Koprivshtitsa Stories and Tips

Hiking and Walking around Koprivshtitsa

As the village is located in the Sredna Gora mountains, it would make a great hiking and walking base. Unfortunately, there is nothing to help you set out. There are no walking trails; the tourist office sells no maps, and it's very easy to get lost in this neck of the woods.

We were very keen to leave civilization for a day and have a good walk, so we mentioned the idea to a student we'd met in a cafe in the village. He spoke good Russian (no English) and agreed to take us for a 6 hour walk the next day for a very small amount of cash. The walk was great - fairly demanding, but really enjoyable. If you can set up such an informal arrangement, go for it; you won't regret it. The same lack of facilities that makes it hard to hike in the first place, makes it great if you can get out there.

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