Bulgaria; Orpheus Mountains Self-Guided Trek KE04

8 Days From £0 (611 USD)

This trail follows breath-taking views over high rocky cliffs, dense woods, alpine meadows and tiny villages still housing the ancient spirit of times gone by in the Orpheus Mountains.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
End Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

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Years In Business: 17

The trail follows breath-taking views over high rocky cliffs, dense woods, alpine meadows and tiny villages still housing the ancient spirit of times gone.

Passing through some of the most spectacular parts of Rodopi Mountains (Trigrad Gorge, the Devil's Throat Cave, the Miraculous Bridges etc.) the trip ensures the pleasure of unrestricted walking through the wilderness of the native place of the mythical Orpheus!

Tour Highlights
- Rodopi Mountains The Rodopi Mountains (with highest peak: Golyam Perelik (2191m a.s.l.) are the oldest mountains on the Balkan Peninsula;
- Yagodina Cave is among the longest caves in Bulgaria (more than 10 000m mapped so far), considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe;
- The Devil's Throat Cave has its name from a legend. It tells that if you let something flow in the cave river it will never come out again. And there is one of the highest underground waterfalls in Europe, 42 m high;
- The Miraculous bridges are 2 unique rock formation (about 40 m. high) covering an area of 40,3 hectares;
- Bachkovo Monastery is the second largest Bulgarian monastery

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-Accommodation in family-run pensions with en-suite facilities on halfboard (except Day 1 and Day 7, when no dinner is provided)
- Luggage transfers as follows: Day 2: from Yagodina cave to Trigrad
- Day 4 from Trigrad to Liaskovo (after leaving you in the village of Beden)
-Day 5: from Liaskovo to the village of Orehovo
- Day 7: from Orehovo to Plovdiv together with you
- Pick up/drop off at Sofia, Burgas or Plovdiv airport
- all ground transfers
- Road book in English
- Map
- 24hrs phone assistance
- VAT and all local taxes.

Excludes
- Flights
- Tips
- Dinners on Day 1 and Day 7 (free to choose in Plovdiv)
- Entrance fees for the caves
- alcohol drinks and other personal expenses.

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Plovdiv Arrival at Sofia, Plovdiv or Burgas airport and transfer to Plovdiv for accommodation in the old town.
Day 02. Plovdiv - Yagodina cave - Trigrad village Transfer to Yagodina cave. After visiting the cave you walk up to to Trigrad village where you stay overnight. Walking time: 4hrs.
Day 03. Plovdiv - Yagodina cave - Trigrad village Transfer to Yagodina cave. After visiting the cave you walk up to to Trigrad village where you stay overnight. Walking time: 4hrs.
Day 04. Beden village - Liaskovo village Early morning transfer to Beden village will bring you to the starting point for the day. From here you walk on nice panoramic dirt road to reach Liaskovo village, where you will stay overnight. Walking time: 6-7 hrs.
Day 05. Liaskovo - Miraculous Bridges - Orehovo village After breakfast you start trekking from Liaskovo to “Skalnite mostove” hut through century-old coniferous woods and hidden meadows in-between. After visit of the Miraculous Bridges rock phenomena, you will have a short transfer to the village of Orehovo, where you stay overnight. Walking time: 4 -5 hrs.
Day 06. Loop hike around Orehovo village Today you do a loop hike in the area of Orehovo. The route leads you to a beautiful river gorge with nice waterfalls, water cascades and rock formations. Overnight in Orehovo. Walking time: 4 hrs.
Day 07. Orehovo village - Kosovo village - Bachkovo Monastery - Plovdiv Today you start with a hike leading you to Kosovo village and its old style houses. Then you will be transferred to Plovdiv via the Bachkovo Monastery (there we will make a short stop). In the afternoon you can go on a sightseeing tour in Plovdiv's Old Town, which still possesses ancient houses and monuments. You will stay overnight in Plovdiv. Walking time: 4 hrs.
Day 08. Departure Depending on your departure time you will have transfer to Sofia, Burgas or Plovdiv Airport.