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Pirin National Park

Listed under National Parks in Bulgaria.

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The limestone landscape of Pirin National Park is dotted with glacial lakes, waterfalls, caves, and pine forests. Located in south western Bulgaria, Pirin National Park is the home of many rare species of flora and fauna protected within this UNESCO World Heritage site. Edelweiss and the Pirin poppy flower among the rocks while the Baikusheva pine grows within the dense forests. Mountain trekking is the most popular form of tourism within the park.

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Trekking in Bulgaria - Rila and Pirin Mountains

This trek is in two mountain chains with Balkan Peninsula's highest peaks, enormous national parks, rare vegetation and rich animal life. The trip is made in such a way as to bring the participants out in remote regions with beautiful and unspoiled natural sceneries and waste landscapes. If you do not have the time for trekking in the world's biggest mountain chains, this tour is warmly recommended to you. Here you can enjoy elements of physical challenge in alpine landscapes above the tree border, as well as the cultural treasures of Bulgaria and the warm hospitality of the local people.

Pirin National Park

Extending over an area of 27,400 ha and lying at an altitude of 1,008–2,914 m in the Pirin mountains, in south west Bulgaria, Pirin National Park has a limestone Balkan landscape, with lakes, waterfalls, caves and pine forests. The rugged mountains, with some 70 glacial lakes scattered throughout them, are home to hundreds of endemic and rare species, many of which are representative of the Balkan Pleistocene flora. The mountains also have diverse and unique landscapes of great aesthetic value.

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