August Bulgarian Rally.

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Re: August Bulgarian Rally.

Post by julianv1975 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:51 pm

hi all I am really Contemplating this trip I will be travelling from Gibraltar. I am a newbie and I am currently waiting for my new GS 1200 to arrive. I was planning to drive from Gibraltar to Barcelona then get the ferry to Rome. Then down to the South of Italy and get a ferry to Greece. Once In Greece I would then make my way to Bulgaria. l only have two weeks to get there and back. My budget is limited and I will be Camping for Most of the trip to keep the Costs down. Any tips would be great and if you think I should be taking a different route please let me know.

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Re: August Bulgarian Rally.

Post by Whippet » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:40 pm

(thumbs) Sounds like an interesting route julianv, how far do think that route is ? Look forward to meeting you there.I spent April 2012 in Gib and came back through Central Spain. i found Gib fascinating .

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Re: August Bulgarian Rally.

Post by julianv1975 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:11 pm

On the road its roughly 2600km one way. And around 18hrs on ferry barcelona to italy and 5 hrs from italy to Greece. Yeh its a nice place. Bit small but hey cud not have wished for a better place to have been brought up in. It's a very friendly family orientated country. And we are all very patriotic when it comes to our home.

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Post by adventuredon » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:21 pm

I am keen, but have to be back in London for the 1st September. Will this work? outward is no problem, I just have to make the school dates. Anyone know if this is possible without killing the motorway(i.e. more than 300 miles to home ferry)?

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Re: August Bulgarian Rally.

Post by Beepee » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:26 pm

Are any of you guys interested in a fully equipped house in Haskovo south of Stara Zagora ? My mate has locked up and came home, the house is sitting there unused and he's not sure what to do with it. Loads of ground for camping etc full amenities, I suggested to him that he could rent it out for adventure tours passing through, great wee remote area and I've had a good few nights out there, cheap as chips meals and no tourist rates !

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Re: August Bulgarian Rally.

Post by Opsman » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:20 am

Maps and Sat Nav bought. Basic route planned. Anyone available at the Boil rally in May to offer a few pieces of advice to someone who has not visited eastern Europe before.
Thanks.

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Re: August Bulgarian Rally.

Post by strimstrum » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:31 pm

Opsman wrote:Maps and Sat Nav bought. Basic route planned. Anyone available at the Boil rally in May to offer a few pieces of advice to someone who has not visited eastern Europe before.
Thanks.
I've got a feeling that Mark Bushman said he was going to the Boil Rally - but don't quote me on that. If he is going he can give you the heads up on what to expect on the journey here and things to do. The Motocamp is busy preparing two extra guest rooms and Ivo will be contacting people who have booked rooms within the next 6 weeks or so to ask for a deposit via Paypal. Camping is not a problem and doesn't need to be booked. I may have a couple of rooms spare at my house if anybody who wants a room finds the Motocamp full and Debbie and Andy have a large self contained apartment for rent (they are 2 minutes from the Motocamp) with double bed. If friends are travelling together this apartment can double as two bedrooms with the living room sofa pulling out into a double bed. (Note - the Motocamp has no double beds).

The winter here has been very mild with a low of only minus 16 as compared to previous years between minus 20 and minus 30. Spring has arrived and we have been having sunny days at 25 degrees. Really looking forward to the ABR meeting. Lots planned.

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Re: August Bulgarian Rally.

Post by Whippet » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:19 pm

Crofty/Opsman, I will be attending the Boil, perhaps we can discuss ferries etc and routes, my leave is booked and I'm available to depart from 16th Aug.
Opsman, I have a navigator 5 (Garmin 660) do you have similar ? I would be interested in planning route as I'm a Bulargaria Virgin too. (thumbs)

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Re: August Bulgarian Rally.

Post by gsdman » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:39 pm

This is my route for the way down to ilidevo the overnight stops are were the routes start and stop with exeption to Kutna Hora to Rimavaska Soboto which will be one day.
I hope this works they should open in mapsource!
I also have a decent route for the way back which I will add on later.

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Re: August Bulgarian Rally.

Post by gsdman » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:47 pm

Don't know why the petresti to Bran file is sat in the hard shoulder so to speak when it should run on after Rimvaska Soboto to Petresti.
I feel lost, So I have Bought a KTM 990 ADV to go look for myself.

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