This is a one-day getaway that will take you away from the heat of Plovdiv to the mythical Rhodope Mountains. The region is famous for deep river gorges and fascinating rock formations. The pristine forests and vast meadows, great number of water sources some of which are hot mineral, together with the mild climate, provide great conditions for recreation. This full-day trip provides a fine combination of sightseeing, road cycling and SPA all in one.
Highlights of this day tour are:
- Bachkovo monastery established in 1083, the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria
- Shiroka laka, a village preserving the national Revival period architecture and the musical traditions and folklore
- The curative hot mineral water springs in Devin and the Rhodope mountains.
This tour offers a great combination of sightseeing and road cycling, ending at the hot mineral water pools in the town of Devin. The program is suitable for every person that is interested in exploring nature, but has limited time to travel around Bulgaria.
Start with a pick-up transfer from the hotel, and make the first stop at the Bachkovo monastery where some more of the history and culture of the country wait to be revealed.
The route passes through Shiroka laka village on the way. There will be a stop for short sightseeing to enjoy the national Revival period architectural (XIX c.) complex of houses. Lunch will be served there. The cycling then continues, descending to the town of Devin where the hot mineral water springs offer great relaxing time as a memorable end to a fine day outdoors. Follows transfer back to Plovdiv.