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10-day Bulgaria hiking trip (monasteries, mountains and lakes)

Come and join experienced, local mountain leader Kiril for an amazing 10-day hiking trip through the array of monasteries, mountains and lakes of Bulgaria.

Mountain RangeBalkan Mountains, Rila Mountains
Duration10 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 10-day hiking adventure throughout Bulgaria.

  • Visit a number of monasteries, peaks and lakes.

  • Spend your nights in comfortable guesthouses and hotels.

Description

Bulgaria is a truly amazing country. There is so much to see throughout the country that you could easily spend several months there and still find new things to discover. And, while this wonderful adventure doesn’t last several months, I believe that over the trip’s 10 days, you will see enough to last a lifetime.

Over the course of this 10-day expedition, you will get to see no less than 5 cities, 3 monasteries, 3 mountains and 7 lakes!

The 3 monasteries you will get to visit include the Rila monastery, the Troyan monastery and the Backovo monastery. The cities you will visit include Sofia, Tarnovo, Valiko and Plovdiv. The 7 lakes are all part of the famed Rila Lakes in the sensational Rila Mountains. You will also see the highest peak in the entire Balkans Mountain Range: Mount Musala. Other great highlights include the Tracian Tombs in the valley of roses and so much more.

At the end of every adventurous day, you will get to spend your nights in comfortable hotels and guesthouses. Thus ensuring you get plenty of rest to prepare for your next day’s hike.

While not a difficult hiking trip, it is nonetheless important that participants on this trip are in good physical condition.

Exploring a country with a history as rich as Bulgaria is an opportunity no adventurer should pass up. There are more archeological monuments in the country than any other country in Europe except for Italy and Greece! So, if you would like to join me on this unforgettable expedition, please send a request.

I also offer a 3-day ice climbing and winter hiking trip in the Rila Mountains, which you can enjoy here.

Accommodation

4 nights in a family guesthouse and 5 nights in a hotel.

Meeting point

Sofia

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Itinerary

Day 1: Sofia/ Koprivshtitsa

Day 2: Beklemeto / Troyan monastery / Aprilci

Day 3: Veliko Tarnovo

Day 4: Shipka/Kazanlak

Day 5: Byala reka/Plovdiv

Day 6: The “Wonderful bridges”/ Bachkovo monastery

Day 7: Borovets/ Musala/Samokov

Day 8: 7 Rila lakes/ Sapareva banya

Day 9: Rila monastery/ Sofia

Day 10: Sofia guided tour/Departure


About the guide

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I was born in the mountains and fell in love with them since I was a little kid. My father was an alpinist and I grew up surrounded by lots of mountaineering books from the family library. I love staying in and moving through a natural environment, no matter if on skis, crampons, bike, climbing or running shoes.

I started guiding in 2016 and I haven't stopped since then. What a great chance to turn my passion into my job! I'm a certified mountain guide in Bulgaria, climbing instructor and ski instructor. I'm working together with a great team of IFMGA and UIMLA certified guides. We work at Climbing and Mountaineering School in Sofia, where we give climbing courses.

We guide in all the Bulgarian mountains and abroad. In summer, we offer rock climbing, trail running and mountaineering tours; in winter, ski touring, freeriding, ice and mix climbing.

I look forward to sharing mountain adventures together!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 872 each

Group of 2

EUR 436 each

Group of 3

EUR 290 each

Group of 4

EUR 218 each

Group of 5

EUR 175 each

Group of 6

EUR 145 each

Group of 7

EUR 124 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Lifts tickets

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The price does not include flights, insurance, museum entries and personal expenses.


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