SS 1 Borovets – Polyantsi 48,23km
Today starts at high altitude, heading north east through the mountains to Polyantsi. It’s not a goodbye to the rocky and stony tracks, as the day will continue in this terrain, and descent only slowly to the final destination in Starosel.
SS 2 Ihtiman – Starosel 129,93km
Just north of Ithiman the beautiful route for the Extreme Class continues. As the track brings the competitors deep into the mountains, through tight forests, ancient places and mountain villages they will experience this area in a way that is usually only possible on foot. The nature is rough, the panoramas are breath-taking and the tracks require full concentration.
The roadbook brings the competitors down to Petrich, for a steep climb on stones and rocks leading to 1500m and a plateau like section. Here the gold river track will become a memory to keep, passing on the tracks of the ancient users of the area. After the holiday resort Panagyurski Kolonii a last section through the Sredna Gora mountains follows. Drive above the vegetation level in a barren landscape with old stone graves from many centuries ago, testament to the ancient civilisation and history of Bulgaria. On the way down to the new bivouac near Starosel the competitors return from the mountains into to the forests with a last surprise: the souvenirs of this summer’s rain!