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Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains

 

Summary:

Spectacular trekking in Bulgaria's mountain landscape

Duration
8 Days
Next Departure
15-May-2021
Starting at
± USD 1,390.00
Price per day
± USD 174.00

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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
6 - 16
Age Group
16 - 99 Years
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Summary

Spectacular trekking in Bulgaria's mountain landscape

Day 1.
Start Sofia Airport; Transfer To Yagodina.
Day 2.
Walk From Zmeitsa Along Route Of Ancient Roman Roa...
Day 3.
Walk Along The Chairska Gorge; Cross The Trigrad P...
Day 4.
Walk Around Mt Durdaga Through A Variety Of Habita...
Day 5.
Traversing The Highest Peaks Of The Rodopi Along T...
Day 6.
Sveti Ilia Ridge Walk With Panoramic Views Over Ya...
Day 7.
Buinovo Gorge And Devinska Reka. Transfer To Sofia...
Day 8.
End Sofia.

 

Details

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, we also 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.

Remarks

Highlights

  • * Stunning mountain landscapes with deep gorges, spectacular caves, ancient forests and flowering meadows * Unique flora rich in orchids and endemic species * Outstanding fauna, including brown bear, wallcreeper and an exceptional variety of rare butterflies * Unique opportunities to experience daily life in a traditional Bulgarian village * Delicious home-produced local cuisine
  • Included in Price

    • *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 restaurant, and will normally include three courses comprising salad or vegetarian soup, followed by a main course, and 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.Please note, special gluten-free products are not available, so those clients with wheat/gluten intolerance should, if needed, bring with them something to replace the local bread and pastries that make up the breakfasts and picnic lunches.
    • * All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners included * All accomodation * Transfer for group flights

    NOT included in price

  • * Travel insurance * Visa's & Vaccinations * Single supplement
  • Travel Package

    DescriptionComing from Going to
    Tour (Round Trip) Sofia Sofia

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

    Tour Variations

    Bulgaria: Realm of the Brown bear (8 Days)

    Brown bear conservation project in the remote Rodopi Mountains

    Next Departure: 05-Jun-2021
    Starting at: ± USD 1,668.00

        

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