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14-day biking and hiking trip in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania

Enjoy a biking and hiking trip in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania during 14 amazing days! A wonderful program led by local certified guide Simeon.

Mountain RangeBalkan Mountains, Carpathian Mountains
Duration14 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I invite you to discover the culture and nature of 3 incredible countries in a wonderful way: a biking and hiking trip in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania!

First, we will visit the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. You will see some of the main attractions of the city such as the Roman ruins, the National Theatre Ivan Vazov, the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Sofia University, the Mosque and the Round church St. George. In Bulgaria, we’ll also enjoy some biking and hiking across the Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park, Belogradchik Rocks, and the Magura Cave. Further, we’ll go from Kopilovtsi to Chiprovtsi, two Bulgarian cities located in the Western Balkan Mountains.

In Serbia we’ll visit the Palace of Galerius, a fortified palace located in Eastern Serbia, that belonged to the Roman Emperor in the 3rd and 4th centuries. Participants will also enjoy riding across the Danube River, the second longest river in Europe.

Regarding Romania, we’ll visit the Domogled-Valea Cernei National park as well as the Cheile Nerei – Beuşniţa National Park. You will also have the pleasure to discover the amazing architecture and culture of Timisoara, a city located in the west part of the country.

For more info, please take a look at the full itinerary below.

If you want to be part of this biking and hiking trip in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania, consider that it implies a moderate physical difficulty. You’ll have to ride for 5 to 6 hours and hike during 3 hours per day.

So, send your request to book this tour now. I assure you that this biking and hiking trip in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania will be a really memorable experience!

Accommodation

5 nights in family-run guest-houses 2 nights in family-run hotels 4 nights in 3-star hotels 1 night in 2-star hotels

Meeting point

Sofia

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome

We’ll meet in Sofia and transfer you to the hotel. Then we’ll enjoy a walking city tour through Sofia. We’ll have dinner in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant and spend the night in the hotel.

Day 2: Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park

Hiking day in the Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park. We’ll drive across Iskar Gorge and we’ll get to the Ochindol Village (630 m). Then we’ll follow the hiking trails and reach Beglichka Mogila summit (1,482 m). The descent will be on bikes to the Zgorigrad Village, where we’ll spend the night in a family run guest house.

Day 3: Kopilovtsi to Chiprovtsi

In the morning, we’ll visit the Bulgarian city of Vratsa.  We’ll start in Kopilovtsi and then we’ll see a beautiful cascade in the Kopren Ecotrail. After a short ascent, we’ll go to the Ogosta Valley and start the way down. We’ll have the pleasure to see the remains of a medieval monastery and then we’ll reach Chiprovtsi, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 4: Belogradchik Rocks

On day 4, we’ll go cycling from Chiprovtsi to the Belogradchik rocks. Then we’ll explore the rocks and spend the night in a family run hotel in Belogradchik.

Day 5: Magura Cave to Serbia

First, we’ll visit the Magura Cave. Then, we’ll bike for 5 to 6 hours until we reach the border area between Bulgaria and Serbia. We’ll go to Zajchar and visit the Palace of Galerius. Night in a hotel in Zajchar.

Day 6: Serbia

On this day, we’ll enjoy cycling near the Timok Valley. During the ride, participants will be able to see some of the historical and cultural highlights of the area, such as monuments and buildings. We’ll visit Rajac and Rogljevo and then reach Negotin, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 7: Vratna and Danube

We’ll drive to the Vratna Monastery and hike to the Vratna Rock Bridges. Then we’ll start a 4 to 5 hour cycling and reach the Danube River. We’ll spend the night in a family run hotel in Donji Milanovac.

Day 8: Rest day

Rest day to relax in the Danube. Optional tour available. Dinner is not included today.

Day 9: Danube to Romania

We’ll contemplate the most beautiful sceneries cycling across the Danube. Afterwards, we’ll reach Kladovo, take the bus and drive to the Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park region in Romania. Night in a family run hotel.

Day 10: Romania

We’ll hike for  2 hours in the National Park and visit lovely natural surroundings. Then we’ll take the bus to the southwestern area of the Carpathian Mountains, where we’ll start cycling. During the ride, we’ll see Carbunari and then enjoy the descent to Sasca Montana.

Day 11: Cheile Nerei – Beuşniţa National Park

On this day, we’ll hike from Sasca Romana to the Nera Gorges. We’ll explore the Cheile Nerei – Beuşniţa National Park and reach the Ochiul Beiului Lake. Then we’ll ride for a while and spend the night in the Valiug village.

Day 12: Semenic Mountains - Timisoara

We’ll drive to the Semenic Mountains and then start descending on bikes going through different villages to Timisoara. Night in a hotel in Timisoara.

Day 13: Timisoara

City tour in Timisoara. Night in the hotel.

Day 14: Departure

We’ll have breakfast and say goodbye.


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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 7423 each

Group of 2

EUR 3712 each

Group of 3

EUR 2475 each

Group of 4

EUR 1856 each

Group of 5

EUR 1485 each

Group of 6

EUR 1238 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Not included: Flight, taxes, insurance, all lunches, breakfast on day 1, dinner on day 14, alcoholic and soft drinks, museum entry fees.


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