Cycling escape in Bulgaria: Balchik, Varna, Wineries & Black Sea (Bulgaria)

Cycling escape in Bulgaria: Balchik, Varna, Wineries & Black Sea (Bulgaria)


Location:

Varna, Bulgaria

Organizer:

Dates and Hours:

Friday, 19th April 2024 - Sunday, 21st April 2024
18:00 - 23:00

About

Join us for a 3-days cycling trip in Bulgaria, combining cycling with the emblematic sites of Balchik and Varna.
This is our second event with our friends and collaborators from #Veloweekend.

Level of difficulty: moderate.
Distance: approx. 130km.
Elevation gain: approx. 1400m.

Day 1. From Nikolaevka to Varna
Nikolaevka is a small village, at 4 hours driving from Bucharest. The meeting time is 11.00 a.m. Start time is set for 12.00.
Riding distance: 40km, elevation 320m
Optional: transfer from Bucharest to the village of Nikolaevka
Lunch on the way.
On the way to the Black Sea, we visit the Stoned Forest - a natural phenomenon, and the 1444 Crusade Battlefield Museum. Varna is well known wine region too and there are some attractive wine bars and cellars to go for wine tasting detour.
Accommodation in a cozy hotel in Varna, close to the beach and to the most of the city highlights.
Optional, before dinner, a winetasting in a famous wine bar.

Day 2. From Varna to Balchik
Distance 40km, elevation 450m, along costal route
We arrive early in Balchik, so we can have a lunch here, before visiting the Queem Maria palace, the botanical garden, and the historical city.
Accommodation in a chic hotel, in the resort of Balchik.

Day 3: From Balchik to Nikolaevka (and transfer to Bucharest)
Distance 53km, elevation 650m
A panoramic hilly route, along old villages,
Picnic lunch in Nikolaevka, at the end of the route.

What’s included
  • English speaking ride leader with local knowledge
  • Entrance fee in Dvoretsa Balchik Palace & Botanical Garden
  • Safe car parking in Nikolaevka village
  • Assistance car along the route
  • Farewell lunch in Nikolaevka village
PRICING
• 3 cycling days, guiding, photos EUR 155 per person
• B&B Accommodation /2 night EUR 60 per person in double room
• Single room supplement / 2 nights EUR 30-35 per person
• E-bike rental / 3 days EUR 60
• Trekking bike rental/ 3 days EUR 50
• Transfer from Bucharest EUR 30 per person
• Food & drinks + daily expenses /3 days EUR 60-70 (approx)
• Museum fees (1-4 places, optional) EUR 5-15
• Wine tasting (optional) EUR 15-20

HIGHLIGHTS
Balchik:
- Queen Maria Palace
- Botanical Garden
- Old town

Varna:
- the Roman town - Odessos
- the Sea Garden
- Park-museum “Battle of Varna 1444”
- The Seaside Promenade,
- Varna Sea Baths and beaches
The Stone Forest landmark
Botevo Monastery of Sv. Marina
Batova River Preserve

*this is a kids friendly event

For additional info, please contact us at info@bikeintime.com

Registration available: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QXKXQ2X