Balkan National Park
The Central Balkan National Park is located in the heart of Bulgaria, specifically in the central and highest part of the Stara Planina mountain range. The highest peak is Botev (2.376 m). The mountain range crosses the country from its western border to the shores of the Black Sea, you can locate it by clicking on this bump map. The most popular trekking route that runs along the entire mountain range has received the name of “Come-Emine” and is part of the European route E-3, which symbolically links the Atlantic Ocean with the Black Sea.
In addition, several trails have been prepared, that here they call eco-trail, for the practice of hiking and that cross forests and cross rivers sometimes with the help of the wooden bridges enabled for it, turning the route into a green adventure deep in the woods. Sportswear and the desire to walk is the only thing that visitors need to enjoy nature to the fullest and in these forests that enjoy little tourist pressure. The duration and rhythm of the route is always determined by the visitor guided by our local translator.
The Park protects a large number of unique plant and animal species such as the common beech, fir, mountain maple, el edelweiss, the wolf, Marten, The Otter, the Wildcat, the tricolor bat, the imperial eagle, the flycatcher, etc. The park includes nine nature reserves with an abundance of lush forests, rivers and waterfalls. The reserve area covers an area of 20.019 hectares. In 2003, the Central Balkan National Park became a member of the PAN Parks: an international recognition for its well-preserved and managed wildlife.