Wine and Gourmet in the districts of Montana, Vidin and Vratsa

Route Description

  • Length of the tourist route: 140 km (between start and end point)
  • Duration: 3 days (2 overnight stays)
  • Sequence of travel along the tourist route:
    • Starting point: Vidin
    • Intermediate destinations: Novo Selo village, Belogradchik, Georgi Damyanovo village, Oryahovo
    • End point: Rousse
  • Seasonal access: Year-round. Taking into consideration the weather conditions during the visit of natural sites and landmarks

Top visited sites

Related Videos

Spatial orientation

  • Municipalities in Vidin district:

Main sites to visit: Municipalities of Vidin, Novo Selo, Belogradchik

Additional sites and events: Municipalities of Vidin, Belogradchik

  • Municipalities in Montana district:

Main sites to visit: Georgi Damyanovo

Additional sites and events: Chiprovtsi, Georgi Damyanovo, Berkovitsa, Varshets, Montana

  • Municipalities in Vratsa district:

Main sites to visit: Oryahovo

Additional sites and events: Vratsa, Mezdra

Combine the opportunities for tasting traditional local foods and drinks with the rich cultural, historical and natural heritage of the region.

There are conditions for practicing sustainable personal mobility transport – travel by bicycle routes and eco-trails.

Access to many additional tourist services, increasing the attractiveness of tourist route and the quality of service

Possible ways of transportation

  • Arriving at the destination:

To Vidin: By car, bus, train. Arriving from Romania – Bridge “New Europe” (Danube Bridge 2) – transport link between the towns of Vidin (Bulgaria) and Calafat (Romania)

  • Travel during the stay:
    • Personal car;
    • Public transportation to tourist sites and attractions set to visit;
    • Possibility to rent a car and use taxi;
    • Sustainable personal mobility of tourists:
      • Eco-trails with different levels of difficulty
      • Cycling routes (incl. along the river Danube, mountain biking)


Proposed territorial scope in accordance with the location of the main sites to visit along the tourist route

  • 1st day – municipalities of Vidin, Novo Selo and Belogradchik (Vidin District):

Visiting wine cellars in the municipalities of Vidin, Novo Selo and Belogradchik.

Visit to additional tourist sites in Vidin.

Proposed overnight stay in Belogradchik.

  • 2nd day – Municipality of Georgi Damyanovo (Montana district):

Municipality of Georgi Damyanovo: Visit the wine cellar in Georgi Damyanovo village.

Opportunity to visit the many additional tourist sites in the municipalities of Chiprovtsi, Berkovitsa, Varshets, Montana.

Choice between locations for an overnight stay.

  • 3rd day – Municipality of Oryahovo (Vratsa District):

Oryahovo municipality:Visit the wine cellar in Leskovets village.

Opportunity to visit various cultural, historical and natural sites and attractions in the district of Vratsa.

Additional sites to visit

  • Vidin district:

Vidin municipality, town of Vidin: Medieval castle “Baba Vida” (Fortress “Babini Vidini Kuli”); Ethnographic Museum “Krastata Kazarma”, Museum “Konaka”, Fortress System “Kaleto”; Mosque and library of Osman Pazvantoglu; Mausoleum of Antim I; Cathedral “St. Dimitar Solunski “, Chamber of Vidin Metropolitan; Vidin Synagogue

Belogradchik Municipality: Belogradchik fortress “Kaleto” and natural landmark “Belogradchik Rocks” (incl. Ottoman fortification “Suleymanov fort” / “Latinsko Kale”);

Prehistoric settlement and cave “Magura” cave – near Rabisha village; Cave “Lepenitsa” (4 km from Belogradchik)

  • Montana district:

Municipality of Chiprovtsi: Historical Museum – Chiprovci; Chiprovski monastery “St. Ivan Rilski “- Chiprovci

Municipality of Georgi Damyanovo: Lopushanski monastery “St. Yoan Krastitel “-  Lopushna village

Municipality of Berkovitsa: Museum and house “Ivan Vazov” – Berkovitza

Municipality of Varshets: Historical Museum – Varshets; Klisurski monastery “St. St. Kiril and Metodiy “- 12 km from Varshets

Municipality of Montana: Regional Historical Museum – Montana; Antique town Montana (Fortress “Castra ad Montanezium”)

  • District of Vratsa:

Vratsa Municipality: Regional History Museum – Vratsa; National Park of Hristo Botev – at the peak of Okolchitsa; “Vratsata” gorge and Medieval fortress “Vratitsa”; “Ledenika” cave – 16 km from Vratsa

Mezdra: Archaeological complex “Kaleto” – Mezdra

Additional events to visit

Possibility of combining tourist visits to coincide with the timing of various cultural events

  • Vidin district:

Vidin Municipality: Festival of Arts “Danube Waves” – Vidin (July)

  • Montana district:

Municipality of Berkovitsa: International Folklore Festival “Balkan sings and dances” – Berkovitza (September); International Children’s Art Festival “Patent Leather Shoes” – Berkovitza (June)

Municipality of Varshets: International Folklore Festival “Colorful necklace” – Varshets (June)

  • Montana district:

Vratsa Municipality: International Folklore Festival “Vratsa Spring” – Vratsa (late April – early May)

Mezdra municipality: National Folk Festival “De e bulgarskoto” – Ochin dol village (May)

Entrance fees for visiting the sites and attractions included in the tourist route

The entrance fee to visit some tourist sites and attractions in the price range “up to 5 BGN” and “from 5 to 10 BGN”

Other tourist services

Possibility to use a wide variety of additional tourist services along the route:

  • Individual and group guide, mountain guide
  • Rent a car
  • Bicycle rental
  • Rental of sports equipment
  • Practicing cave tourism
  • Visit to wine cellars – an opportunity for tasting and purchasing local wines
  • Visit the local food establishments – the opportunity for culinary tastings

Find your accommodation in this region

Subscribe to the IMPACT newsletter for free