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Buynovo Gorge

The Buynovo Gorge road is located in the Rhodope Mountains, north of the village of Buynovo (Borino municipality), on both sides of the Buynovska River which is a tributary of the Vacha River, Bulgaria. It is recommended that beginner riders avoid this road. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy. 

 

Botev Peak is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.376 metres (7,795 ft) above the sea level, located in the Balkan Mountains, in Bulgaria.

 

Beklemeto Pass, also known as Troyan Pass, is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,520 m (4,987 ft) above the sea level, situated in the Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria. The pass is traversed by the Road 35.

 

Varbitsa Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 900 m (2,953 ft) above the sea level, located in the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria.

 

Petrohan Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,444 m (4,738 ft) above the sea level, located in the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria. The pass is traversed by the Road 81.

 

Vratnik Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 940 m (3,084 ft) above the sea level, located in the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria.

The Belmeken is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2,058 m above the sea level, located in the Rila mountain range, in southwestern Bulgaria. The surface of the road is paved and it was part of the 2010 WRC Rally Bulgaria.

 

Pass of the Republic is a mountain pass at an elevation of 700 m (2,297 ft) above the sea level, located in the Balkan Mountains (Stara Planina) in Bulgaria.

 

Shipka Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,190 m (3,904 ft) above the sea level, located on the Stara Planina Mountain, in the Balkan Mountains, in central Bulgaria.

The Road to Vintcheto is a high mountain road climbing up to Kalin Reservoir, at 2.398m (7,867ft) above the sea level, and Karagyol Reservoir, at 2.359m (7,739ft) above the sea level, located in southwestern Bulgaria.

 

Mount Perelik is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,191 m (7,188 ft) above the sea level, located in the Rhodope Mountains, in Bulgaria.

 

Route 5007 is a short mountain road located in Southern Bulgaria. The surface of the road is asphalt, but the road conditions are really poor, due to the inclement weather.

Devil’s Throat Cave

Located in the Rhodope Mountains of Smolyan Province in the far south of Bulgaria, the Devil’s Throat Cave (Dyavolsko garlo Cave) is a spectacular cave resembling a devil's head with a waterfall rushing down its throat. Oncoming traffic is a nightmare. The road is cut into the rocky side of the gorge.

 

Black Pеаk is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.273m (7,457ft) above the sea level, located on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

 

Goljam Medarnik is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.338m (7,670 ft) above the sea level, located in the Rila Mountains of Bulgaria. The road to the top is extreme. It’s 14.1km long, but expect more than 1 hour driving. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.143m. The average percentage is 8,1% but in some parts the slope is over the 15%.

 

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