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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 guide.




Rila Mountains


3 Days


Jan - Apr






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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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

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.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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.


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.

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About the guide: Lyuben

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Mountain Leader

I work as a mountain leader since 2006, both with individuals and larger organized groups, mainly English speaking.

Together with a group of colleagues 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.


Russian | English | Bulgarian



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What people are saying about Lyuben



Lyuben is a very good guide. More than a ski touring guide , he is a perfect travel organiser. We were a group of 4 Belgium guys around 50 to make the 4 days touring ski tour. He chose for us a very good family guesthouse, with very good food. He let us discover local thermal bath, traditional restaurant. About ski touring, Lyuben chose each day the best spot possible for the landscape and the snow adapted to the changing weather conditions. Time keeping was perfect. Zero stress for any situation. He has a comfortable car and does not hesitate to drive hours to bring us to the best area or to bring back us to the airport. Very friendly, super adaptive with us, I warmly recommend Lyuben.



Lyuben and Ivo were excellent. Communication was great. Lyuben helped us hire kit before arriving. Each day was great with a good variety or touring and excellent snow. thank you!



Wonderful 9-day hiking in the mountains of Bulgaria and Greece. It was easy to book a trip through the Explore-Share page. They responded quickly, everything was fine and well organized. My whole 9 days were very well organized. Guide picked me up on Sofia's airport and on the 9th day guide taken me back to the airport. Everything in between was organized by Top Guides Bulgaria. The physical effort was great, but it was worth it, wonderful views and very good emotions. I met three guides - Lyuben, Ruslan and Moni. They were very nice and friendly and very good guides. They kept my pace when hiking the mountains and helped and taught me if it was necessary. I felt safe and supported all the time. The hardest part for me was the last part of Mt. Olympus, climbing to the top, it took self-transcendence and a big effort. I haven't been rock climbing before. I am proud to myself that I made it. I was able to do this thanks to Lyuben's support, help and teachings. I am very grateful to him. When hiking in the mountains, you must be prepared to walk up the hill for several hours, which is physically difficult. At this time, wonderful views and feelings gives strength and the will to move on. Guide Moni had taken with him binocular. So we saw the animals and the birds more closer and he had knowledge to talk about them. In the mountains guide Ruslan talked about myths, local culture and nature. On the last day we had the city tour in Sofia. Guide Ruslan introduced me the historical buildings and told many interesting stories about history. All of it was very interesting to listen. The program of the days was very well structured. On the 5th day I felt physically tired and would not have been able to go hiking in the mountains straight away again. According to the plan, came the time to rest: Greece beach, the return trip to Bulgaria, a walk in the beautiful town of Bansko. After that I felt rested and enjoyed hiking in the mountains again. On the evenings of hiking days, you can relax: a delicious dinners in local restaurants, nights in lovely hotels and mountain huts, you can go to a mineral water spa, local market, etc. I am very satisfied and happy about this 9-day trip. Everything was very good. I have great memories and wonderful pictures of it. I definitely want to go back there, at another time of the year: to ski in the winter or to see waterfalls in the spring. Also, I would be happy to use the services of Explore-Share and Top Guides Bulgaria again when hiking in other regions.



A few words about the wonderful guide Kaloyan Peichev. He is a very responsible guide, a wonderful skier and a generous teacher, he has professional knowledge of mountains, snow, etc. and a very kind person.



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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