Belintash, Rhodopes, 3 Day Guided Hiking

Come spend 3 days hiking through the Belintash area of the Rhodopes mountains in Bulgaria with a UIMLA Tour Operator in the Top Guides team.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Rhodope Mountains, Rila Mountains

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    On this 3 day hiking adventure, we will guide you through some truly precious locations in Bulgaria. We will hike through the Rhodopes mountain range, where we will make our way to several sites that have been revered in the country for many, many years. Those sites include Belintash, Karadzov Kamuk and the Bachkovo monastery, which is the second biggest monastery in the country after the Rila monestary.

    Hiking through the lush, green Rhodopes would be an amazing trip all on its own. But when you include sights like Belintash or the Karadzov Kamuk, along with many more, it gets even better.

    Belintash is a 300 metre long, stunning rock formation. It was used, long ago, by the Trachian tribes to offer sacrifices to the Gods. The view from this formation is nothing short of incredible. Secondly we will trek through some steep terrain to the Karadzov Kamuk. This rock formation, another holy site of the Trachian tribes, is a real treat to see. Finally, on the last day of the hike, we will make our way to the Bachkovo monastery.

    It is also important to note that along with those amazing sites, there are several more you will get to see on this trip. They include the red wall reserve, where you can witness the west wall that glows red in the sunset. There is also the town of Assenovgrad, where the trip will begin. This town is beautiful and is home to the famed Asenova fortress.

    Believe it or not, there are even more sights to see on this trip. So if you want to enjoy every single one of them, just send us a request, and let us guide you.

    We can also lead you on a 5 day hut to hut hike through the Balkans of Bulgaria.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    510 EUR

    Group of 2
    295 EUR

    Group of 3
    220 EUR

    Group of 4
    200 EUR

    Group of 5
    185 EUR

    Group of 6
    170 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     The price includes transfers to and from Plovdiv/Assenovgrad, and accommodation.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Belintash

      On the first day participants will meet at the town of Assenovgrad. From there we will take a bus to the small settlement of Vrata. We will then take a 40 minute drive to Belintash. We will stay the night in a hotel or guest house in the area.

    • Day 2Karadzov Kamuk (1,448m)

      Today we will spend approximately 6 hours making our way to the ancient, holy site of Karadzov Kamuk and down to the village of Mostovo, where we will spend the night in a local guesthouse or hotel.

    • Day 3Bachkovo monastery

      On the final day of the hiking trip, participants will spend approximately 6 hours making our way to the Bachkovo monastery. From there, participants can catch a bus to either Plovdiv or Sofia.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Assenovgrad, which is about 20 km south of Provdiv, and about 2 hours away from Sofia.

    Accommodation

    Local guest houses or hotels.

    More info

    Participants should bring the following items with them: hiking boots, rucksack (35-45L), trekking poles, water and windproof jacket, rain cover, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm hat and gloves, water bottle (1.5L), travel liner (optional), torch, personal first aid kit.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Top Guides is an adventure travel company founded by three UIMLA-certified mountain guides Lyuben Grancharov, Dimiter Samounev, Alexander Serafimov. In 2016 we started as an association between certified local mountain guides united by the idea to ease and enrich the travelers’ outdoor experiences in Bulgaria.

    Nowadays we are a leading tour operator specialized in authentic and tailored active tours throughout Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Turkey and Georgia.

    We offer a wide-range of activities: hiking, trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking, snowshoeing, ice climbing, ski touring and off-piste skiing.

    All our guides are certified, experienced and passionate about their job and will guide you with a smile and care through the wild beauty of the Bulgarian and the Balkan mountains.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Top Guides

     

    Amazing trip..... 100% recommend this trip... Lyuben was both professional and friendly. We loved it. A great activity to do with a non-skier in tow.
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