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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mazalat

Mazalat is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.269m (7,444ft) above the sea level, located in Stara Zagora province of south-central 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.

Bezbog lake

Bezbog is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.242m (7,355ft) above the sea level, located in Blagoevgrad Province, also known as Pirin Macedonia, a province of southwestern Bulgaria.

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.

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.

Golyam Kupen

Golyam Kupen is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.870m (6,135ft) above the sea level, located in Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria. The average gradient is 16.92% with some sections up to 25%.

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 Sofia Province, in 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%. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Cherni Vrah

Cherni Vrah (Black Peak) is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.274m (7,460ft) above the sea level, located in Pernik Province, in western Bulgaria.

Highest roads of Bulgaria

Located in southeastern Europe, Bulgaria is a country bordered by five countries: Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. It has some major mountain ranges, as Rila, Pirin and the Balkan Mountains.

Rilaseen hut

Rilaseen hut is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.107m (6,912ft) above the sea level, located in Kyustendil Province is a province in southwestern Bulgaria, above the resort village of Panichishte.




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