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    DescriptionA guide to walking and trekking in Bulgaria, Europe - in the Pirin, Rila and Central Balkan national parks. 12 two to three-day routes are described including ascents of Musala and Vihren, Bulgaria's highest peaks, with comprehensive information about the rich and rare wildlife and plant life to be found. For walkers and naturalists, Bulgaria is an unexpected paradise, boasting an amazing variety of landscapes and an outstandingly rich biodiversity. Much of the country is dominated by mountains and Bulgaria's three wildest and most majestic mountain regions are today protected within these three national parks. As well as a vital refuge for rare wildlife, these parks also offer some of the finest mountain walking in Bulgaria. The routes described in this book thread their way through these parks, taking in ancient forests, shimmering glacial lakes, panoramic ridges and high peaks. All the routes have been specifically selected to provide the best chance of encountering the rarest plants and animals. This guide will prove invaluable to the growing number of naturalists venturing on foot into the remotest parts of Bulgaria's highest mountains.


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    Title
    Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julian Perry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781852845742
    ISBN 10: 1852845740
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVWB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP
    Libri: ENGM5460
    Abridged Dewey: 914
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BALKAN
    BISAC V2.8: SPO018000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13220
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009040
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVWB
    LC classification: DJ
    BIC subject category V2: WTHA
    BISAC V2.8: TRV034000
    Libri: BULG4063
    DC22: 796.5109499
    Thema V1.0: SZC, WTHA
    Edition
    10001
    Edition statement
    1st edition.
    Illustrations note
    over 80 colour photos and 24 colour maps
    Publisher
    Cicerone Press
    Imprint name
    Cicerone Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cumbria
    Author Information
    Julian Perry grew up in England, but for the last 20 years has spent most of his time in the Bulgarian mountains where he now runs a specialist eco-tourism company Balkan Trek organising walking and wildlife watching holidays. He is one of the leading authorities on the region and author of The Mountains of Bulgaria: A Walker's Companion, the first English-language guidebook to long-distance hiking trails in Bulgaria.
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction; Geography; Climate; Biodiversity; Protected Territories; History; Culture; Cuisine; Language; Money; Communications; Travelling to Bulgaria; Travelling to the Mountains; Walking in Bulgaria; Accommodation; Food and Water; Maps; Mountain Rescue; About this Guidebook; Key Facts and Figures; Part 1 The Central Balkan National Park; Introduction; Walk 1 The Boatin, Tsarichina and Kozya Stena Reserves; Walk 2 The Severen Dzhendem, Stara Reka and Steneto Reserves; Walk 3 The Dzhendema and Stara Reka Reserves; Walk 4 The Peeshtite Skali and Sokolna Reserves; Part 2 The Rila National Park; Introduction; Walk 5 The Rila Monastery Nature Park and Forest Reserve; Walk 6 Sedemte Ezera and Zeleni Rid; Walk 7 The Central Rila Reserve; Walk 8 The Ibar Reserve; Part 3 The Pirin National Park; Introduction; Walk 9 The Pirin Wine Trail; Walk 10 The Yulen Reserve; Walk 11 Mount Vihren; Walk 12 The Bayvuvi Dupki-Dzhindzhiritsa Reserve and Koncheto; Appendix 1 Route Summary Table; Appendix 2 English-Bulgarian Glossary and Pronunciation Guide; Appendix 3 Further Reading; Appendix 4 Mountain Huts and Other Useful Contacts