One day private sightseeing and hiking tour from Sofia to the cave “Snezhanka” and the so called Bekovi rocks with the ancient Thracians sanctuary (“End of the Rhodope Mountains”) in the Rhodope Mountains with a stop at the museum „Cars Of Socialism“ in the town of Peshtera by car. You will be picked up from your accommodation/hotel in Sofia at 8 AM. At the late afternoon we will sett off back to Sofia, where we will arrive at about 20.00 pm.
Type: one day private sightseeing and hiking tour from Sofia to the cave “Snezhanka” and Bekovi rocks with the ancient Thracians sanctuary (“End of the Rhodope Mountains”) with a stop at the Museum „Cars Of Socialism“ in Peshtera by car;
Duration: about 10 hours;
Minimum number of attractions to be visited: cave “Snezhanka” and Bekovi rocks with the ancient Thracians sanctuary (“End of the Rhodope Mountains”) in the Rhodope Mountains with a stop at the museum „Cars Of Socialism“ in the town of Peshtera.
Price: Please send us your enquiry! If you would like us to contact you with a proposal for this tour, please complete the form at the end of the page or use e-mail/phone or other communication channels, providing as much information as possible. We specialize in tailor-made travel to Bulgaria and our travel suggestions are individually designed to suit your personal requirements, so the more detail you can provide us with, the better. One of our specialist Travel Consultants will then contact you in order to provide you with a personalized proposal and quotation;
The tour includes: services of a professionally qualified tour guide; transportation by A/C vehicle, fuel and parking expenses; entry fees for museums; pickup and drop off from your hotel/accommodation, soft drinks/cup of coffee/tea;
The tour does not include: lunch expenses; any personal expenses;
Tour dates: all year round;
Tour mileage: about 400 km;
Minimum number of travelers: 2
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Sofia. Then we will have a transfer to the town of “Peshtera” (1.5 hrs). Our first stop will be the museum „Cars Of Socialism“, where you will have the chance to see very well preserved cars from the communist times in Bulgaria. The museum was opened in 2016 and currently exhibits about 20-30 cars. The atmosphere is unique since the exhibition hall is actually a movie theatre, not touched or changed since the communist times in Bulgaria. Alongside the cars you will see a small exhibition presenting the movie, music and show business stars from that time.
Five kilometers, southwest, from Peshtera is located the cave “Snezhanka”. Тhe path leading to the cave is about 800 meters. The cave itself has multiform halls and is exceptionally rich in stalactites, stalagmites and draperies. the cave “Snezhanka” is 145 meters long, with constant temperature of 8° C.
At noon will have lunch in the town of Bratsigovo – a small historical and ethnographic town located in the Western Rhodope Mountains.
Then will continue to the high mountain village of Ravnogor (1,340 m). Here we will leave the cars and will start our 1.5 hour trekking to the Bekovi roks (the whole trekking time to the place and back will be like 3 hrs). On the way we will see some remains from an old monastery named “St. Ilia”.
From Bekovi roks in front of your eyes will reveal fascinating views of the beautiful hills of Western Rhodope Mountains, covered with thick forests, and among them of the transparent waters of the dam lake “Vacha”.
The air is clean and fresh, and among the rocks are placed benches for rest and recreation of tourists.
While walking you might see traditional means of transportation like donkey/horse carts. You may also meet some nomadic gypsies and local people called Pomaks, picking mushrooms and berries in the woods.
Equipment you will need to bring: Clothes (if possible hard-shell or rain jacket). Sandwich / Snacks for lunch, since it is not included.