Tour highlights: Participants in the Monastery motorcycle tours will ride
to the best of Bulgarian monasteries.
You do not have to be a person devoted to religion to appreciate the
beauty and the cultural value of Bulgarian monasteries
and to take part in these motorcycle tours. Situated in secluded mountain
locations and surrounded by virgin nature, they are simply great riding
destinations and the history of each monastery is quite intriguing and full of heroic moments. Having survived the times with the
self-confidence of the most zealous guards of the Bulgarian culture and
language, the Bulgarian monasteries
still fascinate the present-day visitor with the pure and harmonious line of
the buildings' exquisite colonnades, arches and vaults, spacious rooms
richly decorated with mural paintings and fretwork.
6-DAY BEST OF BULGARIAN MONASTERIES MOTORCYCLE TOUR
starts in Sofia. Meeting at
the airport and transfer to your hotel. Welcome dinner.
In the morning we take the road through the winding Iskar gorge to the
Cherepish monastery. After
a short tour of the
monastery, we will ride eastwards to the secluded Glojen monastery. Lunch on the way. Afterwards we
continue to the Ribaritsa vacation village where we will spend the night.
the next morning, we will be heading to the city of Troyan and the nearby Trojan monastery. On the way we will made a stop in the Chiflik spa
complex to enjoy the mineral waters of the local outdoor swimming pool
and to have a lunch in one of the fine restaurants of the complex. In
the afternoon we will continue our ride to the Trojan monastery. After a short
tour of the monastery we will continue to the village of Apriltsi and spend
the night in the Tihia kat family hotel.
morning, after breakfast we will be heading east to Batoshevo
monastery - located in the heart of the Balkan Range and founded in the 13th
century under the reign of King Mikhail Asen. Our next top in the afternoon
on day five of the tour, is
the architectural reserve of Arbannassi which has a splendid view over the medieval castles of Trapezitsa and
In 17th-18th century the village reached its "Golden
age" and richly ornamented monumental houses and churches were built
during this period. The Arbanassi house has no equivalent in building
and style in other parts of the country. We will visit the
oldest and the most interesting church in the village - Rojdestvo Christovo "Nativity" church.
Dinner in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant using domestic organic
On the next morning after breakfast, our next stop is the city of
and Tsarevets fortress. After lunch a ride to Kapinovo monastery and
Dryanovo monastery. We will spend the night in the charming Fenerite hotel
complex - some 7 km from the architectural reserve of Bojenci. Dinner at the
day five, we ride to the town of Gabrovo, visit
Etara Open Air Ethnographic museum and then take the scenery Shipka pass. On our way we will visit
Shipka monument and the picturesque Shipka
the village of Shipka we ride southwards to the city of Plovdiv, the town of Asenovgrad
and Bachkovo monastery. Overnight stay in the village of Bachkovo. Next morning
after breakfast, a visit to the monastery, followed by a full day ride in the Rhodope mountains heading to
The road passes through Peshtera -
Lake Batak - Velingrad - Razlog - Blagoevgrad - Dupnica - Rila monastery.
After sightseeing of the Rila monastery, we have 2-hour ride to Sofia.
Transfer to the airport.
||5 nights at
3 star hotels
Motorcycle rental plus liability and comprehensive insurance
||Tour guide riding
||All fuel expenses
during the tour are included
over 4 riders
Prices shown are per rider and double room. Single
room supplement is 100 EURO for the entire tour.