Belogradchik Rocks and Magura Cave
Unique natural site of Belogradchik Rocks, 230 millions years old, are red sandstones with strange figures, situated next to the Serbian border and the Danube river. Candidate for UNESCO, for the New 7 Wonders of the World, for European Commission Geopark Network and finalist of Tourism Destination of Excellence for 2008 the site has no analog on the globe. During the Thracian, Roman, Medieval Bulgarian and Ottoman times there is a forteress around part of the rocks, which is very well preserved and offers a great panorama.
The visit can be extended with Magura cave, one of the biggest in the Balkans, with the oldest paintings made by homo sapiens, 10 000 years BC ago, with bat guano. The hunting ceremony, the fertility dance, the first calendar among others represent the religion rituals, agricultural activities and the way of live in the Neolithic and early Bronze age. Furthermore man can find enormous stalackton, stalagmites and other strange formations, a house for 5 kind of bats. At the end it exist a wine - tasting option in order to degustate the sparklingand red wines, ageing in one of the cave's halls.
The prices per person:
1 person - 140 euro; 2 persons - 70 euro per person; 3 persons - 50 euro; 4 persons - 40 euro and includes pick up and drop off from your address in Sofia, all the transfers, certified mountain guide for the walk and guided visit in the Fortress and in the Cave, Not included in the price are personal expenses, museum entrance fees, lunch and drinks, travel insurance.
Transfer duration round trip: approx.6 h/380km
Walking time: 1 h in the fortress and 1,15h in the cave.