Introduction

Wonderful Bridges are a truly magnificent natural rock formation. It is situated in a remote area of the Rhodope Mountains among pristine pine tree forests. And visiting this amazing landmark is just the beginning as the hike starts from there and then brings the visitor deeper into the woods presenting shaded mountain trails and beautiful panoramic views all along. In order to finish the hike in the best way possible a typical Rhodopean dish in a typical village atmosphere will be served. Adding up to the array of experiences for the day on the way back to Plovdiv a visit to Bachkovo monastery will bring up more interesting facts about Bulgaria’s history and culture.

Note: This tour can be combined with a visit to Bachkovo monastery or Asen’s fortress on the way back to Plovdiv. Skipping the hike there is another alternative is a loop tour visiting Shiroka Laka village and a panoramic drive with vies over the dams of Vacha river. And even opportunity for SPA.

Itinerary

Pick up from the hotel in Plovdiv.

Transfer approx. 90 min. to the starting point of the hike. After about 2-3 hours easy hiking through the pristine forests of the Rhodope Mountains it is time for a lunch with traditional Rhodopean dish in a typical for the mountain village. So that one can enjoy the nice fresh food and get to know more about the life of the local people and their traditions.

40 minutes driving for a visit at Bachkovo monastery, Bulgaria’s second biggest monastery built in XIc.

Transfer back to the hotel in Plovdiv.

Tour details

Things to bring: Comfortable walking shoes; Water bottle; Lightweight jacket/raincoat; Sunscreen; Sunglasses;

Hiking info:Total distance: 6.8km; Elevation: max. 1513m; min. 1199m; Total ascent: 372m; Total descent: 636m; Difficulty: Easy

Inclusions: Licensed English speaking guide; Driver; Transportation as per itinerary; Walking poles for the hiking;

Exclusions: Lunch; Tips; Other personal expenses;

Price

2-3 people 4-5 people 6-7 people
65 € per person 50 € per person 45 € per person
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