Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia
Visit the Bulgarian town of Belogradchik on this guided, full-day, minibus tour from Sofia. Just 180 kilometers north of Sofia, nature has sculpted the amazing Belogradchik rocks, a group of strange shaped sandstone and conglomerate rock formations. The view from the old fortress of the fascinating formations is breathtaking. Use some imagination and visions of 'the Rabbit,' 'Adam and Eve,' 'the Ice-Age Squirrel,' 'the Rebel' and many more can be seen. On the way back to Sofia, visit a beautiful cave called Venetsa (aka the Wreath). This small-group tour includes a Sofia hotel pickup and drop-off.
This tour to Belogradchik begins at 8.30am from a hotel or accommodation in Sofia. Cross the Balkan mountain range via the picturesque Petrohan Pass. After three hours, arrive at the beautiful town of Belogradchik. Spend 90 minutes exploring and admiring the amazing rock formations, as well the old fortress in front. Reach the highest point, from where the entire valley and the beautiful rock formations can be seen.
From here, there are two options: stop at a nice, traditional Bulgarian restaurant in the nearby village of Falkovets, or have a quick snack and head towards the amazing cave called 'the Wreath.' The wonderful stalagmite and stalactite formations inside are breathtaking. The cave recently opened for visitors, so there will be a chance to be one of the first explorers here.
At 3.30pm, depart back to Sofia via the main road. If time allows, make a quick stop close to the town of Vratsa to see and admire Vratsata Gorge, the highest gorge in the Balkan Peninsula.