Ride towards the amazing mountain landscapes of Strandzha and experience the magnificence of this area that sits next to the Black Sea!
Riding an adventure jeep to the largest natural sanctuaries in the Strandzha Mountain regions is one of the most mysterious, magical, and reenergizing activities you can do in these mountains!
Visit Bulgaria has created 3 different programs for you to witness in first hand the amazing southeastern region of Bulgaria. These tours offer the perfect combination of culture, heritage, breathtaking nature, and adventure!
Mishkova field, Golyamo Gradishte Peak and Bastet tomb and Indipascha tour: 4 hours and 30 min.
Parting always from the city center of Malko Tarnovo, you'll first ride to one of the largest sanctuaries of the god Apollo in Bulgaria. There, you'll encounter the most mysterious and magical places on the mountain. You can expect to see monumental constructions, objects of national importance, places of mystical and ancient rituals of Ancient Thrace. Then, you'll continue to the highest point in Bulgaria, the Goliamo Gradishte peak, standing 710 m. above sea level.
There, you'll also visit the Goddess Bastet Sanctuary. The origin of this sanctuary is quite controversial among scholars, and many archaeologists have suggested that it actually has nothing to do with the Egyptian goddess Bastet. You'll then discover the Indipascha, a supposedly ancient Thracian rock venue located near the village of Slivarovo on the territory of Strandja Nature Park that, according to the legend, the water that springs there has healing abilities.
Mishkova niva, Golyamo Gradishte peak and the Bastet tomb, Ancient Thracian Orpheus Indipasha and a cave-sanctuary of St. Marina: 7 hours and 30 min.
The second options will follow the same route but will add a visit to Cave - Sanctuary of St. Marina situated very close to the border with Turkey. This mystic place also has a spring that is considered to be holy and has been attracting people from Constantinople times.
Mishkova niva, Golyamo Gradishte peak and Bastet tomb, Ancient Thracian Orpheus Indipasha and Thracian rock sanctuary Kamaka: 6 hours
The third option will add on a visit to the Kamaka Sanctuary.