Olympus, Pirin, Rila Mountains
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Today we will arrive to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, and head to Govedartsi village. We will stay at a family-run guesthouse, and have a traditional home cooked dinner.
Today we will ascend to Mount Musala, transfer early to Borovets resort, take a gondola lift to Yastrebets peak and head to Musala Peak. In the afternoon wi will return to Govedartsi village.
Our day day will begin with a short transfer to the starting point of our climb to Malyovitsa Peak (2729 m.). After our ascent we will reach the Seven Lakes Glacial Circus.
Today will be our last day in Rila National Park, where we will visit the Ortodox Sanctuary, Rila Monastery (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site). We will then transfer to Bansko where another traditional dinner will be served, paired with folklore music.
We will transfer to Vihren hut (1.980 m) and ascent of the peak of Vihren (2914 m.). In the afternoon we will transfer to Melnik (2h30), to walk around the town.
From Melnik we will take a round trip around the Melnik Pyramids Nature Phenomena. We will then visit of Rozhen monastery and transfer to the Greek village Litochoro.
Today we will get to Prionia, where we will walk at an altitude from 1000 meters up to 2060 meters until we reach Refuge A, where we will stay for the night.
If there is no snow and the weather allows us, we will ascend Greece’s highest peak, Mytikas (2.917 m.). We will then hike towards refuge B for the last night in the mountain.
Today we will trek from Refuge B down to Gortsia village. Later that afternoon we will direct ourselves to Thessaloniki, where we will walk alongside the waterfront and see Aspros Pyrgos, the white tower.
Today our tour ends. Transfer to Thessaloniki airport to catch a flight back home.
Family-run guesthouses, Mountain Refuges
Price per person for a private tour: 1079 € (valid for a group of 4 people)
I've been lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel a lot, most of all in my country and the surrounding ones, but travel has been part of my life since forever. It started as my hobby and a preferred way to spend my holidays which, with the time, naturally evolved into being part of my professional career.
Bulgaria has 2 alpine Mountains which are not the largest in the World, but offer great deal for Mountaineering. Having 4 seasons, I'm able to practice both rock & ice climbing as well as Ski touring and snowshoeing.
I started guiding 7 years ago and, for the moment, I work with foreign people travelling in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula. I guide hiking, scrambling, climbing and mountain biking tours and I work in a cooperation with a few Bulgarian colleagues of mine.
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