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The Best of

1600 km
of exciting serpentines and
excellent asphalt roads
9 days
Mountains, History,
Emotions
Premium expirience
Brand new BMW R1250GS, well-planed and safe route, experienced English speaking guide

Bulgaria

Main highlights:
Belograd rocks – a natural phenomenon whose age is more than 200 million years
The most picturesque Bulgarian cave - "Magura Cave"
About 1600 km through the mountains – Stara Planina, Rhodope and Rila
Bulgaria's capital Sofia with its rich history
Old capital of Bulgaria – Veliko Tarnovo
Largest ski resort of Bansko
Velingrad (SPA capital of Bulgaria) where you will have a whole day to relax
Shipka Freedom Monument
Full tour program
Itinerary day by day
Day 1: Arrival in Sofia
Arrival and accommodation at the hotel.

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria, as well as the largest city in the country. This is a place with a rich and ancient history, each landmark of which reflects the complex past of the entire state: ancient churches turned into mosques, monumental socialist architecture and Roman heritage intertwined with the modern city. Now Sofia is a dynamic European capital, the hallmark of which are beautiful landscapes and unique architectural combinations, as well as many beautiful sacred monuments.

Evening briefing for acquaintance and familiarization with the route.
Day 2: Sofia – Belogradchik, 240 km.
The adventure begins. The road goes along the Stara Planina ridge including the Belograd rocks – a natural phenomenon whose age is more than 200 million years. They occupy an area 30 km long and about 6-7 km wide.

The route includes a visit to one of the most picturesque Bulgarian caves "Magura Cave". This cave is known for its Bronze Age rock paintings, the only monument of rudimentary art of its kind in the south of eastern Europe. The cave was known and explored during the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages.
Day 3: Belogradchik – Veliko Tarnovo, 400 km.
Moving from the western part to the central part of the Stara Planina Mountain, we pass a part of the Central Balkan Nature Reserve. Approximately in the middle of the route we will stop at the Beklemeto pass, where there is an arch – monument with the most beautiful view on the top of Goraltepe (1595 m).


A Roman road passed through this pass, built during the time of Emperor Trajan and connecting the ancient city of Ulpia Exus in the north and Philippopolis (modern Plovdiv) in the south. The route ends in the old capital of Bulgaria – the city of Veliko Tarnovo. For two centuries it was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom (late XII – XIV century). The most interesting place is the Tsarevets Fortress, which is a symbol of Bulgaria.
Day 4: Veliko Tarnovo – Velingrad, 340 km.
The road goes through the most famous pass in Bulgaria – "Shipka". Before that road, you will have a curious meeting with the Ethnographic Museum Etyr, which shows the life and economic past of the Bulgarians of the second half of the XVIII – XIX centuries. Having reached the top point of the pass, we will see the Shipka Freedom Monument. At this place was the hardest battle, which proved decisive for victory in the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and brought Bulgaria liberation from the five-century Ottoman yoke.

Then we will climb the highest mountains in Bulgaria – Rila is a one of the most picturesque mountains, offering the most spectacular views at any time of the year. There are many rivers, springs, streams and crystal clear lakes.

After lunch we will move to the final point of our daily route – to the city of Velingrad - SPA capital of the Balkan Peninsula.
Day 5: Velingrad, rest day
A full day of well-deserved relaxation at the SPA center in Velingrad. There is no need to hurry anywhere, we are resting.
Day 6: Velingrad – Devin, 220 km
In the morning we will go towards Batak - this is a historical city that became famous in Bulgarian history for the April Uprising (in April 1876) by the heroism and self-sacrifice of its participants.

We drive along the Asenovgrad Fortress, reach the popular ski resort – Pamporovo, this is the southernmost, sunny and warm ski resort in Bulgaria. Pamporovo is located at an altitude of 1650m above sea level, at the foot of the Rhodope peak Snezhanka (1926 m).

We will stop in the architectural reserve – the village of Shiroka Lyka, it is known for the Rhodope architecture of houses, musical traditions and history. We spend the night in the city of Devin – known for its mineral water with miraculous properties.
Day 7: Devin – Bansko,  160 km.
The route through the Rhodope Mountains continues, through the Trigrad Gorge. It was formed as a result of the destructive actions of the Trigrad River, which eventually crashed into the marble layers and created an impressive natural phenomenon. We will see the Devil's Throat cave, which is associated with the myth of the Thracian hero Orpheus, who descended into the realm of the dead in search of his beloved Eurydice.

We will visit the Eagle Eye— this is the top of one of the mountains with a bridge equipped over the abyss, standing on which you plunge into weightlessness. Our route will continue along the southern part of the Rhodope Mountain to the town of Gotse Delchev. Moving along the Mesta River, we find ourselves in a wonderful place where three mountains connect – Pirin, Rila and Rodopi. There is also the largest ski resort in Bulgaria – Bansko, where we will spend the night.
Day 8: Bansko – Sofia,  180 km.
We will drive to the heart of the Rila mountain – the Rila Monastery, the most famous spiritual center of Bulgaria, one of the largest operating monasteries in the world. A rather steep winding road leads to the monastery, which ends in a flat area. Having left it, people seem to get into another world: in front of them there is a view of an impregnable fortress, where in the very center, surrounded by a colonnade, there is a church. The Rila Monastery was built on the site of the death and burial of John of Rila, one of the patrons of the country.

We are heading towards Sofia, through a picturesque road along the largest reservoir in Bulgaria in terms of area and volume – Iskar, which supplied the capital with drinking water.

The tour ends in Sofia, where you will have a farewell dinner, where you will be able to share your impressions and photos about the completed tour.
Day 9: Sofia, departure home
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Our aim is to create a personalized experience for your safe, thrilling & unforgettable Adventure!
Accommodation:
Accommodation in excellent 4-5* and boutique hotels filled with authenticity and comfort
Food & Catering:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner in restaurants with local cuisine, not including alcohol, drinks and lunch on rest days.
Sightseeing:
Entrances to museums, tours along the route, ferry…
Assistance & Support:
An experienced English-speaking guide on a motorcycle, gasoline (for rental bikes), support car, visa support, all transfers, road taxes, medical insurance.
✖️ Not included: Airplane tickets, Lunches on rest days, Personal expenses, riding gear, refundable deposit for a rental motorcycles € 2000.
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About Yuri Kalika, Founder
About Yuri Kalika, Founder

My name is Yuri Kalika. Now I am 35 years old and I adore my life. I have a beautiful wife, a wonderful daughter and a super project Uventure.

I will tell you a little about my path:
Having worked one year after the university as a manager in a construction company, I realized that I was traped within the framework of an employee and I decided to create my own construction company. Since 2009, I became the founder of KARUS-Stroy LLC (www.karus-stroy.com), and the first 5 years were very exciting - the company had been doubling the turnover and profit every year. It was very interesting in the beginning and I grew up very much in this company as a person. However, after 5 years, I realized that these tasks became as a routine for me. The company was developing successfully, but I felt that I was no longer growing in it, I was bored. At that time I had already secured myself with a big house and great cars. And I began to simultaneously discover new directions - online coaching (www.business.ukalika.com), environmental certification (www.z-of.ru). I looked at how things are arranged in politics - became an assistant to the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation (www.ukalika.com). But all this was somehow not my cup of tea. It brought me money, but did not bring joy. And I sold out all my business assets. I decided that I would do only what I really love, even if it does not bring a lot of money.

So what do I love the most?

1. Motorcycles. They give inexpressible feelings of freedom and adventure, feelings that you live a real life.
2. Nature. What can be more beautiful than forests, mountains, rivers and stunning panoramic views? I have been adoring nature since high school and even have been a Greenpeace volunteer for 16 years.
3. Travelling. Exploring new places, nature, cities, countries and cultures. All of this this fills my life with happiness. This is how the Uventure project was born ...

I realized that I don't want to put up some ambitious business plans as before, such as having 200 motorcycles in a garage in 5 years or organizing 100 tours around the world. I decided that the main value of this project will be the pleasure and emotions of my new friends who will join me in a group and custom tours. Traveling with me you will find the maximum possible freedom of the group tour and a personalized approach, so that you feel welcomed, as if you came to your best friend, and not just become another client in a huge bureaucratic mechanism.

Come ride with me!
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Phone: +7 925 589 83 00
E-mail: booking@uventure.tours

Registration number in the Federal tourism Agency
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