TRYAVNA – A PLACE FOR RELAXATION AND ADVENTURES

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Side Events to Tryavna Ultra 2020

TRYAVNA – FEEL THE BALKAN

Plan on staying a minimum of three or four nights in the charming town of Tryavna! This way you will have a chance to experience it all: the true feeling of being part of a great sports event like Tryavna Ultra 2020 as well as to immerse yourself in the magic of the Balkan mountain!

Over the course of just five days in mid-summer you can experience a fast-paced “ultra”, as well as shorter and more leisurely hikes, go on bike tours and on a kayak adventure, join an “expedition by train and on foot” through Bulgarka Nature Park, eat brunch in Bozhentsi – “Bulgaria’s most romantic village”, take the challenge of an easy triathlon, test your skills during a handicraft workshop and many more.

All those together make up the side events program of the international Ultramarathon “Tryavna Ultra” and are organized professionally and lead by experienced guides and escorts.

THURSDAY, JULY 9th

  1. The Small Sea by Kayak

This water adventure takes place at beautiful Alexander Stamboliyski-dam and is equally suitable for beginners and for experienced kayakers. The starting point is easily accessible by car and especially those guests coming from Sofia, Varna, Ruse, Shumen, etc. should consider participating in this tour on their way to Tryavna.

The equipment provided includes a double kayak (very stable), a paddle and a security vest (different sizes available). Prior to the start, an orientation session is held. This is a guided tour at a leisurely pace. Stops are made to take pictures of the beautiful scenery as well as upon wildlife encounters. Common sights are those of cormorants, egrets, storks and many more! Bird and nature lovers in general will be thrilled by the serenity of the place! The more ambitious participants will cover a longer distance before eventually returning to the point where the kayaks were initially launched.

Good physical shape is a prerequisite (no previous kayaking experience required). Please bring some food and water with you. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 37 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/fyep18PkjpHgGayBA

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 10.30am to 6.00pm on Thursday, July 9th

  1. Easy Orienteering (Around The Dryanovo Monastery)

Get to know the Dryanovo monastery! It is one of Bulgaria’s most picturesque monasteries and at the same time with great history and a direct bond to the April uprising in 1876. Equipped with a compass and a map you will follow a route of moderate difficulty through the surrounding forests and along scenic rivers beds as well as pass through the premises of the monastery. In addition there will be a few surprise elements to ensure an interesting and fun experience.Later on we will take you on a short hike to some stunning views high above the canyon of the Dryanovska river. Last but not least, if you sign up for this tour with a group of at least ten other friends, we shall organize a special something for you inside the Bacho Kiro cave nearby!

Good physical shape is a prerequisite (no previous experience required). Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 16 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/eDiSpx2xiNhYsyjt5

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 10.30am to 1.30pm on Thursday, July 9th

  1. Old Tryavna – Traditions and Crafts

Take a trip in times long passed and live two of Tryavna’s most traditional crafts. Under highly qualified supervision you will not only test your skills, but also take with you a practical and yet beautiful wooden souvenir.

Continue along the streets of the old town with explanation about its historical buildings and typical sights. Enjoy a traditional culinary delight before reaching eventually the “House with the Suns”. If you had any doubts until now, here you will believe in the existence of the time machine which virtually took you some two centuries back in time.

No previous skills required. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 22 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/cKqyQAt7DD7enUHg6

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 5.00pm to 8.00pm on Thursday, July 9th

  1. Evening Bike Ride

This off-the-beaten-path tour will show you some “little secrets” at rather unexpected venues, just a few kilometers from the beautiful town of Tryavna. While there are some uphill and downhill sections, the technical difficulty is low or just above.

The route will take you through a series of small villages, mostly along paved roads. It will offer interesting encounters with the friendly locals and some unexpected sights! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

All participants should be comfortable with using hand brakes (no previous off-road experience required). Bring your own mountain bike and helmet or rent them (limited availability, advance notice required)! Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 12 BGN (or 22 BGN if renting a bike) following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/CmASguANV8nHqsjw9

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 6.00pm to 8.30pm on Thursday, July 9th

FRIDAY, JULY 10th

  1. “UltraHike(43+ km)

For the second consecutive year a fast-paced non-competition “ultra” hike will be held and is without any doubt the most challenging side event. It will cover a distance of approximately 43.5 kilometers with a total ascent (D+) of over 1.500 meters.

This is both a high physical and a mental challenge and requires the participants to be in excellent shape and to possess prior experience in long distance hiking over varied terrain.

The required equipment includes: water container (1.5 liters and more), closed-toe shoes with a thick sole, long trousers or leggings, bandage(s), food with the energy equivalent of at least one full meal.

A valid mountain and rescue insurance is inherent to participation in this event too. (The organizer can assist you to obtain one).

This “ultra” hike follows the previous years’ renowned concept of first transferring (train or bus) to the hike’s starting point and then hiking the whole distance back to Tryavna. The route’s finish merges with the finish of the Ultramarathon, hence the extra touch of being part of this great event! Participation is limited to experienced hikers only. Each participant will receive a souvenir diploma upon completing the hike successfully.

Excellent physical shape is a prerequisite. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 23 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/NfKqN8qzHkD4AHQ8A

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 6.00am to 8.30pm on Friday, July 10th

  1. Bozhentsi Hike and Bike Adventure (brunch included)

No joking! This active adventure features a “tasty stop”: a trip through the culinary traditions of the Balkan mountain! There is no better place for it than Bozhentsi – “Bulgaria’s most romantic village”. Here time seems to have remained still in the 19th century! The stop in Bozhentsi is the most prominent one during the whole tour and the time for it has been chosen very carefully to serve as brunch, while the menu is a well-kept secret. (Please let us know in case you follow a specific diet!)

As for the active part of the adventure, it features 8 kilometers of easy walking and 15 kilometers of biking. All participants should possess minimal experience of riding a mountain bike outside paved roads and alleys as well as be comfortable with using hand brakes. The profile features a few moderate uphill and downhill as well as flat sections, taking you through forests and sunny meadows. A number of extended stops will be made along the way, mostly at panoramic view points and to share important information about the places we visit as well as anecdotes and stories from times passed.

Bring your own mountain bike and helmet or rent them (limited availability, advance notice required)! Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 23 BGN (35 BGN if renting a bike) following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/HSBqLQZVtoTNzu5UA

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 7.45am to 3.00pm on Friday, July 10th

  1. Along The Ancient Roads – easy hike (brunch included)

This tour is a great way to experience some impressive panoramic views by means of easy hiking with low to moderate technical difficulty and a total walking distance of 15 to 17 kilometers. It also features a “tasty stop” in Bozhentsi – “Bulgaria’s most romantic village”. Here time seems to have remained still in the 19th century! The stop in Bozhentsi is the most prominent one during the whole tour and the time for it has been chosen very carefully to serve as brunch, while the menu is a well-kept secret. (Please let us know in case you follow a specific diet!)

The panoramic part of the route takes us parallel to the main ridge of the Stara planina mountain. The view to the south is majestic and more likely than not, you will be overwhelmed by those captivating sights: the Botev peak – the highest in the Balkan Mountain, the Triglav massif – with the second highest peak – Golyam Kademlia, the Uzana area with the Ispolin (“giant”) peak, the prominent peaks of Shipka with its Monument of Liberty and Buzludzha with the UFO-like structure on top of the mountain crest, etc. Later on you will find yourself walking on an ancient Roman road which is believed to have existed for more than 1500 years. At this place legends sound real and anecdotes sound like true stories.

Normal physical shape is a prerequisite (no specific requirements). Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 23 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/fHuoyfZUVUMkXU4j7

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 7.45am to 3.00pm on Friday, July 10th

  1. Evening Bike Ride

This off-the-beaten-path tour will show you some “little secrets” at rather unexpected venues, just a few kilometers from the beautiful town of Tryavna. While there are some uphill and downhill sections, the technical difficulty is low or just above.

The route will take you through a series of small villages, mostly along paved roads. It will offer interesting encounters with the friendly locals and some unexpected sights! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

All participants should be comfortable with using hand brakes (no previous off-road experience required). Bring your own mountain bike and helmet or rent them (limited availability, advance notice required)! Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 12 BGN (or 22 BGN if renting a bike) following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/1NTBnf71xqfH6Q24A

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 6.00pm to 8.30pm on Friday, July 10th

SATURDAY, JULY 11th

  1. “Little Ultra” – 23 km Hike (brunch included)

“Little Ultra” covers the remarkable distance of 23 kilometers and yet its profile has low to moderate technical difficulty. The concept certainly makes no secret of its bond to the Ultramarathon event: with the center of Tryavna as its final destination and its length of 23 kilometers corresponding to the shortest distance in the competition program.

“Little Ultra” however is a non-competition event featuring a completely different route. You will pass through little-known areas in the Balkan Mountain with a number of beautiful panoramic views. Some minimal walking over paved roads may be necessary as well as the initial transfer to the hike’s starting point (train or bus). Not to forget the culinary touch to the experience: the so called “tasty stop”! The time for it has been chosen carefully to serve as brunch, while the menu is a well-kept secret. (Please let us know in case you follow a specific diet!)

Good physical shape is a prerequisite. Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole, long trousers or leggings as well as a bandage are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 25 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/bC1NWNM4rfXZ1c9T7

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 6.00am to 1.30pm on Saturday, July 11th

  1. Easy Hike (train journey included)

This tour is also known under the name of “expedition by train and on foot”. Arguably the greatest way to experience some of the most impressive panoramic views in the Balkan Mountain, it features easy hiking with low to moderate technical difficulty over a total walking distance of just 12 to 14 kilometers. The train journey is very scenic and adds on to the overall experience. Last but not least: departing at 9.00am makes this tour the preferred choice for those who fancy a more relaxed start in the day.

The hike will take place within the boundaries of Bulgarka Nature Park. Here you are likely to encounter wild animals such as red deer, foxes and some smaller mammals as well as a variety of birds.

Participants are expected to bring a minimal amount of food and water. Normal physical shape is a prerequisite (no specific requirements). Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 16 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/v8YoHK3GBZrYncd98

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 9.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday, July 11th

  1. Hike and Bike Adventure (brunch included)

Thisactiveexperienceisthenextsequenceof last year’s edition which earned top-rated reviews from all participants. We shall however follow a completely different route and get to know more of the Balkan Mountain.

This year’s adventure comprises of 12 – 14 kilometers of hiking and 18 – 20 kilometers of biking. All participants should possess minimal experience of riding a mountain bike outside paved roads and alleys as well as be comfortable with using hand brakes.

The profile features a few moderate uphill and downhill as well as flat sections, taking you through forests and sunny meadows. A number of extended stops will be made along the way, mostly at panoramic view points and to share important information about the places we visit. The most prominent stop however will be dedicated to the brunch: a small culinary highlight midway through the tour to re-charge the batteries. (Please let us know in case you follow a specific diet!)

Bring your own mountain bike and helmet or rent them (limited availability, advance notice required)! Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 25 BGN (or 37 BGN if renting a bike) following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/vrqJEjefHKDjkGwB6

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 6.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday, July 11th

  1. Evening Bike Ride

This off-the-beaten-path tour will show you some “little secrets” at rather unexpected venues, just a few kilometers from the beautiful town of Tryavna. While there are some uphill and downhill sections, the technical difficulty is low or just above.

The route will take you through a series of small villages, mostly along paved roads. It will offer interesting encounters with the friendly locals and some unexpected sights! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

All participants should be comfortable with using hand brakes (no previous off-road experience required). Bring your own mountain bike and helmet or rent them (limited availability, advance notice required)! Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 12 BGN (or 22 BGN if renting a bike) following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/rymUBt7NA8QoYceV9

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 6.00pm to 8.30pm on Saturday, July 11th

SUNDAY, JULY 12th

  1. Best of Tryavna

This awesome tour is arguably the most complete way of experiencing the Balkan mountain in such a short period of time. The active part of the adventure comprises of a two our easy hike and a bike ride of the same duration. Being within the boundaries of Bulgarka Nature Park, you are likely to encounter wild animals such as red deer, foxes and some smaller mammals as well as a variety of birds, so don’t forget to bring your camera!

A couple of “tasty stops” await along the way and feature some of the culinary traditions of the Balkan mountain! Last but not least, there is a short train journey to start the tour with which is both typical and scenic.

Participants are expected to bring a minimal amount of food and water with them. Good physical shape is a prerequisite. Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole are strongly recommended and all participants should possess minimal experience of riding a mountain bike outside paved roads and alleys as well as be comfortable with using hand brakes. Bring your own mountain bike and helmet or rent them (limited availability, advance notice required)! Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 32 BGN (or 44 BGN if renting a bike) following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/tC3vdQrpbDKngdvd7

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 9.00am to 3.00pm on Sunday, July 12th

  1. Easy Hike (train journey included)

This tour is also known under the name of “expedition by train and on foot”. Arguably the greatest way to experience some of the most impressive panoramic views in the Balkan Mountain, it features easy hiking with low to moderate technical difficulty over a total walking distance of 12 to 14 kilometers. The train journey is very scenic and adds on to the overall experience. Last but not least: departing at 9.00am makes this tour the preferred choice for those who fancy a more relaxed start in the day.

The hike will take place within the boundaries of Bulgarka Nature Park. Here you are likely to encounter wild animals such as red deer, foxes and some smaller mammals as well as a variety of birds.

Participants are expected to bring a minimal amount of food and water. Normal physical shape is a prerequisite (no specific requirements). Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 16 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/Q2tfUDh1j57Y2mdWA

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 9.00am to 3.00pm on Sunday, July 12th

  1. Easy Triathlon

Will you dare take the challenge!?! This easy non-competition triathlon requires prior experience in three different sports: biking (20 kilometers), hiking (12 kilometers) and swimming (1 kilometer). The concept certainly makes no secret of its bond to the Ultramarathon event: apart from being a challenge (and a rather unusual one!), it has the center of Tryavna both as its starting and its finishing point. Each participant will receive a souvenir diploma upon completing the triathlon successfully. The swimming part will be held in an open-air Olympic-size swimming pool. To facilitate the participation, drop bag policy is put in place and highly recommended: a small-size drop bag (swimming suit, towel, a pair of slippers…) can be submitted on Saturday evening and will be transported by the organizer.

Not to forget the culinary touch to the experience: the so called “tasty stop”! It features a small culinary highlight midway through the tour to re-charge the batteries. (Please let us know in case you follow a specific diet!)

Bring your own mountain bike and helmet or rent them (limited availability, advance notice required)! All participants should possess minimal experience of riding a mountain bike outside paved roads and alleys as well as be comfortable with using hand brakes. Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 28 BGN (or 40 BGN if renting a bike) following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/wHCnDYA6mgKzBv9W9

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 9.00am to 3.30pm on Sunday, July 12th

  1. Biking Advanced

Participation in this tour with a total ascent (D+) of over 900 meters is reserved to e xperienced mountain bikers only. While not meant for the top experts, to fully participate one should possess extended experience of riding outside paved roads and alleys and be in condition to cover a total of 40 – 45 km, mostly on mountain roads and some trails. Please bring some food and water with you.

Bring your own mountain bike and helmet or rent them (limited availability, advance notice required)! Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole are strongly recommended. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 16 BGN (or 30 BGN if renting a bike) following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/Aarak7L9uXDPWSEw7

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 8.00am to 3.00pm on Sunday, July 12th

MONDAY, JULY 13th

  1. ‘Little secrets’ – Tryavna Walking Tour

Live the charming town of Tryavna through the eyes and whereabouts of its natives! It’s Monday and the town has already returned to its normal rhythm of life.

While you will certainly learn little-known facts and take a glimpse “behind the curtains”, the exact

content of the tour may vary at our guides’ discretion. Don’t forget to bring your camera and get ready for an in-depth experience with a culinary touch and a very special hands-on demonstration.

No previous skills required. Normal physical shape is a prerequisite. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 11 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/PhMqrw1cPZrefyYP8

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 9.00am to 12.30pm on Monday, July 13th

  1. The Small Sea by Kayak

This water adventure takes place at beautiful Alexander Stamboliyski-dam and is equally suitable for beginners and for experienced kayakers. The starting point is easily accessible by car and especially those guests travelling to Sofia, Varna, Ruse, Shumen, etc. should consider participating in this tour on their way from Tryavna.

The equipment provided includes a double kayak (very stable), a paddle and a security vest (different sizes available). Prior to the start, an orientation session is held. This is a guided tour at a leisurely pace. Stops are made to take pictures of the beautiful scenery as well as upon wildlife encounters. Common sights are those of cormorants, egrets, storks and many more! Bird and nature lovers in general will be thrilled by the serenity of the place! The more ambitious participants will cover a longer distance before eventually returning to the point where the kayaks were initially launched.

Good physical shape is a prerequisite (no previous kayaking experience required). Please bring some food and water with you. Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 37 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/R4vRmo8tb42WW1DB6

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 10:30am to 4:00pm on Monday, July 13th

  1. Two Day Hike (Monday – Tuesday)

“The Best of The Balkan Mountain – this is the motto of this elaborate two day hike. We are thrilled to confirm it for the second time in the history of Tryavna Ultra – due to popular demand and with just a limited number of participants.

There is an overnight involved which will be in a modern style mountain hut or a guest house. A good standard is guaranteed as well as hot water showers and a sufficient number of sanitary facilities. Rooms are equipped with two to a maximum of four beds. Rooms will be assigned based on the participants’ room-mate requests and upon availability.

Drop bag policy is put in place and highly recommended: a small-size drop bag with a set of clothes, slippers, toiletries, etc. can be submitted on Sunday evening and will be transported by the organizer. This hike has a total length of 50 – 52 kilometers (over the two days), with low technical difficulty and easy to moderate ascents. A number of extended stops will be made along the way, mostly at panoramic view points and within the limits of protected territories. These are home to plant species of major biological significance, mostly within the boundaries of Bulgarka Nature Park!

The approximate hiking time (aggregate walking) is 7 hrs on Monday (day 1) and 6 hrs on Tuesday (day 2), at a moderate pace. In the course of two days, this hike will allow you to “feel” the Balkan Mountain at its fullest, with a touch of “timelessness” and the sensation to be somewhere far and remote.

Participants are expected to bring some food and water with them. Good physical shape is a prerequisite. Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole, long trousers or leggings as well as a bandage are strongly recommended.

Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 83 BGN following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/FVFYC7icpVPmfJDr9. This fee includes accommodation for one night, dinner on day 1, as well as breakfast and a light lunch on day 2. Further included is the participants’ transportation to the hike’s starting point as well as the transportation of a drop-bag (as per description) and guidance.

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 8.00am on Monday, July 13th to 3:00pm on Tuesday, July 14th

  1. Tasty Bike Tour (Monday – Tuesday)

“Tasty Bike Tour” is Gabrovo Plus’ signature bicycle adventure and we are thrilled to confirm it for the first time in the history of Tryavna Ultra. There is an overnight involved which will be in a modern style mountain hut or a guest house. A good standard is guaranteed as well as hot water showers and a sufficient number of sanitary facilities. Rooms are equipped with two to a maximum of four beds. Rooms will be assigned based on the participants’ room-mate requests and upon availability.

Drop bag policy is put in place and highly recommended: a small-size drop bag with a set of clothes, slippers, toiletries, etc. can be submitted on Sunday evening and will be transported by the organizer.

The total distance is some 85 – 90 kilometers (over the two days). A number of extended stops will be made along the way, mostly at panoramic view points and within the limits of protected territories. These are home to plant species of major biological significance, mostly within the boundaries of Bulgarka Nature Park! In the course of two days, this adventure will allow you to “feel” the Balkan Mountain at its fullest, with a touch of “timelessness” and the sensation to be somewhere far and remote.

Still, there is more to it: Situated at key locations along the route, the so called “tasty stops” are an added benefit to this tour. They give the whole experience a subtle but well deserved culinary touch – reason enough for many to participate time and time again.

This tour is reserved to e xperienced mountain bikers only. Closed-toe shoes with a thick sole, as well as long trousers or leggings are strongly recommended. Bring your own mountain bike and helmet or rent them (limited availability, advance notice required)! Participation is granted upon paying a nominal fee of 91 BGN (123 BGN if renting a bike) following a registration by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/TRyVTfjt3rumWvGp8. This fee includes accommodation for one night, dinner on day 1, as well as breakfast and a light lunch on day 2, the transportation of a drop-bag (as per description), two “tasty stops” and guidance.

Please note: spaces are limited and assigned on a first come – first serve basis! Within a period of 96 hours you will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you submitted. In case you don’t receive a message within this period, please don’t hesitate to send us a note at travel.plus@abv.bg

Schedule: 8.00am on Monday, July 13th to 3:00pm on Tuesday, July 14th

       

Organizer:

 
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Sponsors

 
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With the support of:

 
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