Rhodope Mountains walking holiday in Bulgaria

“Moderate week of walking in the Rhodope Mountains featuring self guided trip notes, luggage transfers, spa hotels and average daily distances of 12kms ”

Highlights

Devil’s Throat Cave | Yagodina Cave | Trigrad Gorge | Shiroka Laka | Buinovo Gorge | The Canyon of Waterfalls | Old town of Plovdiv | Moderate walking trails | Average daily distances: 12kms | Luggage transfers from one hotel to the next | 3 and 4-star accommodation (some with spa facilities) |

Description of Rhodope Mountains walking holiday in Bulgaria

Lose yourself, figuratively, in the natural beauty of Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains as you embark on a week of self guided walking within some of the region’s most impressive gorges and canyons.

Some of the panoramic views from the Eagle’s Eye platform close to the village of Lagodina are simply breathtaking with Buinovo Gorge, Tirgrad Gorge and the Canyon of Waterfalls also offering ample excuses to pause for awhile and soak up the scenery.

This region of Bulgaria abounds with myths and folklore tales which always make for an enthralling accompaniment to a day’s walk especially for any travellers interested in the legendary Greek, Orpheus.

Throughout this moderate week of walking in Bulgaria you’ll be travelling from one hotel to the next where luggage is transferred ahead and spa facilities, in some accommodation, eases you into an evening of relaxation.

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Responsible tourism: Rhodope Mountains walking holiday in Bulgaria

Environment

To minimize environmental footprint, we limit the size of our parties for this trip to maximum 6 people. Our detailed tour information packs include a section on environmental responsibility and detailed instructions related to the ‘leave no trace’ policy, protected animals and plants in the area, etc. We encourage our clients to use the info packs and maps in electronic format.

In the Rhodope mountains, we are cooperating with the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and we have successfully completed joint projects related to bird protection in the area. In the Trigrad region we are cooperating with local non-profits and communities and have successfully stopped the construction of dams and water power plants on the rivers in the area. While many of our peers in the Eagle’s Eye area offer 4x4 tours to the viewing point, we recommend to our clients to reach the top by walking, and never include motor vehicle tours as options to our itineraries.

Community

In the Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria, we typically hire local drivers (not the hotel transfer services or big taxi companies) to transport luggage and people on walking days. By using local transport services and locally owned and operated guesthouses and small hotels, we are giving back to local people.

We are supporting the local NGO Rekichka, which has been implementing a number of projects related to the development of sustainable tourism in the region in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme and the European Union. This itinerary is designed to contribute to the local and rural communities in the Rhodope mountains, which is one of the poorest regions of Bulgaria. We encourage our guests to taste the local food and wines, buy locally hand-made souvenirs, participate in local events during their trips.

We also work closely with our accommodation providers so that we can provide unforgettable experiences to our clients whilst contributing to sustaining and promoting the local traditions to the benefit of the local economy.

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