Rhodope Mountains, Rila Mountains
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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.
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.
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.
Assenovgrad, which is about 20 km south of Provdiv, and about 2 hours away from Sofia.
Local guest houses or hotels.
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.
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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