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8 Days Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia & Kosovo on a Motorbike

With this tour, you will experience some of the best from Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, and Kosovo. It is very rich in historical, archaeological and natural sites. It will make you understand the complexity and the delicacy of the region. You will learn a lot from all the conflicts and turbulences in this relatively small area, but which is having such an intense and long history. Except for the ancient periods, we will cover one of the most controversial and dramatic modern history periods - the collapse of Yugoslavia. Your adventure will be guided by one of our highly educated and professional guides.

You will ride on carefully selected roads and stay in recommended 3* hotels.

per adult from

$2,429

AUD

Duration

8 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Entrance fees in the scheduled places
    • Professional English speaking guide
    • 8 Nights at 3* hotels
    • Airport transfers
    • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Old Town
    • Entry/Admission - Bachkovo Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
    • Entry/Admission - Matka Canyon
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Fuel charges
    • Support vehicle (we can provide upon request - 120 Euro per day)
    • Rental Motorbikes (we can provide upon request)

  • Day 1: The Cultural Capital of Europe 2019

    Stop At: Hissarya, Hissarya, Plovdiv Province
    We will start our tour on one of the most popular scenic moto road in Bulgaria. It is right next to the Central Balkan mountain. After a couple of hours, we will reach our first stop, where you will have a guided visit of ancient "Diocletianopolis". The town is still an active SPA resort with well preserved Roman remains, where we will have our lunch.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
    Our final destination is Plovdiv, the cultural capital of Europe for 2019th, where we will overnight. After checking in the hotel you will have a guided walking tour of the historical part of the oldest cities in Europe. Heritage from all periods is preserved around the cobblestone streets. The main highlights we will visit are: Revival period wealthy houses, Roman Theater, early 20th-century pharmacy, Medieval remains and fortifications, Roman stadium, 14th-century beautiful mosque and many more. For the evening we recommend the area called "The Trap", full of bars, restaurants and craft shops.

    Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~350 km.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 3* hotel in the Old part of Plovdiv

    Day 2: Trigrad Gorge

    Stop At: Bachkovo Monastery, 10km south of Asenovgrad on the main road between Assenovgrad and Smolyan, Bachkovo 4251 Bulgaria
    After breakfast, we will keep our course South. We will visit a Medieval fortress, on a top of a cliff, giving a nice view of the area. Then the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria – Bachkovo monastery. It was established in 11 century by Georgian, very close to the Imperial power of the Byzantine empire. This place is also important for the history of the Jewish community in Bulgaria, because the main figures, responsible for saving them during the Second World War are buried there.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Trigrad, Trigrad, Smolyan Province
    After a guided visit of those pleases we will head toward Trigrad. It is situated in the heart of the Rhodope mountain. We will pass through amazing mountain roads and gorge. We will overnight there, enjoying the local cosine and traditions.

    Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~260 km.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Trigrad

    Day 3: Reaching Greece

    Stop At: Kavala, Kavala, Kavala Region, East Macedonia and Thrace
    After breakfast, we will continue towards Greece on nice mountain roads. We will avoid as much as we can highways for a better experience. We will pass through many Greek villages. Our final destination is the city of Kavala. It has a fortress on the seaside and one of the best-preserved Roman Aqueducts. We will overnight in the town. We can have a great dinner at the marina.

    Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~345 km.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Kavala, Greece

    Day 4: Thessaloniki

    Stop At: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Imathia, Vergina 590 31 Greece
    In the morning we will start our journey west. Our first visit will be in the tomb of Philp II, father of Alexander the Great. The tomb is very close to Pela, the capital of the Macedonian dynasty and it is part of a big ancient necropolis. You will have a guided visit to the historical site.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region, Central Macedonia
    After this, we will go a bit back and enter Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece. We will check in the hotel there, leave the bikes and enjoy the city’s center. The main highlights are The white tower, the Roman terms, the Roman arch, the Medieval town, and a big, rich archaeological museum.

    Note: Thessaloniki is famous for its nightlife.

    Riding time for the day approximately 4 hours / 260 km.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3* hotel in Thessaloniki


    Day 5: Ohrid-North Macedonia

    Stop At: Ohrid, Ohrid, Southwestern Region
    After breakfast, we will start our trip to North Macedonia. We will ride to the most beautiful area of the country - the Ohrid lake. We will enjoy the beautiful nature on the way. Our final destination for the day is the city of Ohrid. It is a very important historical city for the Bulgarians and also for the people of Macedonia. This is the place where in the 10th century the Cyrillic was invented. You will hear about more historical periods and events while we are walking in the historical part of the city and enjoying the traditional cuisine.

    Overnight in Ohrid.
    Riding time for the day approximately 4 hours / ~280km.


    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3* hotel in the old part of Ohrid

    Day 6: Kosovo

    Stop At: Prizren, Prizren
    In the morning we will start our trip to our next country in the schedule-Kosovo. This territory is still heavily disputed and center of tension between Serbia and the Albanian population. It is a dramatic aftermath of the collapse of Yugoslavia. We will ride trough a very beautiful mountain road. Our destination is Prizren. It is the second biggest city but historically the most important and beautiful. It will take us around 2 hours to reach Prizren. We will leave the bikes and start our historical walk by visiting the top of the city - the fortress from where you will have a stunning view of the whole region. Then we will walk trough the cobblestone streets with buildings from the Ottoman period and nice authentic bazaars.

    Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~290km.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3-4* hotel in Prizren

    Day 7: Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia

    Stop At: Matka Canyon, Street 1, Skopje 1000 Republic of North Macedonia
    After breakfast, we will start our ride back to North Macedonia. We will ride to its capital - Skopje. Before we get there we will stop one of the most beautiful natural parks in Europe – Matka. We will spend some time there. Also, if you like, we can rent a small boat and enjoy nature. Also, we can reach a beautiful cave deep into the canyon and some medieval Bulgarian monasteries.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Skopje, Skopje, Skopje Region
    After a half of an hour ride, we will reach Skopje-the capital of Macedonia. During the guided visit of the city, you will have the chance to visit one of the most bizarre cities on the Balkan Peninsula. Skopje is a mixture of authentic monuments from the Ottoman period, and new neo-classical buildings, complete with ornate columns and rooftop figures of nymphs.

    After the reconstruction of the new center has been done, as per the “Skopje 2014” project, the city became one of the popular destinations in Eastern Europe. Despite the highly divisive opinions on the new appearance, Skopje definitely is a must-see place.
    In the afternoon we will relax in Skopje and enjoy the city's atmosphere.

    Overnight in the city.

    Riding time for the day approximately 3 hours / ~150km.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3* hotel in the historical part of Skopje

    Day 8: Getting back to Sofia

    Stop At: Monastery of St Joakim Osogovski, Kriva Palanka Republic of North Macedonia
    This is the last day of your guided tour. In the morning we will start our return journey to Sofia. On the way, we will stop at one of the UNESCO sites in Macedonia– the Osogovo monastery – the biggest in the country. It is still an active one and monks are still living there. The history of the place could be tracked in the 12th century. You will have a guided visit to the complex. If you are hungry when we finish with it there are some nice restaurants in the area.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Sofia, Sofia, Sofia Region
    After that, we will ride to Sofia. You will return the rented bikes and check in the hotel (if your flight is on that day we will transfer you the airport directly. If you depart the next day, also airport transfer is included).

    Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~240km.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3* hotel in the center of Sofia
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up our guests from any location in Sofia Airports
    • Vrazhdebna Airport, Sofia Bulgaria
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by BulTrips

Activity ID: V-87479P17

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