This hiking in Rhodope mountain is a fine combination, offering magnificent panoramic views over the hills and valleys. A sightseeing stop at Shiroka Laka an architectural and folklore reserve, presenting typical XIXc. village. Visit to the Ethnographical museum in Shiroka Laka. Opportunity to dip in a hot mineral pool or enjoy some SPA procedures at the end of the day, before heading back to Plovdiv along a panoramic road overlooking the Vacha river and it’s dams.
Note: Along with the hike to Rhodope mountain, this tour can be combined with a visit to Bachkovo monastery or Asen’s fortress.
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Pick up from the hotel in Plovdiv;
Transfer (approx. 90 min.) to the starting point of the hike.
There are three vista points in about 2-3 hours hiking through the pristine forests of the Rhodope mountains. Follows a stop in Shiroka Laka with some time to enjoy the XIXc. architecture and soak in the authentic atmosphere of a Bulgarian village. Get to know more about the history, culture and the life of the people in the region by visiting the local ethnographic museum situated in the house of a rich sheep breeder.
Another short drive (approx. 40 min.) before the relaxing time in a hot mineral pool, a fine way to end an active day outdoors.
Transfer back to the hotel in Plovdiv (approx. 90 min.).
Things to bring: Water bottle; Lightweight jacket/raincoat; Sunscreen; Sunglasses; Sun hat; Bathing suit; Towel; Flip flops/sandals;
Hiking info: Total distance: 5.1km; Elevation: max. 1704m; min. 1439m; Total ascent: 514m; Total descent: 384m; Difficulty: Easy to Moderate;
Inclusions: Licensed English speaking guide and driver; Transportation as per itinerary; Walking poles for the hike; Visit to the ethnographic museum in Shiroka laka.
Exclusions: Entrance fee to the hot mineral pool or SPA (optional); Tips; Other personal expenses;