To travel is equivalent to love life, to be curious, thirsty for new knowledge and adventures, to want to know the world around you. Bulgaria has this potential and opportunity to delight you with the beauties it keeps in all its known and unknown corners.
On this occasion, we have collected a series of trips with the favorite places of some of the Bulgarian travel bloggers from ASTOM (Association of the Owners of Tourist Online Media), with which to prove to you how rich our country is, but also to inspire you for the next trip, because yes traveling in Bulgaria is always a good decision!
Table of Contents
Dario from Exploring beyond Sofia:
Only 3 meters lower than Golyam Perelik, peak Orpheus is not inferior in grandeur and beauty to the summit. Peak Orpheus is the second largest peak in the Rhodopes – known in the years as Karlka. It is 2188 m high and is a magnetic place with unique views of the surrounding area
There are two starting points – from the Lednitsa hut or the Perelik hut (I did the second option) and both can be reached by car on a dirt road, which must be driven carefully. From Lednitsa, the one-way time is 2-2:30, and from Perelik about 4 hours, whichever way you choose is totally worth it. It is important to note that for all enthusiasts, the top is peak Orpheus, as a military base is located on Mount Golyam Perelik and access is highly restricted.
Mariana from Nomads time: The Thracian tomb of Aleksandrovo
The Thracian tomb of Aleksandrovo is located about 20 km northeast of the town of Haskovo, near the village of Aleksandrovo. It is dated to the middle of the 4th century BC and It was later used as a temple. The Tomb of Aleksandrovo is one of the most impressive and valuable Thracian objects discovered in Bulgaria. Unfortunately, before it was discovered by the archaeologists, it was robbed and only its extraordinary wall paintings have been preserved. To prevent them from being damaged, the original tomb is sealed. Thanks to the financial support of Japan, a Museum Center for Thracian Art was built 150 m north of the mound. It recreates an exact copy of the Tomb of Aleksandrovo on a scale of 1:1. So far, we don’t know to whom it belonged, but the scale and rich paintings suggest that the person buried in it was probably a Thracian ruler or a prominent aristocrat.
Rositsa from Trips with Rosie: Cape Mona Petra
Cape Mona Petra is a wonderful hidden gem on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. There are very limited parking spots and the place is far enough from major cities. All of this makes it even more remote. To get there, you need to go to Camp Chaika first (Kamping Chaika), and then drive down the road to get to the beach. Mona Petra is also a great location to spot the Milky way, especially in the beginning of summer.
Elena from My Places to Visit: Teteven – complete information about the sights of the city and the region
“If I had not come to Teteven, I too would have been a foreigner to mother Bulgaria… I have wandered a lot, but I have not seen a more wonderful place”. /Ivan Vazov/
The famous poet and writer Ivan Vazov described Teteven as a wonderful place, and it is the unique nature and the crystalline mountain air that distinguish the town from the other old mountain towns and fascinate its visitors.
Teteven lies in a picturesque valley along the Beli Vit river, surrounded by rocky and wooded peaks. The highest Petrahilya, Treskavets, Ostrich and Cherven have proudly raised their forces and seem to be watching over him. The cliffs alternate with lush green forests, beckoning with hidden forest paths, wild berries and enchanting wildflowers. The Beli Vit river, originating near the village of Ribaritsa, has made its way and cuts the town through the middle. Quiet and babbling like a stream or brown and wild, threatening to overflow its bed after heavy rains, the river provides coolness in the summer heat. Bridges are built above it, which connect the two parts of the city and reveal wonderful views of the surrounding peaks.
Elеna from Drumi v Dumi: Ecopath “The Twisted Wall”
The Twisted Wall eco-trail will fill your eyes with incredible views of the central parts of Stara Planina Mountain and the Botev Peak. Its route goes on the Strazhata plateau near the towns of Gabrovo and Sevlievo, it is marked and it has two starting points: from the villages Zdravkovets and Yavorets. I wouldn’t say it’s difficult, but if you’d like to visit it, you should foresee having enough time – about 4 hours.
Stefan from Photo moments: Maiden cliffs
Hearing the call of the mountain, I’m on my way, choosing the Rhodopes and a place known as ” Maiden cliffs”, located near the villages of Izvor and Hrabrino. A light breeze moves the air, birds ring the sky with Rhodopes songs, the sun smiles sweetly from the blue, white clouds pop-up from the mountains and all this deeply touches my soul! Looking south, the stunning panorama towards Hrabrino amaze every seeker of enchantment and magic! The canyon of the Pepelashka river is incredibly picturesque, impressively charming and extremely beautiful! The verdant centuries-old forests descend almost to the river from the south, and the impenetrable Maiden cliffs from the north add to the immense majesty of this magnificent canyon. You can stay here for hours, losing yourself in the surrounding beauty! The opposite slopes offer no less exciting views, complete with spectacular pyramids created by art bohemians. Contemplating these amazing and untouchable works of millions of years, I feel perfect, real and at one with the world around me like nowhere else!
Giorgia from Savetite.com – Eco-trail “Under the spray of the waterfall” – near Teteven
The eco-path: “Under the spray of the waterfall” is an enchanting place in the nature, very close to Teteven. The walk is quite short and easy, but so enjoyable! You will be greeted by green mossy carpets, trees and beautiful waterfalls that will make you forget that you are so close to the city. At the end of the trail you will see the Skoka waterfall – meaning The Jump, about 30 meters high. And if you are lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of a second waterfall next to it – Praskaloto – The Splash.
Victoria from MyTrips2Remember: Iskar-Panega Geopark
“No WI-FI, talk to nature” says the first of many colorful signs placed along the Iskar-Panega eco-path, near the town of Lukovit. It is part of the first and by far the only geological park in Bulgaria. It includes two micro areas – the Karluk Karst Complex and Panega Roadside Landscape Park.
In the last few years, the park has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bulgaria. It is located about 110 km from the capital Sofia and it’s a great idea for a day trip.
The length of “Iskar-Panega” eco-path is about 6 km in both directions and runs along the picturesque course of Zlatna Panega river, a tributary of the longest river in Bulgaria – Iskar. The milky-blue color of the waters and the pristine nature would really take you to a fairy-tale.
The route of the eco-path is easy, pleasant and suitable even for children and older people. The only steep part is at the very beginning of the trail, but after that it’s a really nice walk among the beauty of the Bulgarian wild nature.
Nadezhda from Traveler diary: The Zarapovsky waterfall
When spring arrives, it’s time for waterfalls! And who does not love water and does not return again and again to the favorite natural phenomena. The Zarapovsky waterfall is relatively small, but the surrounding area is so picturesque that it captivated us forever. It is located next to the village of Vishovgrad, meters from the main road Pavlikeni – Veliko Tarnovo. Its waters descend from about 15m along a series of rock steps and thresholds, and thanks to two wooden bridges and a convenient panorama platform, we were able to peek at the waterfall from all possible angles. Without a doubt, this is one of the most charming waterfalls we have ever visited.
Browse the favorite places of Bulgarian travel bloggers for: