Today Veliko Tarnovo is a symbol of Bulgarian history, a centre for culture, education and tourism. The city attracts many visitors from all over the world. But it also attracts adventure lovers who like rocks and and rock climbing.
The Alpine Club Trapezitsa, based in Veliko Tarnovo, is the foundation for establishing the wonderful conditions for climbing around Veliko Tarnovo. The World Cup Championship Competition hosted a section for rock climbing on the rocks close to Veliko Tarnovo in 1989.
There are two rock climbing areas. The first area is near the ancient monastery of St. Trinity to the north of the city. And the second area, called “Ousteto”, is on the south side of the city. There are safety points on the climbing routes. The two climbing areas offer diverse routes and difficulty ranges for a range of climbing experiences.
Rock Climbing Guide
The Alpine Club Trapezitsa have produced an excellent climbing guide to the climbing routes. The guide is in Bulgarian and English languages.
Follow this link to read the Alpine Club’s ClimbingGuide.PDF (trapezitca1902.com)
There is also a great online guide of the climbing places here.
There are many other activities to do during your stay. Click here for more ideas.