Teambuilding in the central part of northern Bulgaria
The Underground Trails programme is designed for Bulgaria’s karst regions where caves, canyons and rock arches can be part of mind games and offer a natural backdrop for team building activities. Some suitable regions are Devetashkoto Plateau, the Iskar Defile, and the Balkan Range near Vratsa.
Devetashkoto Plateau is situated 20 km north of Lovech. Its central location in Bulgaria, close to well developed hotel facilities in the picturesque town of Troyan and mineral pools in the village of Chiflika, makes this region an excellent fit for companies having branches in different places across Bulgaria. Attractive team building sites include the Osam River valley and gorge, the galleries and canyons around Devetashka Cave, and the karst plateau at the village of Krushuna. Like in our other team building programmes, activities will involve on many occasions climbing, caving, orienteering, rafting and canyoning. Boating on an underground lake and descent by rope across rock arches and waterfalls will be memorable moments in the adventure programme.
The region is a suitable location all year round, and the best seasons to visit are spring, cool summer and autumn. The programme can be a one-day event or a several-day activity. Convenient hotel accommodation for larger groups (over 50 participants) is available in Lovech and Troyan. Devetashkoto Plateau offers good locations for tent camps, which are a useful experience in any team building effort. A programme in Devetashkoto Plateau can be expanded with interesting several-day activities in the Lovech Fortress or in the Central Balkan Range.
The Devetaki region is closed to visitors from 1 June until 30 July during the bats’ breeding season.
Another area where we have implemented Underground Trails is the Lakatnishki Skali Natural Park in the Western Balkan Range. The park is located in the Iskar Gorge, 55 km northeast from Sofia. The region’s proximity to the capital makes it a convenient location for one-day programmes that will not require overnight accommodation for the participants. That will reduce the overall cost of the team building programme.
The programme will involve standard team building exercises combined with some climbing, caving, canyoning and orienteering. An interesting addition to this programme can be rafting along the Iskar River. A two-day choice can continue in the Balkan Range near Vratsa, in the vicinity of the Cherepishki Monastery, or in the karst plateau near Karlukovo.
The Iskar River Valley Adventure programme on the karts plateau of Karlukovo near Sofia.
The Walls of Tsarevets A programme at the strongholds of Veliko Tarnovo, Lovech and Belogradchik, North Central and Northwest Bulgaria.
Mountain Echoes Programmes in Rila and Pirin mountains near Bansko, Borovets, Malyovitsa & Panichishte - Southwest Bulgaria.
Jolly Roger A programme at the Black Sea coast, East Bulgaria.
The Mountain of Orpheus Programmes in the Central and Western Rhodope Mountain (Velingrad, Devin, Pamporovo, Smolyan, Trigrad, Chepelare), South Central Bulgaria.
Underground River Programme in central of North Bulgaria near Lovech.
Valley of the rock towers Programme with boats on the river, cave and rope exercises near Sofia.
In Search of Lost Civilizations Programmes in the Eastern Rhodope Mountain and along the Arda River starting from Kurdjali, Haskovo, Madjarovo, South Bulgaria.
The Last Supper Training on communication skills.