Climbing on limestone rock walls and caves in Bulgaria.
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5 days. Departure dates: To choose throughout the year.
Don't worry whatever your level is, from beginner to advanced, the trip will adapt to you.
Why travel here to climb?:
Bulgaria is a great unknown in Spain for fans of outdoor sports, specifically for Climbing and Speleology. However, it has some natural phenomena that make its conditions ideal for these activities. The advantage is that visitors have many options to enjoy without overcrowding tourists., no queues or having to change places because others have arrived first… This is joined by a country with a still virgin nature and a rural way of life that continues to surprise the first time it is visited., unmatched in the rest of Europe. Due to its geographical location and history, it is an area that mixes cultures and customs from the Mediterranean, soviet, Muslim and of course Old Europe, a diversity not found in any other European country. Our route is out of the typical tourist trips and is designed for lovers of new adventures and places to discover…
This is the proposed itinerary but you can increase the number of days to enjoy on your trip and choose the dates using the Request for a customized travel budget. and we will send you a personalized itinerary. The order of the itinerary can be modified depending on the flight schedules.
Day 1 – Arrival in Sofia. Pick up at the airport and transfer by road to the city of Vratsa where we will stay for the following 2 nights. Next to Vratsa is the Natural Park of “The Balkans of Vratsa”, an enclave of mountains and forests that houses the natural phenomenon of "Vratsata". This is a natural karst rock formation: vertical limestone cliffs of 400 meters, which are the highest in the Balkan Peninsula. For access to the rocks there is a restrictive regime. Along the vertical cliffs of Vratsata there are more than 70 alpine routes (to climb) of different degrees of difficulty.
Day 2 – New climbing day in Vratsa, exploring new routes. During the day there is the possibility of paying a visit to the nearby cave of Ledenika, enabled for visits or to move to the area of Belogradchik conducive to bulding in a landscape that seems from another planet due to its huge reddish sandstone rocks among green forests. During the night we will make a contact with the rich gastronomy of the country in a traditional food restaurant in the city of Vratsa.
Day 3 – We move by road to the Prohodna Cave, call “The Cave of the Eyes of God“, nickname due to the two large holes that open the cave to the sky with the appearance of eyes. We can visit it and climb inside. At the end of the day we will stay in the beautiful town of Lovech, more info about her here.
Day 4 – From Lovech we go to visit the Devetashka cave , a huge cave that is characterized by its large openings in the ceiling that allow light to pass into the interior allowing even plant life, we will be able to visit it and we will be impressed by its dimensions. At the end of the day we will return to Sofia. There is the option to visit the famous Saeva Dupka cave, that allows visits and contains all kinds of training: stalactites, stalagmites, sintering lakes, curtains and much more. Near this cave is the best via ferrata infrastructure in the country. Accommodation in Sofia.
Day 5 – Day dedicated to the capital, Sofia, if the flight schedule allows it. In Sofia you can choose between visiting its museums, see the massive Alexander Nevski Orthodox Cathedral, go shopping or just stroll through its parks and streets. Transfer to the airport and departure to Spain.
Prices including VAT (with local Spanish speaking guide, transport, hotel and breakfast) :
Group of 3 persons: 895,00 € / person
Group of 4 a 6 persons: 790,00 € / person
Note: For solo travelers or groups of more than 6 people check price please.
Reception at Sofia airport upon arrival.
Guide service / translator / instructor throughout the program.
Transfers according to itinerary in a vehicle with air conditioning and driver throughout the program.
Fuel costs, parking and tolls.
Equipment rental for adventure sports (helmets, strings, harness, wetsuits,…).
Accommodation in class hotels “Tourist” in double room.
Transfer to Sofia airport on departure day.
What is not included:
Because they are optional for each traveler: Entrance fees to museums, monasteries, iglesias, forts and chairlift and gondola services if necessary.
Travel assistance insurance, with own coverage for the activity, nor rescue. Its price approx. It is 35,00 € per person, total for 5 days, We recommend you hire it for your safety and peace of mind, If you wish, we can recommend the insurance that best suits your activity program.
Tips and personal expenses, as well as personal sportswear.