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Walking trail village of GABROVO – WATERFALLS I – II – III

This walking trail is by dirt road. After a walk upwards one reaches The Gabrovo Waterfall. The road is wide suitable both for hiking and mountain biking to the Gabrovo waterfalls I, II, and III.

This trail is short available for short and all visitors who after a 15-20 minutes’ walk can reach Gabrovo waterfall. There is short stemmed forest on the left and the right side of the trail, rich with currants, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, and several types of deciduous trees.

The trail is fully penetrable. Along the trail there is a river that leads to the village of Gabrovo. On the left side along the trail there are also tables and benches that the visitors use for rest and recreation. There is possibility for landscape photography of the surrounding of Gabrovo and Koleshino.

Gabrovo waterfalls have exceptional natural beauty, worth to visit, and to feel the freshness offered by this part of Belasica Mountain.

  • Flora and fauna:

The walking trail has diverse flora, fungi, and fauna. The grass flora is rich and allows collecting of diverse types of flowers, tea, and fruits. The surrounding of the trail is prevalent with stemmed forest including: raspberries, blackberries, currants, blueberries, dog rose. There are also different types of mushrooms: chanterelles – cantharellus; champignon- agaricus bisporus and parasol mushroom - Macrolepiota procera. The lower part of the trail is predominant with: castanea sativia – chestnut; and diverse deciduous trees including: betuala alba – birch; tilia sp. – linden; acer sp. – maple. The evergreens, present in the upper parts include: pinus sp. – pine; juniperus sp. – juniper; and thuja sp. - thuja.

There is also short stemmed forest including: raspberries, blackberries, currants, blueberries, dog rose.

Fauna that can be spotted on the trail include: rabbits, wild boar, wolves and foxes. Among the birds that can be seen are: nightingales, pheasants, partridges, eagles and falcons, and there are also various kinds of insects.

  • Additional opportunities for using the trail (eco-tourism, rural tourism, hunting tourism, walking and jogging, mountain biking, herbal tourism).