Mountain Biking at the birth place of Orpheus
See some of the Balkans’ most dramatic mountain scenery from the saddle!
8 Days, 7 Nights fully serviced touring
This is a multistage cross-country route, and probably the best way to discover the magnificent Rhodope Mountain in combination with a great ride.
Rhodope Mountain, or the Mountain of Orpheus is known for lush meadows, vast stretches of pine forests, remarkable caves, and picturesque canyons. Cycle with us across this mythical mountain, and enjoy epic mountain biking holiday.
The route we have selected combines a classic mountain ride, easy rolling descent and some technical sections. Greatside track and exposure to beautiful scenery and stunning views. Forest trails lakeside paths and spectacular mountain views. Jump on a bike and try the ride.
Seeing some of the Balkans’ most dramatic mountain scenery from the saddle!
Rewarding views from the formidable Rhodope Mountain’s pine forests.
Luggage transportation, so you can enjoy hassle free ride.
Professional mountain guide.
Charming hospitality and delicious food.
Level of difficulty - medium.
Guided riding by friendly, qualified guides in small groups.
We have carefully selected the accommodation providers on our trips, many that we have worked with for years, so that we know that you will receive an excellent level of service. Our hosts provide everything you could need after a long day in the saddle, delicious breakfasts and comfortable beds. Accommodation in guesthouses and hotels is on a bed and breakfast basis and trip prices are based on two people sharing a room. Wi-Fi is now also pretty much universal in every location. Sole occupancy rooms are typically available in hotels or guesthouses so please ask us if you would prefer to have your own room. A single supplement from £55 per person, will apply.
The best period for this route is between May and October. Please have a look at our set dates here, nevertheless if you have a different date in mind, or would like a private tour, please get in touch, and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.
We know that this trail is a great way for friends to enjoy time off work, while keeping active, so it would be our pleasure to help you take the most of your time.
Pedal by pedal
Day 1 We will meet you at the airport, and transfer you to Velingrad, the starting point of the trail.
Day 5 Even more pine trees, 32 miles (52km) ride.
Day 2 Jump on the bike, and "dive" in the mountain,
22 miles (35km) mountain trail.
Day 6 You have already forgotten about the outside world, and can not imagine life away of the mountain 30 miles (50km) ride.
Day 3 Go higher and deeper up the mountain, enjoy splendours 34 miles (55km) ride.
Day 7 Archaeology, history, nature, a great ride. 34 miles (55km) ride.
Day 4 Magnificent rivers, water reservoirs, and small villages 26 miles (41km) ride.
Day 8 It has been an amazing work out, unfortunately time to go back to reality. A private transfer will take you to the airport.
Fully Guided Tour
Prices from £884.99
Best time to visit:
May - October
Spectacular mountain views
Enjoy delicious locally grown food
Tours are supported by bike mechanic
We will donate the cost of planting a tree for every cyclist
Why choosing us
All holidays are 100% financially protected by TTA bond scheme
Great value for money
Fully services bikes
Workout & clean mountain air, natural experience
We have decades experience in active tourism
Private transfers, a professional guide, bike mechanic, accommodation double occupancy; breakfast, bottled water, snacks.
Air travel and taxes, alcohol, gifts and presents
According to an ancient legend, the Rhodope Mountain is the birth place of Orpheus, who was enchanting animals and people with his music.
Another myth tells about the Thracian queen Rhodope and king Hem, who loved each other so much that they were calling each other with the godly names – Hera and Zeus. Gods got so angry at their insolence that they separated them and transformed them into distantly located mountains (the Rhodope Mountain and the Balkan Mountain).
Legends turned the Rhodope mountain into a place with distinct mysticism. Perperikon, the rock formation is situated in the eastern part of the mountain, exactly where the temple of God Dionysus was situated.