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∗ From Sofia – Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or you can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.
∗ From Plovdiv – Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking in front of the Hotel Ramada (Trimoncium Hotel Plovdiv), http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point Plovdiv. google/maps!!!, or you can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.
∗ The journey takes us to the starting point for treks in the region of Shiroko Pole village, about 4 km from Kardzhali. From there we will take hiking trek to the next stop. The trek takes about 03:00 hours.
∗ Hiking to the medieval fortress “Minyak” / “Makan” / is one of the largest and highest fortresses in the Rhodopes. The view of the Studen Kladenets dam, the cable-stayed bridge near the village of Lisitsite and the village of Shiroko Pole is amazing.
∗ A pleasant picnic amidst the captivating tranquility in the area.
∗ Treck back to the starting point.
∗ Short transfer to the village of Lisitsite.
∗ Trek to the longest cable-stayed bridge in Bulgaria.
∗ Boarding the bus and departing towards the hotel.
∗ Hotel check-in, free time.
∗ Dinner at the hotel restaurant, relax in a traditional atmosphere while enjoying deliciously prepared food, free time.
∗ After breakfast we will continue our adventure around the Rhodope Mountain.
∗ Visit to the Alexandrovo tomb and the Museum Center “Thracian Art Of Eastern Rhodope”. The tomb in the vicinity of the village of Aleksandrovo dates back to the IV century BC, and is one of the most prominent monuments of the ancient Thracian culture.
∗ Visit to the ‘Gluhite kamani’ area (the Deaf stones area) is one of the largest rock- cult complexes in the Eastern Rhodope. The sacred place was used by the ancient Thracian tribes who inhabited the area.
∗ Picnic lunch in the picturesque mountain scenery.
∗ Pleasant afternoon in the medieval fortress Netotsikon near the village of Mezek – This is the best preserved defense facility in the Rhodopes. The fortress has the functions of a border guarded fortress. It protects the areas between the rivers Maritsa and Arda. The village is also well known for its own winery and the Mezzek brand of Bulgarian wine.
∗ Departure towards Sofia and Plovdiv.
∗ 18:00: Expected time of arrival in Plovdiv at the parking in front of Hotel RAMADA (Trimoncium Hotel).
∗ 19:30: Expected time of arrival in Sofia at the parking lot behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.