Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria)

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  • Ride to Glozhene Monastery
  • Explore Troyan Monastery
  • Visit Sokolski Monastery
  • Having visited by car the Dryanovo monastery
  • Sightseeing tour in Veliko Turnovo
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12 to 80 year olds
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Start and end in Sofia! With the bicycle tour Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria), you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Sofia, Bulgaria and 10 other destinations in Bulgaria. Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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    The tour covered very impressive country side and most of the roads were great for cycling. My guide Ivan was excellent;... Read more

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    I've just returned from the Best of Bulgaria round trip tour- 8 days. We saw amazing sights with a very knowledgeable g... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1. Arrival 
  2. Day 2.  Goliam Izvor - Glozhene monastery - Ribaritsa village
  3. Day 3.  Ribaritsa village - Troyan monastery - Apriltsi
  4. Day 4.  Apriltsi - Gabrovo - Sokolsky monastery - Etura
  5. Day 5.  Gabrovo - Tryavna - Bozhentsi
  6. Day 6.  Bozhentsi - Dryanovo monastery - Elena
  7. Day 7.  Elena - Arbanassi - Veliko Turnovo - Plovdiv
  8. Day 8. Transfer to Sofia airport. Departure

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

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  • Anna9th July 2018
    Good selection of different tours to different destinations available online. You can contact the tour operator directly for pertinent information regarding respective tours. Online chat available (with transcript) online. Knowledgeable agents ready to answer questions. Accumulate credits when you book and can spend them when booking another tour through Tourradar.

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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


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.
Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 2 months before travel.


Start and end in Sofia.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Penguin Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 December 2018 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria), but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Penguin Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Covering a total distance of approx 518 km.
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • 70 km
  • Goliam Izvor (Bulgaria)
  • 23 km
  • Ribaritsa (Bulgaria)
  • 46 km
  • Apriltsi (Bulgaria)
  • 33 km
  • Gabrovo (Bulgaria)
  • 14 km
  • Tryavna (Bulgaria)
  • 6 km
  • Bozhentsi (Bulgaria)
  • 38 km
  • Elena (Bulgaria)
  • 25 km
  • Arbanasi (Bulgaria)
  • 5 km
  • Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)
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