Rivers of Bulgaria
- Location: Take road 865 from Kardzali via Ardino.
- Starting point: Byal izvor – after the dam.
- Lengh and duration:
- Day 1: Byal izvor - Devil’s Bridge, length: 15 km, 4 hours.
- Day 2: Devil’s Bridge - Kardjaly dam, length: 15 km, 4,5 hours.
Along the Arda River you will find impressive canyons, extreme rapids and quiet shores. There are two 15km sections separated by the medieval Devil’s Bridge which are wonderfully suited for paddling; they are both Class III-IV and both are navigable when the water is high.
The river offers the only access to this pristine valley. You’ll be refreshed by the white water rapids and relaxed by the warmth of the campfire.
During this trip it is very convenient to add an exploratory excursion to the ancient city of Perperikon Perperikon