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Adventure Travel Spotlight – Hidden Gems

Bulgaria’s mountainous terrain is the perfect landscape for the adventure traveller. From hiking and climbing in summer and its amazing Winter skiing , it also hosts a 1200km endurance bike race through the mountains.

Tourism has been a part of Bulgaria’s economy since the dawn of time, and it’s left some truly amazing things in its wake. The country is located at the crossroad between Europe and Asia, and the lands of Bulgaria have been populated since antiquity. The Slavs and proto-Bulgarians were greatly influenced by the cultures of the Thracians, Illyrians and Greeks, and all peoples who resided on these lands – Thracians, Romans, Slavs, and Bulgarians – have contributed to the world’s cultural heritage. It is also well-accustomed to visitors and explorers of all stripes, particularly mountaineers eager to scale its world-famous slopes.

At almost every beach resort, there are clubs which offer training and equipment for diving, surfing, kite-surfing, and other outdoor sports. There are jet-skis for hire, as well as boats for excursions or for exciting fishing. The Black Sea offers conditions for diving and underwater fishing.

Bulgaria’s mountains cover a third of the nation’s territory, a well-developed network of eco-trails allow visitors the opportunity to appreciate their remarkable beauty. Fully-equipped climbing facilities have been established in some mountain regions – for instance, in the regions of the town of Vratsa, Lakatnik Rocks, Malyovitsa, and elsewhere. You can also explore Bulgaria’s mountains on horseback.
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