Join us in Bulgaria this winter on an incredible mountain hike in the Middle Forest
Join us in Bulgaria this winter on an incredible mountain hike in the Middle Forest.
Located in the centre of Bulgaria, the summers are hot, while the winters are sunny and mild. Lacking the sheer rocks and craggy peaks, the Middle Forest is an ideal place for gentle walks among the wilderness.
The main treasure of the Mountain is the ancient broad-leaved forest. The walk passes through the natural reserve Bogdan, designated to preserve the beech forest. But there are many others: the comfortable mountain huts offer warm bed and delicious food, the easy access to the place and the hot mineral water springs around. People have been flocking for years to the nearby SPA-resorts Hisarya, Strelcha, Panaguriste, Starlosel and others to take advantage of the hot mineral baths and the premium quality wine.
For those interested in history and architecture, the region is history-studded. The town of Koprivshtitsa is a history and architecture reserve, while the town of Starosel is famous for the ancient Thracian remains.
Day 1: Walk from Koprivshtitsa town (1007 m / 3003 ft) to Srednogorets hut (1480 m / 4855 ft), distance 15 km / 10 mi; 800 m / 2 625 ft up, 350 m down.
Day 2: Walk from Srednogorets hut (1480 m / 4855 ft) to Fenera hut (1 300 m / 4 265 ft), distance 8.5 km / 10 mi; 800 m up, 350 m down.
Day 3: Walk from Fenera hut (1 300 m / 4 265 ft) to Buntovna hut - 1200 m / 3 940 ft , distance 15 km / 10 mi; 800 m / 2 625 ft, 1 000 m / 2 280 ft down.
Day 4: Walk from Fenera hut (1 300 m / 4 265 ft) to Krastevich village - 423 m / 1390 ft , distance 10 km / 6.2 mi; 800 m / 2 625 ft, 800 m / 2 625 ft down.