Bankso Hard Enduro Competition

Bansko is a ski resort at the foothills of the Pirin Mountains in southwest Bulgaria. For one weekend in October, the town comes alive with the sound of dirt bikes for the Three Mountains Hard Enduro.

This is extreme enduro in Bulgaria at its best. With over 200 riders competing over some tough and varied terrain.

The organisers, Moto Company Bansko, prepared a fantastic route through a variety of natural and man-made obstacles. Straight from the start riders are taken across the Glazne river and then up into the forest across fast fire roads..


Number Riders

£1500 per person

What's Included

Included in the package.

  • All transfers
  • Support vehicles and support staff
  • Pits
  • Lunch packs and refreshments
  • Breakfast & evening meal
  • Competition fees
  • 3 days guides
  • Rider Radios
  • Booking fees and race insurance

Date: 19th-26th September, Race Date: 21st-22nd September 2019.

What's Not Included

Not Included in the package.

  • Flights - closest airport is Sofia
  • Bike
  • Fuel
  • Insurance, both bike and personal
  • Motorcycle Breakdown Cover for the countries we are riding in.
  • Common sense and team spirit, we cannot provide this but is essential for your safety and enjoyment.

Tour Itinerary

3 Mountain Enduro Competition and loop back:

Day 1 Unload / Load Bikes to trailer
Day 2 Transfer to Bansko / Registration / Ride
Day 3 Prologue
Day 4 Race
Day 5 Chilled-ish ride to Leschton
Day 6 Leschton to Vellingrade
Day 7 Vellingrad to Samokov / load bikes
Day 8 Depart

Full details and dates to be confirmed .

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

You must bring along the following documents:

Your original V5 for the bike you are riding
Copy of your insurance documents that cover your for the countries we will be riding in
Bike licence.

The national currency of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Lev (BGN), with an exchange rate of approximately 2.26 to the GBP (April 2018).

The national currency of Bosnia is

There are no banks or ATMs once you enter the mountains. There are ATM's and Banks in Samokov and Borovets and some major petrol stations. The Yanakiev Hotel that we use also has an ATM. There is a couple in the arrivals hall at Sofia Airport, but please note that the bank located within the arrivals hall is typically closed at the weekends, so if you plan to exchange cash please make sure you obtain Bulgarian Lev in your home country.

If ordering your Bulgarian currency, it is advisable to request the smaller denomination notes possible. Shops and restaurant in Bulgaria rarely have much in the way of small change and often refuse to accept larger denomination notes

Is readily availabe but if we stop at a petrol station it's best to top up before we head back up into the mountains. Prices are comparable to UK and the rest of Europe.

In the unfortunate event of your bike breaking down you must have breakdown cover for the countries we are riding in. We will do our upmost to help you fix your bike or locate a part, but the tour must continue.

There are main bike dealers in Sofia and other major cities throughout the Balkans. We will help you source the part needed and can also arrange to have the part delivered at you expense.

You must have personal accident cover that covers you for the activities you are about to undertake. ie riding a motorcycle off road, this must include full repatriation.

For your information!!

If travelling on a motorcycle holiday and you do not have a bike licence you MUST check and see if you are covered for your holiday in the event of an accident..

I have rung around many many insurance providers, none of whom I spoke to offer cover for people without a bike licence!!

Please read the information below, as it is the closest I have found to offer any sort of cover.

Please make sure if you are travelling with any company and this applies to you, call your holiday insurance provider and make sure you are covered!!

Navigator Travel Insurance Services Ltd

Our Motorcycle Silver or Motorcycle Gold policies will cover off-road leisure motorcycling as standard, and they will cover competitive riding, such as Motocross, at a supplement.

The wording on the policy document states that any insured must hold "appropriate qualifications" to be riding a similar sized machine in the UK or the Channel Islands. Many policies require the rider to hold an "appropriate licence" but these off-roading policies acknowledge that no licence is required to ride off-road in the UK.

In the event of a claim for an accident, the insurer would be looking for evidence that an unlicensed insured has experience in riding a similar sized bike in the UK. The evidence can take many forms and though it would be easier if it was documentary evidence, such as race card or race licence etc, if they are able to show their experience convincingly by other means, such as a website or Facebook page, photographs etc, that should suffice, as long as it shows that they have some experience.

A licensed rider would not need to supply any such evidence, as the fact that they are licensed to ride a bike of the same cc in the UK would be sufficient.

Navigator Travel Insurance Services Ltd
Tel : 0161 973 6435
Website :

You MUST HAVE FULL health insurance that covers the activity you are doing that includes FULL repatriation cover. Make sure your next of kin has details should the worst happen.

We have used Properly Protected ». They cover almost anything at any level. Feel free to give them a call and see if they have cover that meets your needs.

Who ever you're insured with ring and check you are covered BEFORE YOU TRAVEL!

You know your bikes better than we do. Please feel free to bring any specialist tools that could ruin your trip if your bike fails.

Wheel removal tools in case of puncture/moose failure.

Remember to list on the shipping inventory in the admin section of your booking page. (You will be sent the access details for the website upon booking.)

We currently have a Southern pickup/drop off point which is Bedford and a Northern pickup/drop off point which is Lancashire.

Upon delivering your bike to our pickup/drop off point you'll be asked to load it personally into our purpose-built cradles.

These are metal crates specifically designed to transport a motorcycle safely.

For your piece of mind, our trained drivers then check each cradle again before departure.

For all shipments bikes are required to be with us 2 weeks before your holiday is due to start.

Your bike will be returned to the UK 10/14 days after your holiday, usually much sooner.

This tour is possible on type of bike. Most bikes on this tour will be large adventure style bikes. For example the guides will be riding a Yamaha XT660R and a Honda XR650R

Any questions please Just ask.

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