The panorama that leave you breathless
The “View to the nine mountains” eco-trail is one of the newest tourist destinations in Bulgaria. It was officially opened in 2015 and is located on the territory of Rudina Mountain (Pernik district). The path represents a picturesque trail, consisting of climbing the highest peak of the mountain – Syrisnitsa Rudina (1172 meters), which opens an incredibly rich panorama of 360 degrees.
The length of the eco-path is 3 km in direction and can be walked for 1:30 – 2 hours, depending on the pace you are moving with. The starting point is a small square in front of the church of St. Nedelya. Leaving the car there, you take the right path who takes you out of the village. For a landmark, you can see the map that is placed on the square itself, as well as the well-maintained marking along the way.
Getting out of the village, follow the asphalt road that ends in the cemetery of the village, from there take the path that looks unpleasantly steep but do not worry – it is very short.
Walking along this path, you will see another way along you need to take to the left to reach the stone of St. Nicholas Summer.
Once at the chapel you will see endless wooden stairs that will take you to the real part of the mountain.
Climbing these stairs, you will reach the “Eye” Jigsaw. It is said that anyone who has crossed the path can leave a stone in the fragments that will be turned into a mosaic of human hands.
Going through the “Eye” starts the real climb, but do not worry! The path is very well maintained and there are nice and large benches for relaxation every 500 meters.
Here is the time to say that only when you reach this part of the path you will notice that there is no dense vegetation but only low and relatively bad shrubs and at this moment you will find out the incredible panorama which opens in front of you!
Going to the end point, you will see Pugletsec shelter, along which a wooden scenery, which represents all nine mountains – Verila, Vitosha, Golo Bardo, Pirin, Rila, Cherna gora, Konyovska, Zemenska and Penkyovska mountains.
Also from the top you can see the beautiful Pchelina Dam (you can read more about it here), which easily adds a touch of tenderness to the endless green horizon.
My final impressions of the eco-path “View to the nine mountains ” is that this is yet another proof of the abundance of natural resources we have in Bulgaria. With its uniqueness, this path enchants every visitor with the endless panoramas it provides. This place is a real treasure and is unique in itself, with the fact that so many things can be seen in the vicinity as well as in the distance.
This destination is perfect for a day trip;
The distance from Sofia to the village of Sirishtnik is 62 km. traveling along the Lyulin highway / Strouma highway;
Go into the village and continue to the main square (to find a sort of stake/statue), then turn left and continue until you reach the church from the photo;
The path is suitable for young children as well as for elderly people as long as there have no problems with climbing;
You deserve to fully witness this stunning panorama, no matter which season you choose to visit the place;