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Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains - Exodus Travels
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Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains

Start and end in Sofia
Tour Operator:
Exodus Travels
Max group size:
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Age range:
16 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33510
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Highlights

  • Stay in the village of Yagodina
  • Visit the Devil's Throat Cave
  • Explore the Yagodina Cave
  • Discover the streets of Sofia

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Start and end in Sofia! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Sofia, Bulgaria and 2 other destinations in Bulgaria. Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Sofia Airport; transfer to Yagodina.
  2. Day 2: Walk from Zmeitsa along route of ancient Roman road through meadows, forests and fields to the Buinovo Gorge.
  3. Day 3: Walk along the Chairska Gorge; cross the Trigrad Plateau and visit the Devil's Throat Cave.
  4. Day 4: Walk around Mt Durdaga through a variety of habitats with rich flora and fauna.
  5. Day 5: Traversing the highest peaks of the Rodopi along the Perelik Ridge and Mt. Golyam Snezhnik.
  6. Day 6: Sveti Ilia ridge walk with panoramic views over Yagodina and most of the Rodopi.
  7. Day 7: Buinovo Gorge and Devinska Reka. Transfer to Sofia.
  8. Day 8: End Sofia.
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    · September 6th, 2013
    This part of Bulgaria was very remote and it felt as if I had stepped back in time.  Knowing that the food we were eating was grown or produced locally, including the delicious cheese and potato based dishes, jams and honey.What was the most... Show more
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    · January 2nd, 2013
    Lovely scenery at a relaxed pace. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The view from Saint Elijah and walking to the end of the overhanging platform. Also, the Yagodina Caves were great. Some very impressive stalagmites/stalactites. Shame... Show more
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    · June 30th, 2012
    Phew what a hot week of walking. The temperature certainly made the walking a lot more difficult than anticipated but we still thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Rodopis. Our group was fantastic and we really seemed to get on well and have lots of... Show more
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    · June 29th, 2012
    This trip was exactly what I expected and it definitely didn't disappoint. The walks were varied in terrain and landscape and the company excellent.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The moment at the top of Sveti Iliya when you could... Show more
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  • A
    · October 5th, 2011
    This was our 13th trip with Exodus and one of the most enjoyable. The walks were varied and leisurely and were easily altered to accommodate weather conditions. I was amazed at how well our friendly group of 16 gelled in just a few days.What was the... Show more
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    · July 19th, 2011
    Good walking but not too strenuous, interesting scenery and sightseeing .What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The devil’s throat Caves with stalactites and stalagmites.What did you think of your group leader?very attractive GirlGood... Show more
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  • A
    · August 26th, 2009
    A beautiful place & charming local people who made us very welcome.  The walking is varied & for many, challenging but we were able to take the hard bits at our own pace.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Surviving some of the long... Show more
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  • A
    · October 13th, 2008
    Overall an excellent trip, well described in the brochure, and met all of our expectations, other than the weather was not quite as warm (or dry) as we were expecting.  The bird watchers had lots to look out for, but we were there mainly for the scenery... Show more
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  • A
    · July 21st, 2008
    We enjoyed the holiday tremendously. Having never been to Bulgaria, I did not know what to expect. The walking was challenging at times, but not scary! My waterproofs never came out of the rucksack (i.e. not needed). The hotels we stayed in were good... Show more
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  • A
    · May 27th, 2008
    Good walks, good hotel, good food for vegs...!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Very good guide,What did you think of your group leader?Very smart! Full of local knowleage, very helpful.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?A... Show more
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Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • If ever I can't meet with the group at the meeting place, how will I be able to join them?

      The joining instructions for this tour are as follows:

      The start point for this trip is difficult to reach on your own, as our hotel is approximately 3.5hrs drive from the airport and is impossible to reach by public transport. The only option would be to order a taxi to Hotel Yagodina from the Supertrans taxi booking stand in the airport arrivals hall. A taxi will cost approx 200 euro. The hotel is situated in the centre of village of Yagodina, please make staff aware that you are part of the Exodus group on arrival. With this in mind we strongly advise you to join the group at the airport in Sofia, please note that this must be arranged with our office in advance.

    • What are the inclusions on this trip?

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      All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
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      All transport and listed activities
      Tour leader throughout
      Arrival & departure transfers

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    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

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    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 2 months before travel.
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      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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      • For any tour departing before July 4th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 4th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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