People Cycling Rides

ABC&G - The Best of The Balkans.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Split, Croatia (SPU)
End Location
Sofia, Bulgaria (SOF)
Cost (est.)
$7900 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$2000 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Spice Roads
Avg. Distance
43 mi / 69 km
Avg. Elevation
2900 ft / 884 m
Ride Description

This ride lasts 20 days / 19 nights with 16 cycling days. We ride 1122 km/ 697 mi from Split in Croatia, through Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and end the journey in Bulgaria.  For those who want to extend the trip with a cycling tour in Georgia, there is an optional and separate tour package for that trip.

We start in Croatia, where the crystal clear water in the Adriatic Sea invites for an island-hopping trip. The journey starts in Split (airport code: SPU) Croatia on Friday, June 4th, 2021 at Hotel Jupiter. The group will meet in the afternoon for a city walk followed by orientation, introductions, safety discussion and happy hour and of course a welcome dinner.

Leaving Split in the morning  (Saturday June 5th) we will take the ferry to the island of Brac and start riding from there. From this day on, ALL meals (B, L, D) and Happy Hours are included each day. The tour ends in Sofia (airport code: SOF) on Wednesday 23th June 2021. From here you can fly to Tbilisi in Georgia across the Black Sea to continue the adventure.

This biking adventure will be led by SpiceRoads (SR) Cycling (, a specialized biking tour company with insider knowledge of Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The ride is limited to 16 participants, who can ride the entire distance. Please contact Saiwaree (Bow), at SR if you need any assistance with bookings of pre/post tour arrangements and anything else … (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours a made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also are given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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