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.
The road to the pass is mostly asphalted, but the last part is gravel and narrow. At the very top is located a military base and it is inaccessible to visitors. The drive is definitely worth it. There are many excellent photo opportunities here. Don’t forget your camera! However, since its slope also reveals very beautiful views, in clear days one can see Rozhen, Rila, Pirin, Stara Planina mountain, Mount Olympus in Greece and the Aegean Sea. Starting from Smoljan, the ascent is 15 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 991 meters. The average percentage is 6.6 %.