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8-day hiking tour in Rila and Pirin National Parks

Above the cirque of Urdini lakes, Rila Mountains
On our way to Mt Vihren which passes through the Koncheto saddle, Pirin Mountains
Above the Kidney lake in the cirque of the Seven Rila lakes, Rila Mountains

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.

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Rila Mountains, Pirin

8 Days

Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit


Description

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.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1990 Each

Group of 2

EUR 995 Each

Group of 6

EUR 615 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price excludes:

- meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary

- museum entry fees

- flights and taxes


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Transfer to Govedartsi village, which is located at the foot of Rila Mountains

Day 2: Hike in the Malyovitsa valley

Day 3: Ascent to Mussala Peak (2925 meters), the highest one in the Balkans

Day 4: Visit to the Seven Rila Lakes and the Rila Monastery

Day 5: Ascent to Todorina Porta Mountains

Day 6: Ascent to the Vihren Peak (2914 meters)

Day 7: Bezbog Hut and Popovo Glacial Lake

Day 8: Sightseeing walk in Sofia

 

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Details

Accommodation

Family-run guesthouse in Govedartsi and Bansko. 3* hotel in the center of Sofia.

Meeting point

Sofia Airport, Bulgaria.

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.

Languages

English

Residence

Bulgaria


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