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Climbing weekend on Malyovitsa, Rila Mountains, Bulgaria (3 days)

Stand at the top of Malyovitsa with Martin, an UIMLA certified guide. Enjoy hypnotizing views of the Rila Mountains, and explore different peaks in the area, as well as a thrilling via ferrata in Kuklata.

Mountain RangeRila Mountains
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Reach the summit of Malyovitsa, a colossal peak in the Rila Mountains.

  • Explore other mountains like Orlovets, Petlite, Lovnica and Zilya zap.

  • Get some of the most incredible views in Bulgaria.


In the heart of the Rila Mountains, there is a majestic peak that stands out for its beauty and the views it offers: Malyovitsa. Join me on this 3-days journey to reach the summit of this magnificent mountain in Bulgaria.

Malyovitsa stands at 2,729 meters, and it is one of the most popular destinations in Bulgaria. It’s also known as the birthplace of mountaineering and rock climbing  in the country. It offers splendid alpine areas, with a big concentration of vertical walls. So its fame is well granted, as a legendary trekking, ski touring and alpine spot.

Furthermore, we can explore Malyovitsa almost all year round. During the summer, it offers fresh scents and a mesmerizing green palette. And, once winter arrives, a pristine layer of snow covers everything with a special glow. What’s more, we can reach it very easily, as it is only a 1,5 drive from the capital city Sofia.

On this marvellous expedition, we’ll also explore places like the Orlovets, Petlite, Lovnica and Zilya zap peaks. Plus, we can complete a fantastic via ferrata at Kuklata.

Please note this ascent will require the use of alpine gear. Thus participants must be at least 18 years old and have a good fitness level, as well as previous mountaineering experience. We’ll encounter some areas that rank 4th grade UIAA, with different rock structures, which can include crevices, corners, chimneys, etc.

Below, you can find the different dates available for future departures. But if you have any inquiries don’t hesitate on contacting me. And if you wish to participate, just send me a request. It would be my pleasure to be your guide on this unforgettable mountaineering adventure.

Looking for a winter trip? I also guide this ski touring on Musala with visit to Borovets in Bulgaria (3 days).


Mountain huts: bed in a dormitory with shared toilet




Day 1: Arrival/ Malyovitsa

Day 2: Zliya zab peak

Day 3: Via ferrata/Departure

About the guide

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I was born in the town of Lovech, Bulgaria, and inherited my father’s passion for the mountains and started climbing at an early age. Gradually, alpinism turned into my way of life and I graduated from the National Sports Academy, specializing in Tourism and Alpinism.

I've been an active athlete for many years and have won the Alpinism National Championship multiple times and the Bulgarian Climbing & Alpinism Federation Annual Award 3 times.

I have done numerous ascents in the Alps, the Himalayas and the Andes and I am the founder of the Alpinism & Climbing School, which has considerably contributed to the Bulgarian mountaineering and climbing culture.

I am also a member of the Governing Board of the Bulgarian Climbing & Alpinism Federation a certified mountain guide, and a climbing and ski instructor with numerous first ascents in Bulgaria and worldwide.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 376 each

Group of 2

EUR 376 each

Group of 3

EUR 376 each

Group of 4

EUR 376 each

Group of 5

EUR 376 each

Group of 6

EUR 376 each

Group of 7

EUR 376 each

Group of 8

EUR 376 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• On top of the guide fee, the price includes: transportation, accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 packed lunches and 2 dinners, climbing gear. The price does not include: flight tickets, insurance, beverages and any other personal expenses

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