Eco trails in the region
Ancient roman road – Asenovgrad – Bachkovo
The eco trail’s length is 9 km, it begins in front of Asen’s fortress and ends in Bachkovo Village. You will need averagely 3.5 hours (at a slow pace) to get to the end of the eco trail. At the beginning, the route will sweep down, at some places you will be able to see Dobrostan’s elevation, peak Bezovo and Chervena skala, as well as the Chepelare River’s valley. The road has been actively used until the beginning of 20th century. About 70% of the route is covered with remnants of impressive supporting walls. You can also see two roman bridges. Follow the trail to Lqskovska River, go across the roman bridge, and pass through the villas, due to the construction activity in recent years, at some places the trail will be difficult to spot, so be careful. Turn right, there you will find a steep cart-track, follow it. At its top, you will find a place with a beautiful panorama, where you can rest. In order to find the other part of the roman trail, you will have to follow the marked trail through the forest. There is a ravine after it, there you will pass near a destroyed roman bridge. Beautiful views and panoramas adorn the whole way to Bachkovo.