Bulgaria is not only a great beach holiday destination, famous for its wines and inexpensive hotels, but it's an excellent place for active tourism. In particular, hundreds of mountaineering fans go to this country on the Balkan Peninsula to enjoy an extra adrenaline dose.
Rock climbing in Bulgaria features organized routes, ascents, and some unbridled extreme climbing. The nature of the country is famous for its high peaks and glaciers. The most famous glaciers are Vitosha, Stara Planina, and the Pirin. You can't conquer the highest point of the Old Planina – Botev Peak without special equipment.
In Bulgaria, there are more than 200 routes for athletes of different levels of training. You can examine your skills on the arrays of Botev Peak, Pirin, Stara Planina, Orlova Chucka, or Vitosha. If you are a beginner, you can take a course and practice at the foot of the glaciers or on a rock mass near the Holy Trinity Monastery in the Veliko Tarnovo district. The Usteto area offers two rock massifs, separated by a picturesque small river. The slopes of the arrays are simple and ideal for training in mountaineering.
The main thing is that you shouldn't forget about the safety rules. Use only high-quality equipment and listen carefully to the guides. The best period for mountain climbing runs during spring and autumn.