevo – Stavroupoli / Bulgaria to Greece

2 to 4 hours of cycling time (40 km).

Day 8: Greece / Thassos island

3 to 5 hours of cycling time (53 km).

Day 9: Round trip of Thassos island

3 to 4 hours of cycling time (30-40 km).

Day 10: Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and the most important centre of the area.

Day 11: Departure


About the guide

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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.


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