Multi Activity Adventure

Multi Activity Adventure


Discover Bulgaria's best outdoors - Rodopi Mountains

• Excellent range of adventurous activities  - kayaking, canyoning, biking, caving, climbing and lots of swimming

• 10 days in the heart of Rodopi Mountains

• 3 days camping at beautiful lakes



Price without flight ticket: 850 EUR


 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1Arrival
This is the arrival day. Transfer to the hotel and free afternoon for relaxing in the hotel or sightseeing in Sofia. In the evening, you enjoy a full course Bulgarian meal at a popular restaurant for your welcome dinner! / D

Day 2.  Kayaking
We leave Sofia between 7- 7.30 a.m. We reach the shores of Golyam Beglik dam in about 3 hours. It is situated in the Eastern Rodopi Mountains over Batak dam . After arrival we set up our camp and head for the kayaks. There is a short introduction and instruction on the first day. We start easy so that everyone feels comfortable and gets a good feeling with the kayak. In about an hour’s rowing among the numerous islands of the dam we stop at a nice place for rest, bathing and picnic and after that our kayaking trip continues. We make a tour of all the beautiful coves immersed in pine greenery. /B

Day 3.  Biking
After breakfast and coffee we have instructions on mountain bikes by checking and adjusting every wheel according to everybody’s individual characteristics. This day’s route is very picturesque and there are only a few steep slopes climbing through pine woods and meadows suitable for rest, picking up mushrooms, raspberries and blueberries. At noon we stop for rest and lunch in a shady place. Having rested we get on the bikes again. In the evening we sing around the campfire. /B

Day 4
.  Kayaking on Shiroka Polyana Lake
We get up about 8 a.m. After coffee and breakfast we pack up the camp and head for Shiroka Polyana dam by bus. It is about 15 km away from Golyam Beglik. Following the routine again we unload the kayaks and dip into blissful silence disturbed only by the splashes of the paddles and the songs of the birds. The dam is very beautiful, it has many inlets and is surrounded by pine woods and meadows. At noon we stop at a beautiful place to have rest and lunch. Bathing is a must. A natural lake is situated next to the dam connected by a channel which can be passed through in case the water level is appropriate. It winds among shores with overhanging pine trees and boats twist among fallen trees and shallows. The boating is very amusing. After taking photos we head for our bus. The road to the next Rodopi nook is expecting us. In the late afternoon we leave for our next hosts in the small village of Smilyan. We spend the night in three star hotel in Smilyan.
 /B

Day 5Water cave, hiking
The day is dedicated to a cave water adventure! We descend into the galleries of Golubovitsa cave equipped with life jackets and rubber boats. We go back to spend the night in the same hotel./B L

Day 6On the bikes again
After breakfast we leave for the village of Yagodina.
Our bikes are waiting for us at the hotel. The afternoon is dedicated to exploring the area or to relaxation by the pool. We spend the night in 3 * Hotel in Yagodina. / BL

Day 7.  Tour through the unlit parts of the Yagodinska cave
The day is once again filled with adventures. We go caving. Yagodina cave is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe with its outstanding stalactites, stalagmites, columns, ponds and cave pearls. It is among the longest caves in Bulgaria (over 10 000 m mapped so far). The boys from the local speleology club take care of your safety. Six kilometers of climbing, crawling and passing through narrow clefts. Still if someone decides to pass up on this adrenalin dose there is the opportunity to go on a few hours’ guided horseback riding around Trigrad gorge. This is one of the most impressive places in the Western Rodopi Mountains. The path is carved up on the left bank in the rocks and passes through 80-m tunnel. Here you can see the outlines of the 500-meters gorge with sheer cliffs over 300 m high. Undergrown spreading pines poke in the holes and cracks of the rocks.
We spend the night in the same hotel. /BL

Day 8Camping again

Our bus brings us to Kresna Gorge. We set up our camp by the river and in the afternoon we enjoy the mineral baths in Oshtava village. /B

Day 9.  Canyoning

In general canyoning is an activity that uses several techniques to descend ravines, mountain rivers, gorges or waterfalls. With numerous slides and jumps as well as the rappelling through 2 waterfalls it is an exhilarating combination of fun and excitement in a stunning natural setting. No previous experience needed. Night stay in 3* hotel. /BL


Day 10 Time to say goodbye

Morning transfer to Sofia and end of tour. /B

WHAT 'S INCLUDED

  • local English and German speaking guide
  • accommodations in hotels and camps
  • entire safety equipment necessary for kayaking, biking, caving, and canyoning
  • camping equipment: tents, mattress pads, sleeping bags, cookware.
  • meals as noted (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • airport transfers
  • sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
  • ground transportation
  • all activities 

WHAT'S NOT

International airfare; meals not noted in itinerary; insurance (we strongly recommend you purchase the World Nomad’s insurance. A link to them you can find on our website ); optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; airport taxes; and items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, etc.).

ACCOMODATION

We stay in 3-star hotels (days 1, 4 , 5, 6, 7, 9); campsite (days 2,3,8)

MEALS INCLUDED

As indicated in the itenerary: 9B /breakfast/, 4 L /lunchpack/, 1D /welcome dinner/
Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Allow 5-10 Euro per dinner per day.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Includes moderate hiking, biking, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy. No experience of the activities necessary but you must be happy in moving water and a confident swimmer.

TRANSPORT

Private AC Van

WHAT TO BRING

  • Passport (with photocopies)
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies)
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies)
  • Euros
  • Credit or debit card
  • Cobeya Tours vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera
  • Tote bag in which you can put things, like cameras, that shouldn’t get wet
  • Backpack and small rucksack for carrying personal items during the day
  • Water shoes you don't mind getting wet and dirty or sport sandals
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Light windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • 4 shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Light sweater/fleece top
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • batteries
  • Water bottle or camelback
  • Pocketknife

INSURANCE

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients whilst on a trip organized by Cobeya Adventure Tours. It is mandatory that this travel insurance covers adequate personal accident, medical, evacuation and repatriation expenses, as well as cancellation, curtailment, loss of effects and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the client. Clients, together with their personal property including baggage, are at all times solely at their own risk. Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance.
You can use any travel insurance you wish although we recommend you to buy it with World Nomads Travel Insurance. This Travel Insurance Agency is also partnered with Lonely Planet, so it is cheap and reliable! You can very easily purchase it online by just clicking on the folowing link...

FLIGHTS

Airfare is not included in the land cost of our trips. But please check with our staff before purchasing or obtaining your tickets, so we may verify your arrival and departure schedule.

Cobeya Tours has competitive airfares to get you to the starting point of your chosen adventure. Contact us for a full quotation including airfares, stopovers and any additional travel you wish to organize pre or post tour. 

PRE OR POST TOUR ARRANGEMENTS

Because our tours are extremely suitable to be part of your total Bulgarian holiday, we offer you the possibility to extend your holiday by booking your accommodation before or after your tour by us. We suggest several unique accommodations on The Black Sea or in the mountains at very special prices.

PASSPORT&VISA

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months
beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the
correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is
necessary.

EU nationals may travel to Bulgaria using only an EU identity card. If
you think this may apply to you please check with your local authorities.
Visa regulations can and do change without notice and if you are not a
EU passport holder please check the current regulations in good
time to obtain a visa if one is required.  Additional information...

MONEY MATTERS

As there are no banks or ATMs once you enter the mountains you may wish to exchange approx. 75-100 Euros into local Bulgarian currency to cover entrances and for the purchase of drinks with meals and traditional handicrafts as souvenirs. Please note that the banks located within the arrivals hall at Sofia airport are typically closed at the weekends, so please make sure you obtain Bulgarian currency either in your home country or before passing through customs into the arrivals hall. When ordering your Bulgarian currency it is advisable to request as small denomination notes as possible. Shops and restaurant in the small villages rarely have much in the way of small change and often refuse to accept larger denomination notes. Credit cards and traveler’s cheques are not a convenient way of payment.
ATM are available in Sofia, but not in the small villages of our itenerary.
Tipping (leader and local staff)
If you receive good service it is customary to tip staff in Bulgaria in appreciation of their help and friendliness, although this is in no way compulsory.

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