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Central Balkan National Park

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Best place to visit in the central part of Stara Planina mountain

Central Balkan National park is a huge territory in the Stara Planina mountain. You can reach it... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
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Best hiking place

It was a surprise for us to be there, the hike was beautiful and very nice to do. There is hike for... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Quebec, Canada
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Ulitsa Bodra Smyana 3, Kalofer 4370, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Central Balkan National park is a huge territory in the Stara Planina mountain. You can reach it through Kalofer, Troyan or Apriltsi. Place is very beautiful. The most interesting things to visit there are Botev peak and the waterfall Rayskoto Praskalo. For both there are...More

1  Thank dulllo
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

It was a surprise for us to be there, the hike was beautiful and very nice to do. There is hike for every level of difficulty. Peacefull place

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time in the Balkan national park which we felt we had all to ourselves. We saw fire salamanders, black squirrels, a range of birds, possibly an eagle although more likely a buzzard. The walk was challenging although well marked most of...More

Thank Kerrylan
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The path from Kalofer to Raisky hut, then to Raiskoto Praskalo waterfall and back is about 23 km, and lasted for a 9 hours. The way to Raisky hut (hizha Ray) is moderate, but not hard, most of the way goes through the forest. The...More

1  Thank GR_Family_Plus_3
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The hike from Kalofer to Mt Botev, staying in the Ray mountain hut, is a beautiful way to climb to the high ridged and Mt Botev, but also very popular with Bulgarians. For a longer hike, i recommend the ridge traverse between Troyan Pass and...More

2  Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice place with wonderful views and stones and waterfall. There is the most biggest waterfall in Balkan Peninsula. ''Raiskoto Praskalo''

Thank Ачката К
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I think this is a perfect place to do a multi-day hiking / trekking tour into this mystical and amazing landscape. But there are so many other things to do. We discover sopot for our day hike to the peak “Ambarista”. You can lift up...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It is beyond words to represent the magnificent beauty of Central Balkan. One simply needs to get their and walk or bike it. Better option is walking though. The only easy to cycle section is from Trojanski passage to Dermenka chalet. Be aware that the...More

Thank acegeorgiev
Reviewed 20 August 2015

A beautiful nature reserve in an authentic rural area-not at all like some of the touristy sites that we ran into in "authentic" Bulgarian villages. You can hike or relax by the river - we mostly relaxed but hikers told us thay reached a waterfall...More

Thank GoGran
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Central Balkan National Park is the essence of what is called Balkan mountain (Stara planina). For many Bulgarians it is the "most real" Balkan, or even the byword balkan. It is not only the central, but also the highest part of the long Balkan mountain...More

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Response from Pierre W | Reviewed this property |
Rai mountain hut. But in the weekend it is very popular and crowded. Pierre
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Response from Ачката К | Reviewed this property |
Of course there have a beds, food and everything you need.