Kopren Ecotrail

hiking trail
 
Located: 6 km away from Kopilovtsi, 36 km from Montana.
In Use Since: 1998.
 
Montana Region

Building:

  • 1998 - Building of the ecotrail.
  • 1998-1999 - A series of seminars on rural and ecotourism in the region, projects: The Development of Rural and Ecotourism Steps Toward Success, completed jointly with the Tourism Department of the Sofia University "St Kliment Ohridski," and Revival of the Bulgarian Village Through the Development of Rural and Ecotourism.

BARET Participation: Created the project; built the ecotrail, organized a series of seminars.

Sights: western Stara planina (the Balkan Mountains) below Kopren Peak - a typical mountain landscape.

drinking water
shelter
coniferous vegetation
deciduous vegetation
medicinal herbs, forest berries
waterfall

Nearby Sites: Kopren Peak, the town of Chiprovtsi, Chiprovtsi Monastery, Lopushanski Monastery.

Duration: short tour - 2 hours, medium tour - 5 hours, full tour - 8 hours.

Season: June - October.

Equipment: hiking equipment.

lodging
Bungalows near the start of the trail, "May" Holiday House, Lopushanski Monastery, Bistrilitsa Houses in the village of Beli mel.
food service
"May" Holiday House, Lopushanski Monastery, Bistrilitsa Houses in the village of Beli mel.

information
Hiking trip at an altitude of 1000 meters. It would be best to hire an experienced local guide, because the trail is not well maintained, so you risk losing it.

The Grafska River Waterfall