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6 Day Grand Guided Motorcycle Tour of Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Guided Motorcycle Tour in Bulgaria

This tour gives the best option to explore most of the famous Bulgarian sites and ride through different parts of the country including the Black sea coast, the Thracian valley, the Central Balkan mountain and the plains of the North. During this unforgettable week, you will visit most of the UNESCO sites and the most important historical places, and you will get to know Bulgarian's ancient people and lands by Bultrips Ltd's highly educated and experienced biker guides. Join this tour to explore and feel Bulgaria and admire its heritage and natural beauty!

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW, Honda, or Yamaha models)
  • Mileage: 1200 kilometers / 746 miles
  • Daily rides: 150 - 300 kilometers / 93 - 186 miles
  • Riding gear: included: two side cases and one backside case and USB charger; available to rent: extra gear / GPS
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts

Meet the guides

Daniel, Adrian, & Ivo
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Sofia
  • Ride to the medieval capital of Bulgaria-Veliko Tarnovo
  • Enjoy the Black sea coast, the Thracian valley, the pearl of the Danube-Ruse
  • Ride to the oldest gold treasure in the world and the cultural capital, Plovdiv
  • Visit Sveshtari royal tomb, the Black Sea's capital, Varna, and Nessebar
  • Pay a visit to 5 of 7 Bulgaria's UNESCO sites
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 riding days
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Plovdiv Airport (US$95 per person)
Airport transfer included: Sofia Airport
Airport transfer available:
Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" (US$142 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Niš Constantine the Great Airport (US$106 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:00
Check-out Time:
19:00

You will stay in recommended and carefully selected, centrally located 3-star hotels.

Program

Day 1 (220 kilometers / 137 miles)

  • Riding time for the day approximately 4 hours

In the morning, you will start the adventure from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia. You will meet there and the fun starts. You will ride on a beautiful curvy road, next to the Central Balkan Mountain. On the way, you will enjoy the nature and the Revival period villages. You will pass also through the famous Rose Valley. You will see where the rose fields are and if the season allows you will see them full of smelly flours. You will visit your first UNESCO site-Kazanlak Thracian tomb. One of the great examples of ancient art. Its paintings are preserved from the IV century BC, representing the fashions of the Hellenistic era.

Your next stop will be at the Memorial Russian Church, built in the name of the casualties from the Russian-Ottoman war of 1877-1879. It is an architectural masterpiece. Your next objective is also related to that period. it is the highest point of the Central Balkan mountain in the area, where you will enjoy the amazing view and also visit the Shipka monument, dedicated to major heroic battles from the same war.

Your final destination for the day will be Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria. You will have a guided visit to the remains of the glorious medieval city. Also, you will visit on spooky museum-the Ottoman prison and dungeons. The evening you will spend in a centrally located hotel.

Day 2 (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

  • Riding time for the day approximately 3 hours

After breakfast, you will pack up and start the riding. On the way, you will stop at Hotnica waterfall, a beautiful natural site. The road to it is very attractive for motorbikes. Another guided visit is scheduled in the best-preserved Roman town on the territory of Bulgaria. Then, the way will lead you to Lom natural reserve. You will ride through it and enjoy the amazing scenery. Before you get to the final destination for the day, you can visit another UNESCO site - Ivanovo cliff monastery dated in the XIV century. The plan for the evening is to reach and overnight in the "Small Vienna of East Europe" - Ruse. You can enjoy a nice walk in the most beautiful city centers in Bulgaria and on the alleys next to the Danube River.

Day 3 (300 kilometers / 186 miles)

  • Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours

This will be a very interesting day that will lead you in the worlds of very different ancient peoples. Your first stop will be the royal tomb of the Thracian people of the Getae, dated in the IV century BC. This site is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and it is one of the best examples of the heritage from this ancient culture. The riding to it is trough a very beautiful and scenic road.

After this stop, you will continue and visit another unique site, part of the UNESCO World Heritage list - Madara horsemen, related complex to the Bulgarian pre-Christian religion and society. Then, you will continue your ride to Varna, the Bulgarian capital of the Black sea. It is an incredibly beautiful and interesting city. The afternoon you will spend in the center and the so-called Sea garden. You will overnight in Varna.

Day 4 (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

  • Riding time for the day approximately 2 hours

After breakfast, you will first visit (if you want, of course) the archaeological museum of the city. It is a must-see because it is holding the oldest gold treasure in the world. It will tell you the story of a very developed civilization from the Copper-Stone Age, becoming famous with the name "The Danube Civilization".

After the museum, you will start riding south. You will ride next to the coast and in some moments, you will cross again the central Balkan mountain. Your final destination for the day will be the Nessebar-another UNESCO site. It is a small semi-island, preserved from modern structures, it is like a time machine that can lead you from the moment it was colonized by the Greeks in the 7th century BC, trough the mighty Bulgarian state of the 13-14th century and reaching the Revival period of the 19th century. You will overnight in this magical place.

Day 5 (280 kilometers / 174 miles)

  • Riding time for the day approximately 3.5 hours

You will ride toward Plovdiv, the second city of Bulgaria and the oldest in Europe. The riding this day will be a bit boring because it will be mostly on a highway, but you can relax and enjoy the speed. You will visit in the afternoon the main highlights of it - The Roman theater, the Roman stadium, the Bulgarian revival period wealthy houses, the oldest mosque on the Balkans and many more. The city has a great are, called “The trap” holding wonderful craft bars and restaurants. This neighborhood is the beating heart of the city. The overnight is scheduled to be in the Cultural Capital of Europe for 2019.

You will overnight in the historical part of the city.

Day 6 (240 kilometers / 149 miles)

  • Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours

You will ride to Sofia. You will avoid the highways and will ride on a very beautiful and scenic mountain road. You will stop at Koprivshtica, an architect reserve which will bring you back in the 19th century. You will learn here about the famous “April Uprising” against the Ottomans and the aftermath of these heroic actions. Also, you will visit the Starosel Thracian tomb dated in the IV century BC. Another site left is the Thracians. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Sofia. Overnight will not be included. if you want Bultrips Ltd's assistance it will be their pleasure.

Skill level(s) required for this tour:

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced:

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Visit UNESCO site Kazanlak Thracian tomb
  • Guided visit of Veliko Tarnovo
  • Guided visit of the best-preserved Roman city in Bulgaria
  • Guided visit of Ivanovo cliff monastery - UNESCO site
  • Guided visit of Ruse
  • Visit of Madara horseman and Sveshtari Thracian tomb-both UNESCO sites
  • Guided visit of Varna
  • Guided visit of Nessebar(UNESCO)
  • Guided visit of Plovdiv
  • Visit of Koprivshtica

Guides

Daniel Milushev

Adrian Zlatkov

Ivo Stefanov

Location

During this tour, you will explore most of the famous Bulgarian sites and ride through different parts of the country including the Black sea coast, the Thracian valley, the Central Balkan mountain and the plains of the North.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Highly professional and educated biker guide
  • 5 nights in 3-star centrally located hotels
  • Entrance fees in the scheduled sites
  • Guided visits of the mentioned places

What's not included

  • Fuel
  • Dinners and lunches
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratitudes to your guide
  • 300 EUR security bike deposit (cash)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Sofia Airport (SOF). Transfer from and to this airport is included in the price. Bultrips Ltd will pick you up from the airport. Alternatively, you could also fly to Niš Constantine the Great Airport (INI), Plovdiv Airport (PDV), or Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" (SKG). The transfers could be arranged for additional costs.

Airport: Plovdiv Airport Airport transfer available: Plovdiv Airport (US$95 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Sofia Airport Airport transfer included: Sofia Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" Airport transfer available: Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" (US$142 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Niš Constantine the Great Airport Airport transfer available: Niš Constantine the Great Airport (US$106 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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The guides are medically checked for Coronavirus and Bultrips Ltd guarantees for the safety of hotels used during the tour.

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