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.

Rural tourism

Post 23 April 2014 By In Rural tourism

Many Bulgarian villages, which have preserved their traditional appearance and genuine spirit, situated in environmentally clean regions, open their doors with hospitality to those willing to share the preserved rich Bulgarian traditions and folklore, agriculture, delicious and varied local cuisine, preserved old crafts, the forthright human relations.

Ivan Vazovo village is in the center of the map of Bulgaria, in the lap of Middle forest Mountain. lose to ancien Hissar, Banya and Karlovo. There are many thermals around. Nice areas for horse and bike riding, quads activities and many other- like paragliding, kayaking, slackline etc.

The accommodation in the village house is simply the best- fresh air, silence and piece. The home made food is delicious and tasty.


The Bulgarian village atmosphere can be experienced also in:

* Bozhentsi - An idyllic village nestling in the folds of the Balkan Range, 16 km from the town of Gabrovo, which time seems to have lulled to sleep centuries ago. The shutters of the workshops have been closed, the blacksmiths have stopped hammering, the hearths have gone out. The well in the square. the wax workshop and the St. Elija Church are almost 200 years old. Until the end of the 19-th century Bojenci has been an economic, administrative, educational and spiritual center for the surrounding villages. Today, there are 100 houses left, built 100 - 250 years ago.
* Arbanassi - Austere houses that resemble minor fortresses on the outside. with high, solid walls and heavy gates, iron, rids and secret hiding-places, but which are spacious and comfortable, richly decorated and furnished on the inside. The oldest of Arbanassi’s five churches is The Birth of Christ (1637 - 1649). dug into the ground without a belfry and with hidden cupola, but hiding a genuine art gallery with over 3.500 stunningly realistic figures and Biblical scenes, painted by unknown artists throughout the ages.
* Ribaritsa - The village of Ribaritza, located near by Teteven (15 km) is situated at the foot of the Stara planina mountain. The beautiful surroundings, clean air, the rivers and the meadows, the warmth and hospitality of the people of Ribaritza, will mainly be in the care for tourist routs, construction activities in the forest; on the territory of the National Park 'Stara Planina' the Nature Reserve -'Tsaritchina'. The beautiful nature is a perfect for relaxation from the chaos of the everyday life in the big cities. In the same time the participants will meet with the locals and find out the Bulgarian hospitality. Vols can visit the town of Teteven not far from Ribaritza as well as some monasteries nearby, connected with Bulgaria history and religion.
* Zheravna - Zheravna is the best place to spend your vacation. This little Bulgarian village offers absolute Eco purity, silence, rural atmosphere and interesting landmarks.
* Kovatchevitza - The village was founded at the end of the 17th century AD. The first cell school was built in 1830, and its church St. Nikolas – in 1848, turning Kovachevitza into the cultural center of the entire region. The village of Kovachevitza is tucked away between the ridges in the remotest south-western corner of the Rhodopes. Its dwellers number 50 people. The settlement is about 1050 m above sea level. Its climate is moderate, with a mild winter (as the breath of the Aegean is felt coming from the south) and a cool summer, provided by the freshness of the surrounding coniferous forests. Nearby winds the Kanina River, renown for its three deep ponds, the abundance of mountain trout and its magnificent waterfalls, cascading like glittering silver from dizzy heights. Its charming, narrow, cobble-stone streets and the unadorned beauty of its proud, tall white-facade houses with stone-slab roofs and huddled whispering eaves, are a unique example of the Bulgarian architectural genius.

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1 comment

  •   Ricardo Ribeiro   Faro, Portugal
    Comment Link Ricardo Ribeiro Faro, Portugal 04 June 2014

    I stayed with Nasko for 4 nights and it offered a completely new experience to me. It was unforgettable. Staying in his place, in his village, sharing his life for these days... geeez.... what an unique experience. I feel like Nasko is part of my life now, even if we live thousands of kilometers away. Absolutely unique experience!

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  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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