Activities - Bulgaria Uncovered

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Activities - Bulgaria Uncovered

Bulgaria • 7 Nights • Solos Board • NEW

Bulgaria: a melting pot of natural beauty, millennium old culture and ancient traditions. Together we can explore this fascinating, and relatively undiscovered country on foot, by kayak, on horseback and on two wheels!

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Join us on this multi-activity adventure as we explore this beautiful and diverse country. Venturing off the beaten track we can uncover some of Bulgaria’s hidden gems and the warm summer temperature make this perfect time to visit this wonderful country. Our multi activity holiday has been specifically designed for those who seek fun, variety and action in the fresh mountain air. This light-hearted week will guarantee a few laughs, give us a real feel for the great outdoors and leave us feeling revitalised and full of life!

Day 1 – UK-Smolyan. Our first stop is Smolyan, a beautiful old town situated in the dense forests of the Rhodope Mountains. On the way we will stop off at the medieval Bachkovo Monastery. This evening we will enjoy a welcome drink, dinner and a short briefing about what we can look forward to over the next week. Overnight Smolyan. (D)

Day 2 – Smolyan. After breakfast we drive to the magnificent “Canyon of the Waterfalls”, hidden deep in the highest part of the Rhodope Mountains. From here we will take a short hike and have an included picnic lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the village of Shiroka Luka, an amazing, perfectly preserved architectural reserve, before returning to our hotel and enjoying a traditional Bulgarian dinner. Overnight Smolyan (B, L, D).

Day 3 – Smolyan – Trigrad. Today we will visit Prevala, a pass high (1800m) above sea level, from here we will hike through some beautiful pine forests to the village of Gela. From here we will take the bus transfer to the town of Trigrad renowned for keeping its old traditions alive. Overnight Trigrad (B, L, D).

Day 4 – Trigrad – Devin. After breakfast we can visit nearby Trigrad Gorge and the “Devil’s Throat” cave, a popular attraction particularly with budding photographers, where the waters of the Trigrad River plunge 137ft into the “Hall of Thunder”. After lunch in a traditional restaurant, we saddle up and enjoy the wonderful views from horse back as we ride through the lush green meadows. This activity is suited for beginners. Later, we visit the Yagodina Cave, one of the most popular cave systems in Bulgaria. Overnight Devin (B, L, D).

Day 5 – Devin. Today it’s time for our three hour mountain bike adventure! (All equipment and helmets are provided), after we enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Later on this afternoon we will enjoy a boat trip on the lake to a nearby mountain dam. The rest of the day is at leisure, but why not take a dip in one of the Devin mineral springs and pool. Overnight Devin (B, L, D).

Day 6 – Devin. Today we travel to Beglika, a high mountain lake, where it is our kayaking day! A professional instructor will give us a lesson in the calm waters before we have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we have some free time where you can practice further with the kayaks or just relax on the shores of a lake! Overnight Devin (B, L, D).

Day 7 – Devin-Sofia. Today we depart the mountains and head to Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia. Pausing en-route for lunch in a traditional restaurant and a visit to the historical town of Batak. Overnight Sofia (B, L).

Day 8 – Sofia-UK. After breakfast, we can enjoy a short walking tour of Sofia city centre where we can see the main sites including Boyana Church (UNESCO) and the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. This afternoon, we transfer to the airport before our return flight to the UK . (B)

Our accommodation

Bulgaria Uncovered


We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as detailed below (or similar).

Hotel Kiparis Alfa *** (Smolyan)
Hotel Arkan Han ** (Trigrad)
Hotel Persenk **** (Devin)
Hotel Niky *** or Hill Hotel **** (Sofia)


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Date Duration Holiday Notes Age group Price
09 Jul 18 7 nights Bulgaria Uncovered Guaranteed Departure All Ages From £1,109
13 Aug 18 7 nights Bulgaria Uncovered All Ages From £1,155

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