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From Sofia: Belogradchik Rocks Full-Day Tour

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Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

From Sofia: Belogradchik Rocks Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

From US$ 99.86 per person

Take a trip to see the Belogradchik Rocks, sandstone formations spread across the Balkan Mountains, on a full-day trip from Sofia. In 2009, these red and yellow conglomerate rock formations were nominated in the campaign for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian
Pickup included
Your hotel in Sofia at 8:30 AM.


  • Spend your day visiting the rock formations and learning about their formation
  • Learn more about the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign
  • Walk in Veneca Cave, one of the biggest caves in Bulgaria
  • Explore the nearby Belogradchik Fortress
Full description
Take a day trip to the northwestern corner of Bulgaria to see the Belogradchik rocks, located in the Balkan Mountains. You will drive 2.5 to 3 hours from Sofia until you reach this area. The rocks are grouped in various formations and are made up of primarily sandstone. In 2009, they were nominated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Many rocks have fantastic shapes and are associated with interesting legends. They are often named for people or objects they are thought to resemble, and on your tour, your guide might share some of these stories while pointing out the specific rocks and their names. The Belogradchik Rocks have also been declared a Natural Landmark by the Bulgarian government and are a major tourist attraction in the region. At the top of a hill near to some of the rocks is also a medieval fortress, known as the Belogradchik Fortress, built when the region was part of the Roman Empire. You will have the opportunity to visit the fortress and behold its well-preserved and menacing facade. Later, you will also be taken to the nearby Veneca cave, an incredibly beautiful cave with modern colorful lights. All entrance fees are included in the price and there will be time to stop for an optional lunch, which is not included.
  • Entrance fees for the mentioned places
  • Tour guide during the whole day
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel and parking fees
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
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  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • You need comfortable shoes because there is a lot of walking/hiking.
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based on 37 reviews

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Even though Belogradchik Rocks are located a little far from Sofia it’s ABSOLUTELY worth going there. Wow what a scenery, what a landscape and fantastic views, This is really a special place. The ride itself passes through a beautiful region of Bulgaria. Friendly guide and driver who both spoke perfect english, comfortable minibus. Thank you, see you next time in Sofia for another tour :-)

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July 22, 2021

Great ride!

All perfect, booked by the app on the mobile phone, we were two and they took us in front of the b & b where we were staying in Sofia, the place is a bit distant but the wait pays off and on the advice of the guide we also started visiting the caves not far away. The guide spoke English but understandable for those who chew it a little, nice, courteous and prepared.

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June 14, 2018

Belogradchik Rocks & Magura Cave a must!

We decided on the Belogradchik Rocks Tour and instead of admiring the small cave, we skipped lunch and admired the largest cave in Bulgaria. We (6 people) can only say we do this great tour, even if it is long. The view and the soffit haha will thank you for it :) Our guide was great !!!

October 4, 2017

Product ID: 28975