E5, Kom-Emine - by Henk Nouws Bulgaria is a lovely country for long distance hikers. Most famous are Rila, Pirin and Rhodope mountain ranges. The Balkan mountains (Stara Planina) are perhaps less spectacularly high, but no less interesting in terms of flora and fauna. The European long distance trail E3, of which the Bulgarian section is known as "Kom-Emine", runs right across the Stara Planina from western border with Serbia to the Black Sea in the east. This magnificent waymarked trail, through old forests of beech and oak, passing remote huts and open grassy ridges with herds of horses running free,  will leave a lasting impression on any long distance hiker. A second European long distance trail, E4, leads across the Bulgarian Vitosha mountains south of Sofia, and there are several other well-marked long distance trails and lots of mountain huts in Bulgaria. Bringing camping gear can be handy though.

Inland Bulgaria has a temperate continental climate, with a more maritime, almost mediterranean climate along the Black Sea coast. In the mountains, July, August and September are warm and mostly dry. Nevertheless, be prepared for sudden weather changes and drops in temperature at all times, and fierce thunderstorms in particular.




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  • This handy guidebook contains route descriptions for 12 multi-day treks in Bulgaria's highest and wildest mountain ranges in the Pirin, Rila and Central Balkan national parks. The treks are aimed at fit, experienced mountain walkers as the routes contain steep ascents and exposed scrambles. The routes range from 7 to 61km and cover a varied terrain Read more
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  • Goede wandelgids van de bekende uitgever Rother met 50 wandelingen en trektochten in het Pirin- en Rila gebergte van Zuidwest Bulgarije. Met goede route omschrijvingen, hoogteprofielen en kaarten zijn alle routes aangegeven per moeilijkheidscategorie. Wandern in Bulgarien? Das mag exotisch anmuten, interessant und lohnend ist es auf jeden Fall.... Read more
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  • tony 2014-02-09 13:24:36
  • wandelkaarten Bulgarije en Macedonie
  • Ik ben de enige die op dit moment wandelkaarten bulgarije aanbied in Nederland
    Tevens importeer ik de wandelkaarten Macedonie en reisgidsen Macedonie

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    verder vindt je veel informatie voor macedonie terug op
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