Rila, Pirin mountains 7 Day Guided Ski Tour

Lyuben, a state certified hiking, mountain biking and skiing guide wants to take you on a 7 day ski tour through the Rila and Pirin mountains in Bulgaria.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Pirin, Rila Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Rila mountains and the Pirin mountains in Bulgaria are both incredible, beautiful mountain ranges. It is a treat to visit and explore just one of them. However, on this 7 day adventure, you will have the opportunity to explore both of them!

    Also, because this is a ski touring trip, you will get to enjoy the trill of skiing on descents from the tops of some truly fantastic peaks. Those mountains include Mount Malyovitsa (2,729m), Mount Musala (2,925m), Mount Todorka (2,746m) and Mount Polezan (2,851m).

    Each mountain range has a long list of unique highlights. And because there is so much to see and do, the days will be long. Some days will see us skiing for nearly 7 hours. Thus the need for participants to be in good physical condition. And while the terrain is accessible, there can be some challenging spots, especially in the peaks. So participants should also have some previous ski touring experience.

    Just a few of the highlights you will get to enjoy on this trip include:

    • The village of Govedartsi
    • The Rila seven lakes
    • Borovets ski resort
    • Bunderitsa valley
    • Bansko ski resort
    • Bezbog hut
    • Sofia
    • Pirin national park

    There is an abundance more of great things to see during this amazing ski touring week. And while it will be tiring, I have no doubt that in the evenings, when you are relaxing and resting in one of the wonderful hotels where we will be staying, you will be more than satisfied.

    So if you would like to spend a week enjoying and exploring the Rila and Pirin mountain ranges of Bulgaria, just send me a request. It would be my pleasure to guide you on this week long ski tour.

    If you are looking for a shorter trip, I also offer a 1 day free ride skiing trip in the resort town of Bansko.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2260 EUR

    Group of 2
    1299 EUR

    Group of 3
    976 EUR

    Group of 4
    899 EUR

    Group of 5
    788 EUR

    Group of 6
    710 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts tickets
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     The price includes transfers to and from Sofia, along with 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 1Govedartsi (1,200m)

      Participants will transfer from the Sofia airport to the village of Govedartsi, at the Rila mountains, where we will spend the night in a local hotel.

    • Day 2Mount Malyovitsa (2,729m)

      Today, we will spend approximately 7 hours scaling Mount Malyovitsa before returning to the hotel at Govedartsi for the night.

    • Day 3Borovets ski resort and Mount Musala (2,925m)

      Today we will transfer to the Borovets ski resort, where we will take a gondola ride to an altitude of 2,360 metres. After that we will ascend Mount Musala and ski back down to Borvets, before transferring to Panichishte, where will spend a night in a local hotel.

    • Day 4Rila seven lakes

      Today we will take a lift to the Rila Lakes hut, and from there, we will ski around the beautiful seven lakes area before returning to Panichishte, where we will spend the night in the same hotel.

    • Day 5Bansko and Mount Todorka (2,746m)

      Today we will take a 2 hour transfer to the resort area of Bansko. From there we will take a ski lift to an altitude of 2,550 metres before scaling Mount Todorka before skiing back down to Bansko, where we will spend a night in a local hotel.

    • Day 6Mount Polezan (2,851m)

      Today we will take a 30 minute transfer to the Bezbog chair lift. From there we will take the lift to the Bezbog hut, and proceed up Mount Polezan before skiing back down to Bansko, where we will spend the night in the same hotel as the previous evening.

    • Day 7Sofia

      Today we will take a 2.5 hour transfer back to Sofia, where you can spend time exploring the city, depending on when your flight departs.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Sofia

    Accommodation

    Hotel in the village of Govedartsi, hotel in Panichishte, hotel in Bansko.

    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.

     
     

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    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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