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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. 

Golyam Perelik

Mount Perelik is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.191m (7,188ft) above the sea level, located in the Rhodope Mountains, in Bulgaria.

Black Pеаk

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.

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.

Goljam Medarnik

Goljam Medarnik is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.338m (7,670ft) 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%.

Vihren Chalet

Vihren Chalet is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 1.981m (6,499ft) above the sea level, located in southwestern Bulgaria.

Beklemeto Pass-Troyan Pass

Beklemeto Pass, also known as Troyan Pass, is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.520m (4,987ft) above the sea level, situated in the Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria. The pass is traversed by the Road 35.

Varbitsa Pass

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

Dzhanka Saddle

Dzhanka Saddle is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.346m (7,696ft) above the sea level, located on the Sofia and Blagoevgrad provinces border, in the central and highest regions of the Rila Mountains of Bulgaria.

Shipka Pass

Shipka Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.190m (3,904ft) above the sea level, located on the Stara Planina Mountain, in the Balkan Mountains, in central Bulgaria.

Kalin Reservoir

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.

Ruen Peak

Ruen Peak is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.246m (7,368ft) above the sea level, located on the border of southwestern Bulgaria and northeastern Republic of Macedonia.

Petrohan Pass

Petrohan Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.444m (4,738ft) above the sea level, located in the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria. The pass is traversed by the Road 81.

Pass of the Republic

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

Radomir

Radomir is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.031m (6,663ft) above the sea level, located on the Bulgarian–Greek border.

Belmeken Dam

The Belmeken is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.058m (6,751ft) 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.

Vratnik Pass

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

Karagyol Reservoir

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.

Botev Peak

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

Route 5007

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.




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