What you'll do
We start from Sofia at 9 am with organized transport to Velingrad. The journey takes 2 hours and around 11 a.m we will arrive in Batak lake and will start our cycling adventure. We will cycle on the road around the lake for about 1.5-2 hours enjoying amazing views of the green fields, the peaks or Rila and Rhodope mountains glazing in the clear waters of the lake. Do not worry, the terrain is flat and suitable for beginners, families and everyone with basic physical condition who wants to have fun and enjoy amazing views. Then we will continue to a typical local tavern and enjoy traditional dishes (shopska salad, local potato dish, local meat and drinks). After the tasty lunch we continue by descending on the road to Dorkovo village, it takes another 1 or 1.5 hours to arrive at Dorkovo museum , a woooden structure displaying fossils from the Pliocene geological epoch of about five million years ago. Apart from the fossils collected from the field, the major attraction in the museum is model of a gomphothere elephant. We will have time to stop for a picnic with sweets and drinks in the green fields. After the amazing day, around 4 pm we will take you back to Sofia around 6 p.m
We are Rossi and Toni, a software specialist and finance professional who love to travel, entertain and meet new people. We are fond of good food, nature and sports, we have our own food blog tonichef.com and use every minute to go skiing, hiking, biking or horse riding. We want to show you the countryside of Bulgaria, try good natural food and have an amazing experience !
Salad, BBQ, local bread, potatoes and a drink
Entrance ticket for the Museum of Dorkovo
Organized bus transport
Bycicle, we have road, mountain and electic bikes
Where you'll be
The Batak Reservoir is located in the Rhodope Mountains and is the third largest in Bulgaria. It attracts many tourists and fishermen. It is located near Velingrad, the SPA capital of the Balkans and the area shows the beauty of the bulgarian nature.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
Cycling Bulgarian Countryside