Guided riding tours in Bulgaria on our SWM Hire Bikes.

Book now on our motorcycle trail/enduro riding adventure holiday using one of our latest model SWM Enduro Motorcycles bike hire service.

What ever your passion, be it glorious scenery, vastly different cultures, great food, cheap beer or ancient history, we have it all in abundance. Add that to the endless wilderness and literally 1000's of miles of tracks and trails and more off-piste / off trail / off road riding, than you could imagine! We have all types terrain, from easy going to as extreme as you want, right on our doorstep.

Expertly maintained SWM RS 300 and 500 enduro models are set up and ready to ride on your motorcycle riding holiday of a lifetime.

SWM are the perfect bike for your trail or enduro riding adventure. Lightweight, very manageable, great linear power delivery form the engine. (See our Trail Riding and Enduro Riding Pages if you wish to ship your own bike)

Read more about SWM RS 300R here or view our SWM page here.

4* Top Spa Hotel

300cc SWM Motorbikes

Half board Hotel Packages

No Bike licence Required

Bike Rental Tour Packages

All prices shown include return transfers from Sofia airport, accommodation is on a half board basis in a shared room. We can arrange packages without transfers, different board basis or holiday duration. Please contact us if you would like to change any of the options shown below.

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2017 The Big One Tour

Camera - Drift Ghost HD
Location - Mountains Sapareva banya 3000 meter elevation
Suitability - Enduro bikes only.
Difficulty - High altitude, very tight and quite technical in parts.

"Biggest thanks to BBS for making this trip as good as it was. To all you off road enthusiasts out there this is a must the riding experience and the sights out there wow blew me away, I'm already booking another two trips out there for next year."

Alex Barrow - The Big One 30th Sept - 7th Oct 2017

2016 Adventure Bike Rider Magazine Tour

Camera - Drift Ghost HD
Location - Sapareva banya and Samokov Bulgaria
Suitability - Most bikes could handle this, mainly fire roads.
Difficulty - If you can trail ride in the UK, this shouldn't be a problem

"Seriously. You won't regret it. It's Spain on steroids. Better than Spain. On a scale of 1-10. UK 2. Spain 5, Bulgaria 12"

Steve Halsall - Aka Minkyhead

2016 Adventure Bike Rider Magazine Tour

Camera - Drift Ghost HD
Location - Sapareva banya and Samokov Bulgaria
Suitability - Most bikes could handle this, mainly fire roads.
Difficulty - If you can trail ride in the UK, this shouldn't be a problem

"Seriously. You won't regret it. It's Spain on steroids. Better than Spain. On a scale of 1-10. UK 2. Spain 5, Bulgaria 12"

Steve Halsall - Aka Minkyhead

Dragushinovo 3* Hotel

Dragushinovo 3* Hotel

Built in 2008, this brand new large chalet with 650sqm of accommodation located over 3 floors has been purposely designed to cater for individuals, groups and families of up to 26 people. The hotel is a family run and provides a perfect base with off-road trails on the doorstep with secure compound for your bikes.


Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)


3* Hotel
Number of rooms: 12
Laundry Service
45 minute drive from Sofia
9km from Borovets

Yanakiev Club Hotel 4* Hotel

Yanakiev Club Hotel 4* Hotel

The Yanakiev is a brand new, modern 4-star hotel, ideally located in the centre of Borovets, right on the ski slopes. An indoor pool is at guests disposal free of charge.

The hotel has 34 double/twin rooms and 6 apartments. All of them are equipped with balconies offering wonderful views either of the mountains or the centre of the resort.


Secure Underground parking
ATM/cash machine on site
Swimming pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)


4* Hotel
Number of rooms: 34
24-hour front desk
Daily maid service
45 minute drive from Sofia
Located in Borovets

You can come for as little or as long as you like, average tours are:
3 nights accommodation and 2 days riding
5 nights accommodation and 4 days riding
7 nights accommodation and 5 days riding. (relax day midweek - activities available)

Here is a rough guide to your holiday based on a 4 day tour with 5 nights accommodation.

The riding starts the day after you arrive.

Average Kilometres = 100+

Average days ride 10 am till 6 pm (but your group can choose early start or late finish)

Arrival day we get you checked into the hotel and give you your bike for the weekend to cherish, set up the suspension for you. Later in the evening you will meet the guides, have a short safety meeting where you can ask any questions, have something to eat and a pint or 2. We can arrange a BBQ, Hog Roast etc numbers depending (small extra charge may apply). Don't drink too much as you have the 1st days epic trail riding coming.

Rides start at 10 am usually, although you can start earlier or later as your group chooses. We take you on some of our lower routes to get you acclimatised to the terrain and conditions.

You will have a packed lunch but if you see a cafe or would like to stop somewhere just ask your guide.

Usually we take it easy on this day and take a stunning ride over to Lake Iskar to ride along the beach, have lunch, a play day. It's your holiday, you decide.

The last riding day. Do you want hill climbs? off piste riding, a place to get your favourite holiday photo? River crossings or just take me riding, we take you.

After another hearty breakfast your airport transfer will be awaiting you.

You hopefully have just experienced the best motorcycle holiday you ever dreamed of, with so many stories to tell. Superlatives a plenty.

* SWM RS 300 or 500cc motorcycle - choice depends on availability
* All fuel and servicing costs
* 4 or 7 nights accommodation (shared room basis)
* All meals - you only pay for drinks and if we stop at a cafe / garage etc
* 3 or 5 EPIC days guided trail riding - as hard or as easy as you desire.
* Airport Transfers in Bulgaria
* 3rd party rider insurance
* Rental bike damage waver - subject to conditions - ie if you ride under the instructions of the guide accidental damage is covered.
Foolish or off piste riding that causes damage to the bike you WILL be charged!

* Flights.
* personal holiday insurance
* Drinks
* Food / drinks when your out riding
* Rider safety equipment - We do not provide any rider gear as of yet.
You MUST have proper helmet and boots at the very least. You will NOT be allowed to ride without MX or enduro boots and helmet!
We also recommend full body armour for all tours.
* Common sense and team spirit, we cannot provide this but is essential for your safety and enjoyment.

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.

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

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

There are main bike dealers in Sofia and other major cities in Bulgaria. 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 :

Dates available: Bike Rental is available all year round. Please choose your rental start date.

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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!

Riding Gear, including helmet, gloves and good quality MX or Enduro Boots. We also recommend full body armour for all tours.

Warm clothing and waterproofs just in case, small rucksack including camelpack if you have one.

Passport and driving licence and a copy of your holiday insurance.

Camera to capture the many moments.

Some local currency (Bulgaria Lev).

Common sense and team spirit, we cannot provide this but is essential for your safety and enjoyment.

Typically, even with the best views in the world, here is Scott and Dave (owner of BBS) Too engrossed in social networking to see the stunning views. Lol.. The climb to this area is beyond compare, many different routes to the top, some easy, some not so easy and some are frankly ridiculous. If you like any of the above, Book now!

This is a screen grab from my Drift HD ghost Camera, as our guide, Fury high fives me for getting so far up the hill on my CRF250X. The hill that went on for about 6 hours with differing grades of extreme. What a ride. Probably the ride of my life climbing to over 3000 meters. 12 hours total in the saddle. Photo from the "Big One" event in October.

This is Brian, the oldest and best rider of the hard enduro group. Veteran of Red bull Sea to Sky and Ezberg Rodeo He rode his KTM350 like a mountain goat, no terrain troubled him nothing was too much. This screen grab from the drone video overlooking Govedartsi with the Rila mountain range in the distance, fully off piste and having the enduro holiday of a lifetime.

A stunning screen grab from Steve Irelands Tom Tom helmet camera riding his Husqvarna FE 250 of Tony riding into the Govedartsi plain. The horses appeared from nowhere and soon went their own way. Possibly one of the best places I have ever ridden. Approximately 40 minutes off road from our base.

Andy riding his KTM Slovakia Six days fully off piste in the bracken and bush of the mountains. Andys riding improved dramatically over the week from quite an inexperienced rider to someone not scared to tackle almost any of the terrain and riding opportunities on offer.

Paul of a Bike Industries riding his little Husqvarna FE 250. A veteran at most of the UK's hard enduros and also a great sports bike rider who has ridden all over the world on many different motorcycle tours. Through the rocks near Borovets, Paul has now booked again for April 2018 and September 2018! Yes it's that good!

Time to relax. Captured at the top of one of the many climbs in the area, Great drone shot from Richie from Future Studios using his Mavic drone camera. Whatever you see in the photo... you can ride it, or try to! Limitless, endless off road enduro play conditions on our doorstep.

Yes, you can ride here and pretty much everywhere else you can see in the photo. You and your bike on the enduro riding holiday of your life. No licence required on our bike shipping tours. This shot taken in April 2017, snow on the tops of the Rila Mountains in the distance. With Steve Ireland of Wor Events and friends. Keep an eye on our page for a special WOR Tour in 2019!

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