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Rhodope Mountains, 5 days hiking in Bulgaria

Join a certified mountain leader for this informative, scenic and fun 5-day experience, hiking in Bulgaria's Rhodope Mountains. Each day, venture out on foot or in boat to see the natural and cultural wonders waiting to be discovered in south-central Bulgaria.

Mountain RangeRhodope Mountains
Duration5 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Rhodope Mountains.

  • Explore the million-year-old lava formations in the range.

  • Get the chance to see some of Bulgaria's native wildlife.


Sitting just north of the Greek border, the Rhodope Mountains are one of the best spots for hiking in Bulgaria!

And over the course of the following 5 days, we will find out exactly why these rugged mountain peaks and verdant valleys are considered one of Europe’s last true wildernesses.

The fun begins shortly after we meet up at the airport in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital. From here, we will make the 3-hour drive southeast to Kurdzhali, at the eastern end of the range.

After visiting a local museum, the adventure really begins as we head into a boat and sail across Kardjali Lake and into the mountains, enjoying phenomenal views and getting the chance to see some local wildlife as we sail.

Each of the following days will be spent heading out by boat and/or on foot to explore various parts of the mountain range. We will hike no more than 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) per day, making this trip ideal for families with small children.

Among the various sites we will see are Konev’s waterfall, ancient lava flows and some Thracian archaeological sites.

Along with enjoying the phenomenal scenery, we will also have the chance to learn about the area’s unique history and culture as well as see local wildlife, including roe deer, the Griffon vulture and the Egyptian vulture.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun, scenic and exciting 5-day adventure, hiking in Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains!


Accommodation in a rural house

Meeting point

Sofia Airport (SOF)



Equipment you will need to bring



Water bottle

About the guide

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We are local certified mountain guides, we support the rural business and our trips are mainly focused on the eco-tourism, we sleep in local rural houses, we organize traditional Bulgarian folklore nights with bagpipes and local artists.

We also know Thracian sanctuary places not so familiar but yet cultural and historical. We have a variety of trips, such as horse riding in the mountains, adventure tourism, trekking and many more.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 511 each

Group of 2

USD 464 each

Group of 3

USD 403 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• 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

• Personal Insurance

• Tips

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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