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.

Where I'm now?

Post 20 May 2014 By In The official company blog

I'm on the pIanet Earth, Eastern Europe, Bulgaria- the small Eden of the Balkans, with 36 absolutely different Mountains, lots of hot mineral water springs and hundreds herbals... The food here still has a taste:) Welcome to Ivan Vazovo village like hundreds all over the world!

About me: I was born in Rouse in 1970. I graduated in Mathematics High School in Rouse and then I became a fighter pilot in Military Academy in Dolna Mitropoliya, near Pleven. After 20 years in Bulgarian Air Force, I retired in 2009 and  founded the first ever club in Bulgaria for extreme sports and tourism eXtreme Bulgaria-XBul LTD, incorporating elements from all spheres: air, water, rocks, caves, off road, village tourism, hiking, horses, SPA and so much more.

I am a father of three (so far) cute kids, I love nature and the Cosmos as a whole, I am open for new knowledges and skills. I enjoy of the simple things in my life, and my work is my hobby:) I love make people happy, to fly with them paragliding, to show them around, to climb rocks, to ride ATV(quad bike), to improvise, to create, to make music, to sing, to play this life's game in general...

I am a former Air Force fighter pilot of MiG-21. I am founder, owner and manager of the unique "Extreme Bulgaria - XBUL" LTD.

Why is it unique? Because one man- me, can take you underground in beautiful caves, can help you to climb rocks, can ascend into the sky with a paraglider,  can  lead you in a horse riding adventure, off-road trips and so much more!

Localization of the club is Ivan Vazovo. Its a small village nestled at the lap of the Mountain  in central Bulgaria. From North and West guarded by mountains, from East - Stryama river, just miles from the world famous historical and tourist centers like Hisar and Bania. Besides clean air and fertile soil, the presence of hot mineral water in the region is one of the most favourable circumstances for a life of pleasure and harmony. 

 I've been here nearly ten years and I enjoy every moment of my daily life. Here is my destination!

To ride a horse, to take a swim in the river, to fly like a bird around the clouds... Yes, I feel that I’m alive. Bulgaria is a country rich in mountains and wealth comes not only from their numbers, but also from their diversity!

With its central location, the club boasts quick access to most of the region's mountains- Sredna Gora, Stara Planina, Rhodope, Rila and Strandja. Besides the mountains in the area around have a large dams like Pyasachnick, Domlyan and Koprinka.

One of our special packages is "eXtremeWeek" Just imagine each day a different adventure! One feels that real lives are enriched, filled with emotion and charge of the pure adrenaline, but relax, feel the harmony and grace. In addition to extreme sports  we pay attention to the physical, mental and emotional health and after brief dynamic exercise, the people wants to fly just by his hands. 

When we add the delicious Bulgarian cuisine,  what more could somebody ask for? The main idea is to be happy! But happiness is only possible if you share it with relatives, friends  and it acquires fullness and meaningfulness.

Life is brilliant, full of inspiration. For anyone who dared to explore new worlds and different ways of life, I am ready to share our-life full of emotions and different experiences, positive vision and adrenalin






Last modified on Thursday, 24 March 2016 23:20
Atanas  Koev

Atanas Koev

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  •   Julia Stańczyk
    Comment Link Julia Stańczyk 20 May 2014

    My two days at Atanas' place was unforgettable. :) Unfortunately I didn't have opprtunity to try his "flying world", but I hope it'll be second chance. (Lodz, Poland)
    To get to know all that family and their way of living was perfect and really new experience for me- it was great to try it! :)
    All the best for you all!!! :D

  • Atanas one of those people, a meeting which will never be forgotten!

  •   Galq Taneva   Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    Comment Link Galq Taneva Plovdiv, Bulgaria 04 June 2014

    cool man and good friend. Never refuse me a help!

  •   Stephen Hittner   Wisconsin Rapids, United States
    Comment Link Stephen Hittner Wisconsin Rapids, United States 05 June 2014

    Atanas and his family are great. I asked to surf with Atanas and his family to explore Bulgarian culture and his small village and I got that and so much more. They have a lot of interesting philosophy's to learn from and most go well with the wonderful home made food that they embrace. If you decide to stay with them you should be prepared for an adventure because one is bound to happen. Often times I didn't know what was going to happen next, I would suggest asking them about their schedule so you know what's going on because sometimes this doesn't get communicated. The village where I stayed was very real and sometimes a bit more then I was ready for, like out door toilets, but this made for a great experience. I hope I will have the chance to meet them again.

  •   Allison Deal   Auburn, United States
    Comment Link Allison Deal Auburn, United States 05 June 2014

    While visiting Plovdiv, Atanas was very friendly and welcoming and was willing to show my friends and I around the area. Atanas and his family are very hospitable generous people and it was a pleasure to meet them and learn more about Bulgaria and see so many sites. My friends and I had an amazing time couch surfing with him and will definitely keep in touch!

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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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