Iskar gorge and the cave ‘God’s eyes’

Difficulty
Good for novice hikers 35%
How would a pilot of a group of Indians explain what it is like to fly on an airplane when they have not seen such a thing? And if they see, will they know? How will you feel something done for heaven by judging it from the earth? How will you imagine the speed … the Earth’s landscape … or the air that will cut that machine? Some things have no explanation, just feelings. Like “Prohodna”, one of the most impressive caves with the longest tunnel in Bulgaria. 
After 2 hours transfer from Sofia, we will reach the town Lukovit, famous with the Thracian treasuries. The town is located in the Balkan mountain, which has plenty of caves. By some researchers, their numbers are more than 300.  Less than 20 minutes we’ll stop at the front of the cave Prohodna, called by the tourists “The Gods eyes”. The cave was formed at the end of the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs ruled the world. The limestones are full of fossils of sea creatures like ammonites. There are pieces of evidence, that the people from the Neolithic and Copper age used the cave like a big sanctuary.
After 2 hours transfer from Sofia, we will reach the town Lukovit, famous with the Thracian treasuries. The town is located in the Balkan mountain, which has plenty of caves. By some researchers, their numbers are more than 300.  Less than 20 minutes we’ll stop at the front of the cave Prohodna, called by the tourists “The Gods eyes”. The cave was formed at the end of the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs ruled the world. The limestones are full of fossils of sea creatures like ammonites. There are pieces of evidence, that the people from the Neolithic and Copper age used the cave like a big sanctuary.
After the cave, we’ll walk in one picturesque short trail to see the cave chapel, called “St. Marina”. Later we’ll stop in a cavehouse, from where you can buy some lunch and drinks. Ice cream, of course. There is a point of view and you can see the Iskar river and the rock landmark “Provurtenik”. This phenomenon has a big hole, maybe manmade from the Copper Age. The ancient people used that rock like an observatory. During the winter and the summer sun-standing, the lights move through the hole. 
After a short break, the van will bring us to the trail “Zlatna panega“, called “The lazy one” by the locals. The transfer is less than 30 minutes.  Because of the name – yes, the trail is good for novice hikers and for people love nature. This river is famous with the biggest carst stream in Bulgaria.
The trail is more than 12 km long and approximately you can make it for 5 hours. Return to the parking where is the van. Return to Sofia. (Transfer 2 hours)
We hope to join us in the first geopark in Bulgaria!

Departure point: Your hotel in Sofia

Departure time: 09:00 am

Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

Return details: Return to initial departure point or wherever you would want to go to Sofia

Tour highlights:

The cave “God’s eyes”

Iskar gorge

The river Zlatna panega

  • Operating in all seasons.
  • Be with comfortable shoes. Be happy!

Every day without the period 23.12 – 03.01.

On request.

"Provurtenik"
On the top of the cave "Prohodna"
The trail to "St. Marina"
The river Zlatna Panega
"Zlatna panega" trail

PRICE: 65 EU (130 BGN) per person

Inclusions:
Exclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)