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Hike with sheep in Bulgaria

Dear meet-uppers!

I came across a hike in Bulgaria, a so called Transhumance, which basically means: bringing sheep back from their summer pastures to their winter feeding grounds in the Balkan mountains.

Period: 05.-[masked] (corrected date! not 12.10-[masked])
Costs: 415€ plus flight to Sofia and further transfer into the mountains (~20€)
Accommodation: tent and/or guesthouses
Level: easy (but sheep lovers don't mind :-))

If you like to have further information:

Deadline for registration:[masked], directly with Jaap van Beelen (

If anybody is interested we could meet at Frankfurt airport or even in Sofia!

As for all meetup events, the same rule applies here: Everybody hikes and travels on their own risk!


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  • Anne

    Ich habe gebucht:
    Freitag 04.10 hin
    Sonntag 13.10 zurück gab einen Trick bei der Buchung, but I will tell you :-)

    September 15, 2013

  • Anne

    Hey David,

    you are in?
    Schreib doch mal direkt eine email an mich:
    ovissheep-hannover at


    September 15, 2013

  • Anne

    Hey David, not yet... busy weekend. There are two more coming so far, they will arrive at Sliven on the 5th. Guess leaving 03rd or 4th and staying overnight in sofia is sensible, bus into the mountains will take 5 hours... Did you check flights already? Grüße Anne

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, have you already had a look for flights? Will you just go there for the hike or extand the trip for a weekend in Sofia...?

    September 10, 2013

  • Anne

    For the ones considering to join: in 2008 BBC Radio 4 reported about this particular Transhumance in Bulgaria:

    September 4, 2013

  • Anne

    So far, Jaap van Beelen told me that 3 people have registered plus me as the 4th person. One person is still missing to reach minimum numbers of 5. A friend of mine might join as well, but so far with only 4 persons the tour is not yet confirmed, so I have for example not yet booked my plane ticket to Sofia. Hope that helps!

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Anne, sounds good. Will you definitely do this trip? You've already booked it?

    September 4, 2013

  • Zhiqi W.

    Hi Anne
    this sounds so fun and so interesting. unfortunately I used up my vacation already. So reserve for next year, and wish you have loads of fun!

    1 · September 3, 2013

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