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Bulgaria Mountains, Snowshoeing in the Rila-Rhodope Massif

Join the certified guides at Adventure Trails and discover the stunning snow-covered landscapes of the Rila mountains in Bulgaria on an unforgettable snowshoeing adventure!

Mountain RangeRhodope Mountains, Rila Mountains
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Bulgaria is an amazing destination for snowshoeing.

  • Visit a wide variety of natural and historic landmarks.

  • Get a great value for price service.

Description

Would you like to discover the most stunning spots in the Bulgaria Mountains? Then join us on this unforgettable 8-day snowshoeing program in the Rila-Rhodope Massif.

The Rila-Rhodope Massif is located in southwestern Bulgaria and boasts breathtaking peaks that are great for hiking in the summer and for snowshoeing in the winter. On this 8-day adventure, we will head to some of the top spots in the region, including for example the amazing Seven Rila Lakes. On the way, we will enjoy the glittering snowscapes, green pine forests and clear blue winter skies. Then, in the evening, we will stay at cozy family hotels where we will enjoy drinking wine and warming our hands by the fire. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Keep in mind that every day we will spend a substantial amount of time out in the mountains. Therefore, it is important to have a good fitness level to join this exceptional snowshoeing adventure. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you every step of the way.

So, are you ready for an exciting snowshoeing adventure in the Bulgaria Mountains? Then book your place now and join us!

Or, find some of our other outdoor adventure programs in Bulgaria to choose from!

Accommodation

Hotels

Meeting point

Sofia Airport or any hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arriving at Sofia airport. Meeting with your tour guide and transfer to a nice family hotel deep in the forests of Rhodope Mountain. Accommodation and short briefing about the tour. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Trigrad

Breakfast. Short morning transfer (15 min.) to the beginning of our trail. Next is a 4-hour walk through the magnificent Canyon of the waterfalls – some amazing views to the frozen cascades and overlooks to the mountain. Lunch will be a picnic. Afternoon – another short transfer (1 h.) to the beautiful village of Trigrad, situated between some vertical rock walls. Accommodation in a nice small hotel here. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Rhodope mountains

Breakfast. Today is a more relaxing hike (3 h.). We will start with a visit to the famous Devil’s throat cave – the legendary way to the kingdom of Hades. Next is the trek through the beautiful scenery of the Rhodope mountains – centuries-old pine forests, meadows and imposing rock formations. Lunch will be a picnic. Visitation to the marvelous Yagodina cave and the Buinovo gorge. Late afternoon short transfer (30 min.) to the town of Devin and accommodation in a nice family hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Leisure day

Breakfast. It is a day of leisure. In the morning we will have the opportunity to visit an open-air mineral pool. Lunch will take place in a great traditional restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer (3.30 h.) to Rila mountains and accommodation in a comfortable hotel, hidden in the foothills of the range. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Malyovitsa summit

Breakfast. It is time for the ascent to the summit of Malyovitsa (2729 m.) – one of the symbols of Rila mountain, the most technical part of the walking tour. About 7 hours for the ascent and descent to the highest point of Northwest Rila. Lunch will be a picnic. The scenery is just amazing – some incredible views of pointed alpine peaks, rock walls, and glacial cirques. Return back to the same accommodation. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

Day 6: Seven Rila Lakes

Breakfast. From our hotel starts a forest trail, that leads to the famous Seven Rila Lakes area. The trek with snowshoes here is pleasant and easy and takes 5 hours. During this hike we will enjoy the pine forests of Rila range, along with some stunning views towards the main ridge. Lunch will be a picnic. At the end of this trail we will reach a remote family hotel, just below the Seven lakes cirque. Accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Seven Rila Lakes

Breakfast. Today we will hike with the snowshoes across the Seven Rila Lakes. After an ascent with a gondola to the higher parts of the mountain, our trail will lead us to the fifth lake – the Kidney. Lunch will be a picnic. Descent via the frozen Skakavitsa waterfall. In the afternoon a licensed instructor will show us some ice climbing and everyone will have the opportunity to try. Descent to our hotel. Same accommodation and dinner. Overnight.

Day 8: Transfer to Sofia

Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and depart from Sofia airport.


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Sunglasses

Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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Our goals are to show the authentic Bulgaria and organize the best holiday, leaving every client with a smile and beautiful memories.


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Prices per person

Group of 2

EUR 1078 each

Group of 3

EUR 913 each

Group of 4

EUR 707 each

Group of 5

EUR 676 each

Group of 6

EUR 659 each

Group of 7

EUR 629 each

Group of 8

EUR 614 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Lifts tickets

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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