Distance: 18,7km, Cumulative elevation + 643 m, -663m ; Level: medium
The track begins from the ancient fortress Kaleto. From the small obelisque monument turn right through the pine forest. Within a couple of hundreds of meters the road makes short but very steep downhill with ditches. Then at the big crossroad turn left on the road that goes flat. Then follow a deviation on the left next to some small villas and beautiful rocks. Short downhill with moving little stones. At the T junction at the bottom turn right and follow the trail till you get to the field. Turn right. Magnificent views towards the peculiar Triassic rocks right-hand side. Before going down to the river bed, turn right once again facing the ROCKS. This will be a real immersion into this different world. On the way you will pass along the small house of a real hermit. Then go up across the pine forest. At the very top of the ascent turn left back down and down on the ancient road. After you pass a few abandoned houses on the left and then cross the river, mind the turn on the left. Take it uphill, follow back the flat field section and then go down to Izvos village. Hit the tarmac very carefully when crossing. Go up to Belogradchik. After the bus station, on the right curve just before the bridge, take left off-road. The road winds amongst the imposing rock figures, mind the small rocky downhill section (a bit technical). Keep pedaling up to the center of Belogradchik.