Finding Turkey: Bulgarian Roads pt The Last

Through the morning fog, it was hard to believe there's anything beyond the mist. When we arrived in Elhovo last night it was the same story- the day had started well, but the rough roads and puncture to Craig's bike meant we didn't arrive to town until late. Finding a hotel was then a tricky ...

Into the fog (Bulgarian Roads pt3)

Only about 60k from the Turkish border, another puncture in Craig's tyre led us into the warmth of a petrol station diner. Only when we sat down did we realise how tired we were, and with that decided that if possible we'll stop at a hotel in Elhovo, where we can rest up before heading ...

Twin Peaks

Climbing over the two peaks of the mountain range was actually surprisingly not too bad... At a height of 400 each, they were not as steep or as high as they could've been. However coming down had left us in a bit of a difficult situation as to where to camp. With the light fading, ...

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As chilly as its been over the past couple of weeks, I still love that Autumnal feel in the air. Its true that everything becomes a bit of a pain- the dampness underfoot from the morning's dew, the leaves sticking to everything, and the perpetual mist and haze that seems to linger over Eastern ...

“Today’s Show is Brought to You By the Letter 3”: Bulgarian Roads pt2

At the moment, we're somewhere on Route 73, some 150m lower than our altitude this morning. Despite that though, we've still managed to climb over 740m over the day- illustrates well just how much the roads in Bulgaria roll on these undulating hills.... Apart from the terrain, as yesterday the roads continue to be ...

Riding the Bulgarian Roads (so far)

Our first day's ride in Bulgaria took us near to Razgrad, around 55k out of Ruse- a short afternoon's cycle to get us out of the city. Having not seen anywhere for some time to camp, we thought we'd just "enquire" about the price of a motel on the main road, and decided it was ...