Boyana Waterfall, Sofia

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  • A little steep track and difficult children. Walk for 40 minutes, the track itself and so nice on a hot day is pleasant. The route leaves the restaurant which can be reached by car.
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  • The trail just after exit, proceed with the car straight until you see the signs left parked there and start. After her brief has split into two different tracks. We did the track and going short, it took us about an hour and a quarter. In return we did the long route and take us an hour that this decrease. We stop at the falls after about an hour of it and thought we got but the biggest waterfall is about fifteen minutes later. Amazing! The water is cold as ice, but definitely worth it!
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  • If you are short on time or out of shape, do not expect to zip along the trail to this gorgeous fall. I recommend taking the longer, clearer path both ways rather than attempting a loop. My husband an...  more »
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  • Great hike! We went the very steep way up and it took us two hours due to the amount of climbing required. It can be difficult to know which path is correct on the harder trail, as it's not as well marked. On the way back we took the easier, very well marked path and it only took an hour to descend. Nice views, great foliage, pretty waterfall.
  • I recommend you to first take the hard route next to the river on the way up because downwards this way could be really slippery. Although this way up is quite challenging it's totally worth it (it took us about 1 hour). On the way back I recommend the Panorama way on the Eastern side. You'll definitely make some stops for nice photos.
  • Amazing walk. There are two routes, one that is more easy and takes more time, and the other that is faster, beautiful and dangerous. We went to difficult route on the way to the waterfall and came back on the easy one.
  • Very beautiful, slightly difficult terrain to go through to reach the waterfall, but it's worth it.
  • The waterfall can be reached via two different trails, but I'd recommend the steeper and more scenic one that follows the Boyana river upstream. The waterfall itself is a great sight and very close to the capital.

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