Conquer Vitosha Mountain with an Electric Bike
Earlier this summer, the “SOfiaGREEN” project of Sofia Municipality launched the first service for shared use of (electric) bicycles. This pilot initiative was launched in partnership with Cleantech Bulgaria and Climаte-KIC. Its aim is to encourage people to discover and enjoy the beautiful Vitosha mountain without the use of a car and contribute to our efforts for cleaner air.
Ten electrical bicycles, produced by the Bulgarian cycling company Eljoy, are placed in the parking lot in front of the National Historical Museum. They can be hired for either 5 hours or a full-day, between 09:00 AM and 07:00 PM, Monday to Sunday. The suggested route for their use is from the museum to the “Zlatnite Mostove” area in Vitosha mountain and back. With the help of the powerful electric motor you can hit maximum speeds 25 km/h, as their battery lasts on average for 50 km. These bikes make it easy for everyone to conquer the hills of Vitosha.
So far this pilot initiative has been very successful with bikes constantly being booked throughout the week. This is why Sofia Municipality is already considering to increase the number of bikes and meet the high demand for alternative means of transportation.
The “SOfiaGREEN” team is committed to making Sofia a more sustainable city and is tasked with preparing a successful
bid for the city in the “European Green Capital Award”
contest, organised by the European Commission.
The best way you can reserve a bike is to call
+ 359 885 151 928. Alternatively, you can go directly to
the National Historical Museum,
but this way you are not
guaranteed a bike.