Momin Bunar 3


The walking trail offers an exceptional opportunity to visit the artificial lake, and dam “Vodocha” and the village of Popchevo. It starts at “Momin well”, leading to the fountain “Ergenska Cheshma”, partly by asphalt road, and partly by dirt road. This is a great place to take a break, and extinguish your thirst with cold water.

Walking upwards the trail continues “Nov Manastir” (“New Monastery”), leading to the area of “Dvata Pata”, suitable for holiday, recreation, relaxation, and exercise. Then the trail continues to the village of Popchevo. The road is paved, and suitable also for movement of vehicles (car, bike, motorcycle).

The nature around is rich in flora and fauna during all seasons, with landscapes interwoven in different colours. The Monument of NOB of Ristoman Popchevski is located before the entrance to the village of Popchevo. The trail is fully penetrable, and it ends in centre of the village of Popchevo, where the village fountain is. Here one can observe the life of people in the rural environment, or promote village (rural) tourism.

Then the trail, both by unpaved and paved road, leads to the “Vodocha” dam, which is full of visitors every day, throughout the year. The artificial lake is used for fishing, rest and relaxation, picnic, exercise and many other sporting activities. There is also a mountain house at the artificial lake “Vodocha” used for gatherings of mountaineering organizations.

  • Flora and fauna:

The walking trail is situated in a surrounding of clean air, colourful forests, and diverse flora and fauna. The lower parts have predominantly short stemmed forest, rich in diverse types of mushrooms including: chanterelles – cantharellus; champignon- agaricus bisporus and parasol mushroom - Macrolepiota procera. There are also diverse types of tea, and fruits, such as: raspberries, blackberries, currants, blueberries, and dog rose. Among the deciduous trees, most prevalent are: betuala alba – birch; tilia sp. – linden; acer sp. – maple; castanea – chestnut; fagus silvatica - beech. The higher parts of the trail are prevalent with evergreens, including: pinus silvestris – pine; abies alba – fir; cupressus sp. - cypress, juniperus sp. - juniper.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 various types of insects.

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