Within Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park there are relaxed hiking trails in the forested hills southwest of the main square and tougher treks along the river road towards Ledenika Cave, where several marked hiking trails exist. Stop in at the Natura Information Centre, south of the town centre on the way to the gorge, for information on walking routes.

Rock climbing – for the truly fearless only – is performed on the sheer mountain cliffs that straddle the road.