Bulgaria is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets and a place definitely worth exploring on foot. Hiking in Bulgaria is a great way to observe the quiet and traditional rural communities: donkeys pull wooden carts and farmers work without modern gadgets. Just outside these wooden and stone villages are bright, decorated monasteries that date back to the 10th century, still used and still loved. Rila monastery, the most famous, is a World Heritage site.
The mountains and forests of Bulgaria make for some of Europe’s most exciting walks such as our Bulgaria hiking tour in The Rhodopes. Walking holidays in Bulgaria take you on well-maintained trails that lead you deeper into the heart of the countryside, presided over by bears, lynx and rare birds. Perhaps the biggest appeal of walking in Bulgaria is that it is off the beaten track, unspoilt by excessive tourism and proud of its beautiful landscapes, rich culture and ancient heritage.
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