8-day hiking tour in Rila and Pirin National Parks

Join local certified guide Simeon on this great journey to the highest mountain ranges in Bulgaria and enjoy one of the most unique natural environments in Europe.




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Pirin, Rila Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified



    During this 8-days hiking tour you will be able to appreciate Bulgarian natural landscape and its variety of mountains, hills, rivers and valleys and also get to know the country’s rural life and traditional food.

    This tour is the perfect excuse for hiking around the Rila and Pirin mountains ranges, the highest in Bulgaria, and for visiting Rila Monastery, which has outstanding universal value (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

    During this tour, you will reach the highest peak in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula, Mount Mussala (2925 meters), and visit the Seven Rila Lakes, the most popular glacial lakes in the country. You will also ascend the second highest peak in Bulgaria, Mount Vihren (2914 meters) and reward yourself with a 360° panorama.

    Please find a more detailed itinerary below and take into account that this trip can be quite demanding. Our tour can always be adapted to your preferences. Just write to me so that we can arrange a new schedule depending on your preferences.

    Do not waste time! Request to book this hiking tour and prepare yourself to be amazed by Bulgarian natural beauty.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1990 EUR

    Group of 2
    995 EUR

    Group of 6
    615 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts tickets
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     The price excludes: - meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary - museum entry fees - flights and taxes


    • Day 1Arrival in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Transfer to Govedartsi village, which is located at the foot of Rila Mountains
    • Day 2Hike in the Malyovitsa valley
    • Day 3Ascent to Mussala Peak (2925 meters), the highest one in the Balkans
    • Day 4Visit to the Seven Rila Lakes and the Rila Monastery
    • Day 5Ascent to Todorina Porta Mountains
    • Day 6Ascent to the Vihren Peak (2914 meters)
    • Day 7Bezbog Hut and Popovo Glacial Lake
    • Day 8Sightseeing walk in Sofia

    Other details

    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Sofia Airport, Bulgaria.


    Family-run guesthouse in Govedartsi and Bansko.

    3* hotel in the center of Sofia.


    About the Guide


    I've been lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel a lot, most of all in my country and the surrounding ones, but travel has been part of my life since forever. It started as my hobby and a preferred way to spend my holidays which, with the time, naturally evolved into being part of my professional career.

    Bulgaria has 2 alpine Mountains which are not the largest in the World, but offer great deal for Mountaineering. Having 4 seasons, I'm able to practice both rock & ice climbing as well as Ski touring and snowshoeing.

    I started guiding 7 years ago and, for the moment, I work with foreign people travelling in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula. I guide hiking, scrambling, climbing and mountain biking tours and I work in a cooperation with a few Bulgarian colleagues of mine.



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