Distance: 21.097 km
Ascent: 1700 m
Descent: 970 m
Cut off time: 5 hours
Start: Sliven, „Old Elm Tree“
Finish: „Karandila Hut”
Detailed programme comming in September!
8:00 Start – Old Elm Tree – European Tree of the Year 2014, simultaneous for all participants.
Starts at the Old Elm Tree, European Tree of the year – 2014, near by the monument of Hadzhi Dimitar, goes through whole length of Sliven Main Street, after Rozova Gradina bridge goes towards the monument of Panayot Hitov and Late antique and medieval fortress Tuida, leaves the town, continues on high ridge and reaches Kolarska Polyana, gets down by Petkova Pyteka and reaches Lower lift station parking, goes on a touristic trail up to the Rock phenomenon Halkata, continues to the famous Haidushka pyteka, goes on the trail Haidushka pyteka and reaches Karandila Hotel, crosses Karandila Lake and gets down towards Peschenik Peak. Passes near The Cave of Panayot Hitov and climbs up to the ruins of the antique fortress Kaloyanovi Kuli, gets down towards the cave Haidushkata Bychva and after the cave Haidushkata Peshtera continues to the famous spring Haiduski Izvor. Climbs to the spring Arhangela and following the ridge reaches Kushbunar. It passes through Karandila Bakery, continues by Karandila Hut and finishes.