Route: Vitosha Mountain
Advanced booking required
Departure: every day, depending on the weather conditions
Starting point: in your hotel in Sofia – our mountain guide will wait for you at the reception with „TOUR 4 FUN” sign.
Guide in English
Duration: 4 hours - with transfer - moderate walking with rest.
The term "Dendrarium" originates from the Greek word "dundron", which means a tree. In many Western countries, synonymous with dendrarium is the word "arboretum", which originates from the English "arbor" and also means wood. The dendrarium is a specific territory on which a collection of tree species (including shrubs and lilies) is planted and which is grown outdoors. Plant species are grouped by systematic, geographic, ecological or other signs.
The aim of the Dendrarium is to demonstrate the richness and diversity of both local tree and shrub species and foreign ones called “exotics”.
The construction of the Vitoshki Dendrairium started in 1962. A net of alleyways, a farm building, two artificial ponds and a nursery garden (no longer exists) were built. On an area of 1400 decares can be seen typical woody, shrub and grass species of the Bulgarian flora as well as species imported from other countries. The total number is 145 species.
In 2001, the Alley for the Blind was built within the boundaries of the Dendrarium, and in 2004 - a sports-information infrastructure for children. It was renovated in the summer of 2013.
Our walk will start from Momina Skala locality and we will begin to descend to the Golden Bridges area. The trail goes past forests and meadows, it will pass by the Stone river and begin to descend to the Dendrarium.
Price per person: EUR
Price for 1 tourist - 107 euro
Price for 2 tourists - 54 euro
Price for 3 tourists - 37 euro
The price includes:
- Mountain guide
- Transfer from the hotel in Sofia to Momina Skala locality and back.
*Tourists must have walking shoes and a jacket.
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