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Apriltsi has recently developed into an attractive mountain resort with its renovated recreation facilities, new private hotels and restaurants. Apriltsi offers its visitors opportunities for fishing, mountaineering, horse-riding, cycling, tennis, skiing, numerous hiking routes, a luxurious hunting centre, fascinating picnic sites and bathing by the river banks.
With its geographical situation, with the mild climate and clean air, with its preserved historical memory, Apriltsi is an attractive place for mountain tourism. The wonderful and well-preserved nature is the most precious thing in Apriltsi. Being close to the mountain, with peaks standing high above the town - Botev (2376 m.), Maragidik, Ostrets, with the green of the mountain slopes, the sunny plateau in the heart of the Balkan mountain is a desired recreation place for people of all ages.
WHAT TO DO
The whole area of Apriltsi is covered with monuments giving honor to the heroes of the Novo Selo Rebellion. Mountain paths lead to many of them. A marked path leads the tourists from the Ostrets quarter to Rusalka peak and Tuzha Hut and from there - to the highest peak of the Balkan mountain - Botev (2376 m.).
The traditional events and festivities in Apriltsi are closely related with history and the lifestyle of local people. Many events take place annually in the town. The most attractive among them are the winter horse races (kushii) at St. Theodore's Day, the Day of Fruit - Growers in March, the Easter Festivities, the Anniversaries of the Novo selo Uprising in May, 24 May - the Day of Slavonic Alphabet and Bulgarian Culture.
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