Adventure Mountain biking Outdoor travel Rhodope Mountain Biking

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Price
310€ per person
Duration
6 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
6+

EVERY MILE A MEMORY The Trans Rhodope Trail

If you are into adventure, a fall back in time, then the TransRhodope mountain trail is just for you. The mosaic terrain of the Rhodope Mountains, together with beautiful scenery and diverse landscape, creates a spectacular playground for mountain bikers.
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The bike tour follows the TransRhodope bike trail which connects a whole network of villages, farmers, houses, small pubs and local factories and thus supports the local economy, mainly based on the tobacco, sesame and nuts production.

What's included

Destination
Bulgaria , Eastern Rhodope , Studen kladenets Discover Destinations
Departure Location
City of Kardzhali, 6600, Bulgaria
Return Location
City of Kardzhali, 6600, Bulgaria
Tour Start Date & Time
October 6, 2020 6:00 pm
Additional Information
Comfort: The tour is vehicle supported - a car is carrying the main luggage during the day. You bring only a small backpack with the basics for the day.
Price includes
  • Accommodation in twin room
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Half board meals
  • Specialist English speaking tour guide
Price does not include
  • Flights to Bulgaria and back
  • Lunches/picnics as described
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Transport to start and departure point
Complementaries
Single room supplement: 55
Additional Prices
2-3 pax: 710€ 4-5 pax: 435€

Rhodope Mountains – perfect for biking

If you are into adventure, a fall back in time, then the TransRhodope mountain trail is just for you. The mosaic terrain of the Rhodope Mountains, together with beautiful scenery and diverse landscape, creates a spectacular playground for mountain bikers.

Bike Rodopi
Bike in the Rodopi mountains, Bulgaria. Photo credit: Mihaela Kircheva

 

Tour type

Guided tour by MTB professional who knows every part of the trail. Vehicle supported.

Biking Rodopi
View from Latinka village, Rodopi mountains, Bulgaria. Photo credit: Kiril Makarov

 

Difficulty grade

Explorer – this tour is not for beginners. Some parts may prove to be a real challenge, even for the experienced riders. You need a solid experience in MTB.

Arda meanders
Arda meanders, TransRodopi trail, Bulgaria. Photo credit: Kiril Makarov

Level of comfort

Accommodation is in guest houses or cottages, breakfast and dinner are included, main luggage is carried by car during the day, the trail passes through villages and shelters, where water and beverages are available.

Bike to ivaylovgrad
Bike ride to Ivaylovgrad, TransRodopi trail, Bulgaria. Photo credit: Kiril Makarov
  • Day 1
  • Day 2-5
  • Day 6
Day 1

Starting Fresh in the Morning

The trail follows the undulating terrain of the Eastern Rhodope mountains and winds between rocky hills, meadows, oak forests and panoramic points. While you enjoy the various landscape, exciting meetings with smiley people and magnificent cuisine, you actually get attracted by the timelessness of the local life and stay fascinated by the Balkan traditions.

Day 2-5

Profesionally guided

This bike tour is guided by a professional mountains guide. Besides cycling, the program includes visit of archaeological sites, fortresses and authentic local farms of the Eastern Rhodopi mountains. All along the route you will enjoy the beautiful scenery, fabulous lake panoramas and dramatic rocky slopes of the mountains.

Day 6

Luggage

The tour is vehicle supported - a car is carrying the main luggage during the day. You bring only a small backpack with the basics for the day.

More about Bulgaria Discover Bulgaria

Bulgaria occupies a strategic location in the Balkans, locked between the Black Sea and the Danube river. Since Ancient times, the country has served as a major crossroad between Europe, Asia and Africa. It is the oldest land in Europe that rose from the warm sea more than 35 million years ago. Rocks, caves and biodiversity in Bulgaria rank as one of the best in Europe.

More about Eastern Rhodope Discover Eastern Rhodope

The Eastern Rhodopes are a truly mosaic of various landscapes – grasslands, waterlands, deciduous woods, coniferous forest and rocky cliffs. Our nature areas have particular habitats for plants, birds and animals offering unique opportunities for wildlife observation.

More about Studen kladenets Discover Studen kladenets

Surface – 15 995 hectares. A water reservoir established in the rocky defile of the Arda River, with vertical cliffs, steep banks covered by scant vegetation and the adjacent maintain hills. It is located between the town of Kardzhali and the village of Studen Kladenets. The Natura 2000 site Studen Kladenets supports 219 bird species. Seven rare species, typical for the Mediterranean zone, occur there: Black-eared Wheatear, Olive-tree Warbler, Sub-alpine Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Rock Nuthatch, Masked Shrike and Black-headed Bunting. Studen Kladenets reservoir hosts 21 migrating and wintering waterbird species - few colonies of Griffon Vulture breed on the cliff banks of the reservoir, as well as Black Stork, Egyptian Vulture, Stone Curlew, Eagle Owl, Olive-tree Warbler and Masked Shrike. The area holds a significant on a European scale population of the Blue Rock Thrush.
The bike tour follows the TransRhodope bike trail which connects a whole network of villages, farmers, houses, small pubs and local factories and thus supports the local economy, mainly based on the tobacco, sesame and nuts production.

Travelicious Review

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We had a great mtb cross country trip in Eastern Rhodope mountains! I am looking forward for their next events.

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More about this tour

This 6 days/5 nights bike tour starts in the city of Kardzhali which is the main administrative center of the Eastern Rhodope mountains.
It is the perfect way to explore this peaceful part of South Bulgaria bordering with Greece.

The tour follows the TransRhodope bike trail which connects a whole network of villages, farmers, houses, small pubs and local factories and thus supports the local economy, mainly based on the tobacco, sesame and nuts production.

Partners
Mihaela Lake Retreat
New Thracian Gold
Rewilding Rhodopes
Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation
Bulgarian Society for the Protection of birds
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Rhodope Mountain Biking

Price
310€ per person
Duration
6 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
6+

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