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    • Belogradcik, Rila Lakes and cities - 3 questions

      Bulgaria Oct 24, 2016 at 8:04 AM

      We'll drive to Sofia and spend there few days in the country this weekend. As we drive from Beograd, Belogradcik seems to be logical as first place to visit. Is it possible to explore the region with a short hiking in early November or weather does not permit it anymore? Then we would also like to visit Rila of course, and I was told, Rila Seven Lakes also worth to visit. My question is the same, whether it is possible to go there these days or it is too cold, frozen etc.? We are middle aged couple and in good health, but we don't use to hike with special equipment. Finally, another type question. Considering limited time, we probably can visit either Plovdiv or Veliko Tarnovo. Which one do you believe to be a better choice if we don't have time for both? Thanks,

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      by 68maciek Online Now Jun 7, 2009 at 1:57 PM

      I hope to make a bit of hiking in Bulgaria.It looks that Botev area is almost on my way. I think about the route from Kalofer to Kilistar (or the other way- if you recommend it. I will be with my wife and two teenage children.
      I'm not sure if we go on the peak.I have seen TV- instalations and the apshalt road on Botev and it bothers me a bit.
      I saw some posts about mountain hostels on Unfortunately my brotherhood Bulgarian language knowledge is very limited.
      Have you got experience with hizas in Botev area?Which ones do you recommend which not and why? Which ones have the best conditions or an atmophere? In which hizas I don't need a sleeping bag (I don't want to carry a heavy rucksack? Will I get some food in hizas?

      2 Answers Jun 18, 2009 at 12:20 AM