Tran is a region in Central Western Bulgaria and borders the Republic of Serbia.
Once the town of Trаn was the main town / center of the district, but today it is a small municipality, including 52 settlements (51 villages and the town of Trаn.) It is located 70 km. west of the capital Sofia.
Municipality of Tran is defined as a mountain region, it has a key geographical position - on the border with the Republic of Serbia, located in a uniquely beautiful and clean natural environment, with many cultural, historical, and religious monuments and natural resources. Tran region has the potential and prerequisites to become an attractive tourist destination, to attract suitable investors and to provide employment opportunities for local people and young entrepreneurs.
One of the symbols of Tran is the rock chapel of St. Petka.
Interesting places to visit are the villages of “Busintsi” and “Studen Izvor” with the museums of ceramics and yogurt, and the biggest natural phenomenon is the gorge of the river Erma.
Despite the low development of tourist infrastructure (and maybe thanks to that!) Tran region is visited by lots of mountain tourists with its many opportunities for hiking, trekking and adventure sports.
In Tran region there are great conditions for mountain tourism. A Tran eco-trail has been built near the town. The most famous route is to Mount Rui, the highest in the area, which offers a wonderful view of the whole region. Rui Mountain is the most impressive in the municipality of Tran, and the peak is 1706 m high, as the border line between Bulgaria and Serbia and Montenegro passes along the very ridge of the peak. From there is a magnificent view in all directions.
Several definitely interesting caves await their researchers for adventure tourism.
Some of the favorite places for rest of the locals and tourists are the Vrabcha waterfall under the rocks before the village of Vrabcha, as well as the chapel of the Holy Mother of God after the village of Mramor. Tourists, who stay in a tent in the summer on the meadows in the forest, claim that at night they really understand what it means "the stars to land on your heads"!
Many ancient and forgotten fortresses in the Tran region await their visitors, one of the most preserved is Kaleto above the village of Filipovtsi, and in the heart of Znepole rises a whole ancient and unexplored city - the fortress Zeman (Zemun) between Yarlovtsi and Zelenigrad, at the foot of which the ancient the Romans built mineral baths, used by the locals even at the beginning of the last century.
This website has been accomplished during the project "Escape2 - Supporting the Development of Transnational Thematic Tourism Strategy", Grant Agreement no. 2020-1-ES01-KA202-082418, implemented with financial support of the European Commission by the Erasmus+ Programme.
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