Bulgaria

With rich history, culture and nature rolled into a compact area, Bulgaria is a surprising destination that should be on your radar. Blessed with forest-clad mountains and sunny white-sand beaches, vibrant cities and historic villages, rich folk traditions and countless churches and monasteries, this is an exciting, welcoming and photogenic country waiting to be explored.

Start off in the laid-back capital of Sofia, where you can explore museums and parklands and immerse yourself in Bulgarian arts, entertainment and cuisine. From there, you’ll want to head out of town and start exploring the history, culture and scenic beauty of Bulgaria’s countryside.

Cycle through the pristine scenery of the Balkan Mountains, famous for lush green valleys, gentle rolling pastures and quiet roads dotted with traditional villages and historic monasteries.

Walk through the Rila and Pirin Mountains, among picturesque alpine meadows, glacial lakes and a rich variety of flora and fauna; then climb to the top of Bulgaria's highest peak, Mt Musala, for superb views of the Rila Mountains.

Explore the history, art and architecture of the World Heritage Listed Rila Monastery, the largest and most important of Bulgaria’s Eastern Orthodox monasteries; visit hidden villages brimming with traditional culture and stay in charming guesthouses, enjoying the warm welcome of friendly locals.

Our unique self-guided and small group guided walking and cycling holidays are designed to get you deep into the heart of this gem of the Balkans, so start planning your Bulgarian adventure!

 

Making Europe affordable

Our walking and cycling trips in Bulgaria only include what you need like accommodation, meals, bikes on cycle trips, luggage transfers, maps and route directions on self guided trips and an experienced local guide for group trips, as well as the peace of mind that comes with complete backup and support.

Explore Bulgaria at your own pace

On self guided trips you can expect to receive up-to-date and well researched route notes and maps, seamless luggage transfers and competitive pricing on all essential services. Many self guided trips also have daily departure dates, allowing you to enjoy the convenience and flexibility a self guided trip offers.

Enjoy flexibility and choices

Cycling or walking, 2 star or 4 star, small groups or self guided, land or sea - we can help you explore Europe exactly the way you want.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across Europe is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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