Road trips in Bulgaria

A Vacation to Wonderful Bridges in Rodopi Mountain, Bulgaria


Bulgaria could offer very amazing resorts that could satisfy everyone’s taste. If you have already decided to visit any of the Bulgarian ski resorts in Rodopi Mountain and you also wish to see something exceptional and lovely, you should probably check out the Wonderful Bridges. This place attracts not just Bulgarian tourists but many many people from various countries also. These bridges are in fact huge marble arches linking the two banks of the Deep Dol River which comes out of Big Persenk Peak (2091 meters) surrounded by centuries old fir-groves and pine forests. They all bear the title Erkupriya that interpreted from Turkish signifies: er – ground and kupria – bridge. This is one of the most intriguing phenomena in Bulgaria and it is in the centre of Rodopi Mountain on the East slope of Chernatitsa hill.
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The altitude of the Bulgarian wonder of character is 1450 meters. This place is situated south from Plovdiv city and near Chepelare town. This phenomenon is not only attractive because of its striking appearance but also with its own origin and history. In former times, a cave was formed from the marble stocks in the waters of Deep Dol River however, it dropped, probably due to an earthquake. The waters have taken the fallen splinters and that way they’ve shaped two uncommon for their beauty natural stone bridges. The very first one is bigger with span 96 meters and elevation near 70 meters. Its vault towers above the crystal clear water of this river. The marble block, from which it is formed, is 15 meters wide. There’s a road up there. From the walls, there are two attached caves and several different Karsts hollows, where lots of bats and birds find a wonderful shelter.

Two-hundred meters farther down you can see the second bridge, which is 60 meters long and resembles a tube. Its elevation is about 50 meters and the arch by itself is 30 meters. The bridge starts with a wide entry, which slowly gets thinner and at its end, it seems more like a fissure. On the lower end of the bridge, the river abruptly disappears and comes to the surface after two kilometers. Not far from here in the front of the second bridge is the entrance of the Icy cave where the ice isn’t melting until late summertime.

The cliffs are covered with wild geranium and Haberlea rodopenzis (called by the natives “the everlasting flower”). The everlasting flower is not frequently seen although the states in Bulgaria are great for it. Near these impressive character formations, you can have a break in a tourist hut called after the name of this location – Wonderful Bridges. Here you may enjoy the gorgeous views beneath the sounds of the woods. There are a few eco paths also that you are able to go through and breathe the fresh forest air. Underneath the peak of Persenk there’s an ancient Roman road that was built from the Ist century B.C.. The Wonderful Bridges is reported to be one of the hundred Bulgarian national tourists’ objects. The way to this location is long and the street is very narrow and the travel seems to be eternally but once you get there you won’t ever want to leave. Bulgaria is a small country with many beautiful spots. Do not hesitate to visit Bulgaria because here are hidden amazing treasures of this nature’s most beautiful phenomena.

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