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Days 3 Distance 31 km Ascent 1830 m Descent 1955 m
There are three reasons to love this walk:
This walk is located in the middle of Bulgaria on the southern slopes of the Central Balkan National Park. It combines amazing autumnal colours, nights in cozy huts and delicious food. We have chosen for you this three-day walk because it is full of variety: The first day is along a ridge above the Balkan town of Sopot. The second day is a traverse beneath the alpine main spine of the mountain. All the day you can contemplate not only the rocky peaks but also the forests from above. The third day is along the Stara Reka River, area that was designated as a reserve in 1981 to preserve the unique eco-system! The finishing point is the historical town of Karlovo.
The first night we offer you to spend in the hut Dobrila, arguably the best organized and maintained hut in Bulgaria. The restaurant in the hut welcomes the visitors with delicious food. Also if the walks up are not your cup of tea, you can use the close-by lift to help you to reach the hut easier.
The second night is in the hut Vasil Levski, with its typical old mountain architecture. It is well maintained and offers hot food to the tourists.
Both towns, Sopot and Karlovo, are reachable by train and bus from Sofia and Plovdiv.
• Detailed Itinerary
• GPS Track of your trail
• Nights' accommodation in the huts
• Tourist map of the mountain (per post)
• Hut Contacts
• E-mail assistance
• Phone assistance
• Time tables of local public transport
• Local taxi companies contacts
• Travel to and from Bulgaria
• Organised luggage transport from hut to hut
• Personal expenses
• Tour guide – this is a self guided trip
• Local transfers
• Travel insurance
A note on our self guided adventures