The Rodopi Mountains are a hauntingly beautiful and mysterious region which, according to legend were the home of Orpheus. Today they offer a refuge for many exceptionally rare plants, as well as brown bears, wolves, wild cats and a prolific number of butterflies and birds. This holiday provides the opportunity to discover the amazingly rich cultural and natural heritage of these remote mountains as we walk through a variety of landscapes including ancient coniferous forests and rugged limestone gorges, we also visit two impressive caves, and engage with the local people who maintain their traditional rural existence, working the fields by hand and tending their livestock on the surrounding meadows and pastures.
*Typical Meals**Breakfast:* Will usually include tea or coffee, bread, jam, honey and cheese, supplemented in Yagodina by fresh home-made yoghurt and traditional local specialities such as thick pancakes known as 'katmi' and a rice-based dish called 'rodopski klin'
6 nights in a traditional rural settlement in Yagodina Village, 1 night in a comfortable hotel in central Sofia. All rooms en suite 6 days centre-based walking
• Trek in untouched mountain landscapes
• Observe exceptionally diverse flora and fauna
• Experience the hospitality and traditions of a remote mountain village
• Discover delicious local cuisine
• Hike along the main ridge of the Rodopi Mountains