Mongolia Panorama

Our experiences with Tim Cope in Mongolia are just the stuff of dreams.
The trip was absolutely superb and having Tim as our guide was such an amazing bonus!

Your local operators there are excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything went superbly well. The drivers were unrivalled. They multi-tasked as butchers, professional singers and entertainers.

I cannot praise the whole team enough..... It was a dream come true: to ride in the wake of Genghis Khan, on a Mongolian horse, wrapped in a deel!

Thank you so much for organising such a magnificent trip!

Maria Visconti | Sydney, Australia
 
 

Balkan Mountains Cycle

The Balkan Mountains are famous for lush green valleys, sheer cliffs and gentle rolling hills with sheep grazing peacefully in their pastures. Starting from the tiny village of Goliam Izvor there is enormous opportunity for unique cycling. Passing through the Central Balkan National Park, the narrow roads meander through valleys, forests and quaint villages that have not changed for centuries. Wooden carts pulled by horse or donkey are the norm and farmers still make hay with a pitchfork. Along the route you will visit several of the country's most significant and historic Orthodox monasteries. Many churches with ancient icons and colourful murals are scattered throughout the region. The final cycling stage ends in Veliko Tarnovo - one of the most charming Balkan towns and the former Bulgarian capital.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Transfer from Sofia Airport to Plovdiv or Sofia
DAY 2 Cycle to Ribaritsa village via Glozhene Monastery (70km)
DAY 3 Via Bogoi Pass (1185m) to Shipkovo with mineral springs and Troyan Monastery (74km)
DAY 4 Cycle to Etura ethnographic museum (55km)
DAY 5 Short transfer then cycle to Bozhentsi architectural reserve via Tryavna (52km)
DAY 6 To Elena (48km)
DAY 7 Cycle to Arbanasi, visit Veliko Tarnovo and transfer to Plovdiv (43km)
DAY 8 Trip ends with transfer to airport

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Trip Code: UBX
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cycling
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Next Trip:  01 April 2015
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price: £550.00 GBP

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