Currency: Bulgarian lev
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
At a glance
Bulgaria draws visitors with its beautiful villages, ancient ruins, and vibrant urban nightlife. Its landscapes span from forested hills to mountains to beaches, so it's a popular destination for nature lovers. Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, is also a prime vacation spot for travelers. It's a fantastic way to experience both the antiquity of Bulgaria along with its modernity. With its long and varied history, Bulgaria's Roman and Byzantine influences are evident throughout the land. Because of Bulgaria's proximity to the Black Sea, the seaside resorts are popular destinations for travelers – especially families.
Why cyclists love it
The country's heavily forested countryside offers lush and tranquil scenery for your Bulgaria bike tour. It also boasts some of the most beautiful, rolling mountain ranges in the Balkan region. The Rila, Pirin, and Rodopi ranges offer spectacular scenery for bicycle tours and hiking trips alike. Seeing the waterfalls, glacial valleys, meadows, and glacial lakes of the Bulgarian mountains is a memorable experience for your cycling holiday.
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Bulgaria – an up-and-coming country with many contrasts. We'll cycle past donkey carts and horse-drawn carriages in the country while the cities buzz with modern business districts and nightlife. Marvelous hotels in idyllic scenery, unspoiled nature with a large variety of flora and fauna and many unknown points of interest are main attractions of this Bulgaria bicycle tour.
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The Rodopi Mountains are situated in the oldest part of the Balkans and boast some of the loveliest coniferous woods in the country. The landscape is gentle and rounded, consisting of high ridges and deep river valleys with gorges intermingled with river basins and valleys.
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