A big part of the territory of Bulgaria is covered with mountains, hills, and forests. Less popular with the foreign tourists remains the Balkan Mountains – a long chain that traverses Bulgaria at lengths and cuts it into two halves. Vratsa Mountains form some of the more accessible and picturesque ranges of the Stara Planina (Balkan) Mountains. There are a few eco-trails and challenging routes there, attracting nature lovers and thrill-seekers. A perfect way to spend a day outdoors is to explore the Borov Kamak eco-trail and the nearby Ledenika Cave.
Join us to a one-day guided hiking tour to a less known part of Balkan mountains and live a moment for a lifetime! We will start quite early in the morning with a transfer towards the pretty village of Zgorigrad (1 hr and 40 mins in a way). Soon after we pass the marvelous rock phenomenon Vratsata, we will leave the car at the end of the village and start our walking adventure. The eco-trail is one of the very first ones established in Bulgaria and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. You will convince yourself in the divine beauty while walking along the green pathways and climbing upon wooden ladders and bridges above the roaring waters of the river Leva. The wooden constructions will add some thrills to our hiking experience but with their help, we will gain elevation and soon spectral panoramas towards the village and the rocky hills will open up. Do not forget to bring your cameras to capture all of the stunning views across the lush green valleys and rounded crest of the Balkan mountains. The target of our walk is to reach the impressive waterfall Borov Kamak. The humming sound of its pouring waters we will hear little before we reach it. By the waterfall, we can stop for a break to admire the serenity of nature interrupted only by the waters splashing into the rocks. After the hike, we will continue towards the thrilling cave Ledenika. It is one of the largest caves in Bulgaria, consisting of 10 big halls one of each named The Concert Hall because of the outstanding acoustic it has. The name of the cave could be simply translated as “icy or glacial” and it was given because of the icy formations near to the entrance of the cave which could be observed during winter and early springtime
Do not forget to wear comfortable hiking boots and bring your adventurous spirit for this trekking exploration in the green embrace of the beech paradise and for the immerse underground kingdom of the cave.
Total transfers time: Appr. 4 hrs.
Hiking specifics: Appr. 3hrs (without breaks); 5-6km; +650m/-650m;
Tour difficulty: the trek is moderately strenuous with some stages of steep inclines. Passing over the wooden construction may be thrilling for people with a fear of heights. There is a risk of slippery in case it rained before this. Narrow slippery paths are also present in the cave. The constant temperature inside the cave is +8C so bring a fleece for inside. A rain jacket may be useful as spring/autumn often happens to rain for a while in the afternoons. Comfortable hiking boots are a must, sandals are not acceptable.
Prices: 1 pers: 138 euro; 2 pers: 79 euro pp; 3 pers: 58 euro pp; 4-7 pers: 49 euro pp;
* The rates above are per person based on the number of people in one reservation.
** The tour is not private and the group may comprise customers booked under several reservations, each with a different number of people. We aim to keep the total group size not exceeding 12 passengers (normally 2-6).
*** Promo rates may occur for some of the dates; scroll the Book Online tab to check if such are present around your travel dates.
Price includes: Transfer from Sofia to the trailhead in Vratsa Mountains, then to the Ledenika Cave and back to Sofia; English-speaking guide;
Price does not include: cave entry fees, tips, food, personal expenses;
Food: If you have forgotten to take a lunch pack or a sandwich with you, you can have lunch in one of the small restaurants in the area. The menu is limited though: Soups (lentils, beans), grilled meat and some basic meals;
Best period: mid-April – October
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