This adventure involves much more than just riding a bike. We are going to explore the rock formations and caves in the area. We will also immerse in Bulgarian local cuisine and tradition.
Sample this curious place off the beaten track.
~ Day 1 ~
Transfer from Sofia to Chiprovski monastery. After a short visit of the monastery we start riding, exploring small villages, enjoying splendid panoramic views. En route we will stop at a local bakery shop and sample wild berry jam and old traditional bread. Here we will have our lunch and continue on recently restored paved roads. At the end of the day we will reward our senses with some quality wines in a local vineyard. We spend the night in a family hotel with a big lovely garden and typical Balkan food for dinner.
Ride: 45км, ascend:500m/descend: 750m
~ Day 2 ~
Second day of the tour is a versatile and fascinating one because we will visit the newly opened cave – Veneca with its numerous rock formations and then explore the natural wonder world of the red Belogradchik rocks and Kaleto fortress. The ride itself includes rolling terrain with one big climb followed by a nice downhill ride with panoramic view to Belogradchik town and rocks. Transfer back to Sofia.
Ride: 25km, ascend:500m/descend: 300m
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If you bring your own bike, please bring a spare inner tube and bike multi tool.
Hard Tail Mountain bike equipped with road tires including helmet
The guide with the supporting vehicle and luggage will follow the group and wait at major junctions to show the right direction. Riders can skip a section of the route in the van or call it a day whenever they decide. Additional information about the area and tourist attractions will be delivered by the guides.
If you prefer to stay in a single room there is a 10€ extra charge.