Pirot Rural Tourism accommodation

Stara Planina Mountain in Serbia spreads on the surface of 1500 km2 capturing Knjaževac, Zaječar, Dimitrovgrad and Pirot Municipalities, while in Bulgaria its slopes reach the Black Sea. Stara Planina Mountain is an extension of the Carpathian mountain ranges. The slopes of Stara Planina Mountain towards Bulgaria are steep and hardly accessible, while the western side of the mountain gently descends towards the Nišava River valley. However, the border area towards Bulgaria, called the Šopluk features extraordinary natural beauties and well preserved cultural heritage and unique customs ! Here there are spectacular mountain peaks, waterfalls and lakes, forested valleys intersected with mountain streams, gorgeous ravines and caves. There are numerous options for hiking and trekking, along the Stara Planina Mountain hiking trails of varied difficulty levels, that are part of the EU Hiking Corridor E4. The specially attractive is to hike to the highest peak of the south-eastern Serbia – the Midzor peak, 2169 meters, along the hiking trail which starts from the Mountain hut and the Babin zub Hotel on the Stara Planina Mountain……

The Serbian part of Stara Planina has at least 1742 growing plant species /including 41 indigenous orchids/, of which 160 (9.2%) are locally or regionally endemic. The precious Pirot ćilims – woolen rugs or carpets preserve the century old tradition of Stara Planina and are famous for their extraordinary quality, creativity of design and patterns, and beauty of colors. Locals say the best way to feel the richness of the herbs of Stara Planina Mountain is through the taste of the sheep’s milk, from which hard and matured kackavalj cheese is produced – product with geographical origin…..Visitors are also strongly recommended to discover rich heritage of Pirot and the surroundings – the Tijabara Church, Hand weaving Rug workshop of Damsko srce, workshop of the famous Pirot Pressed Sausage, workshop of the delicious Pirot /mature/ kackavalj cheese, Pirot pottery workshop, well-preserved stone village of Gostusa, majestic waterfalls and canyons of Stara Planina Mountain – Čingulj Waterfalls on the Toplodolska reka river, Pilj Waterfalls, Tupavica waterfalls in the Dojkinci village, canyon of the Visocica river, canyon of the Temstica river, canyon of the Rosomacka reka river, Vladikine ploce canyon, canyon of the Jerma river, canyon of the Gradasnicka reka river…..  

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