The highlights of this tour
The picturesque and curious path, which starts with an information board in the centre of the village of Kolarovo, will lead you into the unknown and unique world of the Chestnut forest, full of interesting inhabitants.
During the pleasant walk along the thematic tourist route „Life of the Chestnut” you will have the opportunity to learn amusing facts about the plants and the animals dwelling in the chestnut forests.
You will become aware on how humans use the chestnut in their life and what everyone of us can do to preserve this nature gem.
General information and booking info
6,5 km / 2 hours 30 minutes
The ascent and descent are 360 m each.
Level of difficulty
The tour is of medium difficulty and is pleasant for walking.
Good physical condition and good footwear are required, as well as a drinking water reserve for the whole tour duration, sun glasses, hats and sun lotion in summer.
The best seasons for the tour are spring, summer and autumn.
The best time for beginning the tour are before noon, in the summer at 9:00 hrs.
Starting point is the center of the village Kolarovo. It is a circle tour and the end point is the same place.
Number of participants
Minimum 4, maximum 20 persons.
10 EUR per person
The starting point can be reached by car or bus from Petrich (13 km from Kolarovo). If you use the bus you need 10 minutes extra from the bus stop to starting point. There is a place along the road to park the cars.
In case of bigger groups (8 persons and more) the nature guide can provide a transport from the town and back at a small additional cost, but it is necessary to arrange and book this two weeks in advance at the latest.
Accommodations and food places are described in the information on the Nature Park Belasitsa. The nature guide can provide assistance.
How to book?
You can book the tour by e-mail:
or by phone: +359 884599499 Sofia Kostadinova-Ilkova (Viber available).
Text: Courtesy of Belasitsa Nature Park
Photos: Photos courtesy of Belasitsa Nature Park and Ilia Kochev Levkov