Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour
Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour

Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour

7 nights

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Visiting Trigrad Gorge on the first day of Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour in Bulgaria2nd day of Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour includes visiting Yagodina cavePanorama of Mugla village on day 3 of Rhodope Mountain Biking TourBeautiful scenery seen on day 3 of Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour in BulgariaStoykite village area on day 4 of Rhodope Mountain Biking TourRhodope Mountain Biking Tour in Bulgaria includes cycling through Rojen meadows on day 5Typical Rhodope Mountains Bridge seen on day 5 of Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour in BulgariaRhodope Forest near Chepelare on day 6 of Rhodope biking tour in BulgariaShiroka luka village on day 7 of Rhodope Mountain Biking TourSt

Highlights of the Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour

Explore the wonders of the Rhodope mountains by mountain bike

Mountain bike through the impressive Trigrad and Buynovo gorges in the heart of the Rhodope mountains
See the beautiful Yagodina Cave, and the breathtaking waterfall in the Devil’s Throat Cave.
Immerse yourself in Bulgaria’s history and culture in the preserved 17th Century village of Shiroka Laka.
Explore the well-developed network of mountain biking trails through the best areas of the Rhodopes.

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Bulgaria’s scenic Rhodope mountain range is a captivating patchwork of rugged peaks, lush valleys, and quaint, historic villages. Exploring this beautiful mountain range is best done on a guided mountain bike tour.

The Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour shows you the best that this intoxicating region has to offer on an eight day, two-wheeled adventure tour.

Using the region’s well-developed network of mountain biking trails, discover the natural wonders, rich cultural heritage, and warm local hospitality that make the Rhodope mountains an ideal place to spend your next adventure vacation!

Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour

Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer to Trigrad

Welcome to Bulgaria! Arrive at the Sofia airport where your tour guide will meet you. Your tour begins with a drive deep into the heart of the Rhodope mountains to the village of Trigrad. Check in to your hotel and prepare for your tour with a trip briefing and a good dinner.
Overnight Location: Hotel Arkan Han, Trigrad
Distance: N/A
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Cycle through Buynovo Gorge and Trigrad Gorge, Visit Devil’s Throat and Yagodina Caves

The first day of your bike tour shows you some of the most spectacular views in the Rhodope mountains. After breakfast, visit the well-known Trigrad Gorge and see the incredible waterfall at Devil’s Throat Cave. Then bike through a beautiful landscape to reach Yagodina for a picnic lunch and a visit to another stunning cave, the Yagodina cave. Follow the road through the impressive Buynovo Gorge and see more of the Trigrad Gorge, then return to your hotel in Trigrad for dinner.
Overnight Location: Hotel Arkan Han, Trigrad
Distance: 31 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Ride through Mugla to Shiroka Laka

Leave from the hotel after breakfast and ride through vast meadows, which are a common sight in the Rhodope mountains. Ride through the remote village of Mugla, where time seems to have stopped. After a picnic lunch, ride up to a mountain ridge then descend again to the village of Shiroka Laka. This fascinating 17th Century village has preserved the architecture and culture of the Bulgarian Revival Period. Learn more about Bulgaria’s history and folklore here and enjoy a traditional dinner. Spend the night in a hotel here.
Overnight Location: Hotel Kalina, Shiroka Laka
Distance: 39 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Bike to Pamporovo

Today’s ride is shorter and easier. In the morning, climb in altitude via the road to reach the village of Stoykite. From here the trail is relatively flat and level as you ride to a hut in one of Bulgaria’s largest ski resort areas. After a picnic lunch, a short descent brings you to the well-known Pamporovo ski resort area. After checking in to your hotel for the night, you’ll have free time to rest or explore the area.
Overnight Location: Hotel Kiparis Alfa, Smolyan
Distance: 20 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Cycle to Rozhen Meadows, Prespa, and Manastir

Ride along the bike trail from Pamporovo to a special place called Rozhen Meadows. This is the site of a national folklore fair held every four years which is a symbol of Bulgarian freedom and unity. Here you can visit the National Astronomical Observatory. After a picnic lunch, continue to follow the trail through Prespa (1,900 m / 6,234 ft), which is the highest point of your tour. Descend again to Manastir, which is Bulgaria’s highest village at 1,450 m (4,757 ft). Stop here for dinner and to spend the night.
Overnight Location: Mitko Guesthouse, Manastir (1,450 m / 4,757 ft)
Distance: 37 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Bike to Chepelare

After breakfast, climb again back up to the main ridge of the mountain where you’ll find an incredible panoramic Rhodope mountain view. The range seems to spread endlessly in all directions, full of peaks and valleys, meadows and forests, and quaint towns and villages. Stop here to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy a picnic lunch. Follow the trail along the top of the green massif, then end the day with a significant descent into the famous ski town of Chepelare, where you will eat dinner and spend the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel Rodopski Dom, Chepelare
Distance: 36 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Ride to Shiroka Laka

Leave Chepelare on a trail through a beautiful forested valley, then climb up to the meadows that overlook the valley. The trail here is flat and you’ll find a lovely place to stop and eat your picnic lunch. Continue to appreciate the views that surround you as you descend once again to the familiar village of Shiroka Laka. Return again to the same hotel and enjoy a traditional dinner on the last night of your tour.
Overnight Location: Hotel Kalina, Shiroka Laka
Distance: 32 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Travel to Sofia Airport, Departure Day

Sadly your Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour has come to an end. Depending on your travel plans, you will have free time after breakfast then return to the Sofia airport for your departure.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided biking tour to Rhodope Mountains depends on the size of your group and is always run as a custom tour.

The best time to travel to Rhodope Mountains for this cycling tour is from 15th of June to 10th of October.

Private Guided Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2-3: €1,330 EUR per person
  • Guided Groups of 4-5: €815 EUR per person
  • Guided Groups of 6+: €685 EUR per person
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Accommodation on the Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour

This tour is based in mainly family-run hotels. You will be accommodated in a double room, unless you will choose to pay a supplement for a single room.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of €90 EUR to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Hotel Arkan Han, Trigrad

Stay in family-run hotel and surround yourself with authentic décor, beautiful fireplace and lovely views of the surrounding mountains.

Hotel Kalina, Shiroka Laka

In this beautiful hotel you will find everything you need: cozy rooms, free wi-fi and a great restaurant downstairs.

Hotel Kiparis Alfa, Smolyan

Treat yourself with sauna, hammam and beautiful mountain views, surrounding this lovely hotel.

Night 5

Mitko Guesthouse, Manastir

Small charming hotel in small charming village – this guesthouse will surround you with a homey feeling.

Hotel Rodopski Dom, Chepelare

In this centrally located hotel, you will find a nightclub, bar and lots of other amenities. And location is great!

Hotel Kalina, Shiroka Laka

In this beautiful hotel you will find everything you need: cozy rooms, free wi-fi and a great restaurant downstairs.

What’s included in the Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights along the tour.

Transportation during the Tour

All necessary transfers for you, your luggage, and your bike are included during the trip. Airport transfers are also included.

Also Included

  • English-speaking licensed mountain bike guide during the tour
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Biking equipment, including helmet

Not included

  • Flights to and from Sofia
  • Tickets to museums and historical monuments
  • Beverages during dinner
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not listed as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional night in Sofia before or after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour

Adventure Trails is a local Bulgarian tour company dedicated to sharing the best of Bulgaria’s outdoors and culture. Bringing together professional guides and incredible routes, they love sharing what makes Bulgaria such an incredible place to visit.

Rhodope Mountain Biking Tour Map

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will be mountain biking up to 39 km daily without any rest days. You should have some prior mountain biking experience doing similar distances.

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