Byala Municipality is located in the central part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
The territory of Byala Municipality and especially its coastal zone is convenient, suitable and attractive for development and offering of cycling eco-routes. The coastline of the municipality, characterized by a combination of a rocky shore, small bays and beaches with sand dunes, is a valuable resort resource that gives it attractiveness.
Based on the recommendations of the expert cyclists, the partners of the project Developing Ecotourism Net in Black Sea region – ECOTOUR-NET (BSB79) outline three cycling and tourist routes full with natural, historical, archaeological, cultural and ethnographic landmarks.
The red route for cycling and hiking starts from the town of Byala, passes through the forest and ends directly on the beach on the Black Sea coast, at the northernmost point of Byala Municipality, on the border of Shkorpilovtsi resort, Dolni Chiflik Municipality.
Total distance: 20.3 km one way
Elevation gain: 284 m
Surface: Dirt Road, Asphalt
Level of Difficulty: from 2 to 5
Technical Difficulty: from 1 to 5Points of interests Centre of the town of Byala > Ecopark Enika > Place for rest on the forest road to the village of Goritsa > Yurta fountain, village of Goritsa, Fountain > Forest road > Place for rest > Lands around the village of Samotino > Place for rest on the forest road to the Village of Samotino > Village of Shkorpilovtsi, Villa zone Ticha > Place for rest > Beach of Shkorpilovtsi resort.
The yellow route for cycling and hiking starts from the ancient fortress on Cape “St. Atanas” in Byala, passes through the town of Byala, meadows, vineyards and fields and reaches the natural landmark White Rocks and the locality Byala Reka. It ends in the beautiful locality Karadere.
Total distance: 9.77 km
Elevation gain: 206 m
Surface: Dirt Road, Asphalt
Level of Difficulty: from 1 to 5
Technical Difficulty: from 2 to 5
Points of interest Ancient complex Byala > Place for rest at villa zone > Byala Birdwatching tower > Place for rest at the birdwatching tower > Place for rest at Byala reka beach Aleksa Fountain > Place for rest at Karadere south beach > Place for rest at Karadere north beach
The blue route was additionally developed to connect the two main routes /red and yellow/: Shkorpilovtsi resort – Karadere.
Total distance: 6,24 km
Elevation gain: 142 m
Surface: Dirt Road
Along the yellow route, in the area of the natural landmark White Rocks, where Via Pontica passes – one of the main migration routes for birds from Europe to Africa, a Birdwatching Tower was built, and along both cycling routes, nine places for rest and contemplation of the beautiful nature were set up.
For detailed information regarding the eco-tourism in Bulgaria, visit the project website, section dedicated to Bulgaria: https://ecotournet.net/.