Rural tourism in the districts of Rousse and Veliko Tarnovo

Route Description

  • Length of the tourist route: 138 km (between start and end point)
  • Duration: 2 days (1 overnight stay)
  • Sequence of travel along the tourist route:
    • Starting point: Rousse – exemplary starting point
    • Intermediate destination: Ivanovo village, Arbanassi village, Elena
    • End point: Rousse
  • Seasonal access: Year-round

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Spatial orientation

  • Municipalities in Rousse district:

Main sites to visit: Municipalities of Rousse, Ivanovo

Additional sites and events: Dve Mogili municipality

  • Municipalities in Veliko Tarnovo district:

Main sites to visit: Municipalities of Veliko Tarnovo, Elena

Additional sites and events: municipalities of Gorna Oryahovitsa, Polski Trambesh

Practicing rural tourism in the districts of Rousse and Veliko Tarnovo in combination with the visit to cultural, historical and natural attractions and travel on eco-trails and bicycle routes along the tourist route


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 planned for 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 – municipalities of Rousse and Ivanovo:

Municipality of Rousse: Rock Monastery “St. Dimitar Basarbovski “- Basarbovo village

Ivanovo Municipality: Medieval Town “Cherven” – Cherven village; Ivanovo Rock Churches

Opportunity to visit additional tourist sites and attractions in Rousse Municipality. Proposed overnight stay in Ivanovo village.

  • 2nd daymunicipalities of Veliko Turnovo and Elena:

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

Opportunity to visit the many additional sites and attractions in Veliko Turnovo Municipality.

Additional sites to visit

District Rousse, Municipality of Dve Mogili: Cave “Orlova Chuka” – Pepelina village

Additional events to visit

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

  • District of Rousse:

Municipality of Rousse: 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 the city. 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)

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

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