Variant 5 Days

 five days of orienteering in Pamporovo region, BULGARIA, 2018

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Summertime in the Rhodope Mountains! We kindly invite you to take part in our 5-days-orienteering event «Variant 5 Days» from July 31st to August 4th, 2018, in Bulgaria. The event takes place near Pamporovo in the heart of the Rhodope Mountains.


28-29 July – Ultra 7 Relay

30 July –       Arrival, model event

31 July –      Variant5 Days – Day 1 – Middle / Start 13:00

01 August – Variant5 Days – Day 2 – Long / Start 10:00

02 August – Variant5 Days – Day 3 – Sprint / Start 10:00

03 August – Variant5 Days – Day 4 – Middle / Start 10:00

04 August – Variant5 Days – Day 5 – Long (chasing) / Start 10:00

Competition center

Hotel COOP Rozhen –



Women: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21E, 21B, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, open short, open middle, open long.

Men: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21E, 21B, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75 and open short, open middle, open long.

Variant 5 Days is a multi-day race, i.e. prizes will be given only on the final competition day for the best overall results. Entries for less than 5 days are possible, but no points will be awarded for the missed competition days.



Maps samples from the terrains:










Deadline for entries is July 7th, 2018. Please register online at (Bulgarian club members may sign up through BGOF).

If you need further information, please contact

Late entries are only accepted as long as start places are available. A late entry fee of EUR 3 per day will be charged. On spot you may register for open classes only.



For further information please contact our information desk:


Entry Fees

The entry fee including all fours starts will be:

10 EUR for classes M/W10

40 EUR for classes M/W 12, 14, 16

60 EUR for all classes from M/W18 to W55 and M75

65 EUR for elite classes M/W 21E


Please note: We offer substantually reduced entry fees for competitors from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. See the online entry system for detailed pricing information.



The «Variant-5-Days» are an affordable way to experience and explore the Rhodope Mountains near Pamporovo and Smolyan. We offer at low cost a camping ground, where you can set up your own tent. Moreover a big range of guest houses and hotels are available in Pamporovo region. More information can be found on the Accommodation page.



The event is organized by Orienteering Club «Variant 5» Targovishte. Event director: Dian Bonev (BUL).


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Additional event – Ultra 7 Relay

The Ultra 7 Relay is a 7-legs orienteering relay competition for at least 5 people racing night and day. This will be the 3rd edition and it will be our additional event that you can combine with the main event Variant 5 Days.

Dates: 28-29 of July

Region: Pamporovo

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