From Stoilovo village the route goes to the east along a forest road, past St. Ilia Chapel to the area of Konchovo. At this area, the route takes a sharp turn left (to the north) and then 1 km steeply downhill through old oak-beech forests and reaches the area of St. Trinity. There is a place for recreation and the holy spring of the saint is recovered from the local association.
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Stoilovo village is located on top of a hill, about 300 meters above sea level. It overlooks the north and east, covering a large part of the mountain and all Strandja villages around.
The route starts from the village to the northeast ridge along a forest road. After that there is a 40 minute descent to Veleka *. At first it goes along the ridge, but descending to the river it enters the forest. The trail is covered with soft, bright green moss. Where you can most easily cross the river to reach Petrova Niva is where there is the foundation of a destroyed bridge. After that there is a smooth climb to the area of Petrova Niva. In places there is forest thinning, with views of the river valley. The route reaches the area of Petrova Niva.
Dokuzak waterfall is located along the asphalt road from Stoilovo village to Malko Tarnovo. It can be seen if you travel by car and pull off the road. If you have already reached Stoilovo village and want to walk you can follow the description below. This is not a tourist route and therefore is not marked. The route starts from the center of Stoilovo, on the south along the road. After about 2 kilometers the river Aydere is crossed and shortly after the bridge, among the threes, there is a nice place to relax with a fountain.
The trail starts about 200 meters before the waterfall Dokuzak, on the right from the road Malko Tarnovo - with. Stoilovo.
At the beginning it goes along an old forest road that climbs through a mixed pine-oak forest. After about 5 minutes normal pace from the starting point of the path, on the left beneath it a “forest sniper" is mounted - gaming facility through which 7 species of trees and shrubs typical of Strandja can be recognized. After about 15 minutes another facility that introduces woodpeckers is placed. The trail continues to climb the hill and reaches the bare ridge, where an information board about mushrooms is placed. To the left of the trail is the oldest tree in the region – 800 year-old oak "blagun".
Malko Tarnovo is located 75 kilometers south of Burgas on the main international road to Turkey. There are enough interesting places in the town for a visitor to spend a few pleasant hours. The historical museum is situated in five old Strandja houses. The Church “Uspenie Bogorodichno” (Dormition of the Mother of God), in the center of the town, is built in 1830 on the site of a Thracian sanctuary. The Catholic Church “Sveta Troitsa” (Holy Trinity), the large and small “vris” (spring) are also in the city center. From Malko Tarnovo to Polezhanovo site there are about 4 km. The road runs along Dyado Gyorgevoto vrisle and crosses Tsarnogovskata river.
The remarkable ancient Thracian sanctuary - a complex of incised into the rock stone circles, is located near the road Malko Tarnovo - Gramatikovo in Kamenska Barchina site, 12 km away from Malko Tarnovo in the direction of Tsarevo.
Known as the "stone" or "Proviraloto", the sanctuary represents different sized convex or concave stone circles and small pools in the rock. Part of it is a natural phenomenon - high stone shaped like a mushroom, on the top of which there is a small pool, and at its foot there is a crevice known as "Proviraloto." Believers come here to go through it and to get purified from sins.
Malko Tarnovo – Dyadovoto Gyorgyovo vrisle site – Pengiuvo site – Valchanoviya most – Sabotinovo site - Dyadovoto Gyorgyovo vrisle site – Malko Tarnovo
The route starts from Malko Tarnovo on the southeast, past the town stadium and after about 1.5 km reach Dyadovoto Gyorgyovo vrisle site, where a recreation area is built. Along the road you can see oak-lazhnik trees, which grow only in Strandja. After about three kilometers the path reaches Mahalata site and the gateway border facility. Then it continues to the south and leads to Pengyovo site. From here the trail descends for about 2 km to Valchanov bridge over the river Rezovska. Leaving the old gravel road, it goes down a path along the river, against the current. After about two kilometers it reaches up to one big bend of the river, which circles a high hill on top of which remains of unexplored ancient fortress are found, then continues to climb gradually, returning to the old gravel road back to Malko Tarnovo.
Malko Tarnovo – Voditzata site – the TV tower – Stoilovska chuchurika site – Dokuzak waterfall – Malko Tarnovo
The route starts from Malko Tarnovo on the road to Tsarevo. It reaches a pine grove, deviates to the right and on a marked trail climbs to the Driver’s vrisle. In Bunkera site it reaches the ridge and follows it to the north. To the right there are some of the rare for Strandja evergreen shrubs red juniper (juniperus species).
Hizhata (The Hut) is one of the famous places in Malko Tarnovo. The former real hut today has been turned into a tourist information center, located about 2.5 km from the town, on a steep hill with access only by car and on a dirt road. The place is special with the view, which reveals towards Malko Tarnovo and the whole area around. There are several hiking trails to the hut, which climb the hill on a steeper path, or on a roundabout but lighter variation of the route. Interesting along the road is the monastery Saint Trinity – a small chapel with a fountain, comfortable tables and gazebos to relax.
The route starts from the former hotel above Malko Tarnovo. Then crosses the asphalt road and takes up an old forest road through beech-oak forest. The route turns left off the road and winds across granite rocks similar to moraines. Here ends the climb and the route leads to Saint Trinity monastery with a fountain build up, situated among vineyards and small cottages. Above it there is a shelter to rest for about 20 people. From here a panorama is revealed to Golyamo gradishte peak and the mountain across the Bulgarian border.