Cycling in Bulgaria

steveindenmark

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This is very brief but may allay some preconceptions of Bulgaria.

I have just spent a week cycling in Bulgaria and was really suprised that the roads were not a disaster. The countryside was beautiful and all the people I met were friendly and hospitable. Every time I stopped at a shop or cafe someone would try and chat about the bike or trip.

The beaches and parks are nice. Everything is cheap and the drivers are considerate.

A really great place to ride a bike.

But it does get very hot
 

robjh

Legendary Member
This is very brief but may allay some preconceptions of Bulgaria.

I have just spent a week cycling in Bulgaria and was really suprised that the roads were not a disaster. The countryside was beautiful and all the people I met were friendly and hospitable. Every time I stopped at a shop or cafe someone would try and chat about the bike or trip.

The beaches and parks are nice. Everything is cheap and the drivers are considerate.

A really great place to ride a bike.

But it does get very hot
I'd second that Steve. I rode across the country in 2008 from Varna to Sofia via Veliko Târnovo, Plovdiv and the Rhodope mountains and loved it. Friends of mine have recently been on a CTC tour in the Rhodopes too, so there are obviously some people who recognise its attractions for cyclists.
 
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Were you camping steve?
If so, what was the freecamping situation like for when you might need it?
How did you get there?
Can you recommend any bulgarian beer/wine and best sources of?
 
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