Caving

Ouhlovitsa cave

One of the most beautiful caves in Bulgaria is situated in the Rhodope Mountain region and carries the name Ouhlovitsa. The cave is located in the Smolyan area, only a few km away from the village of Mogilitsa. Ouhlovitsa is situated at an altitude of 1040 m. To reach the cave, you need to walk at least half an hour up a steep path. The cave itself is 460 m long but visitors can explore only 330 m of them.
Beautiful formations give the cave its popularity. It also features seven cave lakes and water cascades. Throughout the year, temperature inside the cave is stable and near 10 to 11 degrees Celsius. The second cave floor features the so called hall of abysses. Four abysses go down from this area to the first cave floor. A metal staircase connects the two levels.
The parking lot on the road beneath the cave features a restaurant and resting places. Mogilitsa is also situated nearby and is well known for the so called Agoushevi Konatsi (Ottoman administrative building).

 

Golubovitsa

“Golubovitsa 2” is 380 m long and is a water cave. Located close to Ouhlovitsa cave/Rodopi Mountains.
After entering the cave there comes a water half-siphon (when there is not much water – in autumn). A distance of 380 m. we go upstream and reach a water siphon. The length of the siphon is 29 m. After 1200 m we reach another siphon, which is still not surmounted.

The guides-speleologists will provide you with the necessary speleological equipment for penetration in the cave. They will equip you with waterproof rubber boots, safety jacket and headlamp in order to succeed to pass through the barriers created by nature as if to protect the cave. A short distance after entering the cave you boat upstream the underground creak to get into the cave’s main gallery. The extraordinary formations and shapes in the wet part were carved by the steadily flow of the underground stream for centuries. Karst formations – stalactites and stalagmites – are visible on the walls and the ceiling of the gallery. 

Snezhanka

Snezhanka cave is situated in the western part of the Rodopi Mountains, five km away from the town of Peshtera. It is hardly accessible and to reach it, you need to climb a steep path nearly half an hour.
The cave is only 145 m long but features numerous chambers. All of them have beautiful formations inside with the most impressive ones being situated in the Big Chamber, the Magic Chamber and the Music Chamber.
One of the formations inside the Magic Chamber resembles Snowwhite, giving the name of the cave (Snezhanka is Snowwhite in Bulgarian).Today, the cave has all facilities needed for tourist visits. It is one of the 100 national tourist sites and welcomes visitors each day during the summer from 10 am to 5 pm. During the winter, it is open from 10 am to 5 pm, without Saturday and Sunday.


Magoura
Located 180 km away from Sofia close to the town of Belogradchik. The length of the chambers discovered until now is 2500 m.
Magourata has one main chamber and several additional ones. Each chamber is more than 200 m long. The cave and the area around have been named nature landmark.
Cave drawings link the cave to several time periods. Similar drawings have been found in caves in Italy and Asia Minor.
Leaving the Magourata, you will see the Rabishko lake, the biggest internal lake in the country.
Magourata is also famous for the biggest stalagmite found in Bulgaria. It carries the name The Fallen Pine and is more than 11 m high.
Tourists can enter Magourata from 9am to 2pm.
You can combine the visit with a tour to Belogradchick Rocks.

Lepenitsa cave 

 

The cave’s length is 1525 m. Lepenitsa River passes inside the cave, with internal lakes in some of the halls.  The cave has 3 levels, 2 of them are dry.  To visit it, you will need a headlamp and shoes you don’t mind getting wet. The cave  is hard to find. If you wish to explore it we will provide you with additional information and GPS track.

 

 

Yagodinska cave

Located very close to the village of Yagodina, in the western Rodopi Mountain region. Diavolskoto Gurlo/Devil's throat/ and Haramijska are another caves located nearby.
The temperature inside the cave is six degrees Celsius year-round. During the summer, bring warm clothes since the walk lasts nearly one hour.
Yagodinska cave has three levels and only one of them is suitable for mass tourist visits. A group of enthusiasts needs to form before they are taken to some of the other levels. Such extreme adventure can be organized several days prior the visit.
The cave has its wall of sin. Visitors try to stick a coin on the clay-covered portion of the wall. Only innocent ones can accomplish this according to the legend.
Many stalactites and stalagmites can be seen there. Some cave pearls are available for visitors to look at, as well.
Yagodinska cave is open for visitors until 4pm. Groups of tourists enter the cave every hour.
Accommodation is possible in Yagodina and Trigrad, both villages being located nearby.

Haramijska cave

Located just across Diavolskoto Gurlo cave, village of Trigrad in the west part of the Rodopi Mountains.


Only organized groups can reach the cave. Getting there involves rock climbing and a descend. Reaching the cave can be considered a rather extreme experience.
Haramiyska is actually made of two caves, separated by an abyss.

Apart from having to climb, you will also need to crawl inside the cave and absail the abyss. 

No previous experience needed.

 

Bacho Kiro

The cave is located close to the Dryanovo monastery and Dryanovo eco-path, Balkan Mounatins. Another cave, Anduka, is also located nearby.
Four chambers form the cave. Their total length is 3600 m. Archeologists found there the remains of humans, as well as knives and artifacts made of bone.
Tourists can use two routes inside the cave. One of the walks lasts half an hour. The longer walk lasts 70 minutes.
Visitors can enter the cave year-round. During the summer, groups are taken inside from 8am to 7pm. During the winter, working time is limited to 10am to 4pm.

 

Devetashka cave
A well-lit cave, since it has ceiling openings allowing light to enter. Locals call the cave Oknata (oko- eye) because of these apertures.
Devetashka cave is located on the shore of Osum River, between the villages of Doirentsi and Devetaki. These are situated in the Lovech region/North Bulgaria.
The length of the cave is 2442 m, which ranks it among the longest in the country. Some time ago, the cave was labeled a military site and was used for the storage of petroleum. According to visitors, the military presence destroyed some of the natural formations in the cave.One of the ceiling openings is used for bungee jumps in the cave. The height is 41 m.

The visit can be combined with a tour to Krushuna Waterfalls eco-path.

 

The Rock Womb at Nenkovo
         

This amazing structure was discovered in 2001 and it is situated some 24 km from Kardzhali / Rodopi Mountains. It is high in the mountain, in a wild, rocky area above the Borovitza hut. The temple is shaped like the opening to a vagina. It leads into a cave deep about 22 m. A human hand shaped it into a place of conception constantly washed by water seeping through the walls. At the deep far end of the cave, a carved altar symbolises the womb itself. At midday as the sun approaches its highest point in the sky, its light seeps into the cave through a special opening in the ceiling and projects a perfectly recognisable representation of a phallus onto the floor. As the sun progresses further, and the light slants across the interior of the cave, the phallus grows longer, reaching out to the womb altar. Only during some months of the year, when the sun is lowest on the horizon, the phallus becomes long enough to reach the altar and symbolically fecundate the womb. 

A tour to the cave can be organized as a part of one day  guided sightseeing to the Thracian sanctuaries of Kardzhali region.

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