High Jinks in Bulgaria Family Adventure
- Action and adventure in the Rhodopi Mountains
- A mix of activities for all the family
- Hiking, rock climbing, caving, horse riding
- Family fun in the land of bear, lynx and eagle
- Overnight camping at `Magic Lake`
This fantastic Bulgarian family adventure holiday takes place in one of the wildest corners of Europe, home to bear lynx and golden eagle. Named after the mythical Greek Queen, Rhodope, this range of limestone mountains in south-east Bulgaria has a landscape of rock outcrops, extensive forests, deep river gorges and vast caves - all elements of this action-packed adventure! After landing in Sofia, we drive to the village of Trigrad, our base for the week. It's straight into the action, as we set off to try easy rock climbing and 'via ferrata' - full instruction will be given! We move on with a day's horse riding - fun for beginners or experts and including a pleasant picnic stop en route. A day spent trekking through the Chairite Reserve allows us to enjoy the beautiful wooded hills around us, before setting up our wild camp under the stars. Following a day of relaxation (or other activities for those with boundless energy) we go on our cave exploration in the 'Devil's Throat' canyon - a 250 metre-deep gorge, home to more than 150 caves, some of which are inhabited by the long-winged bat. Emerging back into the daylight, we rest up at our hotel, before travelling back to Sofia by way of Plovdiv and the famous 1000 year-old Bachkovo Monastery, famous for the quality of its colourful frescoes. This is a full-on family adventure holiday, but with time for everyone to learn about Bulgaria's interesting history.
Is this holiday for you?
This is a superb family adventure in the heart of the Bulgarian Rhodopi Mountains. Few tourists visit this area, most of which remains completely unspoiled. Accommodation is in comfortable and friendly family-run pension-style hotels and there is 1 night camping. During the week, there is a wide range of activity. Safety is our main concern on this kind of trip and the horse-riding, climbing and caving are taken by qualified instructors. The walks we undertake on this tripare on good and well-marked trails and they are suitable for children provided they are used to walking in the hills. The overnight campsite has 4X4 vehicle access and all equipment and luggage is transferred to the campsite. All equipment hire is included in the price. This trip is suitable for families with a sense of adventure, looking for an active week that is great value for money in wild mountains. Sofia is easily accessed by a growing number of low-cost airlines. This trip is suitable for children aged 6 and upwards.