Sofia to Black Sea - Enduro Tour - Discover Bulgaria 24 June - 3 July 2011
Discover the natural beauty of Bulgaria. We will pass through Bulgaria's wildest mountains, home of ancient civilizations - Plana, Rila, Rhodopi, Sakar, Strandja, till we reach the Black Sea.
Over 1000 km of pure adventure and amazing views, historical places and much, much more, 90% offroad, 10 % onroad.
Skill level: - intermediate riders.
Arriving in Sofia, transfer to the hotel, welcome dinner.
Day Two: Sofia - Velingrad - 180km.
We start our trip from the foot of Vitosha mountain, go to Samokov at the foot of Rila mountain. After Somokov we will visit Borovetz, which is the oldest mountain resort in Bulgaria, situated at 1360 meters above sea level. We continue to Belovo and Velingrad.
Accomodation in Hotel Velina SPA 4*.
Day Three: Velingrad - Kovachevitsa - 100km.
After breakfast we're heading to the beautifull Rila and Rhodope mountains, passing by Medeni polyany and Staro selo (1500 meters above sea level)
Overnight in Ognianovo in a 3* hotel.
Day Four: Kovachevitsa - Trigrad - 120km.
In the morning we start on the western slopes of the Rhodope and a few hours later we enter Trigrad's amazing gorge, a unique place and amazing people. We will settle for the night in a traditional Bulgarian house and enjoy traditional meals.
Day Five: Trigrad - Pamporovo - 100km.
To Pamporovo through Eastern Rhodopes, mostly on gravel roads with amazing views. Arriving in Pamporovo
Day Six: Pamporovo - Kardjali - 120km
From Kardjali, still in Eastern Rhodopes and mainly on gravel roads, we'll visit The Devil's Bridge near Ardino. It was built either in 17th or in 18th centuries and has unique architecture, emphasized by its three arches. The bridge is situated in a very picturesque valley and has unforgettable beauty and is one of the most favorite places for tourists. We're taking a rest on the shores of Kardjali Dam.
Day Seven: Kardjali day free
After breakfast we will visit one of the most incredible tourist sites in Bulgaria, Perpericon - a Thracian archeological complex, a megalith sanctuary of Dionysus. It is also the sanctuary of Orpheus, a mythical singer and a musician who lived around 1400 B.C., who is considered the greatest singer and poet of ancient times.
There is the stone ladder - magnificent rock structure resembling a group of people. There are the giant stone mushrooms and much more.
Day Eight: Kardjali - Topolovgrad - 200km.
We head to the city of Topolovgrad, visiting the true East Rhodopes and ride through the territories of the white vulture. We Arrive at Topolovgrad for dinner in a 3* hotel.
Day Nine: Topolovgrad - Black sea coast - 210km.
Topolovgrad to the Black sea coast, passing the village of Zvezdetz, through the amazing beauty of Strandja . Around the aiasmas (curing springs) the stories about magicians, fairies and elfs are still alive, and so is the secret of the ancient custom of fire-dancing. The old Strandja houses, filled with warmth and hospitality, offer a healing sense of comfort.
Leaving Strandja, riding in the river valley of the Veleka river we will arrive at the Black Sea.
DayTen: Black sea coast
Free time, Burgas airport,flight to Sofia airport and home.
What IS included :
- The number of nights, according to the program, in 3/4* hotels - FB in double room occupancy, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- rental 2010 KTM motorcycle for the trip with unlimited mileage
- guide with GPS with latest offroad maps
- support vehicle with driver equipped with first aid box, spare parts and unlimited supply of bottled water
- guide for tourist sites
- welcome dinner
- special traditional dinner in Trigrad
- T-shirt and a hat
What is NOT included:
- international flight to/from Sofia Airport, Burgas airport - Sofia airport
- riding gear
- additional activities
The bikes are 2010 KTM:
1 bike 250 EXC Red Bull Champion Edition
1 bike 250 EXC
2 bikes 400 EXC
1 bike 450 EXC Red Bull Champion Edition
1 bike 450 EXC Factory Edition
1 bike 450 XCRW
1 bike 450 XCW.
All riding gear such as boots, guards, helmets, gloves, goggles, etc. are riders responsibility, which is compulsory.
Food - Every day starts with breakfast and departure by 9:00
Lunch will be between 12:00 and 14:00 and depending on the conditions will be in a restaurant or on the go.
Dinner is in the hotel at night.
PRICE R 25 000-00p/p excluding flights