Cycling trip 🚴 to Lalikoto Area - In search of Urumovo Tulip 🌷

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Veselina @vesytz3 months ago | 3 min read

This weekend with friends we had a long bike trip from Burgas to the village Terziysko. We want to visit area Lalikoto, where it blooms Urumus tulip.

Urumus tulip grows only in Bulgaria between April and May. That's why we have undertaken this bike trip- a great inspiration for cycling and to see these beautiful flowers.

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With @outlinez and other five friends we took our bikes and left early in the morning.

We passed through the villages Ravnets and Troyanovo.

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We continued in the village of Asparuhovo and the abandoned Orthodox church built in 1884.

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We crossed the villages Krushovo and Detelina.

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We went to Karnobat where we made a rest.

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We passed through the village Ognen and the village Iskra.

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After a long ascent, we arrived at Terziysko.

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In the village of Terzijsko in the center, there is a post office, a fountain with washing troughs, which serve for washing clothes.

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We arrived at the house we were going to sleep in. Unfortunately, it was too late to make a transition to find the tulips, so we put it down for the morning:

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As soon as we woke up, we went to the area:

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Soon we had an incredible view:

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At first, we found only one tulip:

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While looking for tulips we found many beautiful flowers and plants such as:

Irises:

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European Orchid - Orchis Militaris:

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Orchis Morio flowers:

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Wild chickpeas:

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A small lizard appeared from the grass.

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There were many lilacs:

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A turtle had been hiding around.

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Soon, the tulips began to appear.

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Urumus tulip - Bulgarian endemic, protected by the Biological Diversity Act and included in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Tulipa urumoffii inhabit dry stony calcareous places. Occurs in grassy and disperse shrubby communities with a limited number of localities. Forms fragmented populations with very good numerical strength.

At its height, its stem reaches up to 30 cm. Brown berries, fiber flakes wrap the bulbs with which the plant multiplies.

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We reached the southern slope from which a magnificent view was revealed and we found many of the tulips:

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We've found more irises:

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Soon we went back because we had to cycle back to Burgas.

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We gathered the luggage and left.

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We stopped in the village Iskra.

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Orthodox Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, built on the site of an ancient Thracian sanctuary in 1882. Restored and renovated in 2018

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This time we went through town Aitos and the villages: Karanovo, Vinarsko, Krastina and town Kameno.

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Shortly before village Lozovo I shot the sunset.

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I am happy that we made this trip and that we were able to see this beautiful tulips.

170 km with our cross country bikes - it was not very easy, but it was worth it!

First Day Activity on Strava:

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Second Day Activity on Strava:

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Thank you for stopping by!

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I may be wrong but that looks more like a tortoise than a turtle. 170 kilometers is a fair distance and it looks like you guys were organised having a place to stay. The flowers are stunning and well worth riding to find them.

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Gracias por compartir tan hermoso paisaje..

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vesytz
Veselina @vesytz3 months ago

Thank you very much @travelfeed! 🙂

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aezakmi
Aezakmi @aezakmi3 months ago

Beautiful photos and awesome views! I like the diversity in your photos.
I mentioned your post in @c-cubed's bounty post.
Good luck!

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vesytz
Veselina @vesytz3 months ago

Thank you very much @aezakmi for the comment and for the support! 🙂

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trayan
gReo @trayan3 months ago

Добър ден от Сливен! :)
Прекрасна енергия отново (от снимките)
Заповядайте скоро да пообикаляме заедно балкана! ;)

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vesytz
Veselina @vesytz3 months ago

Благодарности @trayan 🙂! Ще се обадим като идваме към Сливен 👍🙂

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A turtle in nature? I think it must have escaped its owner as I have never heard of turtles walking just like this in Europe :) But I might be wrong :)

170km on a bike is indeed a lot. I think I would give up after 50 max :) You're a die hard!

You again managed to take some cool photos from your trip :)

Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your curie vote!

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vesytz
Veselina @vesytz3 months ago

170 km were not really little, but with such views and good company - I'm ready to go again :) Thank you @delishtreats 🙂

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hi @vesytz
it is really a romantic thing that you went on a trip looking for tulips !! Do you love bike rides? Do you do it often? because to do all those miles you have to be trained !!
Nice photos, it was a bit like being with you
Congratulations and thank you for sharing with us

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vesytz
Veselina @vesytz3 months ago

Hi @road2horizon! I'm glad you like my trip and photos 🙂
Cycling is one of my favorite things and that's why I often do it! Тhis year I had not yet made such a long trip, but because of the tulips I did. Thank you for your comment! Have a great day 🙂

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lion200
lion200 @lion2002 months ago

Wow 170 km!
I am not really a cycling fan, I don't even cycle to my work which is within 15km range of my home :P
You have taken some really good photo's on your way @vesytz. Especially the first one looks amazing with blue, yellow and green coming together. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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vesytz
Veselina @vesytz2 months ago

I'm glad you like my photos @lion200 🙂👍 Thank's for comment!

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lion200
lion200 @lion2002 months ago

You're welcome! Thanks for sharing @vesytz!

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erikah
ErikaH @erikah2 months ago

Excellent presentation of a great trip. You have so many wonderful photos here, wonderful landscapes, beautiful flowers, not to mention the lizard and turtle. I've seen a lizard last year in the garden but that was very different, brown and green, not like yours. And a turtle roaming around free? You don't see those free in Romania, only at the zoo.
What is sad though, I saw so many abandoned and neglected building. I hope one day those buildings can get a second life. Well done @vesytz!

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maquemali
Mrs O @maquemali3 months ago

Hi there @vesytz!

That is an amazing bike trip! With thay gorgeous view I would submit myself for a trip too. Plus its good exercise. Its even nicer if you get to do it with your friends. I bet you had your share of great times and lots of laughter along your trip.

Thanks for sharing your awesome trip and taking snap shots in every turn. Congrats on your curie love.. cheers! ❤

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vesytz
Veselina @vesytz3 months ago

I'm glad you like our trip and the photos I shot @maquemali . You are right - we had great times and lots of laughter along our trip :) Traveling with a nice company - it's always easier :) Thank you very much ! Cheers! ❤

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maquemali
Mrs O @maquemali3 months ago

True! It makes the whole trip more memorable and enjoyable.. keep tagging them for future trips! Hehe

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