Whether it’s on land, water or up in the air, Bulgaria is the place to be if you’re looking for outdoor adventures! The country’s dramatic mountains, enchanting forests and rugged coastline are a natural playground for sports and activities, offering everything from cycling to canyoning and horse riding to hot air ballooning.
With summer just around the corner and the weather getting milder, now is the perfect time to start planning your next adventure. Stuck for ideas? Here are just a few of the activities you could take part in this year…
YOU COULD KAYAK AROUND MADJAROVO
Madzharovo is literally located in the center of volcano’s crater, erupted over 35 million years ago. As a result of the volcanic activity, in the rocks around the city are found precious and semiprecious stones. It is this natural wealth that has determined the city’s development under socialism as a mining center. And even today, traces of the active work in the mines are still visible.
Or Rafting on the Iskar river
In Bulgaria there are two popular places for rafting: Kresna Gorge on the Struma River, which is near Blagoevgrad and the gorge on the Iskar River, which is close to Sofia.
If you have not yet tried rafting, then rafting in the Iskar Gorge, near Sofia, is a good opportunity to experience the thrill of this adventure, pleasant and safe.
The rapids of the river are suitable for everyone. The program combines adrenaline moments with a relaxing trip and it is a good test for those who want in the future to take part in a more complicated rafting adventure like rafting on the Struma River in the areа of Kresna.
OR DISCOVER THE TREASURES THAT LIE BENEATH BULGARIAN WATERS
Bulgaria is not the first destination you think of to go diving, but is emerging as a new diving area. The diving is in the Black Sea. This is an inland sea which connects to the Mediterranean through the Bosporus Strait via the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles Strait. Surface water from the Black Sea travels into the Mediterranean, whilst deeper water from the Med goes the opposite way. It is also fed by freshwater from large rivers and rain which means that the Black Sea is less salty than the Mediterranean, and has a lower salinity (in the top 50 m) than the oceans.
Village Gella ARE GREAT FOR THOSE WHO LIKE THEIR CHALLENGES ON TWO WHEELS…
In the middle of a mountain, surrounded by gigantic peaks, you can find a tiny village called Gela. This place is may be tiny in terms of residents or size, but it is greater than anyone thinks.
Gela lies in the bottom of three Rhodope peaks, Galijala, Orpheus and Turlata. It’s 1500 meters above sea level, and that is something that pretty much defines a lot of thing about this place.
…AND IDYLLIC BEACHES ARE PERFECT FOR ROAMING ON FOUR LEGS!
WITH MORE THAN 10 COURSES, GOLFERS CAN TEE OFF IN THE MOST STUNNING SURROUNDINGS…
…WHILE RUNNERS WILL FIND PATHS OF ALL LEVELS SURROUNDED BY STUNNING SCENERY.
…AND FORESTS OFFER ALL SORTS OF ADVENTURES, FROM QUAD BIKING TO TREETOP TRAILS