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2008 - Discovery of the Rila and Rodopi mountains, the communist villages and the peacefull back-country of the Triglav Mountains. Distances are quite big, that's why we took a one-way train ticket to Plovdiv. Rila mountains are very steep to rides so be prepared to some serious walking ... 

HIGHLIGHTS ALONG THE TRIP

Varna (train) - Plovdiv (bike) - Stara Zagora (bike) - Kazanlik (bike) - Sliven (bike) - Omurtag (bike) - Varna

BEST TIME

We travelled in may because of comfortable temperatures. As the ride is not to much climbing, we had had a daily average op 25°C
 

CAMPING

Small towns still have the communist look & feel. Because they're almost deserted, feel free to take any place available to set up your camp. Abundant nature invites you to camp under clear blue skies.

SUPPLIES

The communist past is still around. So be prepared for basic food gathering when passing small villages. In towns there is enough choice to get your stomach filled up.

BIKEPACKING BULGARIA RILA MOUNTAINS 

RIDABLE

95 %

PEAK

850 m

DIFFICULTY

6/10

DAYS

7

DISTANCE

443 Km

THERE'S MORE OF THIS BIKEPACKING

Leave the road, take the trails

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