Have you heard of Belogradchik rocks in Bulgaria? This is a natural phenomenon in Northwestern Bulgaria. Let’s see it together with other natural sites in a 2 day tour. We will drive together to our birthplace, Belogradchik. This is a small town in Northwestern Bulgaria at the foot of the Balkan Mountains. Its name means “small white town”.
Sightseeing of Belogradchik rocks
Most of all, the town is famous for the Belogradchik rocks. These are unique red rock formations with various shapes. During the sightseeing tour, you will feel the energy of the Belogradchik rocks. In 2008 they got nomination to be listed among the 7 World Wonders of Nature. You will enjoy the beautiful nature of the Balkan Мountains, visit unique caves and live close to the nature for the next 2 days.
Caves in Northwestern Bulgaria
Northwestern Bulgaria is special with its caves. Magura cave is one of the largest and most unique caves on the Balkans. It is located close to the town of Vidin. The drawings in the cave show society events that had occurred in ancient times in Magura cave: religious ceremonies, hunting scenes and images of Gods. In 1984 the site was included in UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage.
The next cave is Venetsa cave near Gara Oreshets village. It is open for visitors since June 2015. This place is a natural monument because of its exceptional colored formations and ice crystals. They look like flowers, animals and other figures. The cave is about 200 m long and consists of 5 halls. Visitors pass via few narrow parts and for shortly they need to walk leaning forward in the cave.
Kozarnika cave is situated 2 kms away from Gara Oreshets village. According to archaeologists, humans used to live there prior 1 600 000 years ago. Bulgarian archaeologists from the Bulgarian Academy of Science and French scientists from Bordeaux, France, found the oldest bones of animals that were raised by humans and here comes the hypothesis that the first Europeans used to live there.
In Gara Oreshets village there used to be a Landline factory and a Wood factory.
Vidin town and Baba Vida Fortress
Lastly, we will reach our natural border with Romania in Vidin. We will have a walk along the Danube River. Vidin’s main touristic sight is Baba Vida fortress. It dates to the period from the 10th to the 14th century. The fortress is located in a park on the bank of the river. We used to live here until 18 year old and we will be happy to show you our hometown. This part of Bulgaria is a hidden treasure of the country. Let’s explore it together.
|Destination:||Belogradchik and Vidin, Northwestern Bulgaria|
|Departure location||Pick up from your accommodation in Sofia, Bulgaria.|
|Arrival Time||20:00 (Drop off at your accommodation)|
|When to visit:||all year long|
|Group size:||from 1 up to 6 people|
|Extra information||Please, wear comfortable shoes and jacket. In the caves it is colder and it might be slippery. The tour could be in English, German, Spanish and other languages.|
|Tour type||Culture, Heritage, Nature|