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Motorcycle Tour
Bulgaria XXL

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To experience the Eastern European country Bulgaria by motorcycle is an experience that makes every motorcyclist's heart beat faster.

Pricing

per rider in shared twin/double room €2,799.00 $3,113.77 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €2,579.00 $2,869.03 ?
per person single room - (surcharge, only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared twin/double room") €399.00 $443.87 ?
Surcharge Sea View Room 3 nights at Nesebar on Sunny Beach per person (Bookable only on request, limited availability.) €100.00 $111.25 ?
Rental motorcycle can be booked on request: Harley-Davidson Pan America, Benelli TRK 502 X, Royal Enfield Himalayan. Please inquire if you are interested.

Included

15-day guided motorcycle tour over some of the most beautiful roads in Bulgaria
14 nights in a mix of the basic, middle class, and top-notch category hotels and resorts (shower, WC)
Half board with breakfast and dinner
Lunch on riding days in Bulgaria (10) and 1 x in Serbia 11 days full board
2 rest days at the Black Sea (optional excursion on the 2nd rest day)
German-speaking tour guide with motorbike from/to Vienna area
Local German-speaking tour guide as a driver of the escort vehicle
Escort vehicle incl. motorcycle trailer or large transporter for luggage from/to Vienna area
City tour with local German-speaking guide in: Sofia and Plovdiv
Luggage transport to from starting point in Lannach
Guarded/secured parking at all hotels
Road map (rider)
Customer money protection in accordance with the European Package Travel Regulation
Not included
Everything that is not specified under services
Petrol, oil, tolls, personal expenses, tips
Travel insurance with cancellation protection
Rental motorbike (optional, please inquire)

More details

A frank word among bikers:
Our trip is not a riding course, but a challenging and varied motorcycle tour. On guided motorcycle tours with your own motorcycle, riders and passengers from different countries of origin and with different motorcycles meet for a joint trip. As different as the participants are, as different will usually be the motorcycles, which makes for a fun and interesting trip. As with all group activities, these trips require a certain team spirit and a certain adaptation of the individual to the group. If you let yourself go for it, you will surely "experience" a great tour, meet new friends, and have a lot of fun because the common experience of riding dynamics and curve magic in a charming landscape connects. And on this trip, the focus is on motorcycling in the unique and sensational landscape.
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OPTIONAL: Luggage transfer from/to apartment door to starting point in Lannach:
From Austria: Kofferbutler. Price per suitcase per route: starting at € 35. Booking directly via www.kofferbutler.at / From Germany: Tefra Travel Logistics GmbH, Hamburg, handling and billing directly with the company Tefra. Price per suitcase per way: starting at € 65. Booking directly via www.tefra-log.de. / From Switzerland: Both providers are on request.
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OPTIONAL: Travel insurance:
We recommend taking out travel insurance with Allianz Global Assistance and may offer: Travel cover with "Cancellation ALL RISK MED" Highest benefits in a travel cover. The cancellation is also covered for your personal and provable reasons! Cancellation protection, travel interruption, international health insurance, luggage, accident insurance, extra return trip, and liability.
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Minimum number of participants: 12 persons.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to four weeks before departure. The number of participants is limited! Registrations will be considered in the order of arrival.
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Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Description

To experience the Eastern European country of Bulgaria by motorcycle is an experience that makes every motorcyclist's heart beat faster. Because not only the choice of routes is a dream, also the variety of this country surprises and amazes. The scenic diversity reveals itself through a tasty combination of lowlands, hilly landscapes, river valleys, and high mountains. Riding pleasure is guaranteed in this unique natural experience. As varied as the landscape is, as rich in tradition is Bulgaria's thousand-year-old culture and history. It is not uncommon to encounter the heritage of ancient civilizations, to ride through sleepy villages and past magnificent historic monasteries that nestle picturesquely in the landscape. And while you still have the scent of blooming rose fields in your nose, you encounter a cultural mixture of Orient and Europe in the lively capital Sofia.

This tour is specially designed for motorcyclists who also like to make one or two cultural stops and city walks. For those who prefer more riding and less sightseeing, we recommend our tour Bulgaria The South-West.

Tour info:

From/to Vienna area approx. 3,900 km, medium difficulty, including motorway stages, city crossings, and village roads with any shortcomings, or generally roads of different quality levels, some with potholes, short sections without asphalt possible. Mountain crossings with numerous curves and serpentines.

Our exclusive itinerary:

Day 1: Vienna - Belgrade (SRB), 590 km.

Meeting at the agreed starting point near Vienna. After a first short meeting, we start our journey together. On the motorway, we pass Budapest and reach Serbia, where we stop at a hotel in the center of Belgrade on our way to Bulgaria. After arrival, there will be time for a walk along the Danube.

Overnight stay in Belgrade (SRB).

TIP: There is a hotel at the starting point of the trip near Vienna. For participants who have a longer journey, it is advisable to arrive the day before and spend the night there. And for those who want to come by car and motorcycle trailer to the start of the trip, the car can be parked at the hotel during the tour (extra charge).

TIP: If you can't or don't want to bring your luggage to the starting point on your motorcycle, you are welcome to have it picked up from your home using our luggage service. We will then bring it to the tour start in the escort vehicle!

Day 2: Belgrade - Belogradchik (BG), 305 km

We leave Belgrade and bridge the densely populated areas in the south via the highway. We enjoy our lunch break in the Serbian hinterland before we reach the Bulgarian border in the afternoon. Before dinner, we visit the famous fortress of Belogradchik, a miraculously formed rock formation.

Overnight stay in Belogradchik (BG).

Day 3: Belogradchik - Sofia (BG), 240 km

The capital of Bulgaria awaits us! Before we reach Sofia, however, we will ride a great motorcycle route and cross the Balkan Mountains to the south. After arriving in Sofia we will take a German-speaking guided walk with a local guide in the center of Sofia to get to know the history and culture of this extraordinary city.

Overnight in Sofia (BG).

Day 4: Sofia - Rila (BG), 155 km

We spend the morning in the center of Sofia again and have time to stock up on souvenirs for the journey or simply to watch the hustle and bustle in the pedestrian zone over a leisurely coffee and enjoy the charm of this impressive city. Around noon we leave the Bulgarian capital and head for the Rila Mountains and the national park of the same name, where the next cultural-historical treat awaits us: The over 1,000-year-old monastery of St. Ivan of Rila is the most important and largest monastery in Bulgaria, during a guided tour we will hear about the history of the monastery.

Overnight stay in Rila (BG).

Day 5: Rila - Bansko (BG), 260 km

The whole day we will be accompanied by the "Vichren", with 2.914 m one of the highest peaks in Bulgaria, and today we will cycle around it almost completely. We will have a lunch break in the smallest town in Bulgaria with 200 inhabitants, a "museum town" since 1968 and also known for its sandstone pyramids and the local red wine, which even Winston Churchill liked to drink.

We will spend the night in one of the top ski resorts of the country at the foot of the Pinin Mountains, in Bansko (BG).

Day 6: Bansko - Smolyan (BG), 245 km

One of the most beautiful riding days of the tour awaits us. Countless curves, a few reservoirs, and mostly very good roads lead us through the southwest of Bulgaria to the small town of Smoljan in the Rhodepen Mountains, situated at about 1,000 m above sea level.

Overnight stay in Smoljan (BG).

Day 7: Smolyan - Ivaylovgrad (BG), 290 km

Another great day of riding awaits us, taking us to the vicinity of the Bulgaria-Greece-Turkey border triangle. The roads today are of varying quality, some brand new, some clearly not. The cultural highlight of the day is the archaeological excavations at the ancient Roman villa Armira.

Overnight stay in the Ivajlovgrad area (BG).

Day 8: Ivajlovgrad - Nesebar / Sunny Beach (BG), 280 km

We leave the mountainous part of Bulgaria and reach the Upper Thracian Plain, which is bordered by the Black Sea to the east. And that's where we are going! After a week "on the road" we spend the next 3 nights in a great hotel near Nessebar on the famous Bulgarian Sunny Beach and have the choice between one or two rest days.

Overnight stay in the area of Nesebar / Sunny Beach (BG).

Day 9: Sunny beach, 0 km

Day at leisure. We enjoy the amenities of our hotel by the sea and let ourselves go. If the beach is too boring for you, you can make an excursion on your own, e.g. to the old town of Nesebar (UNESCO world cultural and natural heritage!) or to Varna, which is not far away.

Overnight stay in the area of Nesebar / Sunny Beach (BG).

Day 10: Sunny beach (0 km) or a day trip to the Turkish border, 330 km

Today you have the choice: Either enjoy another day of rest or take a trip to the southernmost point of Bulgaria's Black Sea coast to the Turkish border.

Last overnight stay in the area of Nesebar / Sunny Beach (BG).

Day 11: Sunny Beach - Veliko Tarnovo (BG), 360 km

After relaxing on Sunny Beach we are ready for new "tasks". With Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of Bulgaria is waiting for us, thanks to its location on the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains at the gorge of the river Jantra and its architectural monuments an important tourist destination. The day will also be interesting from a riding point of view, as after a stretch of motorway to bridge the gap, we cross the Balkan Mountains heading north.

Overnight stay in Veliko Tarnovo (BG).

Day 12: Veliko Tarnovo - Plovdiv (BG), 230 km

We cross the Balkan Mountains again over a great pass route south to the Thracian Plain. Situated at the foot of the Rhodope Mountains, Plovdiv is the European Capital of Culture 2019 and is considered the oldest city in Europe. The first settlements date back as far as 6,000 years. We will get a deeper insight into the history of the city before dinner during a guided city walk (German language).

Overnight stay in Plovdiv (BG).

Day 13: Plovdiv - Montana (BG), 260 km

For the last time, we cross the Balkan Mountains, this time heading north and towards home. So that we can really enjoy the mountainous stretch ahead of us, we take the motorway in the built-up flat country. We spend our last night in the country that has become so dear to us at the northwest end of the pre-Balkan in the small town of Montana (BG).

Day 14: Montana - Reschitz (RO), 360 km

In the morning we have to say goodbye to Bulgaria after some very nice days: We cross the Danube northwards and thus the border to Romania. But also in Romania, there are great motorcycle routes, and one of them - on top of it all newly renovated - is still on our program today! The hotel for the night is in the Banat Mountains, in the former K. & K. mining town of Reschitz, or Romanian: Reşiţa (RO).

Day 15: Reschitz - Vienna (Ö), 600 km.

Unfortunately, today it is time to say goodbye. With many beautiful memories in our luggage, we make our way back home. Up to the tour start place near Vienna, we ride again mostly motorway. As the bikes are faster than the luggage car, "hurried" participants already take their luggage with them, those who don't like that can pick it up later at the tour start hotel.

End of the tour.

TIP: For those for whom the route to Vienna would be a detour on the way home, they can already say goodbye to the other tour participants on departure from the hotel and start the way home independently. If there is not enough room for your luggage on the motorcycle, we can send it home using our luggage service.