Pirin, Rila Mountains
People per Guide
Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of Trip
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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Half-board meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
- 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
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.