White River Ecotrail
Part of the Central Balkan National Park, this eco-trail is named after the turbulent Byala river (the White River) it follows. On this nature walk through the wilderness you get to enjoy picturesque views untouched by modern civilization, the tranquil ambience of the forest and the rumbling river, the small “Intercession of the Theotokos” monastery and the informative signs describing the flora and fauna native to the park.
• Hike along the banks of the Byala river (White river) through the Central Balkan National Park
• Explore a beautiful forest teeming with wildlife
• Sit down and enjoy the scenery at the gazebos and benches along the trail
• Visit the “Intercession of the Theotokos” monastery
The trail is in the Central Balkan National Park and follows the Byala river, named for its foamy waters. The path takes you over small bridges, so that you can enjoy the beauty of the river from both banks.
There are benches and gazebos along the way, where you can rest or simply stop to enjoy the rejuvenating atmosphere and the peaceful sounds of the river and the surrounding forest. The trail itself is in the shape of a figure 8, and near the end of the first circle on an elevation lies the small “Intercession of the Theotokos” monastery. The monastery is a vantage point with a view of the surrounding area. Along the trail you will see signs describing the species of animals and plants that reside in the Central Balkan national park.
Some of the signs are interactive, with the information about the wildlife in the forest on one side, and the name of the respective animal or plant that’s being described written on the back, allowing you to test your knowledge – a fun exercise for both children and adults.
Price per person
• For a group of 6-10: 27 €
• For a group of 4-5 or more: 43 €
• For a group of 2-3: 53 €
• For individual trekkers: 95 €
Inclusions / exclusions
The price includes
• A guide
• Car transfers from Plovdiv
Transfers to the area of the eco-trail available on request.
If you don’t wish to take advantage of our transportation services, your guide will meet up with you at the Kalofer monastery.
The length of the eco-trail is 1.83 km, and the hike takes about an hour. It is not difficult, but perhaps not suitable for young children.
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