5. GOLI VRAH PEAK – GREEN ROAD – BLACK PEAK
The easiest way to climb Black Peak. During the warm months, the truck road to the summit can be followed – 4.5 km, and in winter with a post marking – 3.5 km in 1.30-2 hours the highest point of the mountain can be climbed. Of course, there are trails following the winter marking that can be followed onboarding (it is nice to watch for hidden holes between the squats) to save distance. The key is, of course,
children to climb at self, and down the road, they can ride on a shoulder…
4. BOSNEK – JIVATA VODA (LIVING WATER)
If there are no crocodiles in the Zoo, on Vitosha has one. The interesting fountain “The living water” above the village of Bosnek is in the form of a crocodile head. And the meadows and shelter are a great picnic spot. And next to the fountain is a small cave. The route is short, it goes mostly down a dirt road and the hardest part is to find the beginning of this road between the houses in the village.
3. ALEKO HUT – BISTRITSA RIVER – BISTRITSA VILLAGE
The beautiful wild or wildly beautiful spruce forests of the Bistrishko Branishte Reserve are the closest area next to Sofia where such a protected area can be visited. The route starts from Aleko Ski Center and through the Bear Meadow (Mecha Polyana) goes over the reserve. The main path continues to Kupena hut, and the path to Bistritsa begins to descend. There are several meadows from which a beautiful view is revealed to the eastern part of Sofia Field, Pancharevo Lake, and Lozen Mountain. An hour from Bistritsa is the small waterfall Samokovishte, and a kilometer and a half later it crosses the Vitosha Ring path. The whole route is about 9.5 km long.
2. BOYANA – BOYANA LAKE – DRAGALEVTSI
From Boyana, in addition to the steep paths for Kopitoto peak and Boyana Falls, which are not suitable for younger children, there are also light and pleasant alleys. The one that has the most to offer is the path connecting Boyana to the Dragalev Monastery across the Boyana Lake. It starts 100 meters after the last houses and is not marked, but secretly separates to the left of the path to Boyana Waterfall. Climbs gently and pleasantly to the lake. If your child adores frogs, then you’ve brought him to the right place. Almost all species inhabiting the mountain can be seen here. After the lake, the trail climbs a little further and begins to descend smoothly. Even in winter, the route is easy and walkable. Not more than an hour and a half after the lake reaches the Dragalevski monastery, and half an hour away is the Dragalevtsi quarter.
1. DRAGALEVTSI – DRAGALEVO MONASTERY – ALEKOVI WATERFALLS – SIMEONOVO
Short and pleasant alley, part of the Vitosha Ring path alley. It starts at the southwestern end of the monastery and passes under the seat lift. It climbs slightly to reach the small Skakavitsa River and the beautiful cascades of Alekovi Falls. The next meadow crosses the first of the two paths connecting Simeonovo quarter with Aleko ski center, and we start downhill from the shelter and artificial lakes.