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Bulgaria

Your Linesman

Sabin Kolarov

Sabin is a creator of the offroad map project (www.KARTA.bg), which started in 2000. With his bikes, he has charted over 30,000km of trails all across the country. Another 30,000km are charted by other offroaders and from all of these he has created a unique map of Bulgaria with a total of 60,000km trails.

Sabin has participated in many races through the years, with 4×4, six days enduro riding and rally races in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Greece, Albania and Germany.

He also loves photography, ice hockey, IPSC shooting and bicycle riding. He’s a friendly guy always smiling and ready to help.

DOWNLOAD THE GPX TRACK

The trail has been put up by country based volunteers. The accuracy of the trail is not guaranteed, nor are the GPS co-ordinates. We do not represent or warrant that materials in the site or the services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. We cannot represent or warrant that the site or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components. If you stray onto private land, apologise and get back onto the byway or trail. These trails can be shut or permanently closed at short notice under local law. Do not ride trails beyond your capability. If unsure, get off your bike and walk the trail first. Trail riding alone, especially on trails you do not know is really unwise. Wear the proper safety kit. Many country trails are rarely maintained. You will find ruts, holes, floods, treacherous surfaces and the occasional booby trap hazard deliberately placed by people who do not like motorcycles using trails. When you use the trails, you are on your own. You exercise your judgement in your own skills and your own navigation. All we can do is show you where some of the trails are, but this can change at a moment’s notice.

Practical tips for trails you do not know;

  1.  Ride in at least a pair. If you fall with a motorcycle pinning you down to cold and damp earth, in the Europe we do not have to worry about being eaten by exotic carnivores (usually!) but exposure, hypothermia and shock can do a very effective job of killing you. Do not rely on the trails having a regular through flow of users to come to your aid
  2. If your riding companion cannot pick your bike up off you then get a lighter bike, a stronger riding companion or ride in a bigger group
  3. Trails can vary immensely. A vehicular right of way can be a rocky or muddy scramble
  4. Adventure bikes – especially on adventure tyres – can struggle with some trails. Do not just bowl into trails because they are on a map – they can be horribly technical and totally unsuitable for even fairly competent riders on light machines or experienced riders on bigger machines
  5. Stop for horses and kill your engines to let equestrians pass. A horse spooking at a bike revving will be likely to result in criminal charges if the police get involved and a motorcycle is a lot easier to control than a horse
  6. On the trails there will be free running dogs. Do your best to be nice to them
  7. Mobile phone coverage can be patchy on the trails. Do not rely on calling an ambulance – if you’ve got stuck, the emergency services are going to get just as stuck trying to retrieve you. That is if you can raise them by telephone
  8. Finally, obey the golden rule, which is don’t be a dick by unnecessarily annoying other country side users or letting ego outstrip talent.

ROUTE INFO

Jun - Jul + Oct-Nov: not so hot and almost dry.
Aug - Sep: dry and hot.
Apr - May: muddy and rainy. When rainy the Rodopi Mountains are okay as the soil is sandy and shouldn't be a problem
Bulgarian, Russian, English
Bulgarian LEV (2 lv = 1 EUR)
Forbidden in Parks
Forbidden in Parks
Horizons Unlimited in Idilevo

Lots of motorcycle gatherings throughout the summer in different towns.

ROUTE OVERVIEW

Bulgaria has a lot of mountains with great offroad tracks. The most beautiful and nicest place to ride a heavy bike is Rodopi Mountains.

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