Adventure Sports

Bulgaria’s variety of landscapes makes the country a playground for all kinds of sports and adventure activities. It has excellent terrain for 4×4 off-road driving, quad bikes and enduro biking, so bring your leisure vehicle and you can enjoy the landscape off the beaten track, safe in the knowledge that there are helping hands should you get stuck! If there is any activity that you are interested in then please ask for more details.

Enduro riding
Mountain Hiking

Rock Climbing

Why not join the team from Trapesitza Alpine Club, based in Veliko Tarnovo. The club was established in 1902 and is a full member of the Bulgarian Climbing and Mountaineering Federation. The members of the club are fully trained mountain guides and instructors who have combined their love of the Bulgarian mountains with their experience of mountain sports in all regions of the world. The club can offer half-day, full-day and multi-day activities including rock climbing, ice climbing and trekking in the high mountains. The guides offer full instruction and equipment for all levels of experience.

Please ask at reception for more details.

Horse Riding

For visitors, horse riding offers an ideal way to experience the Bulgarian countryside. You can choose from short hacks to longer treks exploring mountains and rivers as you trot along in the sunshine.

The horses, equipment and instructors are supplied from the internationally recognised Arbanasi Riding School. Assessment of the rider’s skill and experience is performed before deciding on the length and type of route to ride. The instructors are very experienced and speak excellent English.

Horse and Rider
Rope Activity Centre

Dryanovo Adventure Island Rope Garden

The Adventure Island rope garden is on the river bank where the Dryanovska and Andaka rivers merge. It is a system of differently built “bridges”, which connect a smaller or a bigger group of trees. The individual elements are between 1 and 7 metres above the ground, depending on the grade of difficulty. Safety equipment and an instructor are provided to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

Children’s Rope Garden – suitable for children and adults, consisting of 8 to 12 elements which are between 1 and 3 metres above the ground. Completion of the course takes 20 to 30 minutes.

Basic Rope Garden – suitable for children and adults, who are over 1.60m in height. There are two levels of difficulty (marked red and blue) consisting of 15 to 20 elements. Completion of the course takes 30 to 45 minutes.

Bird Watching

Bulgaria is home to over 420 bird species and is one of the up and coming destinations for ornithologists. The various wild habitats provide shelter for 22 endangered species. The Via Ponitca, one of the migratory routes in Europe, passes through Bulgaria. There are two resident birds of prey living in the campsite valley and they are often seen circling and swooping for prey. Your hosts can give you directions to the best birding locations. Bee eaters and golden orioles are found locally in Spring time. There are also eagles to be found within an hour’s drive. There is a large group of buzzards who live in the next field as well as visiting eagles, ospreys and owls.

Birdwatching
Photography

Photography

In the country of mountains and rivers you can be sure to find the perfect spot to create great images. Whether you like landscapes, nature, or modern city-scapes your hosts can provide insightful information as to the best places to allow your creativity to flow.

Painting

There is a thriving art scene in Bulgaria and the area around Veliko Tarnovo is very picturesque. We can provide details of good locations to relax and paint a picture of your holiday in Bulgaria.

Artist Painting

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