Bulgaria’s nature offers exclusive opportunities for ecological tourism. The net of 3 national and 11 natural parks, 89 reserves and 2234 natural sights, offers wonderful conditions for entertainment and rest.
There are different ways to enjoy ecological tourism: you can go walking, cycling, horse-riding, photo-hunting, climbing, or you can observe wild animals and plants, as well as the magnificent caves of Bulgaria. The walking tourism is mostly encouraged in the parks, which is to prevent damages to the natural surroundings.
The mountains are easily passable. The national parks’ administration maintains the tourist infrastructure and creates tourist and educational routes. The marked mountain paths have a total length of about 37,000 km. Nature-protection centers have been founded to explore and preserve the rare flora and fauna species. They conduct educational programs and inform about the existing tourist routes and ecological paths.
Over 150,000 people visit the Bulgarian national parks annually. There are 57 huts on their territories, as well as parking and camping spaces. Visitors’ centers have been organized in the towns and villages around the parks. They inform and direct the tourists. The Bulgarian Tourist Union and the Mountain Rescue Service look after the safety and security of the tourists.