Balkan Mountains, Carpathian Mountains
May, Jun, Sep, Oct
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.
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