Bulgaria offers fantastic opportunities for cycling on hilly tracks and quiet countryside roads. There are several routes in the area suitable for cycling.
Cycling route 1
Ognianovo village – Telerig – Efreitor Bakalovo village – Onogur dam: the route is about 20km long and takes 2-3 hours. Involves cycling mainly along quiet asphalt road with insignificant altitude changes from 85 m a.s.l. to about 250 m a.s.l. The average slope is 2.8%, -3.2%; The maximum slope is 13.5%, -21.1%. You can download the route from the kmz file here and view it in Google Earth including its elevation profile;
Ognyanovo - Efreitor Bakalovo: the route is 26,2 km long and takes about 2-3 hours. Half of the route is along countryside asphald roads and the other half is in the fields. Denivelation is between 125 m a.s.l. and 247 m a.s.l. The maximum slope is 14,5%, 12,5% and the average slope is 3,1%, - 3,1%. You can download the route from the kmz file here and view it in Google Earth including its elevation profile;
Ognianovo village – Gaber – Kapitan Dimitrovo - Suha reka river valley: the route is about 25 km long and takes at least 5-6 hours. It involves cycling both on roads and tracks. It starts by heading north towards the Romanian border. When Kapitan Dimitrovo village is reached, the track leads to the south along the Suha reka river valley. You can download the route from the kmz file here and view it in Google Earth including its elevation profile;
We plan to mark the routes with red triangles with a narrow angle showing the direction. In addition, we shall upload GPS tracks of the routes and describe in text major points marking changes in directions. These will be uploaded here so that guests can navigate around the area by themselves. However, if guiding is needed, we are happy to show you the area. Please see our section on prices and the experience of our guides.
The best time for cycling is May-October. In mid summer the days are very hot and you can spend them around the inflatable pool in the backyard. However early mornings and late evening offer fantastic experience for cycling along the countryside tracks or amongst the cliffs of a gorge just 500 m away from the cottage. Evenings are fantastic to enjoy the sunset over the neighbouring hills.
We are happy to provide 2-4 bicycles and the corresponding accessories according to the package you use.