1. city Gabrovo / Smirnenski / - 22 kilometers. on an asphalt road / - 4.00h. on marked trail.
2. Shipka Pass - 3.00h. walk along a marked path.
UZANA Hut is located in Uzana that lies at the foot of peak Ispolin (1524 m) in the heart of the Central Balkan. It is the largest crest meadow and is surrounded on all sides by forest. The word "Usana" comes from the Turkish word for a broad, comprehensive Uzun. Altitude and altitude ranges from 1220 to 1350 meters, the highest point is peak Markov chair (1352 m). Usana is a popular winter resort. The longest runway length is 1.300 m. The nearest outlet is the town of Gabrovo, which is located only 22 kilometers along a good asphalt road. There is the geographic center of Bulgaria.
Ambience / atmosphere of the hut
The hut is a massive two-storey building with 12 rooms with 92 seats with internal sinks, baths and toilets on the ground floor and first floor bedroom, as there always hot water. The building has water and electricity, heated by stoves elekticheski and solid fuel stoves. Has a canteen and small shop. Path to the hut is asphalt, there is little parking.
The hut has two pieces of dining room - for smokers and smokers with washroom, terrace with barbecue, kitchen equipped with freezer, refrigerator, electric grill, ovens, gas cookers, which can be used by tourists.
Sport and Health:
In winter, offers very good conditions for winter sports. Nearby the resort are suitable for hiking, orienteering, radio orienteering, rock climbing and caving.
The region is rare flora, protected by Red Book.
Usana attracts people with fresh mountain air, tranquility and magnificent views. Here is the starting point for many mountain trails and peaks (see Botev peak, and Brian Buzludja). The site is located in the middle of the tourist route Kom - Emine.
Opportunities for cultural tourism in the region are enormous. Nearby is the architectural-ethnographic museum "museum" Sokolski Monastery Bozhentsi which are located a few kilometers from Usana.
Ecopath Usana is a newly built eco and is a large meadow crest at 1300 m asl Usana in the resort area. The trail begins between the hotel and restaurant Impulse Three Bears. The trail is about 1 hour, at the very trail were built many recreation areas, "classroom", "Indian Corner", many ladders on the cliffs, terraces with nice views, and passes along the entrance of the cave Lednishka. The trail offers beautiful views of the peaks of Shipka, Buzludja Ispolin (highest peak in the share of the Shipka Balkan Mountain), Triglav and Botev (champion mountain of Stara Planina). Extremely suitable for walk with children, has enough information signs and markings.