Welcome to Extreme Bulgaria!

  What is Extreme Bulgaria? In order to answer that, we will first have to take a look at another question: Who is Atanas Koev? Atanas Koev is a jet fighter and paraglider pilot, an experienced climber and hiker, a skilled kayaker, skydiver, ATV instructor, travel guide, speleologist and off-road navigator. He is also a happy peace-loving person who can’t get enough of the beauty of the Bulgarian countryside and father of three lovely children whose lives must be full of exciting adventures and fun. But above all he is a man who has managed to turn his dream into reality. That dream is called Extreme Bulgaria.

Mountain bike

Post 23 April 2014 By In Mountains

In Bulgaria, there are perfect circumstances for bike tourism.

We'll give you a good bike and our guide will show you different trips  in Rhodope mountain.

You will see beautiful views of clear Bulgarian Nature... or let down wild to a steep slope at Stara Planina near Sopot city!

(We can photo you from the air:)

Ride & Enjoy!




We use RAM  bikes because they are combination of quality and reliability of the assembly. Also, we have Drag  bicycles, but they are not professional series and we use them in very easy mountain terrains.

HT2 is the point of balance between affordability and exellent riding chracteristics. No need to break the piggybank to rent a proper bike for proper riding.
Cross-country weight combined with allmountain versality.
Cross country/allmountain frame made of AL6061 alluminium.
Hydroformed guessts add strenght at key places without increasing weight.
Once more - no compromise, hight value build kit.
Mavic rims and SDG saddle with I-beam seatpost interface.
ITEM            BRAND                COMPONENT
frame          RAM                    HT2
fork             ROCKSHOX        Dart3 with turnKey lockout
headset      VP                       VP-A41
crank          TruVativ              5D 3.1 PS 44AL-32-22
BB              TruVativ               Power Spline
pedals        VP                        VP-565
cassette     SRAM                   PG-950 11-32 9speed
chain          SRAM                   PC-951 with Power-Link
hub F          FORMULA            FCM - Catridge bearings
hub R          FORMULA            FCM - Catridge bearings
rim F            Mavic                   XM 317 Disc
Spokes        DT Swiss            DT Stainless 2.0 mm - silver
rim R            Mavic                  XM 317 Disc
Spokes        DT Swiss            DT Stainless 2.0 mm - silver
brake F        AVID                   JUICY 3 160mm hydraulic disk brake
shifter          SRAM                 SX5 TRIGGER
brake R        AVID                   JUICY 3 160mm hydraulic disk brake
shifter          SRAM                 SX5 TRIGGER 9 SPEED
front der.     SRAM                 X-5 31.8 Top Pull
rear der.      SRAM                 X-7 Medium cage
seat post     SDG                    I-Beam 27.2
seat clamp                              QR
saddle         SDG                    BelAir ST Black Syn/Black Kev
stem            TruVativ              XR 31.8
bar               TruVativ             XR Risebar 31.8
grips            VELO                  VLG-108
tyre F           MAXXIS              High Roller 26x2.10
tube              MAXXIS             Welter FV
tyre R           MAXXIS             High Roller 26x2.10
tube              MAXXIS             Welter FV
Head light     SIGMA               ILUX 3 leds
Tail light        MACTRONIC      TF-54 3leds
Pump                                      Two-Way Mini Pump T Handle With Gauge
Water bottle  ZAEFAL            ThermX
Mudguard F   SKS                  Shockboard
Mudguard F   SKS                  X-Tra-Dry
Toolkit to fix flats, loose spokes, broken chains, tire patch kits and extra tubes
The materials are delivered From :  http://www.ram-bikes.com
Go to Drag bike specification      
Rear Derailleur
Front Derailleur
Brake Levers
Bottom Bracket
Front Hub
Rear Hub
Drag Grizzly XC A7 Fishbone S/S
Suntour M2025
Shimano RD-TX51
Shimano FD-TZ30
Shimano ST-EF40
Incl. in SL
Cast aluminum alloy V-brake
Alloy 42X32X22T w/chainguard
VP-BC73 Cartridge
Formula FM-21 QR 36H
Formula FM-31 QR 36H
Shimano MF-TZ21 14-28T
The materials are delivered From :  http://www.dragbicycles.com

When you going mountain biking,  there are several very important things, which could be of great importance for the safety riding

  • WATER - helps  to keep you hysrated
  • FOOD - an energy boost for the trail and also much needed and give mineral balance of the organism
  • TRAIL INFORMATION - helps you to know where you are going
  • EXTRA CLOTHING - weather change quickly in the mountain
  • CELL PHONE - to call for rescue team in case ofemergency or if any other information is very much needed
  • EQUIPMENT - to help you every time in every situations



  • Bike shoes ( SDP compatible) or ligh casual shoes ( trainers / tennis shoes )
  • Hiking or trekking shoes
  • Several pair of cycling socks - preferably coolmax

! AVOID NYLON SOCKS - they can cause blisters and do not breathe well !

  • Good quality padded cycling shorts ( baggy style )
  • Loose , casual trousers
    • Waterproof trousers


  • Fleece widstopper jacket
  • Lightweight  windproof breathable biking jacke
  • T-shirts, sweatshirts and long sleeved shirts - preferably not cotton
  • warm shirt - possibly fleece or pullover
  • underwear
  • raincoat


  • Cycling helmet
  • Sunglasses with Uv protection
  • Woolen hat
  • fleece hat band


  • Fingerless biking gloves
  • Gloves / mittens - full fingered


  • Waterproof  double-sided  rear  panniers  for more than one day riding
  • Rucksack 60-80 littres for more than one day riding
  • Daypack  20-40 littres for one day riding
  • Suncream lotion and lip balm
  • Utility knife
  • Lighter or box of matches
  • Maps
  • Polyethylene bags to protect delicate items from damp or dust
  • Toilet kit - towel, toilet paper, bar of soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, cosmetic items etc.
        • Personal basic first aid kit to include essential items:                                                                                     swathe blisters kit, alcohol swabs of disinfectant, antibiotic cream, mild tranquilizer, or muscle relaxant, ace bandage or somethig for knee support, insect repellent, aspirin or tylenol for headaches or other pain, antihistamine, throath lozenges, prescription medicines etc.


To rent a RAM bike you ought to pay:

  • 50 euro per day
  • 10 euro per hour

To rent a Drag bike you ought to pay:

  • 20 euro per day
  • 5   euro per hour

Mountain bike guide will cost you:

  • 40 euro per day
    • 10 euro per hour

If you haven't equipment, we can let you some.

  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Knees and elbows protectors

All of them for 10 euro



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Atanas  Koev

+359898735399          info@extremebulgaria.com

Website: extremebulgaria.com

1 comment

  •   Alex Molinari   Manchester, England
    Comment Link Alex Molinari Manchester, England 04 June 2014

    Atanas, is the boss. There is no question. He went out of his way to help me in a difficult situation, hosted me on his farm in Vazovo and showed my the fantastic nature surrounding the village. Always good to me and willing to lend a hand or some advice

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Explore Bulgaria

  Spend an unforgettable extreme week in Bulgaria in the pleasant company of a truly extraordinary adventurer.

  Extreme Bulgaria is a company that is all about the high-octane adventures. As you already read, its founder is an expert in every conceivable adrenaline-pumping sport there is (and a few additional ones, too), so you’ve got a pretty long list of activities to pick from. Naturally, you can combine them in whatever way you want and you can even customise entire itineraries. The one-week packages offered at Extreme Bulgaria deserve a special mention here. They are prepared individually for different clients and take into consideration several subjective factors, including the clients’ preferences and capabilities and the weather conditions in the country, for example. The best thing about those one-week tours, however, is that they allow people to immerse themselves completely in the magic realms of Bulgarian nature and culture and spend a nice varied, adventure-filled holiday. Balance is the key to their success: the fast-paced wild activities are perfectly mixed with relaxing episodes in cool spas and traditional taverns and informative walking tours around some of the country’s most famous landmarks.

  The dedicated fans of the countryside are also more than welcome to visit Atanas in Ivan Vazovo Village near Plovdiv where he lives together with his family. There they can learn a lot about rural traditions and habits and the perks of living far away from the large crowded urban centres. Of course, they can engage in several fun activities such as horseback riding and beekeeping as well.

  The last important point that has to be made here is that Extreme Bulgaria is not exactly a one-man show. Atanas Koev has managed to put together a great squad of professionals who help him with all his endeavours. They are well trained, disciplined, and have a nice sense of humor. Their devotion is outstanding and their approach to clients is always personal.

  Now there is just one last thing you have to remember: Extreme Bulgaria means not only world-class services and amazing adventures but true friendship as well.




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