Vitosha Mountain

Vitosha is located in Western Bulgaria , between the Balkan Mountains and the Rilo-Rodopa Massif. It is the only dome-shaped mountain in Bulgaria and its main ridge stands out well from the other mountain ranges. It runs along the peaks of Cherni Vrh, Rezniove, Skoparnik and Ostritsa, in a northwest-southeast direction.

The shape of Vitosha is almost circular with a diameter of 20 - 25 km with an area of 278 km2 and an average altitude of 1500 m. Its highest point is the peak Cherni Vrh (2290 m). Characteristic of the mountain are the stone rivers, which are large accumulations of rock blocks.

Vitosha is the first park in Bulgaria and on the Balkan Peninsula oIt was built in 1934. It also includes two reserves:

1) Bistritsko Branishte - is located on the eastern slopes of the mountain and was created to preserve the spruce forests in the Stara Reka basin.
2) Peat bog - includes the peat bogs in the high parts of Vitosha between Cherni vrh and Cherna skala. The access of tourists is prohibited.

With its proximity to Sofia and its wonderful natural features, Vitosha is one of the most visited mountains in the country. It is a suitable destination for all mountain lovers with its numerous hiking and cycling trails.

Bike routes in Vitosha

Sights in Vitosha

Bike accommodation destination in Vitosha

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