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Mt. Malyovitsa, Bulgaria, 1-Day Guided Climb

Come with UIMLA-certified mountain leader Zhivko to the Rila Mountains on an unforgettable day-hike to the top of the indomitable peak of Malyovitsa and take in the unparalleled beauty of Bulgaria.

Mountain RangeRila Mountains
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Reach the top of an iconic Bulgarian peak on an exciting day hike.

  • Discover the rich culture and history of Malyovitsa and the Rila Mountains.

  • Admire pure lakes, wild rivers, and daunting peaks on a sustained Balkan trek.


Discover the magic of Malyovitsa and join a guided hike to the top of a Bulgarian masterpiece!  This one-day program immerses you in an astounding region replete with beauty and adventure that you can only find in the Rila Mountains!

Malyovista is an amazing landscape located south of Sofia, in the northwestern area of the Rila Mountains. The entire Bulgarian mountain range is symbolic to the country, from its Rila Monastery – as notable for its cultural significance as its architectural – to the hot springs sprouting up throughout its valleys. Add the aesthetic treasures of undisturbed glacial lakes, rivers, and soaring Balkan summits, and you have a recipe for an enticing day-long trek to the gem of Malyovista Peak (2,729m), the epitome of Bulgarian alpinism.

Our program places you in the center of the region and Rila National Park, giving you a thorough tour of its intricate nature. We will walk along the Malyovitsa River and the stunning valley trail, taking in the crisp Bulgarian air. The Rila Monastery has added substantial historical value to the region. We will learn and examine this fascinating and enriching culture while making our way up the mountain.

We will have the chance to visit the Malyovitsa Hut (1960m), an accommodating refuge for adventurers and tourists traveling through the region. It can accommodate up to 125 people, with many mountaineers and climbers taking advantage of its services when mountaineering and rock climbing on the nearby crags. When it comes to alpine and climbing activities, Malyovitsa has become a world-class destination in Bulgaria and one of the most popular in the region.

After a long hike, we will reach the summit and its unbelievable panoramas. You will be able to look out on other Rila peaks and the beautiful mountainside, enjoying the satisfying accomplishment of conquering one of Bulgaria’s iconic climbs. Our descent down Malyovitsa will follow the same satisfying route back to the valley, culminating in a fulfilling adventure in just one day.

The trek itself covers an elevation gain of 900 meters, with about eight hours of hiking and taking up to a half-day to complete (11-12 hours). Keeping this in mind, you should be physically fit to participate in the hike. Prior experience in mountaineering or climbing is an asset when it comes to completing this program successfully.

Malyovitsa is a unique experience that I am thrilled to share with you. I will ensure a safe and fun hike that will leave a lasting impression on you. Your time in the Rila Mountains will be nothing short of spectacular.

Book this amazing one-day hiking program NOW and rise to the top of a Bulgarian icon on a tour of mighty Malyovitsa and the Rila Mountains!

If you had a more ambitious adventure in mind, we can go on a five-day program hiking the Bulgarian Balkans!


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About the guide

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Hello everyone, my name is Zhivko. I am Mountain guide from the town of Gabrovo, Bulgaria. The place I live is at the base of Stara Planina mountain or the Balkan mountains and therefore since very yearly age I started to get interested in nature and being outside. It all begun with snowboarding, followed by hiking, climbing and mountaineering.
I have been working as guide for the past 6 years in all the mountains in Bulgaria, as well as a snowboard instructor at Bansko ski resort for the winter season. I am also organizing different kinds of group activities, based on mountaineering and outdoor sports.
I became a mountain rescuer in 2012, Senior since 2015.

In terms of experience and personal interest, I have been climbing, hiking and ski touring all over the Bulgarian mountains, and also climbing and hiking in the Alps, the Dolomites, Croatia and Slovenia.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 330 each

Group of 2

EUR 165 each

Group of 3

EUR 111 each

Group of 4

EUR 83 each

Group of 5

EUR 66 each

Group of 6

EUR 56 each

Group of 7

EUR 48 each

Group of 8

EUR 42 each

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- Guiding fee

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