Stara Planina

  • Bulgaria, Stara Planina, Oranginas Bela Vit River, Walkopedia
  • Bulgaria, Stara Planina, Oranginas Glozhene Monastry, Walkopedia
  • Bulgaria, Stara Planina, Oranginas Sipkovo, Walkopedia

Key information: Stara Planina

    • A five day trail in the Old Mountains, the Stara Planina, in clear mountain air, very varied scenery and a rich flora and fauna.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating82
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest14
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating82

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 1300m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
Stara Planina: Oranginas Glozhene Monastry - © Oranginas Walking Group


A five day walk in the Trojanska and Tetevenska Planina. We've yet to go, but our friends the Oranginas walking group from the Netherlands have been and say:

"Our route went through old foot paths, on height, through villages where time seemed to be stand still during the last decades. Or passed all the "new symbols of the booming Bulgarian economy". A trail along the Bela-Vit river and a heavy climb to the Glozhene monasteries with old icons and a little museum. Or - at Easter - the plum trees in full flowering. And always: the magnificent mountain look at the higher Stara Planina! Now and then a coach and horse with Roma's on the easel."

THANK YOU ORANGINAS! See their full thoughts on their site. They have some great recommendations for accommodation, maps, etc.

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Stara Planina: Oranginas Sipkovo - © Oranginas Walking Group

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