Embark on a photo safari across the Batak Lake
Artificial lakes in the Rhodopes were created in the past as hydroelectric power plants and reservoirs to supply the region with drinkable water. Soon, the lakes began developing as centres of tourist activities.
The closest lake to Velingrad is Batak, only 24 kilometres away. The area’s natural diversity is astounding and is reminiscent of famous Alpine landscapes in Austria and Switzerland. Amid a lake, there is a picturesque island; the air is surprisingly clean, while the view is straight out of a postcard. Batak Lake is located at 1100 metres and freezes over during the winter. In the summer, though, the water is incredibly refreshing. Around the lake, surrounded by meadows, the animal and plant diversity is unlike anywhere else. Around 2000 plant species are said to grow around the lake.
The natural habitat fostered the rapid development of tourism around the lake. Soon, an exclusive five-star hotel will open its doors in the most prestigious location above the lake. The investment is led by the owners of Villa Vuchev, who have rich experience in similar projects. Set to become the most luxurious mountain hotel in Bulgaria, the hotel will cater to the needs of event organisers and offer its guests a world-class nightclub for unforgettable entertainment.
As a familiarising experience, we recommend embarking on a photo safari with kayaks that will uncover a diversified animal and plant world. Additionally, you will bring home photo memories of famous and lesser-known beauties of Lake Batak. The incentive programme can be accompanied by group fishing as the lake is a well-known fishing destination. To top it off, participants can try typical Rhodope gastronomy.
|Wow factor||Team activities on the crystal-clear water of Batak Lake|
|Incentive type||Active experience|
|Number of participants||Up to 20 attendees|
|Best time of the year||April – November|
|Duration||4 – 6 hours|