Enjoy a biking and hiking trip in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania during 14 amazing days! A wonderful program led by local certified guide Simeon.
Carpathian Mountains, Balkan Mountains
May, Jun, Sep, Oct
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rest day to relax in the Danube. Optional tour available. Dinner is not included today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City tour in Timisoara. Night in the hotel.
We’ll have breakfast and say goodbye.
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
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.
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
Aditya Kumar Jha
Aug 2, 2021
Best platform for mountain sports services. Easy to use, great personalised service and support.
Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
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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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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