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Bulgarian roads

Are Bulgarian roads high-quality?
14 years ago, December 23rd 2008 No: 1 Msg: #58214  
Does anyone know how the roads in Bulgaria are? Are they high-quality, or bad-quality? Better said, is renting a car in Bulgaria a good idea to travel? I heard something like it has bad roads.
Any info would be appreciated.

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14 years ago, December 23rd 2008 No: 2 Msg: #58222  
yes mate the roads are pretty bad out there. anywhere east of germany n the roads suck..

ive been road tripping to the continent for a few years now and all across western europe the roads are fabulous! i mean fab... but get near the eastern block n they deteriorate rapidly... its the pot holes you have to wtch... i have a low sports car with big alloys n we smashed an alloy in poland on a pot hole...

also the drivers get worse the further you go... i wouldnt know about renting a car over there cos ive never bothered... but if it is a hire car then i doent really matter about smashing wheels etc... wtach out you dont leave anythign in them tho... there are a few trivks out there where ppl will target the hire car (cos they know its a hire) n smash/ take everthing in them... not saying its soley hire cars but you know... there mate owns the company n ur credit card is paying....

yeh the raods are drivable, they arent great but they're there... if you want poor roads hit africa man... now thats a laugh!!!! drive where ya want pretty much n avoid anything coming straight at ya...

NB... people dont look when trurning ontomain roads... they expect you to move... and approach 4 way junctions with extreem caution! some ppl just fly through em!

have ya whitts about ya n all will be gravey!

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14 years ago, December 30th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #58605  
Car rental is no problem in Bulgaria. When I lived in Belgrade, I took my own car between Bucharest to Sofia then looped back to Belgrade. No problems, some roads are a bit dodgy with potholes etc and the locals drive maniacally, but with confidence and just taking it easy, not allowing yourself to get too stressed, it is fine and do-able. Lots of filling stations, so petrol isn't really a problem. Reply to this

14 years ago, February 24th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #63951  
Haha, that's true, I finally got there with my personal car. Bad drivers, bad roads. Everyone should pay attention there.

Thank you for responses,
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12 years ago, July 15th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #140313  
Roads in Bulgaria are the worst of everywhere in Europe. Usually there are no sights, no marks, nothing. Bulgarians are also quite bad and no polite drives. However if you compare all ways of transportation, traveling by car is the best. Trains are dirty and always late and the buses are overcrowded and smell bad. Reply to this

10 years ago, May 11th 2013 No: 6 Msg: #170481  
The roads in Bulgaria are fixed! They have built new high ways and all the potholes are gone*** We took a car and drove all the way from Bourgas to Sofia and Veliko Turnovo....=))) Reply to this

10 years ago, May 14th 2013 No: 7 Msg: #170642  
The roads may not be ideal, but as others mentioned, it's the drivers you have to worry about. We were thrilled upon safely arriving to our hostel via cab from the airport in Sofia. Reply to this

10 years ago, August 19th 2013 No: 8 Msg: #174243  

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This is improving drastically though. Now the highway between Sofia and Burgas is finished. Also the road from Ruse towards Shuen and further is much better than 1 year ago.

But... some holes remain. Example (2012) Road to Dancing Bear reserverate (really worth to visit!!!!).

it's sad that the average GPS system does not take into account the bad and the good roads. So one ends up here... in the nice Rhodope mountains (my car - a Subaru Legacy - hitting the ground regularly....) Reply to this

10 years ago, September 18th 2013 No: 9 Msg: #175234  
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In May I took a bus from Ruse to Burgas and the roads were perfectly fine. They did look newer and there wasn't any issues along the way at all. I don't know how it used to be, but they were really good from my point of view... Reply to this

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