Wheels

Bike rental

 

 

   WHAT'S INCLUDED?

 

When you book a multiple days' cycling trip with us, you receive: 

  • Transfer from and to the airport

  • Hotel accommodation, breakfast included for the duration of the cycling trip

  • Guided rides with lunch

  • Car support with spare parts/supplies

  • Information on places and sites

  • Logistical support with the organization of your arrival and stay in Bulgaria

Upon request we can add:

  • Bike rental

  • Guided tours through cities and towns

  • Massage & physiotherapy

  • Swimming & running sessions, other sports

   TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Hotel accommodation is included in our multiple 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. 

 

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

BIKING CONDITIONS

We ride over cobles and tarmac, a bit of gravel can be expected as well.

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

 

You can expect a lot of sunshine from April to OctoberThe country has beautiful, diverse and - on certain spots - intact nature.  Along our trips, we are always dedicated to preserving it as clean and untouched as this depends on our group. 

 

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. You can request a bike in your registration form. The Wheel Crew charges EUR 25 per day per bike. In order to provide you with a the best-fitting bike, please specify the bike size of your preference, and inform us whether you want to bring your own pedals and seat.

PRICES AND 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.

The prices per person for organized group or individual biking trips can be found in section International groups. For local events (1 or multiple days), the price per person is in the event's announcement.  

Multiple days' packages with international groups or individuals coming to Bulgaria for cycling include:

  • 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. 

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. 

Local 1 or multiple-day tours packages include: 

  • 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). 

INSURANCE AND MEDICAL HELP

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.

 

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 an 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.