According to the Central Balkan National Park Management plan, Road №60 The town of Kalofer - Botev Peak is with restricted access of until 10 motor vechicles per day and it is allowed only in the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and thought the Bulgarian official rest days from the 1st of June to the 30th of September.Read more >>
The Uzunbudzak Biosphere Reserve covers a considerable part of the Strandja Mountain (over 78,400 ha). It is one of the most interesting and rich biodiversity regions in Bulgaria and Europe. Its territory is a natural transition between the vegetation, flora and fauna of Europe and Asia because of the terrestrial connection that existed until about 7,500 years ago at the site of the present-day Bosphorus Strait. The flora of the biosphere reserve is characterized by a large number of species that were widespread during the Tertiary (Tertiary relics). The wildlife is also remarkable for its great diversity of species. The populations of many of them are of global, European and national importance.Read more >>
According to the Central Balkan National Park Management plan, Road Tazha chalet - Botev Peak is with restricted access of until 10 motor vechicles per day and it is allowed only in the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and thought the Bulgarian official rest days from the 1st of June to the 30th of September.Read more >>
The closing session of the Summer University under the UNESCO program "Man and the Biosphere" was held at the Information and Cultural Center of Troyan on the 26th of July. The event was opened with a greeting from the deputy Mayor of Troyan municipality - Bistra Cholakova.Read more >>
The fifth edition of the International initiative was opened on July 22nd in the hall of the Municipality of Karlovo with welcome notes by the deputy mayor of the Municipality of Karlovo Stoyko Karagenski, the Director of the National Nature Protection Service of the MOEW Miroslav Kalugerov, the Permanent Representation of UNESCO in Bulgaria Hristo Georgiev, Director of Central Balkan National Park Gencho Iliev, the Executive director of the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation Rumyana Ivanova and proff. Michael Scoullos from the Greek National Committee of Man and the Biosphere Program of UNESCO. All of them greeted the young professionals from around the world who will be studying for a week on topics related to the successful development of biosphere reserves.Read more >>
The vertical Pticha Dupka cave is situated in Eastern Troyan Balkan and could be called a “pearl” among the Troyan cave because of its exclusive beauty.
Тhe “Triglav” massif is one of the most attractive parts in the National park “Central Balkan”. It rises at 2276m above the sea level.
Here the mountain is cut by steep avalanche furrows, the ice-cold water of Dyavolskata (the Devils) River roar.
Jumruka peak (1818 m) is located in the central part of Stara planina mountain. It is part of National park Central Balkan.
The cave was named after the two brothers Seyuo and Sayuo, who hid themselves there from the Turks during the yoke. During the reorganization of the cave there were found animal bones, clay vessels, coins dating back from the time of the Roman Empire and Emperor Anthony.
The peak of Maragidik – the beautiful Mara (in Turkish) – is indeed one of the most beautiful peaks of Central Stara Planina. It remains away of the main crest, but is high (1889 m) and visible from the whole northern outskirts of the mountain East of the Beklemeto Pass.
Its height is 2169 m. It is located along the main crest trail Dobrila hut – Botev Peak, which follows the watershed crest between the Troyan and the Kalofer mountains.
The peak divides the Selskata and Kapakliyskata rivers, which form one of our largest rivers – Tundzha.
The peak is 1707,9 m high and makes the watershed between the rivers Penchovska and Tazha.
The peak is 1189,9 m high and rises North of the site of Groba and South of Dalboka River.
The Kademlia Peak (or Vezir Tepe) – 2275.4 meters above sea level is the second highest in National Balkan “Central Balkan”.
The Paradjik peak – 2208 meters above sea level is located between mountain peak Botev and peak Iurushka Gramada.
The peak is 2136.2 m high. It is a section of the trail Botev Peak – Tazha hut, following the open, high parts of the mountain, where the weather changes very quickly, strong winds fall very often and in summer the hailstorms are common.
It marks the beginning of the main crest trail Dobrila hut – Botev Peak, which follows the watershed crest between the Troyan and the Kalofer mountains.
The peak is the first East of the peak of Kupena, after crossing the massif of Krustcite.
It is located along the main crest trail Dobrila hut – Botev Peak, which follows the watershed crest between the Troyan and the Kalofer mountains. Given the high avalanche risk it is not recommended for hiking in winter.
This peak marks the end of the rocky section of Stara Planina, which has a more Alpine appearance. To the West of it is located Kostenurkata. Zhultets is reached after a steep climbing of its western ridge called Brustovete.
Ravnets is a side massif, divided from the main crest by the deeply cut valley of Stara Reka river. It is located between the two reserves – Dzhendema and Stara Reka.
The ridge of Kumanitsa descends from the northern slopes of the peak of Levski (Ambaritsa) towards the Cherni Osam River.
The peak of Momina Mogila remains North of the main crest and rises above the Ambaritsa hut.
The peak of Kozya Stena accomplishes the subalpine, rocky, limestone ensemble located in the westernmost section of the Troyan mountain. The peak itself is maybe the most impressive of the chain of Ushite, Kucheto, Boba (Baba).
This rocky peak of is located directly to the West of the remarkable Kozya Stena. It is a part of the main crest, but its is not particularly high.
The peak is a guardian of the western boundary of the Park. Its height is 2169 m. To the east of it are spread the vast pastures of Bulovanya.
The peak of Valchata Glava, better known under its Turkish name Kurtbashitsa is a part of the high watershed ridge, marked also by the peaks of Rosovatets, Zelenikovets and the sharp pyramid of the peak of Maragidik (Rusalka).
The peak of Zelenikovets is located in the eastern section of the Central Balkan and its height is 1681 m.
Kalpaka Peak is two pointed peak North of to trail from the peak of Botev – to Tazha hut.
Vezhen Peak is the highest in the Vezhen Massif (2198 m) and seventh in elevation among the giants of the Balkan.
It flows westwards forming the most beautiful canyon in Stara Planina – the fabulous Steneto, included in the reserve, bearing the same name. It is characterized by a number of caves, among which is the deepest one in Bulgaria – Raichova Dupka.
Immediately after the Kadravoto Dere gully and climbing a stony hill ending with a narrow rock “porch”, which could be crossed by one donkey only.
In fact the rock phenomenon of Stara Reka represents the actual “entrance” to the reserve under the same name, located above Karlovo town.
The unique rock bridge Krali Markova Hole is a cave in its last stage of its development when most of its limestone walls have been aeolated and “dissolved” in the water and such it became a passage cave, e.g. - rock bridge.
The Kumanitsa cave is located in the eastern part of the Troyan Balkan in Steneto reserve at the left riverbank of Kumanitsa River (this is the name if the upper stream of Cherny Osam river from its springs to the water catchment), in the narrowest and most picturesque part of the canyon over the beautiful waterfall Golemyat Kazan.
The precipice Raychova Dupka cave is located in the Eastern section of the Troyan Balkan in the Steneto Reserve, along the upper stream of Malak Chaushov Dol creek as the altitude of its entry is 1400 m.
Leaving Rai hut hiking to the North of the crest of Kupenite peaks, in the foot of the rocky slopes the valley of Golyama Bazovitsa is seen. Rogachevata Pestera cave is high above the gully – at an altitude of 1700 m.
The cave is located to the south-east of Pleven hut, along the northern slope of the massif of the peak of Botev. The first study and mapping of Vodnite Dupki was carried out in 1961. In 1982 it was studied and mapped in detail by the Caving Club Studenets (Pleven).
According to unconfirmed data an antique road station was built in this site.
Pyrostyata is a rock phenomenon, occurring close to the trail from Tazha village via Rusalka hut to Tazha hut.
The Sinite Kamani are just before the climbing in the direction of the peak of Beltchu. From this site a beautiful panorama to the opposite main crest of Central Stara Planina is revealed.
The rocks here – section Botev Granite Intrusion – are especially impressive.
Kupata, also called Kralimarkova Kupa (hay stack) after the legendary hero Krali Marko, is a rock phenomenon, occurring in the in the region of the site of Krivinite – located on the summer trail from the Pleven hut to the peak of Botev.
This rock cliff is the most significant element of the incredible beauty of the mountain landscape in this region. It is especially impressive with its inaccessibility and makes a certain interest for the rock climbers.
A sanctuary dating back to the I c. B. C. was discovered on the peak of Kudrya (Kedrya).
The upper flow of Tazha River shapes a deep and majestic river valley, which competes the Southern Djendem – the famous Tuja gorges that are 2.5 km long and 300 – 400 m deep.
Mountain peak Petrahilya is a symbol of the town of Teteven. It is 1179 m high. Its stone ridge, which is 130 m in height, is firs to meet the warm sun beams in the morning.
Mountain peak Treskavets is the outermost, most hard to access and most interesting of the peaks surrounding the town of Teteven. Its stone crown is 100 m high and it encircles it completely. The Treskavets peak is 1151 m in height.
Mountain peak Cherven is 1221 m high. It is the highest of the peaks surrounding the town of Teteven. It is called Cherven meaning red because the rising sun shines on it and makes it look red.
Mountain peak Ostrich is the most curious of the peaks surrounding the town of Teteven. It is 1069 m high. It can be distinguished from the other peaks for its conical shape, which resembles a volcanic cone.
The plantigrade terrace of the Ravni kamak peak has a total length of approximately 800 m and a width of 200 m.
The Yana and her brother rock formation is located in the Skribytna place, which is situated some 4 km away from the town of Teteven, in the direction of the village of Ribaritsa.
The phenomenon represents a beautiful rock bridge, shaped by the wind weathering of the limestone rock.
The Haidushka (Rebel’s) polyana Meadow is located just 2 km away from the town of Teteven. It is 955 m high and the very crag descends 50 m downhill.
Opasniat Zab (The Dangerous Fang) is the most often visited of the places surrounding the town of Teteven.
A commemorative plaque placed on the Kartala peak reminds of the meeting between the detachments of Panayot Hitov and Philip Totyo, which took place there on 20 July 1867.
Mountain peak Kossitsa is located in the Zlatitsa-Teteven Balkan. It is 2001 m high.