Hotnitsa Ecotrail

hiking trail
Located: 17 km away from Veliko Tarnovo.
In Use Since: 2006.
Part Of: Middle Yantra Ecozone.
Veliko Tarnovo Region


  • 2004-2006 - Building of the ecotrail: project Creating an Ecotourist Hinterland in the Districts of Veliko Tarnovo, Strazhitsa, Zlataritsa and Antonovo, the PHARE Development of Bulgarian Ecotourism Program.

BARET Participation: Created the concept design; participated in building the ecotrail.

Sights: a gorge on the Bohot River, the Hotnitsa Waterfall, ponds, islands and waterfalls.

drinking water
picnic area
picnic shelter
deciduous vegetation
protected fern species

Nearby Sites: Negovanka Ecotrail, Zarapovo, Musina Karst Chasms.

Duration: approximately 1.5 hours.

Difficulty Level: easy.

Season: April - October.

Equipment: hiking shoes.

"Starite kashti" (the Old Houses) in the village of Mihaltsi, the city of Veliko Tarnovo.
food service
The village of Hotnitsa.

The wooden structures are new. At the end, the trail is overgrown with shrubs and bushes, so you have to retrace your steps.

The Hotnitsa Waterfall