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Walking Holidays in Bulgaria

Bear Watching Holidays in Bulgaria

Holiday Testimonials 2017

‘Good introduction to snowshoe walking and Bulgaria. Allowed time to see sights, good exercise and not exhausted afterwards. Excellent tour leader. Very enthusiastic, helpful and knowledgeable.'


'The tour more than met my expectations, and was an excellent introduction to winter walking and snowshoes. Nelly was an excellent leader, very informative about the local wildlife, fauna, history and general information. Very happy and a pleasure to be with.'


'Nelly was friendly, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, with almost perfect English. Hope to join another tour next year.'


'Thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Credit to Balkan Trek and Julian that the whole trip was well structured and everything had a logical sequence and went to plan. Well-structured talks about bear’s evolution, habitat, food, breeding, hibernation, without overloading the facts.’


'Without Julian’s in-depth understanding of bears and other wildlife in the Rodopi Mountains, as well as the local people, their culture and language, we wouldn’t have got half as much enjoyment from the trip or appreciation for the region. His talks and stories were interesting and entertaining. Everything went smoothly thanks to his organisation and careful planning.'


'Really well-organized. I enjoyed every minute. Being in an authentic hide viewing the bears and other animals was pure magic.'


'Really enjoyed the structure of the week, the variation from day to day. Felt we were walking with a purpose, not on a route march, and the stops and starts gave time to enjoy the surroundings as well as learning opportunities. Highlights were visits to the bear hide, finding bear tracks, views over wooded gorges and walking in fabulous countryside. Thank you and congratulations to all involved in putting it together and organising it.'