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Hiking tours in Balkan Range

         

The Balkan Range cuts right across the country - from the border with Serbia to the Black Sea coast, a forbidding mountain known to the Bulgarians as Stara Planina or the "Old Mountains". The 550km-long granite Balkan Range has become emblematic of Bulgaria - a birthplace of the Bulgarian nation-state and a place where Bulgarian traditions and culture have been preserved during the Ottoman occupation. It is also a climatic barrier between north and south Bulgaria with more snowfalls on its northern slopes than on the southern. Average temperature around Mount Botev, the highest peak (2376m), are -8.9C in January, and 7.6C in July. Its 29 peaks above 2000m, some of which definitely Alpine, are of great interest to tourists and climbers. The numerous alpine formations in the western part of the mountain - caves, rocks, and gorges, attract extreme climbers and mountaineers. The Central Balkan range is the highest with the most tourist chalets and high-mountain huts. Hundreds of tracks have been marked, most of them leading to important historic and cultural places. A landmark is the National Park "Central Balkan" with 10 biosphere reserves under the protection of UNESCO.

5-DAY HIKING TOUR IN BALKAN RANGE

Day 1

Meeting at Sofia airport. Transfer to the town of Kalofer. If time allows - visit to the Kalofer monastery. Welcome dinner.

Day 2 Town of Kalofer - Rai hut - Rai waterfall - Pleven hut
Day 3 Pleven hut - Vidima hut - Vidima waterfall - Village of Apritsi
Day 4 Village of Apriltsi - Haidushka Pesen hut - Ushite peak - Kozia Stena (Goat's Wall) natural reserve - Village of Chiflik
Day 5 Visit to places of interest. Transfer from village of Chiflik to Sofia / Airport.
TOUR INFO Schedule Hotel Rent  Meals Guide / Driver Transfers Duration
Tour map
June - September 4 nights at 3 star hotels & 2 star mountain huts Car / Van for all transfers 4 breakfasts
4 dinners
Driver for all the transfers and a mountain guide Airport - Kalofer
Kalofer - hiking start point
Apriltsi - Haidushka Pesen hut  Haidushka Pesen - Apriltsi Apriltsi - Sofia / Airport 
5-8 h hiking per day
TOUR PRICE Family of 2 adults Two adults + 2 children Group of 3 adults Group 4-8 adults
Request about this tour 590 EURO 729 EURO 719 EURO 219 EURO per pax
*share double room *share double room with 2 extra beds or 3 bedroom *share triple room *price is based on double occupancy

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