Hello Young Mountain Bike Movers!
Greetings from the team of Adventura.
I would like to give you a brief info update on the trail that you will be riding at. Due to the unforeseen weather conditions in Bulgaria, the initial track, on which we have intended to ride is covered in snow. Vitosha mountain is great for skiing right now, yes, even in April, but unfortunately is no good for mountain biking.
That’s why we have changed the mountain and the trail – we will be riding on the south slopes of the Stara Planina (or Balkan Mountain). We will start from the village of Lokorsko.
The track length is about 12.6km, the elevation gain is 460m. The track difficulty is intermediate, with one difficult section. In general is ridable for any person with previous biking (not limited to mountain biking) experience. The track can be downloaded in GPX format (you can open it in Google Earth) here.
Here is a short video clip for today as we rode the trail to make sure it is totally ridable and fun.
Thanks for your attention and we are looking forward to seeing you in Sofia and on the trail on Saturday!
The Adventura.bg team
Most of you probably already know my name, but for the rest I am George Zlatarev and I will be your lead for the war games during the entertainment part at the Young Movers Conference 2015.
We are going to be picked up from our hotels with a bus and transferred to a playground called “Paintball Arena” specially designed field for war games.
In the first part of the game group of five members of terrorist organization attacked and captured secret base of the military forces near the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. The core network servers in the building are with strategic meaning for the functionality of the forces communications system. The data cannot be read but destroying the servers will lead to chaos and disintegration of the forces.
The counterintelligence succeeds to capture the main bomb. Unfortunately the enemy has backup – another bomb from old generation with clock mechanism. They cannot activate it remotely. This is why terrorists are there in the building, guarding it.
Our mission is to find the bomb, deactivate it and kill the terrorists. Instructions for deactivation will be attached to the bomb. Terror team are only five but they are extremely dangerous and heavy armed. We should not underestimate them.
During the second part of the games we will be divided into three groups and our mission will be to capture the flag of the opposite team. The group who survive longest and have less casualties will win the final and the reward for best team.
We believe that being on a good terms with the team in yeah organization or structure is the most important matter of success. That is why we want you to think, act and play as a team and let’s see who the best one is.
Upon the arrival of the bus at the field each player will be supplied with camouflage costume, body protectors, armored googles, face mask and plenty of provisions to shoot. We have five professional English speaking instructors to keep us save and in good condition during the game.
Please bring with you casual clothing in which you will feel comfortable to run and hide. We recommend you to wear sport shoes. During the games hot tea, beverages and snacks will be provided to the audience.
Once we finish playing and having fun at the field the best team will win a cup and players will receive a special medal of honor. Then we will be headed to a restaurant and celebrate.
Looking forward to see you soon in Sofia.
“Dear Young Movers,
We are ADVENTURA – a team of experienced mountain bikers that will take you on adventure in Vitosha Mountain Nature Park. We are glad that you have chosen to come riding with us and we promise it will be a great day!
We will ride at the foothills of the mountain on a wide soft earth trail with moderate levels of ascent and descent. The total distance is 21 kilometers (13 miles) with less than 600 meters accumulated ascent and nearly 900 meters accumulated descent. This all means that it will be a generally mild route that will take you up and down on a fun ride. We will expect the trail to be muddy so be prepared for this and some serious fun!
You will be provided with a mountain bike in perfect working order, suitable for the trail. The size of the bicycle will be according to your own height. You will be also provided with safety helmet that you need to wear at all times while on the bike. You can bring any additional equipment/safety gear if you wish.
NB – We recommend that you dress accordingly in sports clothes, ideally something light and breathable with waterproof overalls in case it rains. Sports shoes are also important and ideally you should wear riding / hiking shoes with good grip and ankle support. Riding gloves are also a good idea to protect your hands. Please bring additional set of clothes you can change into after the ride as you will be muddy for sure. Bring your own backpack to carry personal items. Your extra set of clothes will be transported to the finish by our bus.
A team of guides will be responsible for your safety so please listen carefully to instructions and directions at all times. They are experienced mountain bikers and MIAS (Mountain-Bike Instructor, Award Scheme) certified. Furthermore the team are fluent in English and will answer any questions you may have. One of us will take pictures for you having fun.
The weather in April can vary from a sunny day with temperatures in the early 20C to a grim rainy day with temperatures not exceeding 5C. It can also be both. You should generally expect a spring day in the mountains with highly changeable weather. We will provide you with a detailed forecast nearer to the time.
Looking forward to riding with you,
The ADVENTURA team”
Your trail – open it with Google Earth: http://adventura.bg/ymc/track.kmz
Weather Forecast Vitosha Mountain: http://www.accuweather.com/en/bg/vitosha/109248_poi/weather-forecast/109248_poi
The website of Adventura: http://adventura.bg/en/
We are spending day and night with Marco to find out the best and adjust our choice for the YMC 2015 – the venues, the location, the menus and all these little things that matter. Having 3 dinners, visiting 5 night clubs, traveling dozens of kilometers every day -we do not stop. And yes, we are having fun!
Just as in our companies we have big attention to the detail. This is why we have worked hard with our designers and happy to announce we have very nice logo and beautiful clothes for YMC 2015 Sofia!
We are so happy to learn that YMC star and member of YMC 2012 Rome is boarding the plane to spend 3 days with us and help us with advice.
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