Central Balkan National Park offers a little bit of everything. More than half of the park is covered in temperate and broadleaf forests, waterfalls cascade down the various mountain sides throughout the park and once you climb up to a peak’s summit, the views over the rest of the area are incredible.
Best time to visit:
June to October
Lev (BGN). Euros are also commonly accepted in tourist areas
What’s the weather like?
During the summer, average daily temperatures range from 20 ºC to 25 ºC in the national park. Summer is also the most frequent season for rain, with an average of 220 millimeters falling each month
How to get there:
Any trip to Central Balkan National Park likely begins with a flight into the Sofia International Airport (SOF). Many guides will meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip, but if not, it is also fairly simple to make the two hour drive to the park
Situated in central Bulgaria and nestled amongst the Balkan Mountains, Central Balkan National Park is one of the largest and most valuable protected areas in all of Europe. The national park is home to a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and boasts thousands of species of plants and animals as well as primeval beech forest. Exploring the park on foot is a great way to see some of these plants and animals as well as experience the park’s incredible natural beauty. Aside from Botev Peak, Mount Ambaritsa (2,166 meters), Mount Kupena (2,169 meters) and 124.5-meter high the Rajskoto Pruskalo waterfall are all popular hiking destinations
Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.