Author: Temenuzhka Yotsova
Source: the Pressa Newspaper, September 16, 2012
All season’s tourism will be developed near the LedenikaCave in the Vratsa part of the Balkan Mountain. This was made clear on September 15 at the official opening of the construction site implementing a BGN 5.3 Million project, financed by the Regional Development European Programme.
A Bulgarian, who has worked as consultant for the most famous park in the world – the Walt Disney’s, has participated in the development of the Ledenika – Tourism Without Seasons Project. The works for the implementation of the project will continue for 122 days. Five companies will operate on the site at the same time. When they finish their work the region around one of the most famous caves in our country will turn into an attractive relaxation park.
Two new eco-trails will lead to the LedenikaCave and the visitors may also ride on retro tourist trains in both directions. At a later stage the old chairlift leading to the ski course, which is not in operation for 20 years, will be repaired. The construction of several theme sections is forthcoming. One of them will be an amphitheatre in the shape of a snail with 350 seats for the visitors. The visitor’s centre at the entrance of the cave will have an entirely new appearance also. It will resemble an iceberg on top of which a bat has landed. The animal figure will be a precise large scale copy of the real endemic Bulgarian species from the genera Pheggomisetes, which inhabits only this cave and is also known under the name of Ledeniche.