ZigZag Holidays are offering a weekend adventure in the Rhodopes, from 26.05 to 28.05 (or from 01/09 to 03/09) at the exclusive price for BBBA members at 255 EUR per person (regular price 280 EUR per person).

The price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Professional guide
  • Private transport
  • Transportation of the luggage
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 picnic lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Bike
  • Kayak
  • Tents and supplies
  • Local guide

The price excludes:

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Museum entry fees
  • Travel insurance

ZigZag Holidays have presented the following programme:

Day 1

Early morning departure to Golyam Beliglik dam. Meeting friends of Bikearea who will be joining for the next couple of days. They are the local specialist and know every single corner of the Rhodope Mountains. Late afternoon arrival at Chatuma - reserve area made by the efforts of BikeArea. Overnight in a camp. In the evening you will learn how to set up a camping area in the outdoors: pitch a tent, choose the right location, arrange your belongings inside the tent, sleep on a mattress with sleeping bag. Bikearea has a real camping area in Chatuma. Within its territory there is a few houses and bungalows as well as exterior toilet and shower. We will set pitch the tents nearby, so If anybody doesn’t feel good can be accommodated in a room with basic conditions.

Night stop: Rhodope mountains, Chatuma nature reserve

Accommodation: camping

Included meals: dinner

Day 2

Leaving the bicycles behind and getting on kayaks.

In the morning you will get familiar with the kayaks and the basic techniques of rowing in tandem.  Then you will explore the artificial lake Beglika and finally end on one of its islands. You bring all you need, food and camping equipment, to do a second overnight in the outdoors but this time on the island. A picnic lunch will follow. Once you get on land you have to find a small cave, hidden in between the Pine trees. Inside you have to find a hidden treasure, but the only way to get in is only by rope and rappel (all safety applied. Done frequently with smaller kids.). Then you set up camp for a second overnight in the outdoors. The camping area Chatuma is not far away, so in case of emergency we can reach the mainland fast.

Night stop: Rhodope mountains, Golyam Beglik dam

Accommodation: Island, close to Chatuma camp

Included meals: breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Day 3

After breakfast, the day starts with a short introduction to the bicycle, its parts, how to maintain them as well as the basic rules of mountain biking and techniques of riding. You will have a couple of hours of cycling. Around noon you will meet the driver and will drive back to Sofia. On way you may have a short visit to Peristera Fortress. 

For further information please contact sirma@zigzagbg.com.

If you find interest in this trip, make sure to check out this exciting offer from ZigZag Holidays, with a special discount for BBBA Members.