Ski resorts and Mountain Tourism
Rugged snow-capped peaks and soft green slopes, cool forests carrying the aroma of herbs and wild fruit, quick-flowing rivers and crystal-clear blue lakes, mineral springs and bioreserves, rare plants and game, large climatic and ski resorts and small picturesque villages with living traditions and folklore every Bulgarian mountain has its own characteristic appearance, fascination and beautiful name.
THE BALKAN RANGE (Stara Planina) - The mountain which gave its name to a peninsula - THE BALKAN PENINSULA, and life to a state - BULGARIA, the biggest and longest mountain chain crossing the entire country, highest peak Botev (2,376 m), 700 km long mountain ridge, ideal for hiking tours, steep rocks and intriguing caves , of equal attraction to tourists, mountaineers and speleologist, picturesque National Revival towns and museum villages, offering excellent possibilities for ecotourism: Kotel, Zheravna, Tryavna, Arbanassi, Bozhentsi, Etura.
The SREDNA GORA mountains are situated in the central part of Bulgaria, between the Balkan Range and the Thrace plain. The highest peak is Mt. Bogdan - 1604 m. The Sredna Gora Mountains give rise to the rivers Topolnitsa, Luda Yana, Pyasuchnik, etc. The Sredna Gora Mountains are famous for the mineral springs and balneological sanatoria in Hisarya, Pavel Banya, Strelcha, Krasnovo, Banya, Stara Zagora.