Lonely Planet's Bulgaria road trip
Entitled ‘Sofia to the City of the Tsars’ the Lonely Planet guide recommends a road trip around some of the most interesting parts of Bulgaria.
Starting at Sofia, their route passes through the Rhodope Mountains to Plovdiv. From there it continues through the Valley of the Roses to Veliko Tarnovo.
Lonely Planet says: “Bulgaria makes an excellent place for a road trip… enough of Bulgaria’s wildness remains to guarantee that travellers have their own unique experiences while exploring the country.”