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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 a UIMLA Tour Operator in the Top Guides team.

Mountain RangeRila Mountains
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Description

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, we 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.

We 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 us, please send us a request.

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

Details

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.

Meeting point

Sofia

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Itinerary

Day 1: Sofia - 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 2: Malyovitsa 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 3: Mount 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.


About the guide

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Top Guides is an adventure travel company founded by three UIMLA-certified mountain guides Lyuben Grancharov, Dimiter Samounev, Alexander Serafimov. In 2016 we started as an association between certified local mountain guides united by the idea to ease and enrich the travelers’ outdoor experiences in Bulgaria.

Nowadays we are a leading tour operator specialized in authentic and tailored active tours throughout Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Turkey and Georgia.

We offer a wide-range of activities: hiking, trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking, snowshoeing, ice climbing, ski touring and off-piste skiing.

All our guides are certified, experienced and passionate about their job and will guide you with a smile and care through the wild beauty of the Bulgarian and the Balkan mountains.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 846 each

Group of 2

EUR 485 each

Group of 3

EUR 454 each

Group of 4

EUR 392 each

Group of 5

EUR 372 each

Group of 6

EUR 351 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Lifts tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

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.


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