Walk in the Park Strandja
Hotel Tsarevo South Byich gladly offers walk in Natural Park Strandja
Millennia mountains and the sea to form communities of the evolution of the population of Southeast Europe and the southern Black Sea coast. Monuments of the Thracian, Hellenistic and Roman eras, as well as from the time of Byzantine and medieval Bulgarian became the Strandja and the southern coast in a complex cultural route that can enrich our understanding of the way of European culture over time.
The largest protected area in Bulgaria offers a unique chance to see the largest preserved hardwood forest complex in Europe. Only here in Europe are typically reserved for the end of Tertiary forests (1 million years ago).
Forests cover more than 80% of the area of the park. Their average age is 30 years higher than the national average, while the old forests over 100 years old are 30% of forests in protected areas - three times the national average! In the natural array of old-growth forests - the most valuable habitats of conservation importance - often found in eastern oak trees, oak, beech and eastern Strandzha oak with diameters of 1.5 - 2.0 m and over 500 years.
Strandja Nature Park offers visitors and tourists opportunities for an unforgettable experience. The hilly terrain and network of maintained hiking trails are a good base for hiking tourism. Negoreshtoto summer, warm and long autumn, relatively few cloudy days, no significant temperature anomalies favor the development of tourism in all seasons of the year.
They say it is a sign of good taste and civilized is to choose a holiday in a clean area and consume products in it. In all this there is a large dose of exoticism.
All this amazing natural and cultural-historical heritage available in Strandja Nature Park, part of the still pristine mountains.
Here are two routes for cars and nice transitions, which will fill your senses with autumn colors, sounds and smells.
Strandja mountain path
Duration - about 2.5 hours
The trail starts about 200 meters above the falls Dokuzak right of the Malko Tarnovo - Stoilovo village. Early moves to an old forest road that climbs through a mixed pine-oak forest. After about 5 minutes normal travel from the starting point of the path to the left under forest it is mounted sniper - gaming facility through which can be understood seven species of trees and shrubs typical of Strandja. After about 15 minutes you can learn more about woodpeckers and try to hit frequency with which they are carving wood. The trail continues to climb the hill and reached the bare ridge, which is set to display information about mushrooms. To the left of the trail is the oldest tree in the area - 550-year oak oak. 100-ish meters away, close to the border with Sredoka Reserve, the route is within the light spot, which is a view of either Bosnian and villages along its heights. The same place is mounted forest xylophone, which can try the sound of different wood species. From here the route takes in the north with gentle descent along the main crest road and through the woods with a single old trees. Enters the pine forest with a sharp turn in the end (right) leaves the road. Descends along the dashboard and the last in a mixed oak-beech forest continues in a northeasterly direction to the river Mechi dol. Reached the river valley, it takes the right bank (left) up to the upstream site, which launched a rope trolley. Immediately after it crosses (wading) river. It is climbing a mountain trail through oak forest and rocky terrain to reach the end point of the route in meters Kukulyat to exit the main road to the village Stoilovo.
Rope trolley is used after pre-order the phones Strandja's GMP.
In Search of the Golden Fleece
Duration - about 2 hours, circular route
In Greek mythology hero Jason sailed the ship Argo to Colchis legendary in the foothills of the Caucasus in order to find and return to Hellas Golden Fleece.
Strandzha evergreen forest with its undergrowth, especially when flowering periwinkle (May), resembles that of ancient Colchis is part of the so-called. South euxeinos (ring-tailed) plant area.
The route starts from the northern edge of the village Kondolovo north-east, following the right bank of Marzevski dollars. Then open stony terrain pamukliyka (evergreen bush with large deep pink flowers), the trail enters an aged oak-beech forest. Descent continues along a path, with ancient roots are many, sometimes overgrown with moss. In the past, the path is connected with Kondolovo Primorsko and Kiten. After about 15 minutes the route into the area of periwinkle, which occupies the entire slope below beech forest. Left in the way of places to see bushes of laurel and holly ring-tailed. After 5 minutes, right there is little kladenche with clear mountain water. The route goes down and crosses Marzevski dollars. Turn right along the valley on its left bank. It is a series of short descents and climbs through an old beech forest to the descent into the gorge and the capacity for about 150-foot transition its river stones. On both sides like a tunnel Zelenikovo overhanging bushes. The route leaves the valley on the left carved into the steep slope and climbs stairs to a wonderful spring water, then with beech trees and periwinkle can be a short break. The trail continues to drop back to Marzevski dollars, crossed it with a sharp right turn is included in the old cart road. He started climbing. Century felled beech stands in the way that goes up through the beech forest with rhododendron. After about 20 minutes left the beech forest and reached the ridge, covered with oak trees. Continues through abandoned orchard and reached the asphalt road Kondolovo-Tsarevo, in which after about 200 meters turn right and the old cart path back to the point - the village Kondolovo.