Wine and Gourmet in the districts of Rousse, Veliko Tarnovo and Pleven

Route Description

  • Length of the tourist route: 150 km (between start and end point)
  • Duration: 3 days (2 overnight stays)
  • Sequence of travel along the tourist route:
    • Starting point: Rousse
    • Intermediate destination: Ivanovo village, Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi village, Elena, Pleven
    • End point: Varna
  • Seasonal access: Year-round

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Spatial orientation

Opportunities for tasting traditional local food and drink in combination with the visits to important tourist sites representing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Travel on bicycle routes and trails.

Availability of additional tourist services, increasing the attractiveness of tourist routes and the quality of service.

Possible ways of transportation

  • Arriving at the destination:

To Rousse: By car, bus, train. Arriving from Romania – “Danube Bridge”, providing the transport link between the towns of Rousse (Bulgaria) and Giurgiu (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


  • 1st day – District of Rousse: Visit the wine cellars in the district of Rousse. Opportunity to visit additional tourist sites and attractions in the area. Overnight stay in
  • 2nd day – Veliko Tarnovo district: Visiting wine cellars in the district of Veliko Tarnovo. Visit to additional tourist cultural, historical and religious sites in the area. Proposed overnight stay in Arbanassi village.
  • 3rd day – Pleven district: Wine Museum – Pleven. Visiting the wine cellars in the district. Opportunity to visit additional sites and landmarks.

Additional sites to visit

  • District of Rousse, Municipality of Ivanovo: Medieval Town “Cherven” – Cherven village; Ivanovo Rock Churches
  • Veliko Tarnovo district:

Veliko Tarnovo municipality: Architectural Reserve Arbanasi village; Museum “Konstantsalieva house” – Arbanasi village

Elena Municipality: Elena – Museum and house of Ilarion Makariopolski; Ethnographic Complex – Clock Tower, Church “St. Nikola”, Church “Assumption of Virgin Mary”, Daskalolivnitsa, Kambourov inn

  • Pleven district:

Gulyantsi municipality: Roman city “Ulpia Oescus” – Gigen village

Additional events to visit

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

  • District of Rousse, Rousse Municipality: International Folklore Festival “Sandrovo sings and dances” – Sandrovo village (August); Folklore Fest “Golden fiddle” – Ruse (June)
  • Veliko Tarnovo district:

Gorna Oryahovitsa municipality: International cultural events in Gorna Oryahovitsa – International Folklore Festival “Rahovche” (June); International competition for singers of popular songs “New Music” (April), National Folklore festival of folk choirs and groups “Parvomaytsi” – Parvomaytsi village; National Festival of Folk dance clubs and groups “Folklore rosary” – Gorna Oryahovitsa

Polski Trambesh municipality: National singing competition “Golden oriole singing” – Obedinenie village (May)

Pleven district, Pleven municipality: National cultural events in Pleven: National competition for new Bulgarian dramaturgy “Ivan Radoev” (March-April); National Festival of avant-garde videofilm “Art Vision”

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

  • 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

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