Road Bike Weekend – Belogradchik


A weekend biking ride dedicated to the lower parts of the Western Balkan mountain and the unique area of Belogradchik rocks.

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.

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Road Bike, Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Road Bike, Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Road Bike, Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Road Bike, Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Road Bike, Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Itinerary

~ 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

Location
What gear to bring?
  • Comfortable riding clothes (polyester fabrics)
  • Bike shoes/Trainers/Light hiking shoes
  • Lightweight water and wind proof jacket
  • Light backpack
  • Water bottle or hydration pack
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sun protection cream
  • Helmet (if you are not hiring a bike from us)
  • Bike gloves

If you bring your own bike, please bring a spare inner tube and bike multi tool.

You can rent/buy from us:

Hard Tail Mountain bike equipped with road tires including helmet – 15 euro/day

Prices

1 pers: 355€/person

2 – 3 pers: 230€/person

4 – 7 pers: 165€/person

8 – 14 pers: 145€/person (2 guides, 2 vehicles)

What is included?
  • Transport

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.

  • Guiding 
  • Accommodation – 1 night accommodation in a family hotel 

If you prefer to stay in a single room there is a 10€ extra charge.

  • Food – Breakfast and Dinner

 

How to book your place?

You can simply register by using the web form on the right hand side, e-mail, call or message us on facebook or twitter and we will contact our local guide to move forward with your booking.

Looking forward to hearing from you!