Bulgaria

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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.

Trails

Regions

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks
  • A guidebook to 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, with steep ascents and exposed scrambles. The routes range from 7 to 61km and include a full-day ascent of Mount Vihren. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
  • Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks
  • 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
Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks
  • A guide to walking and trekking in Bulgaria. The routes are based in the Pirin, Rila and Central Balkan national parks that cover the three wildest and most majestic mountain regions of Bulgaria. 12 superb two to four-day routes are described including ascents of Musala and Vihren, Bulgaria's highest peaks. Each walk is broken down into day... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks
  • A guide to walking and trekking in Bulgaria. The routes are based in the Pirin, Rila and Central Balkan national parks that cover the three wildest and most majestic mountain regions of Bulgaria. 12 superb two to four-day routes are described including ascents of Musala and Vihren, Bulgaria's highest peaks. Each walk is broken down into day... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • What Belongs to You
  • On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher walks down a staircase beneath Sofia`s National Palace of Culture, looking for sex. Among the stalls of a public bathroom he encounters Mitko, a charismatic young hustler. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, and their trysts grow increasingly intimate and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Netherlands
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Belgium
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Bulgarien
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO das südosteuropäische Land vom höchsten Gipfel im Rila-Gebirge bis zu den langen Sandstränden an der Schwarzmeerküste - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Bulgarien an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben den grandiosen... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Absorb the vibrant landscape by hiking the Carpathians, relax on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, or experience the kaleidoscope... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Romania & Bulgaria - Roemenië en Bulgarije | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Engelstalig. Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria is your passport to all the most... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Absorb the vibrant landscape by hiking the Carpathians, relax on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, or experience the kaleidoscope... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Merian live Bulgarije - Zwarte Zee kust | Deltas
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met het land. Voor- en achterin uitklapbare kaart. Aandacht voor o.a. taal, festivals en eten en drinken. Prettig formaat en toch met veel foto’s. Nederlands Aan het strand Excursies Bezienswaardigheden Eten Drinken Uitgangsleven Overnachten Wandelingen Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Trotter Bulgarije | Lannoo
  • Goede informatieve gids met nadruk op praktische informatie om rond te reizen. Echter ook aandacht voor cultuur en geschiedenis. Geschreven met prachtige Belgische humor, oorspronkelijk Franse gids. Het echte verhaal achter de klassieke trekpleisters Tips om de verborgen parels buiten de platgetreden paden te verkennen Verrassende anekdotes en... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • No Place Like Home, Thank God
  • Amazon UK Bestseller Number 1 in Cycling and Top 3 in Travel and in SportAfter a near fatal brain haemorrhage Steven Primrose-Smith decides that life is too short to hang around. Inspired, he jumps on his bicycle to travel a road that stretches 22,000 miles across the whole of Europe.During his ride through 53 countries, climbing the equivalent... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • No Place Like Home, Thank God
  • Amazon UK Bestseller Number 1 in Cycling and Top 3 in Travel and in SportAfter a near fatal brain haemorrhage Steven Primrose-Smith decides that life is too short to hang around. Inspired, he jumps on his bicycle to travel a road that stretches 22,000 miles across the whole of Europe.During his ride through 53 countries, climbing the equivalent... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Ontdek de Magie van de Oostelijke Rodopen | Fokko Erhart
  • Dit boekje is geschreven om mensen enthousiast te maken voor dit uniek stukje Europa. Een gebied dat het verdient om behouden te blijven. Dit full colour boekje van 32 pagina’s (formaat is 19x26cm) onthult in vier verhalen een aantal van de verborgen schatten die hij in de loop der jaren ontdekt heeft. Naast de verhalen bestaat het voor 75% uit... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Bulgaria
  • Exploring Bulgaria's relatively undiscovered delights, this guide gives tips for budget skiing destinations and offers more peaceful holiday ideas including beaches, mineral spas, monastries and hiking. There is also a handy language section to help with the communication side of things. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Exploring Bulgaria's relatively undiscovered delights, this guide gives tips for budget skiing destinations and offers more peaceful holiday ideas including beaches, mineral spas, monastries and hiking. There is also a handy language section to help with the communication side of things. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
  • Reisgids Bulgarien Schwarzmeerküste | Michael Müller Verlag
  • Hele goede, zeer degelijke en bijzonder complete reisgids over Bulgarije. Met zowel aandacht voor cultuur als voor praktische feiten voor het rondreizen zelf. 354 Kilometer bulgarische Schwarzmeerküste mit Stränden für jeden Geschmack, mal ausgedehnte Sandstreifen, mal intime Sandbuchten, mal zerklüftete Felsküstenpanoramen. Der Rest sind... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Prophet for Our Times
  • Foreword by Dr Wayne D. Dyer.'The whole world bows down before me; I bow down before the Master Peter Deunov' - Albert Einstein Peter Deunov (Beinsa Dounov), who lived in Bulgaria from 1864 to 1944, was a great and inspired teacher of the Perennial Wisdom, that essential thread of truth running through all the major world religions. He was an... Read more
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Belgium
  • Prophet for Our Times
  • Foreword by Dr Wayne D. Dyer.'The whole world bows down before me; I bow down before the Master Peter Deunov' - Albert Einstein Peter Deunov (Beinsa Dounov), who lived in Bulgaria from 1864 to 1944, was a great and inspired teacher of the Perennial Wisdom, that essential thread of truth running through all the major world religions. He was an... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Eyewitness Travel Bulgaria - Bulgarije | DK
  • Prachtig geillustreerde reisgids met o.a. 3D tekeningen, fraaie kaarten en geweldige foto’s. Daarnaast uitgebreide achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Echt om in de stemming te komen! Engelstalig. Discover this unspoiled country, from the top things to do in Sofia - such as exploring the Aleksander Nevski Memorial Church and hiking on Mount Vitosha - to... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lost in the World
  • What do sacrificing sheep, the Bulgarian KGB and fish eyes floating in soup have in common?They were just a small part of the unexpected events I encountered during my 20 years traveling the world.When you add; sharing a path with Giant Monitor Lizards, a nuclear power plant outside your hotel window and passing out white envelopes filled with... Read more
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Belgium
  • Lost in the World
  • What do sacrificing sheep, the Bulgarian KGB and fish eyes floating in soup have in common?They were just a small part of the unexpected events I encountered during my 20 years traveling the world.When you add; sharing a path with Giant Monitor Lizards, a nuclear power plant outside your hotel window and passing out white envelopes filled with... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Pocket Guide Bulgaria - Bulgarije | Berlitz
  • Pocket Guide Berlitz is een handzaam engelstalige reisgids met bezienswaardigheden, kaartjes, hotels en restaurants. Past makkelijk in de binnenzak. Berlitz Pocket Guides: iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Bulgaria. · Newly updated edition of Berlitz Pocket Guide Bulgaria · Over 45... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pirin Mountains Domino
  • Pirin Mountains at 1:50,000 on a large, double-sided, contoured map with GPS waypoints for shelters and chalets, peaks, etc. and highlighting hiking routes. Topography is shown by contours at 40m intervals with additional relief shading and graphics and colouring for sandstone stacks, single rocks over 5m high, marshlands and different types of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 6 Pirin gebergte | Domino
  • Gedetailleerde kaart met hoogtelijnen en wandelroutes. Tevens aanduiding van campings, hotels, eerste hulpposten, etc. Alle tekst in het Latijnse en Cyrillische schrift. Wandelpaden gemarkeerd, hutten zijn aangegeven. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bulgaria (with Fishing Lakes)
  • Bulgaria at 1:540,000 on an indexed road from Domino with on the reverse enlargements of 20 fishing lakes, plus other information for anglers. All information is in Bulgarian only and all place names of the maps are in Cyrillic alphabet.The main map provides a clear picture of the country’s topography with bright altitude colouring enhanced by... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pirin (BG) - Orvilos - Vrontou (GR) Geopsis 134
  • Pirin Mountais in south-western Bulgaria, plus Orvilos and Vrondous (Vrontou) Mountains in northern Greece on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible amt at 1:50,000 from Greek publishers Geopsis, highlighting waymarked hiking trails, places of interest, etc.On one side are the Pirin Mountain in Bulgaria with... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Strandzha Mountains: Burgas to the Turkish Border Domino Map
  • Strandzha Mountains in the south-eastern corner of Bulgaria between Burgas to the Turkish border on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Domino showing local hiking trails and highlighting various interesting sites, with three more detailed enlargements at 1:25,000. Most place names are in both Latin and Cyrillic alphabet; map legend... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Strandzha - Bulgarije | Domino
  • Gedetailleerde kaart met hoogtelijnen en wandelroutes. Tevens aanduiding van campings, hotels, eerste hulpposten, etc. Alle tekst in het Latijnse en Cyrillische schrift. Wandelpaden gemarkeerd, hutten zijn aangegeven. Gedetailleerde, fijngetekende overzichtskaart/wegenkaart van het uiterste zuid-oosten van Bulgarije, (de kuststrook tussen... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Länderkarte Bulgarien 1:800 000
  • Für die große Fahrt und kleine Abstecher. Die MARCO POLO Länderkarten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der, im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit Marco Polo Highlight-Sternen´´, sowie gelben oder... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Sredna Gora - Bulgarije | Domino
  • Gedetailleerde kaart met hoogtelijnen en wandelroutes. Tevens aanduiding van campings, hotels, eerste hulpposten, etc. Alle tekst in het Latijnse en Cyrillische schrift. Wandelpaden gemarkeerd, hutten zijn aangegeven. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Bulgarije - Rila
  • Op sneeuwschoenen door het Rilagebergte, in het zuidwesten van Bulgarije. Een onderdompeling, niet alleen in de natuur van de hoogste bergen van Zuidoost-Europa, maar ook in de rijke Bulgaarse cultuur. De Engelstalige lokale gids leidt op deskundige wijze de verrassende sneeuwwandeltochten door het ruige gebergte. Hij laat je op unieke wijze... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Bulgarije - Rila gebergte
  • Ervaar de grote schoonheid van natuur en cultuur in Bulgarije. Beklim het Rila gebergte,een Nationaal Park. Lunch aan een van de stille bergmeren en loop door de eeuwenoude oerbossen. Vergaap u aan de bijzondere pracht van de fresco's in het Rila klooster, hoog op de lijst van Unesco's werelderfgoed. Overnacht in een vriendelijk pension met een... Read more
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