Bulgaria is probably the best known country in the Balkans and became a member of the EU on the 1st January 2007. Although an EU member, Bulgaria still has its own currency called the Lev. The cost of living there is extremely low compared to other EU member states. You can enjoy a two course evening meal for around £5 and still find good quality lagers for under a £1 a pint! A lot different to Spain or France were the costs have esculated.
Over 37% of Bulgaria is woodland, with Oak and Beech trees being the most common found. Over 97% of these forests are owned by the Bulgarian Government who operate an open land policy allowing access to mountain bikers. Therefore, Mountain Bike Bulgaria with Mountain Bike Holiday.com and we will give you access to hundreds of kilometres of single tracks and dry river beds just waiting to be explored.
There is a wide variety of food available including traditional Bulgarian cuisine. This includes wild game, especially boar which is hunted locally. There is also a wide choice of vegerterian dishes available and some of the most amazing deserts, all locally produced.
The daylight hours are long with hot and dry weather throughout the Summer. The season begins early in Bulgaria, with the weather starting to warm from the beginning of March. Riding is available right up to the end of October before the weather begins to cool.
The following temperature details are for Varna. Obzor is 60km south of Varna and tends to be slightly warmer due to its geographical location. The weather conditions are excellent for riding from early May to the end of September. Even in the peak Summer months, due to the shade offered within the forests, mountain biking is still extremely enjoyable.