8 days MTB vacation in Rila Mountain XC style routes


Rila National Park is the largest national park in Bulgaria. It is located in the central and highest regions of the Rila Mountains.

Every single mountain in Bulgaria enchants with its own charm and uniqueness, diverse flora and fauna, crystal clear lakes and of course fresh air and thick forests. The mountains in the southern part of the country are generally divided in few massifs: - Rilo- Rodopian Massif, which includes Rila, Pirin, Rodope Mounatin, as well as the less popular Slavyanka and Stargach Mountains.


DAY 1:
Transfer from Sofia Airport to Bistrica village. Unpacking and assembling the bikes. Lunch. Riding trough Plana Mountain to Iskar Lake. Transfer from Iskar Lake to Govedarci village by bus. Overnight in Djambazki hotel /Govedarci vilage/.

DAY 2:
Riding trough Lakatishka Rila /a part of Rila Mountain/. Lunch as a picnic. Transfer from Sapareva Bania to Oshtava Village / Pirin Mountain/. Overnight in Vila Rusintsi / Oshtava village/.

DAY 3:
Riding to Oshtava vilage - Vlahi village - Kresna /west Pirin Mt./. Lunch as a picnic. Transfer from Kresna Town to Town of Sandanski. Overnight in hotel Prim /Sandanski/.

DAY 4:
Day off riding.
Sightseeing: Melnik, Rozhen Monastery, walking trough the Melnik's rocky pyramids
During May- June /July/ is possible rafting on Struma River /the Kresna Gorge/. Lunch in local restaurant /not included in the price/. Overnight in hotel Rimska Bania /Bania village/

DAY 5:
Transfer from Bania village to Avramovo village by bus. Riding in Rodopi Mountain /NW Rodopi Mt/
Lunch as a picnic. Overnight in hotel Rimska Bania /Bania village/.

DAY 6:
Transfer from hotel Rimska Bania to Semkovo village. Riding - Semkovo - Macedonia chalet - Rila Monastery.
Lunch as a picnic. Transfer from Rila Monastery to Govedarci village. Overnight in Djambazki hotel - Govedarci village.

DAY 7:
Transfer from Govedarci to Jeleznica village. Riding on Vitosha Mountain. Lunch in restaurant. Transfer to the hotel in Sofia - Hemus Hotel. Packing the bikes, free evening in Sofia.

DAY 8:
Transfer to Sofia Airport. End of the tour.

From the end of April untill the end of October

The price includes:

  • all airport – hotel – airport transfers and transfers during the trip;
  • 7 nights accommodation on a BB basis;
  • lunch packets;
  • professional cycling guide;
  • Translator/guide at disposal during all 8 days;
  • Bike’s transportation;
  • First Aid medical support during the rides;
  • A detailed Road map of Bulgaria and info materials for every participant.

The price does not include:

  • Dinners in the hotels/guesthouses or in restaurants and taverns specially chosen for the purpose;
  • All museum and sightseeing taxes;
  • Additional trips


  • The hotels will be warned and ready to prepare lunch packets for the way between two places.
  • Possibilities to divide the days into days of ryding and days of visits, we will rearrange it accordingly!

Group Size

  • 6 persons and above