Velingrad is strategically surrounded by numerous landmarks and offers exciting adventures.
There are well-equipped hunting lodges close to the city, offering qualities hunting guides. During the hunting season, the fans of the sport may hunt boar, deer and various birds. The two breeding stations, Chepino and Alabak, are developing successfully the hunting tourism and attract many visitors. Meanwhile, the fishing enthusiasts can enjoy their hobby in the nearby dams Dospat, Belmeken and Beglika.
The town also hosts the unique karst spring Kleptuza, which has two lakes with a year-round temperature of 8 – 9°C. This guarantees a necessary coolness in the summer, when Kleptuza becomes everyone’s favorite place for a walk.
About 8 km from from the town, on the way to the Syrnitsa town is the Lepenitsa cave. This is the only cave in Bulgaria, where “cave craters” can be seen. The cave has preserved many interesting natural formations, such as stalactites, stalagmites, cave pearls and draperies.
The cultural tourism sights are just as remarkable. The region has four medieval castles: “Gradot”, “Tupanara”, and “Gradishte”.
In addition, the only preserved narrow-gauge railway in Bulgaria passes through Velingrad. It crosses three Bulgarian mountains – the Rhodope, Rila and Pirin. Its path also crosses the highest railway station on the Balkan Peninsula – the Avramovo station, with an altitude of 1267 meters.
The area surrounding Velingrad is suitable for walks, hikes and cycling and to make the experience even more exciting, people may also choose among the following adventures: horseback riding, archery, paintball, karting and ATV picnics.