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Tour de Rila

Mountain bike tour around Rila mountains

Also in Blagoevgrad, BulgariaPazardzhik, BulgariaSofia, Bulgaria

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
321 km
Ascent
7.8 km
Descent
7.8 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
407 m
High Point
2 km
Gradient
Tour de Rila Map

This is a popular mountain biking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between June and September. From a low point of 407 m to the maximum altitude of 2 km, the route covers 321 km, 7831 vertical metres of ascent and 7829 vertical metres of descent.

Description

7 days tour around the Rila mountains is Southern Bulgaria. Starts from the village of Kostenets , 90 km south from Sofia. The route follows an average altitude level of 1700 m a.s.l. and crosses beautiful mountain landscapes, rivers and picturesque villages.

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and September

Features

  • Flow
  • Hike a bike
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Road sections
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls