3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

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3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

Post by nethen1 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:28 am

July this year i was treated to a little trip of a lifetime.

Our guides in Bulgaria and their mates took me on a mega ride deep into the heart of Bulgaria. Some very easy logging routes and open plains to hardcore off-piste enduro whilst we battled through the forests.

The day started in Samokov, 9km from Borovets main ski resort following some old Ottoman highways, after 2 glorious lakes and a fuel stop... 130KM later we started to climb to eagles view. ( video 2)

Bulgaria is over 80% wilderness with tracks and trails that you could not ride in a lifetime, The Gorge at Trigrad and surrounding trails where on the most part big bike-friendly, as I was with a load of crazy Bulgarian riders on enduro bikes, we took the hard road for some of it.



adventure bike rider count = zero
Epicness = 100%

Here are the first few vidoes of the trip. I hope you guys like it and it captures a little of this amazing and incredibly bike-friendly country













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Re: 3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

Post by nethen1 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:29 am

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Re: 3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

Post by qcnr » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:40 pm

That looks brilliant, was it an organised trip or mates showing you around?

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Re: 3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

Post by Nico-D » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:23 pm

Wow, great vid, looks like dirt bike heaven there.

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Re: 3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

Post by beddowsm » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:01 pm

Truly awesome Dave. Cracking vids.

For those that haven't been to Bulgaria, its 100% worth it. You are unlikely to have ridden in such a go anywhere place. It really is ride where you want. Very few restrictions (national parks are a no go) but anywhere else.....

I've had my bike shipped with Bulgaria bike shipping twice. It wont be the last. Very professional, secure transport service plus more if you want it.

Nothing comes close.

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Re: 3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

Post by nethen1 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:12 am

qcnr wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:40 pm
That looks brilliant, was it an organised trip or mates showing you around?

It's the lads who guide for us showing us round. Although it is something we offer as a business for groups.
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Re: 3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

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Re: 3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

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Re: 3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

Post by daveuprite » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:50 am

Looks fantastic. Great pics. very tempting.

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Re: 3 days - 530KM - Bulgaria off road - Borovets to the Rhodopes mountains

Post by nethen1 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:24 pm

Day 2 and the part 3 video of our amazing ride to the Rhodopes.
After a hearty breakfast in the Hotel Trigrad, we set off on what was to be one of the ultimate rides
I have ever ridden.

This video is the first couple of hours of tough enduro with a very steep slippy single track, plenty fallen trees
Luckily the lads look after me and the SWM even with is pretty worn tires did the business.



next installment coming soon. !
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