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Route Teteven - Malka Zhelyazna ...

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Teteven
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The starting point of the route is the center of the Teteven - one of the most beautiful and picturesque Bulgarian towns , combines rich Renaissance tradition and stunning scenery of the Central Balkan. By square head north by crossing neighborhood "Monastery dol ." The track gradually climbs , passing Teteven monastery " St. Elias ", located in a beautiful area south of Ostrets ( 1033 meters altitude ) .

According to one legend Teteven Monastery was founded in XI century , during the Byzantine rule in the Bulgarian lands . Another legend claims that King Shishman donated the monastery wooden cross with silver hardware on which were depicted gospel scenes . Anyway , the first written evidence of the monastery from 1600 , appearing in ordinary , currently located in the National Church Historical and Archaeological Museum in Sofia. In the years before the liberation of Bulgaria ( 1878), the monastery became a developed literary center with a school and a library.

Once you pass by the Monastery , the route reaches the site Kamichets where we can enjoy the deeply incised into the limestone rock formations, valleys flow . For a while the track is dirt road climbs a steep path and , moving through beech woods on the left side of the river valley , reached the foot of Mount High, whose eastern slopes are scenic cliffs .

From the left the trail to the village Babintsi (municipality Teteven , province Lovech) . Right hand is positioned saddle Pryaslapa located north of Red Peak ( 1220 m ) , the highest in the area of ​​Teteven. From Pryaslapa route continues to climb the southern slope of Mt High , reaching the crest of the mountain ridge in the side saddle trot.

This is the place from which the track descends to the northeast through the area 's Deep Dark Valley and reaches deep gorge . Following convenient dirt road out in the saddle curl, where the eponymous neighborhood of the village Glogovo (municipality Teteven ) . The last part of the route takes us north of the saddle where we come to the village of Malka Zhelyana , following the valley of the River Selska . Again, move on dirt road , and the village is seen tucked between mountains .

The total length of the transition is overcome for about 4-5 hours with a normal move. The track has a low difficulty and is suitable for tourists of all ages , and for inexperienced hikers .

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