At the 4th Day we enter Bulgaria. It is a Marathon Stage, without support!
After the borders we start the SS7 Belasitsa, a beautiful stage in the ridge of Belles Mountain with magnificent view to Greece – Kerkini Lake, Doirani Lake, and to Bulgaria – Ograjden Mountain.
Then we will go to Ograjden Mountain for the next delicious Special Stage (8). The finish of this SS8 is at Petrich, where we can refuel the bikes before to go up to the mountain to the bivouac at 8kms.
There will be park-ferme for the bikes after 30 minutes time for the riders to work on the bike, and prepare it for the next day. It is forbidden for the mechanics to work on the bikes – just only the riders! Breaking this rule it is 1 hour penalty.
There is an old Hotel, -Hotel Belasitsa- with 70 beds in about 21 rooms (11 double rooms, 4 for 4 people, 2 for 6 people, 4 apartements for 5 people). The cost to stay in a room is very very low.
The Hotel Belasitsa at the Bivouac has everything, but not enough towels. It is good to bring yours from the hotel Elpida…
You can book a room there, or you can put a tent, or you can book hotel at Petrich, about 10kms from the bivouac. Orga will carry your tents and sleeping bags.
All support people and mechanics can join us at Belesitsa Bivouac, or the can stay at near Town Petrich, or stay at Serres.
Next morning, the 6th Day, we return down to Petrich and then to Marikostinovo to start the next Stage to the Slavianka Mountain, going to Exochi Borders.