Biking Adventure through the Rhodopes

About

A biking adventure that will start in the village of Sitovo from there we will go on to Lilkovo, the White Church, Zdravec, Yavorovo, Lyaskovo and the last stop will be at the Asens Fortress. During our biking adventure we will be able to explore the beauty of each of the sights we will reach and go through some of biggest and oldest forests of Bulgaria.

Highlights

Exploring Sitovo one of the most beautiful villages in the Rhodope Mountains

• A historical sightseeing back to 8000 years ago

• Lunch in midst nature at a farm

• Exploring Asen's Fortress

Description

With an hour's drive we reach the Sitovo Rock Sign - the text carved in a rock niche is dated to about 8000 years old and is the oldest text found in the world, hence the nearby village of Lilkovo starts our journey and with a moderate climb on macadam and forest road we enter the centuries-old Rhodope forests.

After about 3 km we go to the ridge of the mountain where we will be able to see some very beautiful sights. The road we will be taking enters the forest and soon starts a moderately steep and short descent on the remains of an ancient road, after a small meadow a moderate steep climb begins. The forest thins out along the way and the slope decreases, we go out on a wide and survey meadow, the road is pleasant and without a slope.

Soon we will arrive at our spot for the lunch at an alpine dairy farm. After the lunch we will go on our journey with a moderate climb, but soon the slope decreases and on a fairly equal road along the wide ridge of the mountain we reach the remains of a medieval monastery. Asphalt road starts descending to a small resort area from where starts a moderate climb about 800m long on an asphalt road in a mixed forest, after which the route descends through vast meadows and coniferous forests along a 6 km forest road, which leads to the village of Yavrovo.

There is a nice downhill course along the asphalt road, all of which reveal panoramic views in all directions. As the Asen's fortress reaches 250m, the cycling of the day ends. The medieval fortress and the church are explored, followed by a short transfer (30 minutes) to the hotel in Plovdiv.

Inclusions / exclusions

Notes

This experience is suitable for groups of minimum 2 and maximum 5.

40 €

per person

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Biking

7583 Sitovo, Bulgaria

Starting point - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

10 hours

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Live tour guide available in English

Maxiumum number of participants - 10 people

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