BULGARIAN ADVENTURE MIX
With its wildlife, beautiful high mountains, large forests, diversity of artificial and natural lakes, and lush rivers, Bulgaria can offer to its guests all kind of outdoor activities. The tourists can enjoy here a different in difficulty and duration hikes; try some real speleology in the caves; float with a kayak, kanoe or a simple boat on the calm waters of the lakes and dams; experience a real rafting adventure in the white waters; ride a horse trough the green meadows and forests….
In ”Adventure Trails” we take all those great outdoor activities, combine them with the secrets of the traditional culture and cuisine of Bulgaria and accomplish them in a one week vacation. It is a splendid new experience and a fun time….
Day 1. Arrive at Sofia airport. Meeting with the tour guide. Departure to the town of Smolyan, situated deep in the dense forests of the Rhodope mountains (2,30 h. transfer). On the way, visit to the medieval Bachkovo Monastery. Accommodation in a nice hotel in Smolyan. Short briefing about the tour. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2. Breakfast. Short (20 min.) transfer to the magnificent "Canyon of the waterfalls", hidden deep in the highest part of the Rhodope mountains. Here we will take a light hike (3.30 h.) for acclimatization. Lunch – picnic. In the afternoon we will be transfered (1 h.) to the village of Shiroka Luka – an amazing, perfectly preserved architectural reserve. Accommodation in a nice, family hotel. Traditional dinner and overnight.
Day 3. After breakfast – a short (30 min.) transfer to the village of Gela – one of the very high situated settlements in the Rhodope mountain. From here we will hike through some beautiful pine forests to the village of Trigrad, situated between vertical rocks faces and kept its old days traditions alive. Lunch will be a picnic. Accommodation in a nice family hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4. Breakfast. Visitation to the nearby Trigrad gorge and the “Devil's throat” cave. Lunch in a traditional restaurant. Afternoon we will be able to enjoy some horse riding in the green meadows in the area. Visit to the "Yagodina" cave. Later a short (45 min.) transfer will take us to the town of Devin. Visit to the rock phenomena “The Elephant". Accommodation in a hotel + traditional meal dinner.
Day 5. After breakfast it's time for a Mountain
bike adventure (3 h.). Lunch in a restaurant. Next we will take a boat or a water wheel for a cruise through the nearby mountain dam. After that we can make a nice, relaxing swim in one of the Devin mineral springs and pool. Accommodation will be in the same hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6. Breakfast. Transfer (2 h) to the "Beglika" high mountain dam. Here we will make accommodation in a beautifully settled hotel. Lunch in the hotel's restaurant. It is a day for relaxation and leisure. The area is magnificent – perfect for walks, Mountain
bike or just sun baths. Free time. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Day 7. Breakfast. It is a day for kayaking. A professional instructor will make a lesson for us and will be teaching everyone kayaking in the calm waters of “Beglika” dam. Lunch will be in the hotel restaurant. The afternoon is time for more kayak practice or just for leisure. Same accommodation and dinner. Overnight.
Day 8. Breakfast. Departure back to Sofia. On the way to the capital city, we will have lunch in a traditional restaurant and a visit the historical town of Batak. Transfer to Sofia airport. Goodbye.
- All the accommodations, mentioned in the program
- All the dinners, mentioned in the program
- All the breakfasts, mentioned in the program
- All the lunches, mentioned in the program
- All the transportations
- All the tickets and taxes for the outdoor activities
- The instant assistance of a licensed, english speaking mountain and biking guide
- Lesson by a professional kayak instructor
Price does not Include:
- All the drinks, during lunches and dinners
- Tickets for museums and historical monuments
- Tips and personal expenses
Minimum/maximum participants: 2 to 18
Tour difficulty: Easy
Suitable for: People with no or little mountain experience; Families with children elder than 8 y.o.