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Rhodopes Mountains, 4 Day Guided Hiking

Zhivko is a state certified mountain biking, skiing and hiking guide that wants to show you the Rhodopes mountains of Bulgaria over the course a 4 day trek.

Mountain RangeRhodope Mountains
Duration4 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


A large, encompassing range of beautiful peaks, the Rhodopes mountains in Bulgaria are a wonder worth experiencing. And during the summer season, this beautiful range is proud to show off its true, vibrant, natural self.

It is my goal over the course of 4 days, that you will get to appreciate this enormous region over the course of a long, adventurous, varied hiking tour.

You will have the opportunity to not only see the beautiful peaks of the Rhodopes, but to climb one of them as well! That peak is Mount Karluk, and you will get to scale it on the third day of this trip. Another wonderful aspect of this hiking tour is the different local villages you will get to visit. They include Trigrad, Gela, Jagodina, and Devin, which will be our starting and ending point. The villages will give you the chance to spend some time with the local people in the Rhodopes as you will be spending every night in a local hotel or guesthouse. Thus giving this trip a more immersed dimension.

Along with the peaks and villages, there are also amazing caves, lakes, waterfalls and ridges, too. But it’s not necessarily the specific highlights that makes this 4 day hike so amazing. Instead, it’s the combination of those highlights, resulting in a whole package that this region presents so incredibly. This is a trip that caters perfectly to anybody who wants to appreciate the kind of gorgeous, natural scenery that the Rhodopes provides in abundance.

So if that is the kind of adventure you are looking for, then send me a request, and join me on this spectacular 4 day hiking trip. You will neither regret, nor forget it.

I can also take you on this 2 day hike through the breathtaking seven Rila lakes.



Guest houses and small hotels in the local villages.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: hiking boots, rucksack (35-45 Litres), trekking poles, water and windproof jacket, rain cover, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm hat and gloves, water bottle (1.5 Litres), travel liner (optional), torch, personal first aid kit.

Meeting point

Town of Devin, 2 hours by bus from Plovdiv, or 3.5 hours from Sofia.




Day 1: Devin to Trigrad

On the first day of the hike, we will begin in the settlement of Devin before making our way to the Jagodina cave and village. After that, we will go to the village of Trigrad, where we will spend the night in a local hotel or guest house.

Day 2: Trigrad to Mugla

On the second day of the hike, we will make our way from the village of Trigrad through the Perelik ridge area to the village of Mugla, where we will spend the night in a local guesthouse.

Day 3: Mugla to Gela

On the third day of the hike, we will climb to the top of Mount Karluk. After that, we will go to the village of Gela, where we will spend the night in a local hotel.

Day 4: Gela to Devin

On the final day of the hike, we will make our way to the village of Shiroka Luka. In that wonderful village, you will be able to catch a bus to Devin, and from there, you can take another bus to either Sofia or Plovdiv.

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 557 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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

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