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Marina Kutelova – 50 year old, lives in Kardzhali, married with two kids. Qualified guide on archaeological tourism, Bachelor degree in Engineering, fluent in Russian and English. Marina has extensive experience in organizing events such as "team-building, excellent animation of tourist...

Focus groups contacts

Focus group - Kardzhali area: Galia Nikolova from Kardzhali– expert in regional advisory office of agriculture kurdjali.m@naas.government.bg Georgi Sheremetiev – Studen Kladenets reserve, +359 889 279801, gsheremetev@abv.bg  Sabina Syulukchieva – regional...

Protected areas

Patronka protected site   Patronka  is located on the south bank of river Arda, east of the town of Madzharovo. It is one of the most picturesque and inaccessible portions of the valley of the Arda River, where the river bank is very steep and intensely rugged. Interspersed...

Chernata Skala (the Black Rock)

The Chernata Skala protected site has an area of 893.70 ha. It was established with Order No:RD-473 of 11.07.2001 by the Ministry of the Environment and Water, on the suggestion of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, with the aim of preserving protected and ...

Madzharovo

Madzharovo is a small Eastern Rhodopean town with approximately 500 inhabitants. The town is named after its protector from 1913 - Dimitar Madzharov. Back at these days around 20 thousands Bulgarian refugees from Aegian Thrace were expelled from their land. They were seeking path to their...

The Wild Farm

Story by Meindert Brouwer, Dutch writer and publisher: http://mb.hetwebburo.nl/October, 2009 They call their guesthouse The Wild Farm, ‘a rural house for adventures in the Eastern Rhodope’. And wild it is, not the farm, but the region. Father Nikki, mother Betty and...

Farms and wineries

The Yamantiev Cellar - Ivaylovgrad The cellar is wholly private property and has its traditions in the making of quality red wine. It is located in the town of Ivaylovgrad, in the most eastern parts of the Eastern Rhodopes, in the south of Bulgaria. Both the Mediterranean and the...

Bulgarian gray cattle

Bulgarian gray cattle are an old local breed. According to some research it is derived from crosses of the short-horn Bos Taurus Brachiceros and the long-horn Bos Taurus Primigenius. Bulgarian Grey cattle are light to dark gray in colour, the neck and the lower body are dark gray to black....

Eastern Rhodopes – taste the wild nature

The winners of the first competition „Eastern Rhodopes – taste the wild nature“ November 1, 2011 Vladimir Sulov and Valentina Raykova are the winners of the first New Thracian Gold-contest fort the most interesting itinerary and best photo from the Eastern Rhodopes. Vladimir...

Natura 2000 network

Natura 2000 is the centrepiece of EU nature & biodiversity policy. It is comprised of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC). Natura 2000 is not a system of strict nature reserves where all human activities are excluded. Whereas the network will certainly include nature reserves most...

Natura 2000 site Arda Bridge

BG0002071  Surface – 15 022 hectares The site covers the Arda river course from the village of Rabovo to the town of Madzharovo and the northern parts of Iranov Ridge. To the north it borders on the villages of Madzhari, Voyvodets, Dolno Pole, Rumelia and Gorno Pole; to...

Adventures with wild horses

FOUR UNFORGETABLE DAYS IN THE WILD FARM WITH HORSE RIDING AND OBSERVING OF WILD HORSES   Date: 27 – 30 APRIL 2012   PROGRAM: Arriving – 27 April – Friday: Accommodation in the Wild Farm in the village of Gorno pole near Madzharovo. Rest and...

Bread festival

Village of RABOVO EASTERN RHODOPES TASTE THE HEALTHY BREAD MADE OF SPELT, MADE BY OLD TECHNOLOGY BOAT TRIP AND ADVENTURES WITH KAYAKS OBSERVATION OF DOE AND DEER   DATE: 27 – 29 JULY 2012  Day one – Friday, June 27 Accommodation in Kroyatsite hut in hunting...

Maps and guidebooks distribution

Helikon bookshops ; Ciela bookshop in Sofia Zig Zag holidays in Sofia; Stenata outdoor equipment shop in Sofia, 5 Bratya Miladinovi str; Alpi outdoor equipment shop in Sofia, 19 Vorino str; Hotel Ustra in Kardzhali town; The guest house „Wild farm“ in Gorno pole...

Farms and attractions

The Wild Farm in the village of Gorno Pole The Wild Farm is a non-traditional, organic farm in the village of Gorno Pole, Madzharovo Municipality. The young Vasilievi family, who are the owners, gave up their life in the big city to develop rural tourism in the old family house. Now they...

Wildlife photography promo tour

Together with our partners from Photosynthesis we invite you along to capture the beauty of the nature through the lens instead of in the optical sight, to preserve and show it rather than destroy it. "Take photos! Don’t kill! " is the motto of the project which Photosynthesis started...

TransRhodope Long distance biking trail

GPS tracks available to download from HERE The TransRhodope Long distance mountain biking trail is mainly off-road. The route is built using dirt mountain roads, forest paths and small country roads. Over 70% of the route is traffic-free. The total lenght of the route is over 500 km. The...

A Culinary Guidebook to the Eastern Rhodopes

Do you happen to know what gyuzlemi are? Have you ever tasted a rabbit banitsa or a pumpkin stuffed with rabbit meat? Have you ever eaten chicken with katmi or krukmach? Have you heart about a Rhodopean zelnik? Or about a maslenitsa? Information and the recipes about these dishes you can...

Competition 2011

Vladimir Sulov and Valentina Raykova are the winners of the first New Thracian Gold-contest fort the most interesting itinerary and best photo from the Eastern Rhodopes. Vladimir Sulov wins the photo competition with his View of the Priest (Perperikon). Sulov is actually twice a winner, because...

And the winner is...

The winners of NTG’s third edition of the contest “Eastern Rhodopes - taste the wild nature” are: Anahid Chalyovska, Vasil Anastasovski , Olya Stoyanova Herman van der Hart. Travel story competition In the section for the most interesting travel story, Anahid...