The area around Veliko Turnovo is very suitable for outings and hikes. Marked tourist pathes lead to all places of interest.

Many cycling trails are available, moreover special cycling tracks for competitions and cross-country trainings are made on the hill of Sveta Gora(Holy Wood) and in the area of Ksilifor.

The river Yantra gives the possibility for paddling down the seven attractive curves through the city of Veliko Turnovo, where from one can view the picturesque sights of the amphitheatrically arranged houses; all that in the period March - June and October - November.

Along the rocks wreath past the St. Trinity monastery and the area of Usteto are equipped near 200 climbing routes on limestone rocks from V to XI category, suitable for training and competitions.

Sport climbers are offered three artificial climbing walls with total area of 300 square meters.

For the orienteering-lovers are worked out maps of the city parks, the hill of Sveta Gora, the quarter Varusha, the area of Ksilifor and other places near the city.