7 DAYS BIKING TOUR € 559.00
This tour is for AM /XC mountain bikers who love biking in pristine alpine landscapes including pine trees forest lakes, wild rivers, waterfalls, big glacier valleys, alpine peaks and meadows with abundant wildlife.
The biking is on the different single tracks in Rila mountain includes ‘’Bulgarian Tzar Ferninad’s trail ‘’, Yavorova meadow , Iskar dam , Beli Iskar, Lakatitsa .
Physical Fitness: 2/4
Technical Skills: 1/3, 3/5
DAY 1: Arrival
You will be met by one of our friendly team at Sofia Airport and transfer to the Borovets resort via taxi or coach. After settling in to your hotel. You will be invited to our office to meet the team, prepare and unpack bikes and enjoy a welcome drink. On your first day our guide will give you information about the bike tours. Our office is open daily from 9:00 to 18:00 and will be on hand to answer any questions.
DAY 2: Beli Iskar
We leave from the resort of Borovets through the stunning pine tree forest to Gvardeiska poliana. Riding through Sitnyakovo trail we arrive in front of Yastrebets hotel. Downhill ride along beautiful meadows to Beli Iskar village. The single track continue along Iskar river to “Lago”, Samokov town.
Ride distance: 27 km; uphill biking: 725 m; downhill biking: 1010 m
DAY 3: Bulgarian Tzar Ferdinad’s trail
We leave from Borovets biking uphill through the beautiful pine tree forest on Sitnyakovo trail. We pass Gvardeiska poliana, Chakar voivoda hut, Saragiol hunting palace. We ride downhill the Kayser’s trail, Studeni dol, Maritsa hut, Black rock, Borovets.
Ride distance: 31 km; uphill biking: 1260 m; downhill biking: 1500 m
DAY 4: Sapareva Banya
We leave from Borovets ski resort by bus to Govedartsi viillage a 15 min. bus trip. From Govedartsi village we ride uphill through Klisurski koshari, Kovachka cheshma and we reach Lajo where you may see breath taking view of Rila mountain. Downhill ride to Saparevo village and Sapareva banya – Spa center.
Ride distance: 28 km; uphill biking: 430 m; downhill biking: 840 m
DAY 5: Iskar Dam
We leave from Borovets by bus to Dospey village a 10 min. bus trip. From Dospey village we pass Babastanina cheshma, biking through the very beautiful valley, Raiovo village, Shirokidol village and the single track continue along Palakaria river,The Bear village to Iskar Dam. From Iskar dam through Zlokuchane village, Dragoshinovo village to Samokov town.
Ride distance: 34 km; uphill biking: 295 m; downhill biking: 320 m
DAY 6: Lakatitsa
We leave from Borovets ski resort by bus to Govedartsi viillage a 15 min. bus trip. From Govedartsi village we ride uphill through Klisurski koshari, Kovachka cheshma and we reach Lajo, Marko Peak, Obesen kamak, Dyak hut where you may see breath taking view of Rila mountain. Riding in the forest to Pionerska hut, Lovna hut and then downhill ride to Vada hut and Govedartsi village .
Ride distance: 40 km; uphill biking: 1270 m; downhill biking: 980 m
DAY 7: Yavorova meadow
We leave from Borovets ski resort by bus to Govedartsi viillage a 15 min. bus ride. From Govedartsi village we ride uphill in the forest through Rudaritsa along Urdina river and we reach Yavorova meadow. Uphill biking to Malyovitsa. There is a nice single track from Malyovitsa through Ovnarsko to Govedartsi village. Then the trip continue on the road from Madjare village, Mala carkva village,Beli Iskar village to Borovets.
Ride distance: 32 km; uphill biking: 740 m; downhill biking: 870 m
DAY 8: Departure
Collection from your hotel and Transfer to Sofia airport for departure
The price includes:
- mountain guide • 6 days riding • 7 nights accommodation at the hotel in the resort of Borovets • full board breakfast, packed lunch and dinner daily • driver with a supporting vehicle throughout the tour • energy drinks and mineral water.• Traditional Bulgarian evening • Airport Transfer – Sofia – Borovets – Sofia
- mountain compulsory insurance
- personal expenses
- bike rental
- repair and maintenance of bikes
- The tourists are required to keep the guide’s tempo as a group • The guide has right to change the programme in bad weather conditions /fog, danger slippery routes or after heavy rain and landslides/ • Biking involves intense physical activity and is not suitable for anyone with a defined medical condition such as heart, lungs etc.• You have to wear comfortable clothes, boots, hats, gloves and raincoats for biking.