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8-day trek in the western Rhodope Mountains

This trip in the Rhodope Mountains combines spectacular views, Bulgarian culture and traditional life style in the mountains. Join Simeon, a local certified guide, in this unique adventure and experience the greatness of simple life.

Mountain RangeRhodope Mountains
Duration8 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripNot specified


This trip to the Rhodope Mountains will be your great escape to a relaxing and cultural holidays. Do you want to learn about Bulgarian history? During this 8-day trek you will receive the warm welcome of locals who inhabit the largest mountain range in the country and learn about their ways of life and traditions.

You will be amazed by their lifestyle, which remains intact regardless time. In this interesting trip, people who have lived in the mountains for many years will teach you about their traditional cuisine, handcraft skills, traditional dances and songs and everyday tasks: collection of herbs and plants, work in the fields.

Have you ever wondered about how they prepare their meals in the mountains? In this trip you will be taught about their local techniques and you will participate in the process.

Moreover, you will help the people in the village to become more noticeable as you will create texts and photos to post in social media. And you will also enjoy the captivating views of the Rhodopes and the warmness of the hosts’ attention.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Join me in this exciting journey through time and learn from the wisdom of nature and simple life. Request to book this trip!


3-star family-run hotels

More info

This trip can be arranged depending on your preferences and it can also be organized for a group of 2. Don't doubt writing me for more information.

Meeting point

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.




Day 1: Arrival in Sofia- Western Rhodopes

Stop at an artisanal factory producing “kilims” (traditional rugs) at in Kostandovo.


Day 2: Village of Yagodina

Exploring around the village, taking photos and creating an image bank.

Making local cows’ cheese.

Learning local dances.


Day 3: Village of Yagodina

Collection of fruits followed by a wordkshop to prepare them using local techniques.

Day 4: Villages of Yagodina, Trigrad and Kosovo

Farming activities.

Day 5: Gote farm at Orehovo

Workshop to learn how to make traditional dishes.

Day 6: Ancient traditing routes

Helping in the maintainance of footpath trail signs between the villages of Orehovo, Hvojna and Kossovo.

Day 7: Monastery of Bachkovo- Plovdiv- Sofia

Wine-tasting at the Villa Yustina winery.

Day 8: Free time in Sofia

About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3547 each

Group of 2

EUR 1774 each

Group of 3

EUR 1183 each

Group of 4

EUR 887 each

Group of 5

EUR 887 each

Group of 6

EUR 743 each

Group of 7

EUR 743 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price excludes: dinner in Sofia (7th night), flight and taxes, museum entrance fees, personal expenses, tips.

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