MTB Day Trip Rhodopes

Difficulty level: Medium. We may do 25 to 30 km on the bikes on that day, following large dirt and quiet paved village roads with low incline. The off-road part of the actual route may vary between 50-90%, according to your preferences. The total positive elevation (ascent) is up to 650 m. We grade this trip as an medium one – no experience in mountain biking is required, but a decent physical shape will let you enjoy this trip to the maximum.

The best period for this trip is April to November.

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We meet in Bansko at 9.30, get our bikes and head for the 10.30 narrow gauge train at Bansko train station.

Avramovo village

2 hours ride will take us to the highest rail station on the Balkans – Avramovo at nearly 1300 m above sea level. Our route goes through Avramovo village which has great panoramas towards the southern slopes Rila Mountains.

Main ridge of Velijski Rhodopi

We continue biking south, ascending the main ridge of Velijski Rhodopi and finally we cross it to see the views towards south: the jagged peaks of Pirin Mountains.

Bozevo and Zlataritsa, or Ortsevo

Descent to the villages of Bozevo and Zlataritsa or the village of Ortsevo and further back to the north side.

Yakoruda or Eleshnitsa

Long descent via some small settlements to the town of Yakoruda. The other option is to descent to the village of Eleshnitsa to the north.


Time for a beer until we get the train back to Bansko – a 1 hour journey. Arrival by 21:30. It’s possible to organize an earlier return with a short transfer.

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Contact us if you have any additional questions. If you would like to purchase this tour package for 1 or 8+ people, please speak to us or fill out our form and we wll prepare a custom quote for you.

For smaller (<8) groups you see the GROUP TOTAL tour cost, NOT price PER PERSON

2 people, 3 people, 4 people, 5 people, 6 people, 7 people, 8 people, 8+ price per person

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