The highlights of this tour
These are the highlights of the Green way tour:
- Spectacular river gorge ending with Waterfall “Borov kamak”
- Fascinating landscape with lots of ferns and Balkan endemic plants
- A lot of amazing stories and legends about ferns and herbs
Description of the tour
The tour starts at the end of Zgorigrad village. Our main destination is one of the famous waterfalls in the region – “Borov kamak”.
The tour follows the gorge of Leva river. For the first kilometer we walk on a forest road and the elevation gain is small.
Then we leave the road and cross the stream for the first time. The path for the next hour is steep and passes several wooden bridges and ladders.
Along the trail attentive observers will find an incredible biodiversity of flowers, different species of ferns and interesting plants.
The path winds through beech forest, and we are listening the babble of the water all the time.
The views of water cascades prepare us for the big attraction of the day. Step by step we will reach a rock wall with a height of 63 m from which the water falls with roar.
If the conditions are appropriate we are going to pass behind the waterfall. It is a wonderfully refreshing feeling when the spray of nebulizing water tingles your face.
Here is the last easy, but impressive climbing. A ladder will lead us to the top of the rock. This point is wonderful for taking photos.
After a short walk we reach a meadow with a refuge. This is the place for longer rest and lunch (out of your backpack).
The trail back gets us back in the forest. The tour goes downhill, and after another hour and a half we will be back at the starting point.
General information and booking info
6 km / 4.5 hours
Ascent 500 m / descent 500 m
Level of difficulty
Good physical condition, good footwear required as well as a drinking water reserve for the whole tour duration.
The tour is not accessible at high water level.
April – June and September – October
We can start any time in the morning.
The tour starts at the upper end of Zgorigrad village.
Number of participants
Minimum 5 persons, maximum 20 persons.
Only dogs on a lead.
10 € (groups of up to 10 persons)/ 9 € (groups of 10 to 20 persons)
The starting point can be reached by car or taxi (3.5 km from the center of Vratsa). There is a place along the road to leave the cars.
In case of a big group (10 persons and more) the nature guide can provide a transport from the town and back at a small additional cost.
Accommodation and food places are described in the park information.
How to book?
You can book the tour by E-Mail:
moc.l1569002874iamg@1569002874avone1569002874go1569002874 Olya Genova or
or by phone: +359 88567784 Olya Genova.
Please check our tour calendar for planned tours and contact us for any other dates:
Text and Photos: Courtesy of Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park, Krasimir Lakovski