Rila Mountain Peaks, 3 Day Guided Ski Tour

Come and enjoy 3 days of exciting ski touring through the peaks of the Rila mountains with state certified hiking, mountain biking and skiing guide Lyuben.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Rila Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Rila mountains is the highest mountain range not only in Bulgaria, but in the entire Balkans. Hence making them a fantastic place for ski touring because the descents they offer are absolutely incredible. And on this 3 day trip, you will have the chance to enjoy 2 descents of more than 1000 metres at two of the most famous peaks in the range, Malyovitsa (2,729m) and Mount Musala (2,925m).

    When exploring and descending peaks like Malyovitsa and Mount Musala in the winter months, challenges can arise. As a result, participants in this trip should have prior skiing experience. They should be familiar with parallel curves in several different snow conditions. Those conditions include firm snow, slush, crust and powder. Also, participants should be in good physical condition.

    The natural landscape of the Rila mountains is stupendous to look at. And when you get to admire it from the tops of its highest points, it appears even more incredible. With that said, I will see to it that you will not only get to experience the thrill of the descents, but you will also get sufficient time to look around and take in the surroundings from the summits of Malyovitsa and Musala.

    Some options will be available to you during the trip. While the itinerary is designed to maximise your time and experience, there is also room for choice. For example, on the first day, once we arrive at the Malyovitsa hut you can spend the day climbing the Camel peak or the Popova Kapa peak. Or, you can spend the day off-piste skiing using the nearby Malyovitsa ski lifts.

    I believe you will have a great time on this 3 day ski tour through the peaks of the Rila mountains. So if you want to join me, please send me a request.

    I can also lead you on another 3 day ski tour in Bulgaria, in the beautiful Pirin mountain range.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    820 EUR

    Group of 2
    470 EUR

    Group of 3
    440 EUR

    Group of 4
    380 EUR

    Group of 5
    360 EUR

    Group of 6
    340 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts tickets
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     The price includes transfers to and from Sofia, accommodation, half board, and lift tickets. Participants should have appropriate safety equipment such as probes, shovel and beacon, as well as proper skiing equipment that includes touring skis, ski touring bindings, with ski/walk mode and brakes or straps, climbing skins, ski crampons, poles, and ski boots. All of this equipment is available for rent in Sofia.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Sofia - Malyovitsa

      On the first day, we will transfer from Sofia to the Malyovitsa area. Once there we will make our way to the Malyovitsa hut, where we will spend the night.

    • Day 2Malyovitsa peak (2,729m)

      Today we will leave the hut and ascend Mount Malyovitsa before descending down into the valley. From there, we will then drive to the village of Govedartsi, where we will spend the night in a local family owned hotel.

    • Day 3Mount Musala (2,925m) - Sofia

      On the final day of the trip we will take a short drive to the Borovets ski resort. Once there we will take the gondola to 2,400 metres before making our way to the summit and skiing down approximately 1,300 metres. Afterwards, we will return to Sofia.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Sofia

    Accommodation

    Malyovitsa hut and hotel in the village of Govedartsi.

    More info

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

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    My name is Lyuben and I'm a Bulgarian Mountain Guide with a ski touring diploma, living in Bulgaria. I have finished the UIMLA training and passed the exams. My hometown Bansko is surrounded by the main mountain ranges of the country - Rila, Pirin and the Rhodope Mountains, where I usually work. It is also not far from Greece where I organize trips regularly. I guide Bulgarian and foreign groups since 2006. The activities I offer are hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing.

    Personally I like travelling and climbing mountains around the world, ski touring and off-piste skiing. Been to the mountains of Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo, Greece and Romania. Mont Blanc and Dufourspitze in the Alps, ski tours in Tirol, trekking in Caucasus Mountains and in the mountains around Baikal Lake in Russia. Mount Kazbek in Georgia, Mount Kinabalu on Borneo Island, Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island, Indonesia, trekking in the Ladakh region of India.

     
     
    FROM 340 EURper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Lyuben Grancharov

     

    Amazing trip..... 100% recommend this trip... Lyuben was both professional and friendly. We loved it. A great activity to do with a non-skier in tow.
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    Jane
     

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