Spring is here! It’s time for waterfalls hunting! And who doesn’t love them and return again and again to their favorite natural phenomena? Today with @traveler_diary_bulgaria, we will take you for a walk to several impressive water cascades, some of which are unknown.
The Zarapovski waterfall is relatively small, but the area near it is so picturesque that will captivate you forever. It’s located next to the village of Vishovgrad, meters from the road Pavlikeni – Veliko Tarnovo. Choose one of our cars and follow the location of the waterfall on Google Maps to reach the big bend nearby. Take the path behind the sign leading to the “Zarapovo” complex and immerse yourself in the magic of this beautiful circular route. Its tributary leads to a vertical wooden ladder, but in case you’re not so extreme, take the left path and you’ll end up right in front of the waterfall. Its waters descend from about 15m along a series of rock steps and thresholds, and thanks to two wooden bridges and a convenient viewing platform, you will be able to peek at the waterfall from all possible angles.
Let’s go to another picturesque and not-so-well-known waterfall – Ivanilsky Waterfall. To find it, you need to head towards the villages of Solari and Ivanili, which are only 7 km from Gabrovo. At the entrance to the village of Solari, you can’t help but notice the renovated bus stop, painted with beautiful ornaments, which gathers the few remaining residents of the village today, and the water treasure is hidden nearby in the forest. A 1.2 km long path through the forest leads down to it, which takes about 30 minutes in one direction. The waterfall is formed by a small raging creek, about 300m before its confluence with the Yantra River. Its water pours from a height of 7-8m, and a beautiful and deep heart-shaped pond forms below it.
On your next adventure in the direction of Bansko or Razlog, we suggest you turn a little off the road to head for the village of Dobarsko and its secrets. One of them is exactly the Strokaloto waterfall, and we will tell you about the other – the “buried church”. The waterfall is very easy to get to, only about 20 minutes from the center of the village, even with the photo detours to the snowy peaks along the way. The waterfall descends from a height of 30m and a view of the Ratchet can only be seen from the side and from above, from the rock from where the water descends. For the biggest enthusiasts, a small path to the side can take you as close as possible to the waterfall. To extend our walk, we continued along the dirt road above the water cascade, where the panorama reveals small country houses all along the hill on one side and the snow-capped white peaks of Rila and Pirin on the other – a wonderful rural idyll.
The original name of the waterfall near the village of Hotnitsa is Kaya bunar, which in Turkish means “spring in the rock”. It is located about 20 km from Veliko Tarnovo and can be reached as close as possible by car, where there is a convenient parking lot. You can cross the wooden bridge and you will find yourself in a vast green meadow at the end of which is this perfect natural beauty. This is the highest waterfall in the area – the water descends from as much as 30m. The waterfall is fed by the Bohot River and is full of water throughout the year. In the spring it is awash in greenery and is one of the most fabulous times to visit. If you want to extend your adventure in the area, a beautiful eco-path has been built above the waterfall with many bridges and stairs – the ideal place for a well-spent day in nature.
Kapinovski waterfall is a small 6-7m waterfall in the area of the village of Kapinovo, near Veliko Tarnovo. Although not very high, the pool itself under the waterfall is about 6-7 m deep and 20m wide and is the perfect place for sunbathing and lovers of more extreme experiences. In addition to the main waterfall, two smaller water cascades have formed up and down the river, under which small and beautiful lakes are also formed, and every summer it is full of enthusiasts. In the immediate vicinity of this water treasure is the Kapinovo Monastery “St. Nicholas the Wonderworker”.
Another must-see for all avid travelers is the Waterfall Canyon near the town of Smolyan. This is one of the most picturesque eco-trails in our country, which offers breathtaking natural pictures, soothing green and brown natural shades, water cascades in abundance, fresh air, and Isitin a recharge for all the senses. The route takes you through a series of water cascades and panoramic terraces that alternate along forest paths parallel to the river. The highest waterfall among them is the Orpheus waterfall with an impressive 68m. From the highest site, an incredible panorama of the city of Smolyan is revealed as if in the palm of your hand. The duration of the route is about 3 hours, not counting the breaks and time for photos, which you will surely want while admiring this breathtaking natural beauty.
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