Aleko Hut

Sofia  >  Bulgaria

Mountain area with pine forest, open meadows and rocky terrains and streams. Proximity to Sofia City provides easy access to interesting birds.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


Mountain area with pine forest and open rocky and stony slopes, moors and meadows. One of the easiest places in Bulgaria to see Nutcracker, Ring Ouzel, Shore Lark, Alpine Accentor, Common Rock Thrush, Pallid Swift and other birds.



Access possible with a car to the park site near the Aleko Hut, with public transport or with cabine lift (during part of the year only).

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Mountain , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Plateau , Moors/heathland


Flat , Mountainous , Rocky , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring , Autumn


Paved road , Wide path , Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

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