SEPTEMBER 2011 - AN EXCITING TOUR
In the extremely sunny and hot September 8 15 we did an amazing 8 day trip Glen, Rosemary, Sue, Clare and Justin.
The tour was in Rodopi Mountains 350 kilometers (almost 60 km per day in average). We were supported by a small car carried the baggage and drove by our driver Ilka, nights we stayed in hotels.
Too poor is my English to describe our great tour, so let photos below speak, and I hope bicyclists will send me several words to publish here.
I only wand to mention, that handling not carefully with my camera, in the last day of our amazing tour I have deleted all the photos I took while we were touring. So, I relay here on photos of another group members.
Glen ... it seems nobody has took a photo of you while you were bicycling.
Rosemary Williams - here are several words Rosemary has sent me:
Thank you Rosemary !!! ... I am waiting for all you !!!
Clare Johnson ... well ... Clare sent me a mess about our tour ... I will put it here :)
Thank you Clare !!! ... I am waiting for all you !!!
Like the others I had a great time. Weather was perfect, scenery was amazing, Bob was the perfect guide seeing to all our needs and more than ably supported by Ilka and Slavi. The tour from start to finish was planned perfectly with the scenery getting better and better (amazing climbs and descents), the hotels cheaper and cheaper with each day And of course there was the Rakia, leaning the art shopska salad with drinking, my favorite food was the smoked sausage and the beer was not bad either, cold potato salad with local fish, pancakes with homemade blueberry jam and local honey, homemade yoghurt, the bread/cake thing for breakfast.
Would like to go back sometime and see some more and would hope that Bob is available to organize again!
Cheers Justin ... we will tour together one day again !!!
We had 8 perfect unusual hot and sunny days, so bicycling brought us a great pleasure. Daily bicycling was approximately 60 kilometers per day. Most of the time we bicycled across Rodopy Mountains - great scenery, no any traffic, small remote towns and villages, wood, springs of fresh water ...
Afternoons we enjoyed of dams, lazy time near swimming pools or walking up the mountain
Evenings the group stayed in hotels, of course we visited the local type restaurants before sleeping.
We have begun at home ... rakia and shopska salad ... the beginning of the tour encouraged me considerably ...
|The last evening in Ilka's home ... the best possible finish of the tour - again shopska salad and rakia !!!|
All the time our group was supported by a little car
|Our lovely driver Ilka||My assistant Slavy - next summer his English MUST be fluent !!!||And me ... always happy on the road ...|
More photos of the tour can be seen here:
Glen's article can be seen in the previous page
J UNE 2013 - ONE MORE EXCITING TOUR
Glen, Sue, Tom, Sandra and Graham Needless to say we again did an exciting tour (approximately 350 kilometers) in the North West corner of the country for 8 days.
|The new members of the group: Tom & Sandra|
We started from Sofia heading to North via amassing Iskar River gorge. Reaching Belogradcik town we enjoyed of the region for 2 days visiting Magura cave. We bicycled north to Danube River (Lom town).
Unfortunately my car driver was busy, so I had to follow the group by the car. The weather was perfect, roads were without any traffic, food was nice, and many bottles of beer, wine, gin&tonic were dried.
I believe, we will be together again one day at least I want it very much !!!
JUNE 2014 - ONE MORE EXCITING TOUR
Glen, Sue, Graham, Tom &Sandra, David & Sarah Needless to say we again did an exciting tour (approximately 350 kilometers) in Rodopi mountain
|David and Sarah - the new memberes of our group.|
JUNE 2017 - ONE MORE EXCITING TOUR
Glen, Sue, Graham, Tom &Sandra, Julie and Gareth Needless to say we again did an exciting tour in the South West corner of the country.
The new members of the group: Julie