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Internationale groepsreis Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains

Spectacular trekking in Bulgaria's mountain landscape
8 dagen vanaf € 865,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • In the itinerary we state which meals are included each day: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners are included in this trip. 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 restaurants, and will normally include four courses comprising a salad, soup and a main course, followed by 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.

Activities

  • Accom: hotel/lodge
  • Culture & Discovery
  • Walking & Trekking
  • Guided Group
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8 dagen vanaf € 865,-

Route 8 daagse rondreis Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains

The Rodopi Mountains are a hauntingly beautiful and mysterious region which, according to legend were the home of Orpheus. Today they offer a refuge for many exceptionally rare plants, as well as brown bears, wolves, wild cats and a prolific number of butterflies and birds. This holiday provides the opportunity to discover the amazingly rich cultural and natural heritage of these remote mountains as we walk through a variety of landscapes including ancient coniferous forests and rugged limestone gorges, visit two impressive caves, and engage with the local people who maintain their traditional rural existence, working the fields by hand and tending their livestock on the surrounding meadows and pastures.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Sofia; transfer to Yagodina.
  2. Dag 2 - Walk along the flank of Buinovo Gorge, to the Kastrakli Nature Reserve.
  3. Dag 3 - Walk from Zmeitsa along route of ancient Roman road through meadows, forests and fields to the Buinovo Gorge.
  4. Dag 4 - Walk along the Chairska Gorge; cross the Trigrad Plateau and visit the Devil's Throat Cave.
  5. Dag 5 - Walk around Mt Durdaga through a variety of habitats with rich flora and fauna.
  6. Dag 6 - Sveti Ilia ridge walk with panoramic views over Yagodina and most of the Rodopi.
  7. Dag 7 - Follow ancient trackway via forests and over rock outcrops into the Buinovo Gorge to visit Yagodina Cave; transfer to Sofia.
  8. Dag 8 - End Sofia.
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