ACTIVITIES, PARTNERS AND EXPOS
Plateau Cycling’s mission is to participate in creating bicycle-friendly policies, exploring routes and rural areas, connecting people and, finding and preserving the intangible heritage of the local communities. By providing bike touring opportunities in Bulgaria and Romania we involve our friends, clients and collaborators to be part of the exploration of distinctive cultural, culinary and wildlife treasury.
PLATEAU CYCLING relies mainly on the local business, family-run companies and traditional facilities for cooperation. We enhance Plateau Cycling services and our personal abilities, by actively sharing experience, exchanging bike tour achievements and good practices with our ground partners.
We maintain our bicycles in local bike service workshop “Veloatelie” owned by Emil Iovev. Our bike fleet is composed by the Bulgarian DRAG trekking bicycles. Drag is the best local bicycle brand, which is known in other European countries as Bulgaria is one of the leading bike producers in European Union.
PLATEAU CYCLING works for sustainable development of responsible tourism and represents the entrepreneurial community and active civil society on the Balkans.
Plateau Cycling is going to be on the specialized regional event about responsible adventure tourism called AdventureNEXT organized The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and their host destination partner Macedonia. The event will take place in Ohrid, Macedonia in May 2016, where leading international adventure tour operators and journalists will have the chance to meet ground suppliers and destination representatives from Southeastern Europe (Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey).
Till now we attended several travel shows and expos in Europe: London and Zurich in 2014 and Bucharest in 2015. Plateau Cycling works together with the city of Varna (European Youth Capital 2017) as a preferred consultant in developing the cycling tourism in Eastern Bulgaria. Our info materials have been used by Varna’s tourist authorities to show the regional bike tour services on the European tourist exhibitions, where Varna is presented with own stand, like Berlin, Belgrade, Bucharest, London and Munich in 2015. Plateau Cycling succeeds in placing Bulgarian Black Sea coast as a new undiscovered cycling destination of Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean.
As a result of our activity and cooperation Plateau Cycling announces 2 major reconnaissance trips (in 2017, when the city of Varna will be European Youth Capital. We invite people, involved as cycling tour retailers or bike tour operators throughout the world, to take part in two Plateau Cycling’s 5-day recce tours in Bulgaria’s Black Sea region. The participants have to pay only the flights to Bulgaria, their accommodation with great discounts, and food expenses. Plateau Cycling will cover all additional services concerning the recce tours: organizing, guiding, bike rental, van support, technical maintenance, insurance for Bulgaria, daily amount of spring water, energy bars and fruits.