Belogradchik Rocks – Get off the beaten path
Belogradchik Rocks ( Belogradchik Fortress )
Visit the most magnificent Belogradchik Rocks and discover some of the oldest cave paintings in the world. Magura Cave – a cave complex where you can stand within inches of prehistoric paintings dated to 42 000 years old. You can enjoy the gorgeous scenery while tasting delicious home-made food and a local wine. Learn about the tradition of the carpet-making in Chiprovtsi which became part of the UNESCO’s World non-material cultural heritage list
Overview small group shared tour:
Start the day with a drive through Stara Planina (Balkan Moutain), crossing the Pethrochan pass. Learn all about the double sided carpet-making technique, which dates back to the 17th centuries and its part of the UNESCO’s protected non-material cultural heritage list. Try some traditional meals, and be part of the Bulgarian atmosphere and folklore that this place offers. Drive to the Belogradchik Fortress and enjoy the beauty of our country passing by the magnificent red rock formations. Visit the hidden Klisurski Monastery, the only place on the Balkans, where the nuns still paint the icons in an original old Byzantian way. Immerse yourself in the local legends kept in the trees and take a sip from the healing waters streaming from the mountains. Eat like a local in the near Restaurant and try fresh trout right from the fish-pond.
You can extend the trip with a night under Belogradchik Rocks and next day we can visit Magura Cave, famous with its paintings from early Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Ages meet you with Maya from Prevala – a local producer who is using family recipes over 5 generations for making her own jams. You will have the chance to taste home-made Bulgarian Yoghurt and enjoy lunch made of freshly grown vegetables.( private tour*)
- Itinerary: Sofia – Petrohan Pas – Klisurski Monastery of “St. Cyril and St. Methodius- Belogradchik – Sofia – 420 km. / 260 ml.
- Duration: 10:00 -11:00 hours; 6:30 hrs – transfer time
- Every Day: Small group shared tour
- Departure Time : 7:40 AM
- Return Time: 6:00 – 6:40 PM
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- DepartureShared tours - Alexander Nevsky Cathedral | Private tours - Pick-up / drop - from any location in Sofia
- Departure Time7:40 AM
- Return Time6:00 - 6:40 PM
- IncludedBelogradchik Rocks – Get off the beaten pathTour GuideParking feesFuel surchargeTransportation – A/C vehicle
Sofia, Petrohan Pass, Klisurski Monastery of "St. Cyril and St. Methodius", Belogradchik