Wheels

Travel and accommodation

Hotel accommodation is included in our 5-days, 3-days and 2-days packages for the duration of the whole trip, additional nights excluding. 

Traveling and bike transportation to and from Sofia is not part of TWC's services, but we can provide you with many useful tips for finding the best options. 

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Payments

Once you book your preferred bike trip, you will receive payment information via email. All payments are done via bank transfers to the company's account. 

We offer reimbursement in case you cannot attend your trip.

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Insurance

Insurance and medical support, different than emergency help (trauma, incident, allergic or chronicle condition outburst, etc) is not part of our packages. We recommend that you make arrangements with your insurer in case you deem it necessary.

 

 

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Most of our participants come with their own bikes. However, if you want to experience our tours on a different bike, we can provide you with rental options. 

 

 

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Bike rental

Wheels

We will ride over cobles and tarmac, a bit of gravel is expected too. 

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Maybe you should leave your carbon wheels at home!

Up and Down

Flatland hardly exists in Bulgaria, so make sure you are prepared to go up and down all-day. 

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“It never gets easier, you just get faster” – Greg LeMond

Sunshine

You can expect a lot of sunshine from April to October, pack some sunscreen.

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Don't let the fun be spoiled by sunburn

Nature

The country has beautiful, diverse and - on certain spots - intact nature. 

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Along our trip, we will be dedicated to preserving it as clean and untouched as this depends on our group. 

 
 

 

TRAVELING TO SOFIA 

Sofia is a well-connected capital with many direct flights (both traditional and low-cost companies) from most EU countries. 

WizzAir 

Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France (Nice, Paris), Germany (Dortmund, Frankfurt, Munich-West, Nuremberg), Hungary, Israel, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands (Eindhoven), Portugal, Italy, Russia (St. Petersburg), Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, UAE, the United Kingdom (Gatwick, Luton) 

Ryanair 

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany (Cologne, Hamburg, Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden, Memmingen, Berlin Schoenefeld), Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands (Eindhoven), Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom (Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, East Midlands, Stansted)

EasyJet 

the United Kingdom (Edinburg, Manchester, Bristol, London Gatwick, and Southend)

Bulgaria Air

Switzerland, Spain (Madrid, Palma, Malaga, Barcelona), Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt), Israel, the Netherlands (Amsterdam), France (Paris), Italy, Czech Republic, United Kingdom (London Heathrow), Austria, Russia (Moscow, St, Petersburg), Romania, Portugal, Lebanon

Other airlines with daily flights to Sofia:

Lufthansa, KLM, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, British Airways

 

INSURANCE AND MEDICAL HELP

If you are an EU citizen, during your stay in Bulgaria, including during your bike trip, emergency medical help is ensured under your European Insurance Health Card, the EIHC (more information here). If you do not have EIHC, we strongly recommend that you issue yourself one. You can contact your insurer for more information.

 

The EIHC does not cover planned treatments abroad (only medically necessary healthcare) and does not cover private healthcare or repatriation. In case of an emergency, the healthcare provider will provide treatment and then will claim the medical expenses with your current health insurance company or health service. The insurance company or health service determines which costs are to be reimbursed and if any excess costs are applicable. 

If you are a non-EU citizen, the medical expenses for any treatment, including emergency one, will be claimed by you directly as per the price list of the healthcare provider. 

The TWC team will provide you with logistical and translation support in case of a medical emergency. 

 

PRICES AND PAYMENTS 

 

The prices per person for each package can be found in section Routes.

For our 5-days' tours, the price includes transfer from and to the airport, hotel accommodation for the duration of the package trip (all additional nights excluding), breakfast, guided bike tours, organized lunch in pre-selected eating places along the route, car support during the ride, information on visited places. 

For our 3 and 2-days toursthe price includes hotel accommodation for the duration of the package trip (all additional nights excluding), breakfast, guided bike tours, organized lunch in pre-selected eating places along the route, car support during the ride, information on visited places.

The price does not include additional hotel stay and breakfast, lunches outside of the days of the tour, dinners for your entire stay, medical help (different than emergency support), insurance, bike rental, bike gear rental (both can be added to the packages), technical support outside of the days of the trip, visits to historical, cultural or entertainment sites (can be added to the package). 

The price does not include additional hotel stay and breakfast, lunches outside of the days of the tour, dinners for your entire stay, medical help (different than emergency support), insurance, bike rental, bike gear rental (both can be added to the packages), technical support outside of the days of the trip, visits to historical, cultural or entertainment sites (can be added to the package). 

In case you need accommodation before or after the booked trip, the TWC's team can assist you to arrange it with our partner hotels or others. 

For our 1-day tours, the price includes guided bike tours, organized lunch in pre-selected eating places along the route, information on visited places. 

The price does not include hotel accommodation, dinners, medical help (different than emergency support), insurance, bike rental, bike gear rental (both can be added to the packages), technical support outside of the days of the trip, visits to historical, cultural or entertainment sites (can be added to the package). 

We handle all our payments via bank transfer only. Once you book a bike trip, you will receive a confirmation email from us, which will also contain our bank account number. We kindly ask you to secure your trip within one week from booking by paying the required amount. 

BIKE TRANSPORT AND RENT

Most participants bring their own bicycles. Airline companies offer options to check-in your bike for a fee. The bicycle needs to be stored in a bike suitcase or box, in order to protect it during travel. For more information, cost, and requirements, please refer to the website of the airline companies.

Bike rental is also available. The Wheel Crew charges EUR 25 per day per bike. In order to provide you with a best-fitting bike, please specify the bike size of your preference. Also, please inform us whether you want to bring your own pedals and seat.