& THE RHODOPE
Bulgaria's mountain regions offer
an excellent opportunity for either nature-oriented
or activity holidays. Although maybe lacking the
height and excitement of Mount Everest, the vastness
of the Grand Canyon and the impenetrable unknown
of the Amazon jungle, they have their own special
charm: tailor-made for today's tourist who looks
for that little bit more from a holiday.
sparkling lakes, awesome caves and spectacular
landscapes and the ever-surprising flora and fauna
make hiking through these regions an experience
of a lifetime, especially when the whole region
is so closely linked with the traditions of yesteryear,
and be cultures that have survived the test of
While the nature lover has more
than enough opportunities to explore the region
to his heart's content, the more adventurous visitor
will be amazed at what Bulgaria's mountains have
to offer, and will certainly find that he simply
won't have the time to try all that is on offer.
as the most exclusive ski resort in Bulgaria.
Being the most southerly ski resort in
Europe it prides itself in its climate.
Skiing runs from mid-December through
here for information on ski runs, skill
levels and map
from village. Cost in a taxi - £5.
Large town with many shops, restaurants,
pedestranised zone with cafes. Designer
shops - you’ll be surprised by the
from village. Town with shops and restaurants.
The only ski factory in Bulgaria is located
here. Ski slopes. One of the longest ski-runs
Chal - There are also plans
new ski resort for over EUR 50 M will
be built close to the town of Chepelare
in Bulgaria's Rhodoppe Mountain.
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ski resort of Pamporovo is dominated by the magestic
Snezhanka Tower. From here you can also arrange
skiing lessons and hire ski equipment, ski-doos
and book husky sledge rides. There are also several
restaurants & shops in Pamporovo Town. Pamporovo
has an exclusive climate, featuring a mild winter
with about 120 sunny days during the skiing period.
The skiing season starts from
mid December and lasts until mid April. The average
air temperature is -3 ° C. The gentle profile
of the mountain with its rounded slopes and summits
makes Pamporovo particularly suitable for beginners.
But there are also difficult
ski runs like the Giant Slalom run which offers
a challenge even for the expert skier.
The ski runs are maintained to
a high standard and there are more than 100 highly
qualified ski instructors, fluent in different
languages to teach both beginners and intermediate
skiers and snowboarders alike.Summer
Activities for the whole family to enjoy. These
activiites and excursions include nature activity
and rambles, trekking, paintballing, horse riding,
Hot springs spa therapy, Trigrad and the Devil’s
Cave, trips to the Observatory, The Seven Wonderful
Bridges and many more (see our Sun
& Snow Activities page)
Rhodope mountain range is located in the south-eastern
part of the Balkan Peninsula; its highest summit
is Mount Perelik (2192 m).
83% of the mountain stands on bulgarian territory
and the rest is in Greece. The Rhodopes are among
the earliest formed mountain ranges on the Balkans.
The nice climate coupled with
other factors is favourable for the development
of tourism. The microclimate thus established
enables a thick snow cover to be preserved for
a long period of time – a veritable paradise
seasons Pamporovo and the surrounding area are ideal
for walking and treking and off-road trips, horse
riding, nature trips and photographic opportunities
and places of interest up in the mountains.
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Bridge in Shiroka Luka
Gorge at Devil's Throat
Snezhanka Tower in Pamporovo
Momchilovtsi in the
late late evening
Crocus fields in Rozhen