Central Balkan National Park will mark the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK with open days from 16 to 22 of September and an information stand in Markoteya City Park in Gabrovo.Read more >>
The Park Directorate assigns the implementation of fire-fighting measures under activity №11 Preventive activities against fires in forest natural habitats, within the Project "Restoration and protection of natural habitats and species in the Central Balkan National Park".Read more >>
Mountain hut “Rai” was built in 1935 in the Raia place, at the southern foot of mountain peak Botev, at 1560 meters above sea level. Hut “Rai” the most popular hut in the Stara Planina mountain range is a three-storey building, which disposes of 120 beds allocated in rooms with 2, 3, 4, 5 and more beds and plank-beds, with inside WCs.
The hut is water supplied and supplied with electricity by a hydroelectric water power station. The hut also offers solid fuel heaters, a shop, tourist kitchen and canteen and wonderful conditions for alpinism.
Starting points for the hut: The towns Kalofer, Karlovo and Apriltsi, the villages Vasil Levski and Osetenovo and huts Vasil Levski, Ravnets, Pleven, Vidima, Tuja and mountain peak Botev.
- Kalofer – place Panitsite – hut Rai – 4.30 h – peak Botev – 2.30 h
- Hut Vasil Levski – 4.30 h
- Peak Botev – 2.30 h – hut Tuja – 3 h
- Hut Pleven – 5.30 h