BULGARIA OR BUST
RIDE BACK FROM BULGARIA ON YOUR OWN BIKE
WHAT IS IT
Bulgaria or Bust is a semi guided run back from Bulgaria. Bikes are shipped out in advance, we fly into the capital Sofia, collect the bikes, have two nights in Bulgaria before beginning the ride back West in the direction of England. On route we'll ride some of the Croatian coast, then up into the Alps to ride famous roads such as the Stelvio, before hitting the low-lands of France for a final destination of Calais and a ferry or train back to the UK.
HOW IT WORKS
Bikes will need to be delivered to the UK depot in advance. From there they'll be stowed safely on racks before being transported by land to Bulgaria.
There will be a prescribed route for the run back to the UK but in the tradition of Garbage Run there'll be plenty of flexibility with route and itinerary. Accommodation will notionally be by camping, but if fancy takes it people can obviously locate their own higher grade of accommodation. This is an assisted ride back, rather than an out and out guided tour. It gives some safety net, but allows people to steer their own adventure.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This is a run for those riders who want to explore more of Europe but don't have the time to get out and back again. By shipping bikes out there allows a more relaxed and casual transit through Europe, giving time to explore and meander. This is not for anyone wanting every detail of the route down in advance, it's for people who are willing to be flexible and work within the team. Riders need to be sensible and not 'go fast' hotheads.
WHO IS IT NOT FOR?
As above, this is for people who want an adventure in Europe but with a bit of back up and support along the way.
The price includes one way shipping of your motorcycle, two nights of four star accommodation in Bulgaria and your crossing from Calais to Dover.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
The price does not include flights into Sofia, travel insurance, fuel and accommodation. I would set a realistic budget of £700 for this trip above the trip entrance fee.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You need a well serviced and travel ready machine. It needs fresh tyres and any other consumable for what will be approximately a 2000 mile trip. This trip does not come with a support vehicle or breakdown truck, therefore breakdown cover is advised.
You will need decent riding kit, including sturdy boots and good waterproofs. Camping kit will also be needed if you intend to camp as part of the group. Assistance will be provided to anyone who wishes to source more comfortable accommodation.
Bike choice I would advise anything about 500cc. Or anything that can sustain motorway speeds. We won't look to ride the motorways but it's nice to have that capacity if need be.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
To secure you place click on the SIGN UP icon above-right which will take you to a payment area where you can pay a £200 deposit to secure your place. The remainder of the balance will be due further down the line, with further information also provided upon sign up.
FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE JUST MESSAGE ME USING THE CONTACT BOX BELOW.
IN A NUTSHELL:
We'll be land-freighting bikes out to Bulgaria, flying into meet them, having a few days roaming around before making the journey back to the UK via the scenic route.
Cheese and wine in France.
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