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Bulgaria

At a glance

Visitors are drawn to Bulgaria’s beautiful villages, ancient ruins and urban nightlife. This country offers diverse landscapes: vibrant beaches, forested hills, and steep mountains, all making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Bulgaria possesses a unique mix of antiquity and modernity, and its rich culture and history are exemplified everywhere. With its proximity to the Black Sea, Bulgaria continues to gain popularity for seaside travellers.

Why cyclists love it

  • The country's heavily forested countryside offers lush and tranquil scenery for cycling tourism.
  • Bulgaria also boasts some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the Balkan region, making steep climbs totally worth the journey!  While in the mountains, you’ll witness waterfalls, glacial valleys, and rolling meadows. All that your eyes can see will awe you, and touring by bike will make for an everlasting memory!
  • Bulgaria is a country of contrasts. As you cycle through, you’ll see donkey carts and horse carriages before riding into a bustling city.

Bulgaria stories

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Tour Spotlight

Bulgaria: Peaceful Countryside, Modern Cities, Charming Culture
Bulgaria is an up-and-coming country in the world of tourism. With many contrasts, the country offers diverse landscapes and experiences. On this tour, we will cycle past donkey carts and horse-drawn carriages while still in close proximity to the buzzing cities’ modern business districts and nightlife. Unspoiled nature and diverse flora makes this trip forever memorable. 
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Rodopi – Mystic Mountains of the Balkans
Taking you high into the mountains, this bicycling tour allows some of the most incredible views Bulgaria has to offer. The Rodopi Mountains are situated in the oldest part of the Balkans and boast some of the most beautiful loveliest coniferous woods in the country. The diverse landscape makes for a great cycling adventure, with awesome views at every turn! Meet nomadic gypsies, explore some of the area’s ancient caves, observe the very diverse fauna, and make friends with the donkeys who serve as another mode of transportation. 
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Fast facts

Language: Bulgarian
Currency: Bulgarian lev
Population: 7,364,570 Size: 42,823 square miles (110,993 square kilometers) - roughly the size of Virginia
Border countries: Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey
National tourist office: www.bulgariatravel.org

 


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