Beglika Area

Beglika area is at the heart of Batashka Planina – one of the highest and wildest parts of the Rhodope Mountains. The name “Beglika” dates back to the times of the Ottoman Empire, when once a year Yuruk shepherds used to gather in the area to pay authorities the belgik tax (a tax on sheep and goats). In summer the vast pastures in this part of the mountain used to be covered with huge herds. In fact, it is thanks to this historical background that we can enjoy these pastoral meadows filled with colorful herbs. NATURAL RESOURCES The preserved natural heritage of Beglika and Batashka Planina is something we should all be proud of and try to keep for future generations. Most of the area is covered with natural coniferous forests, consisting mainly of spruce and pine trees. The age of these forests is 80 years on average, but in some parts is over 150 years with certain species reaching 200 years. The...

Chathama area

Chatam Forest Center was named after the protected area on the western shore of the Beglika Dam where it is situated. It was created as a result of the cooperation between Bikearea association and Beglika forestry, and its purpose is to be a place for training, nature conservation initiatives and for spreading practices of sustainable development and tourism. The center consists of seven solid buildings, which in the past were used for forestry purposes and till the early 80s were part of Chatam forestry. After that there was a period of almost thirty years of gradual decay.  In 2010 under a project implemented by Bikearea the buildings were restored and furnished. Solar systems supplying hot water and electricity were installed. The Center’s activities include: -        campaigns for cleaning the shoreline of Golyam Beglik Dam -        improving the conditions for tourism in the region by placing tables, benches, garbage stations, information boards -        conducting educational programs for children and young people -        provision of tourist services -        monitoring of...

Camping

Camping state tax included in the ticket price! Please read our advice for a happy and cloudless stay at Beglika below ! Camping at the festival in 2 areas ! Central The Cental area is situated about 400 meters away from the festival entance. There is flowing spring water, compost WC and garbage points in the begining of the camping area. Fire places The area is 30 000 sq. meters with esured security, but aways be cautious about your security. Family The Family camping area is a general concept. The area is situated at the coastline, 1500-2000 meters after the entrance. The advantage of this area is that it is further from the festival area, it is very calm and not very populated. The disadvantage of the area is that there is no flowing spring water. Advices for a happy and cloudless stay at Beglika Say "Hello" to your neighbors and be a community for a better security and...

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