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From Sofia: Belogradchik Rocks Full-Day Tour

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Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

From Sofia: Belogradchik Rocks Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

From US$ 150.10 per person

Take a trip to see the Belogradchik Rocks, sandstone formations spread across the Balkan Mountains, on a full-day trip from Sofia. In 2009, these red and yellow conglomerate rock formations were nominated in the campaign for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

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Duration 10 hours
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Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, English
Pickup included
We will pick you up from your hotel in Sofia.


  • Spend your day visiting the rock formations and learning about their formation
  • Learn more about the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign
  • Walk in Veneca Cave, one of the biggest caves in Bulgaria
  • Explore the nearby Belogradchik Fortress
Full description
Take a day trip to the northwestern corner of Bulgaria to see the Belogradchik rocks, located in the Balkan Mountains. You will drive 2.5 to 3 hours from Sofia until you reach this area. The rocks are grouped in various formations and are made up of primarily sandstone. In 2009, they were nominated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Many rocks have fantastic shapes and are associated with interesting legends. They are often named for people or objects they are thought to resemble, and on your tour, your guide might share some of these stories while pointing out the specific rocks and their names. The Belogradchik Rocks have also been declared a Natural Landmark by the Bulgarian government and are a major tourist attraction in the region. At the top of a hill near to some of the rocks is also a medieval fortress, known as the Belogradchik Fortress, built when the region was part of the Roman Empire. You will have the opportunity to visit the fortress and behold its well-preserved and menacing facade. Later, you will also be taken to the nearby Veneca cave, an incredibly beautiful cave with modern colorful lights. All entrance fees are included in the price and there will be time to stop for an optional lunch, which is not included.
  • Entrance fees for the mentioned places
  • Tour guide during the whole day
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel and parking fees
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • You need comfortable shoes because there is a lot of walking/hiking.
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4.7 /5

based on 41 reviews

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They picked me up in front of the hotel where I was staying in Sofia and we made the trip in a very small group, so the guide made it like a VIP tour. Even the way to the attractions was very beautiful and the Belogradchik Fortress is a fantastic place to visit, with its surreal rock formations. Also the Venetsa Cave that we visited is extremely beautiful and looks like something out of a dream. The guide was very kind, funny and very knowledgeable. We also stopped for lunch at a typical bulgarian restaurant with excellent traditional "real food" (as the guide told me), in a very cozy and heartwarming place, as an experience that was good even to fill the soul. In the end I was dropped back at the same hotel. It was perfect and I highly recommend the experience.

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January 22, 2023

Fascinating area of Bulgaria to explore. I enjoyed my day and appreciated the knowledge and experience of my guide. The fortress and the rocks surrounding it are amazing. Our time there was unhurried and we explored the various areas of the fortress. The cave was very interesting as well. Some of the passageways between chambers of the cave are quite small, so you need some flexibility and fitness.

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November 12, 2022

Nature lovers should have seen the sights of the tour. They are very reminiscent of Saxon Switzerland in Germany. The driver was very friendly and has already gotten to know the world a little, so that the long journey didn't get boring. He also had a lot to tell about the area and Bulgaria in general. I would recommend the tour with a clear conscience.

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June 14, 2022

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