Stara Planina Mountain tours

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Stara Planina Mountain - tours, holidays, trips, vacations, adventures
  The Balkan Range cuts right across the country - from the border with Serbia to the Black Sea coast, a forbidding mountain known to the Bulgarians as Stara Planina or the "Old Mountains". The 550km-long granite Balkan Range has become emblematic of Bulgaria - a birthplace of the Bulgarian nation-state and a place where Bulgarian traditions and culture have been preserved during the Ottoman occupation. It is also a climatic barrier between north and south Bulgaria with more snowfalls on its northern slopes than on the southern. Average temperature around Mount Botev, the highest peak (2376m), are -8.9C in January, and 7.6C in July. Its 29 peaks above 2000m, some of which definitely Alpine, are of great interest to tourists and climbers. The numerous alpine formations in the western part of the mountain - caves, rocks, and gorges, attract extreme climbers and mountaineers. The Central Balkan range is the highest with the most tourist chalets and high-mountain huts. Hundreds of tracks have been marked, most of them leading to important historic and cultural places. A landmark is the National Park "Central Balkan" with 10 biosphere reserves under the protection of UNESCO. The Central Balkan National Park, located between the Valley of the Roses and the Danubian plain is nestled in the central and higher portions of the Balkan Range. Its rounded ridges and high peaks alternate with deep canyons, vertical rock faces and caves. It is the home to the largest number of high mountain waterfalls, among which the highest in Bulgaria - Raiskoto Praskalo waterfall , and the location of the deepest precipice cave in the country. The caves and canyons, the rock faces and cliffs are inhabited by endangered species of bats, birds, and a variety of other wildlife, as well as various rare and beautiful plants many of which native to these mountains.

Stara Planina Mountain TOURS

  • Dracula castle via Transfagarashan Motorcycle Trip
    TIME: 7 DAYS
    OPTIONS: SELF-GUIDED, GUIDED
    REGION: Sredna Gora mountain, Stara Planina Mountain, Danube Plain, Danube River, Sibiu, Romania
    SKILLS: MODERATE

    This motorcycle trip is designed to take you through the best mountain passes in Bulgaria and Romania - Petrohan pass, Shipka pass with magnificent views from its 1190 m summit and the Shipka Memorial representing one of the most important victories in Bulgarian history, Transfagarashan and Transalpina -  the highest road in Romania, located in the Parâng Mountains that will amaze you with its breathtaking high altitude natural setting. Transfagarashan on the other side is one of the most spectacular roads inthe world, climbing at about 2000 meters above sea level, crossing the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. You will enjoy its 90 km of twists and turns running north to south between the highest peaks of the Southern Carpathians. You will visit the famous Belogradchik Rocks Natural phenomenon in northwest Bulgaria, declared a natural landmark for its impressive sandstone and limestone rock formations, the world-famous Dracula castle in Bran, the beautiful town of Sibiu, the intriguing Buzludzha UFO, and the old capital of Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo, with its imposing Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom.

  • Strandzha mountain motorbike tour
    TIME: 7 DAYS
    OPTIONS: SELF-GUIDED, GUIDED
    REGION: Rila Mountain, Sredna Gora mountain, Stara Planina Mountain, Rhodope Mountains, Vitosha Mountain
    SKILLS: MODERATE

    Bulgarian Mountains Motorcycle Tour stretches over four Bulgarian mountains - Balkan Range, Rila, Pirin, and Rhopdopes. Enjoy the scenic splendors of Bulgaria, called by "New York Times" the sleeping beauty of the Balkans. All routes are thoroughly selected to give you the best panoramic views from Bulgarian nature - winding river gorges, green meadows, beautiful lakes, pre-historic caves, hidden old villages and breathtaking waterfalls.