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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.

Mountain RangeRhodope Mountains, Rila Mountains
Duration3 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Description

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.

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.

Meeting point

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

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Itinerary

Day 1: Belintash

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 2: Karadzov 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 3: Bachkovo 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.


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 526 each

Group of 2

EUR 305 each

Group of 3

EUR 227 each

Group of 4

EUR 207 each

Group of 5

EUR 191 each

Group of 6

EUR 176 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• The price includes transfers to and from Plovdiv/Assenovgrad, and accommodation.


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