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Monastery Cycling Tour
Tour Location
Country:
Bulgaria
From:
Arbanasi
To:
Plovdiv
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Moderate
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
€450
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
Penguin Travel

Monastery Cycling Tour

8 Days Moderate

This tour is not just a circuit of some of the most interesting Bulgarian monasteries. It is also a journey through Bulgaria's history, since all of the featured religious buildings are monuments to everything that happened in Bulgaria over the last 700 years or so. Along with the rich history you will submerge in the green hug of the mountains (“Balkana”) and admire its outstanding nature - beautiful waterfalls, caves, rock cliffs, forests, vast meadows, rivers and valleys combined with crop and potato fields. We bike along the Central part of the Balkan mountains exploring many scattered villages nestled among quiet valleys and beautiful green mountain landscapes. It seems that time has stopped here and life is quiet and peaceful - people still use the horse driven cart, look after their small herds of sheep, goats and cattle, cut the grass in the old fashion way, take care of their small vegetable gardens or just sit in front of their houses and have a chat with smiles on their faces.
Inclusions
days on halfboard (breakfast & dinner included), 1 day on BB (day 7) ►English-speaking guide/driver with a supporting vehicle►map and road book►group transfers from/to Sofia or Plovdiv airport (09.00 - 19.00) ►all local transfers► techical support for the bikes
Exclusions
flightstravel insurancedinner on day 7 (free to choose in Plovdiv)lunchestipsentrance fees Private transfers: Sofia APT - Sofia center: 15 EUR (per vehicle); Plovdiv APT - Plovdiv center: 15 EUR (per vehicle); Sofia-Plovdiv or vv. 60 EUR (per vehicle) alcohol drinks and other personal expenses.
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