Devil’s Throat Cave

The scary road to Devil’s Throat Cave

Located in the Rhodope Mountains of Smolyan Province in the far south of Bulgaria, the Devil’s Throat Cave (Dyavolsko garlo Cave) is a spectacular cave resembling a devil's head with a waterfall rushing down its throat. Oncoming traffic is a nightmare. The road is cut into the rocky side of the gorge.

Golyam Perelik

Golyam Perelik

Mount Perelik is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.191m (7,188ft) above the sea level, located in the Rhodope Mountains, in Bulgaria.

Dzhanka Saddle

Dzhanka Saddle

Dzhanka Saddle is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.346m (7,696ft) above the sea level, located on the Sofia and Blagoevgrad provinces border, in the central and highest regions of the Rila Mountains of Bulgaria. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Buynovo Gorge

Buynovo Gorge, a Bulgarian balcony road

Buynovo Gorge road is located in the Rhodope Mountains, north of the village of Buynovo (Borino municipality), on both sides of the Buynovska River which is a tributary of the Vacha River, Bulgaria. It is recommended that beginner riders avoid this road. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy. 

Goljam Medarnik

A Driving Guide to the Goljam Medarnik

Goljam Medarnik is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.541m (8,336ft) above the sea level, located in the Rila Mountains of Sofia Province, in Bulgaria. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Karagyol Reservoir

Karagyol Reservoir

Karagyol Reservoir is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 2.359m (7,739ft) above the sea level, located in Kyustendil Province, southwestern Bulgaria. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Beklemeto Pass-Troyan Pass

Beklemeto Pass, a sensational drive in the Balkan Mountains

Beklemeto Pass, also known as Troyan Pass, is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.520m (4,987ft) above the sea level, situated in the Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria. The pass is traversed by the Road 35.

Varbitsa Pass

Varbitsa Pass, a classic road trip

Varbitsa Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 900m (2,953ft) above the sea level, located in the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria.

Ruen Peak

Ruen Peak

Ruen Peak is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.246m (7,368ft) above the sea level, located on the border of southwestern Bulgaria and northeastern Republic of Macedonia.

Shipka Pass

Shipka Pass, a paved mountain road in Bulgaria

Shipka Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.190m (3,904ft) above the sea level, located on the Stara Planina Mountain, in the Balkan Mountains, in central Bulgaria.

Pass of the Republic

Pass of the Republic

Pass of the Republic is a mountain pass at an elevation of 700m (2,297ft) above the sea level, located in the Balkan Mountains (Stara Planina) in Bulgaria.

Radomir

Radomir

Radomir is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.031m (6,663ft) above the sea level, located on the Bulgarian–Greek border.

Petrohan Pass

A paved road to the summit of Petrohan Pass in Bulgaria

Petrohan Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.444m (4,738ft) above the sea level, located in in Montana Province, Northwestern Bulgaria.

Vratnik Pass

Vratnik Pass

Vratnik Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 940m (3,084ft) above the sea level, located in the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria.

Musalenski ezera

Musalenski Ezera

Musalenski Ezera is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.399m (7,870ft) above the sea level, located in Sofia Province in southwestern Bulgaria, within the Borovets mountain resort. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Belmeken Dam

A paved road to the Belmeken Reservoir in Bulgaria

The Belmeken is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 1.932m (6,338ft) above the sea level, located in the Rila mountain range, in southwestern Bulgaria.

Vihren Chalet

Vihren Chalet

Vihren Chalet is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 1.981m (6,499ft) above the sea level, located in southwestern Bulgaria.

Todorka

Todorka

Todorka is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.534m (8,313ft) above the sea level, located in Blagoevgrad Province, also known as Pirin Macedonia, a province of southwestern Bulgaria. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Botev Peak

Botev Peak, the highest road of the Balkan Mountains

Botev Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.376m (7,795ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Lovec and Plovdiv provinces, in central-southern Bulgaria. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Highest roads of Bulgaria

Highest roads of Bulgaria

Located in southeastern Europe, Bulgaria is a country bordered by five countries: Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. It has some major mountain ranges, as Rila, Pirin and the Balkan Mountains.

Bezbog lake

Bezbog Lake

Bezbog is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.242m (7,355ft) above the sea level, located in Blagoevgrad Province, also known as Pirin Macedonia, a province of southwestern Bulgaria.

Kalin Reservoir

Kalin Reservoir, one of the highest mountain roads of Bulgaria

Kalin Reservoir is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 2.398m (7,867ft) above the sea level, located in Kyustendil Province, southwestern Bulgaria. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Route 5007

Route 5007

Route 5007 is a short mountain road located in Southern Bulgaria. The surface of the road is asphalt, but the road conditions are really poor, due to the inclement weather.

Markudzhik

Markudzhik

Markudzhik is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.479m (8,133ft) above the sea level, located in Sofia province, in southwestern Bulgaria, within the Borovets mountain resort. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.