Stara Planina Travel Guide

  • Stara Planina
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  • Sredna Stara planina (Middle S.P. Mountain)
    Sredna Stara planina (Middle S.P....
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  • Shipka - a place with rich history
    Shipka - a place with rich history
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Stara Planina Things to Do

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    by peter_dimov Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Shipka is the place where the Turkish armies were stopped and crushed during the Liberating war (1877-1878). The monuments are made in honour to the Russian division and the Bulgarian volunteers, who fought the enemy without supplies for three days and didn't let any Turk pass to Northern Bulgaria.

    A monument in Shipka
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    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Hiking and Walking

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    by peter_dimov Written Aug 28, 2006

    There are several high waterfalls in different parts of Stara planina. Most of them are easy to reach by foot.

    Raisko(to) praskalo: close to mount Botev in the middle part of Stara planina. Nearby cities - Apriltsi and Kalofer.

    Kademliisko(to) praskalo: close to the mount Triglav, also in the middle of Stara planina. Nearby cities - Apriltsi and Kalofer. Next to a road, but a bad one.

    Skaklia: in Western Stara planina, close to the Lakatnik rock area. Nearby cities - Svoge, Sofia, Mezdra. Close to a village. There is one more waterfall named Skaklia near Vratsa.

    Raiskoto praskalo waterfall - Bulgaria Kademliiskoto praskalo waterfall, Bulgaria Skaklia waterfall, Bulgaria
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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    by peter_dimov Written Aug 28, 2006

    This is the highest mount in the Stara planina (2376 m above sea level). If the weather is clear, there's a marvellous lookaround.

    Botev in winter Botev in summer

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Stara Planina Transportation

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    by peter_dimov Updated Feb 2, 2005

    The transportation in Stara planina during the winter can be tough. Many of the transport routes are blocked or closed. Hiking in the higher parts during the winter is not recommended if the weather is not good and the sky clean. Always stay in groops in any conditions and trips; even in summer it can turn bad.

    The contacts below are with the Mountain Rescue in Bulgaria (PSS).

    Central office in Sofia
    088 1470
    02/963 2000

    Botev peak station
    02 987-58-35
    032 26-61-42

    Troyan station
    0887 542 834

    Teteven station
    0887 542 709

    High parts of the mountain are cold even in spring
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    • Road Trip
    • Hiking and Walking

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