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Anyone who chooses this heavenly part of Rhodope for their vacation, will make sure that this is not an ordinary advertisement. Because perhaps there is no person who felt the warm embrace of the thermal, mineral water in the local pools, felt the fresh aroma that emerges from the Rhodope Mountains and did not want to return again.
Velingrad is a city in Bulgaria and belongs to the province of Pazardjik. It is located at the western end of the Tsepino Valley, in the Rhodope Mountains. It is the administrative center of the homonymous municipality and one of the most popular balneotherapy centers in Bulgaria. There are over 90 thermal springs with healing and preventive properties in and around the city. Along with the many thermal waters, Velingrad also has another natural phenomenon – Kleptouza, the largest karstic spring in Bulgaria with an average outflow of 1200 liters of ice water per second.
At the third Camp of the season we visit Velingrad to support Bike Area and local fighter Vasil Todev.
The Bike Area represents worthily and with very dynamic activities the mountain biking scene of Bulgaria with efforts such as the promotion – exploration, cleaning and signaling of their Bulgarian trails and mountains. So to this day they continue to transmit with much love and share with their attitude and admiration the amorphous nature they have next to them, inspiring more and more riders to follow them.
We will ride along with their local guide, we will follow in their footsteps through the local trails of the area - discovering thematically - natural landscapes, abundant water and endless forests. On the second day we will experience the hospitality of traveling by Uplift via Mini bus in the Alabak area at an altitude of 1,600m, where a dream descent awaits us between many trails.
Our camp site at this Camp will be held at Official Camping of the area to feel safe and carefree throughout our vacation, also discovering some new aspects in the world of outdoor camping.
*Possibility to overnight in your personal motorhome or camper van in the Camping area with extra charge.
Day one - Saturday 11/06/2022
11:00: Good morning
11:15: Arrival of participants
11:30: Departure to Velingrad with our vehicles
15:00: Arrival at the camp area
15:30: Setting up personal tents
17:00: Free time
Day two - Sunday 12/06/2022
10:00: Route 1
13:00: Break and refueling
13:30: Continuation of route 2 – Return to the camp
18:00: Access to thermal springs
19:00: Return to the camp
Day three - Monday 13/06/2022
10:00: Uplift for the second day
12:00: Break and refueling
12:30: Continuation of route 2 – Return to the camp
15:30: Departure to Greece