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Turkode : TDB
Reisen er levert av
Exodus Travel
Destinasjoner : Bulgaria
Reisen begynner :
Reisen slutter :
Gruppestørrelse : 6 - 16
Aldre : 16+
Aktivitet :
8 dager fra
NOK 16 755

Oversikt

Trek spectacular mountain landscapes in beautiful Bulgaria

Reiserute

  • Day 1: Start Sofia Airport; transfer to Yagodina.
    Start at Sofia airport (Terminal 2), where we will be met by the leader and transferred to the remote village of Yagodina, our base for the next 6 nights. Yagodina Family Hotel or similar
  • Day 2: Walk from Zmeitsa along route of ancient Roman road through meadows, forests and fields to the Buinovo Gorge
    Setting off on foot from the village of Zmeitsa, we follow the line of an ancient Roman road through meadows, forests and fields where there are opportunities to observe the local people engaged in their traditional agricultural lifestyle. Finally, having descended a broad grassy ridge spur, that offers stunning views towards the village of Yagodina, we drop steeply into the Buinovo Gorge where our minibus will be waiting. Yagodina Family Hotel or similar
  • Day 3: The Chairska Gorge, Trigrad Plateau and Devil's Throat Cave.
    We start today's extremely varied walk by first hiking down the gorge of the Chairska River, and then climbing through ancient forests to emerge at an extensive area of glorious flower-filled meadows. Having crossed these, and then an interesting section of karst plateau, we eventually drop down into the Trigrad Gorge to visit the 'Devil's Throat' cave, an enormous chasm with a thundering waterfall. According to legend, this was the cave by which Orpheus emerged from the Underworld after his tragically failed attempt to reclaim his wife Eurydice. The crags around the cave entrance are also very interesting for naturalists, being home to several local endemic plants as well as the wallcreeper, a rare and elusive bird that flutters around the rocks like a butterfly on strikingly crimson wings. Yagodina Family Hotel or similar
  • Day 4: Walk around Mt Durdaga through a variety of habitats with rich flora and fauna.
    A full day's circular walk starting and finishing in Yagodina. Our route makes a tour of Mt. Durdaga, a high wooded peak that rises directly above the village. During the course of our walk, we pass through a large variety of habitats with an extremely rich flora and fauna. During the first half of the day, as well as wandering through ancient forests that are home to bear, boar and deer, we will also cross several flower covered pastures that are normally enlivened by a spectacular assortment of butterflies. Later in the afternoon, we return to Yagodina along the line of a former Roman road that runs high above the Trigrad Gorge, which not only offers outstanding views, but is also one of the most renowned botanic trails in the country. Yagodina Family Hotel or similar
  • Day 5: Traverse the highest peaks of the Rodopi Mountains.
    After breakfast we set off in our bus for a 90 minutes’ drive east into the highest part of the Rodopi Mountains. Having reached the end of the driveable road, we begin a wonderful hike along the main ridge of the Rodopi Mountains. First we skirt just below the military base on the summit of the Rodopi’s highest peak Mt. Golyam Perelik (2191m), before ascending Mt. Golyam Snezhnik (2188m), just two metres lower! Having enjoyed the expansive views from the rolling open pastures, we then start to drop down into the forest, eventually making our way down to the tiny, picturesquely situated village of Gela, which according to legend was the birthplace of Orpheus. Here we will be met by our bus for the drive back to Yagodina. Occasionally, during May, late-lying snow makes it impossible to traverse the flank of Mt. Golyam Perelik, so instead we will attempt a direct ascent of Mt. Golyam Snezhnik from the village of Gela, climbing as high as the snowline. Yagodina Family Hotel or similar
  • Day 6: Sveti Ilia ridge walk with panoramic views over Yagodina and most of the Rodopi.
    The focus of today's walk is the imposing Sveti Iliya (Saint Elijah) ridge that rises up directly north of Yagodina. Our route starts directly from the hotel, making its way through the meadows at the foot of the ridge. After this gentle start, we then begin a steep, direct 350 metre ascent of Mt. Sveti Iliya (1508 m), zig-zagging up the stony sun-baked southern flank to reach the breathtaking viewing platform known as the 'Eagle's Eye'. Given stable weather, we then make a complete traverse of the ridge to its eastern end, first descending a jeep track to a saddle in the centre of the ridge, before another steep and stony ascent to Mt. Vartkite (1470 m). The ridge boasts its own unique flora and fauna, offering a chance to observe a variety of interesting butterflies and birds. However, the panorama would itself be reward enough for completing what is a fairly strenuous walk over rough and stony terrain, with views stretching out across much of the Western Rodopi, offering a chance to point out and identify the places one has walked during previous days of this holiday. Finally, we conclude our circular walk by descending back to our hotel. Yagodina Family Hotel or similar
  • Day 7: Buinovo Gorge and Yagodina Cave. Transfer to Sofia.
    Setting off on foot from the hotel, we pick up yet another section of former Roman road, now a beautiful forest trail that is famed for the great variety of orchids. Suddenly the path emerges at a shelter, perched high on a rocky viewpoint from which one can gaze down into the Buinovo Gorge below. From here, the trail steadily descends to meet the river and road beside a wonderfully preserved Roman bridge. On reaching the bottom of the gorge, we will then spend about an hour exploring the Yagodina Cave. This is one of the most beautiful in the country, and world renowned for its variety of cave formations including stalagmites, stalactites, draperies, flowstones, dendrites and cave pearls. The cave system also harbours a unique prehistoric dwelling and subject to permission from the archaeologists, we will hopefully have the chance to enter this and learn more about the surprisingly sophisticated way-of-life of the people who inhabited it more than 6000 years ago. Having finished our visit to the cave, we then set off on the long but highly picturesque transfer to the Bulgarian capital Sofia, where we will spend our final night. Boutique Hotel Crystal Palace or similar
  • Day 8: End Sofia.
    Our tour ends after breakfast

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The trip destination
— 6 nights in a traditional rural settlement in Yagodina Village, 1 night in a comfortable hotel in Sofia. All rooms en suite — 6 days centre-based walking — Group normally 6 to 16 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs — Altitude maximum 2188m, average 1350m — Travel by minibus
Food
Typical Meals Breakfast: Will usually include tea or coffee, bread, jam, honey and cheese, supplemented in Yagodina by fresh home-made yoghurt and traditional local specialities such as thick pancakes known as 'katmi' and a rice-based dish called 'rodopski klin'. Lunch: Picnic lunches will be eaten in the mountains and typically comprise of bread, cheese, salami, salad, biscuits and fruit. Dinner: will be taken in our hotel restaurant, and will normally include three courses comprising salad or vegetarian soup, followed by a main course, and a dessert of fruit, ice cream or cake/pudding. The cuisine reflects a mixture of Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish and Slavonic influences. We sample many traditional local specialities including 'smilyanski fasul', a delicious bean soup, and 'patatnik', a local delicacy made with grated potatoes, onions, and cheese, then seasoned with mint and other herbs. Jugs of tap water will be provided on the table with the evening meal. Bottled mineral water, soft drinks and alcohol are not included but can be purchased. There are several local wines that you may wish to try, including an excellent red 'Mavrud' from vineyards on the northern slopes of the Rodopi. Vegetarians and Vegans: Bulgaria is famed for its fresh vegetables and fruit, so vegetarians are usually well catered for. However, it is extremely difficult for vegans, as dairy produce and eggs form the staple part of the diet in this region, and occur in the vast majority of meals. Please note, special gluten-free products are not available, so those clients with wheat/gluten intolerance should, if needed, bring with them something to replace the local bread and pastries that make up the breakfasts and picnic lunches.

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lør, 08 jun 2024 / lør, 15 jun 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
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lør, 27 jul 2024 / lør, 03 aug 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 31 aug 2024 / lør, 07 sep 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 28 sep 2024 / lør, 05 okt 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) STATUS REISE
lør, 27 mai 2023 / lør, 03 jun 2023 NOK 16 755 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 10 jun 2023 / lør, 17 jun 2023 NOK 16 755 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 01 jul 2023 / lør, 08 jul 2023 NOK 16 755 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 15 jul 2023 / lør, 22 jul 2023 NOK 16 755 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 02 sep 2023 / lør, 09 sep 2023 NOK 16 755 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 04 mai 2024 / lør, 11 mai 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 25 mai 2024 / lør, 01 jun 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 08 jun 2024 / lør, 15 jun 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 29 jun 2024 / lør, 06 jul 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 13 jul 2024 / lør, 20 jul 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 27 jul 2024 / lør, 03 aug 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 31 aug 2024 / lør, 07 sep 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel
lør, 28 sep 2024 / lør, 05 okt 2024 NOK 17 950 På forespørsel På forespørsel

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