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This small country boasts seven mountain ranges and many peaks to climb, reaching almost 3000 meters of altitude. Explore the beautiful Rila and Pirin mountains and enjoy spectacular views over green valleys, or venture into a more challenging ascent in winter. Climbing in Bulgaria is accesible for almost everyone, from beginners to experienced climbers. Take your pick from our selection of trips below and book a certified guide for your next mountain adventure in Bulgaria.
Situated in the southeast of Europe, the Balkan state of Bulgaria is largely covered with mountains, deep valleys, plains and plateaus. To the north it borders Romania, to the west it borders Serbia and Macedonia, to the south Turkey and Greece, while its eastern shores rest off the Black Sea.
Despite its small size, Bulgaria offers a wide range of landscapes, from snow-covered peaks to the sunny and mild Black Sea coast, and plenty of exciting activities in offer. From ski touring and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking and sightseeing in the summer, there is plenty to do year-round in Bulgaria. The capital city, Sofia, is also an excellent city full of cultural and historical attractions to take in.
In summer, temperatures range from 15ºC to 25ºC. Spring and autumn have warm weather. During the winter,Bulgaria is typically cold with plenty of snow, with temperatures ranging from -5ºC to 2ºC. In the popular tourist area of Bansko, in the Pirin Mountains, the average temperature in winter hovers at around freezing, with slightly higher temperatres in the spring.
Most international flights get and leave Bulgaria via Sofia’s International Airport. Bulgaria is also easily accessible by rail and road from neighbouring countries.
From June to October you will find the best conditions for climbing.
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