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Rila, Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria, 1 Week Guided Hike

Join a UIMLA Tour Operator in the Top Guides team for a 1 week hiking tour through the Rila mountains and Pirin mountains of Bulgaria.

Mountain RangePirin, Rila Mountains
Duration7 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


There are a number of incredible mountain ranges you can explore when you visit Bulgaria. There is the Balkans and the Rhodopes, as well as the Pirin mountains and the Rila mountains, which will be the focus of this trip. For an entire week, we will lead you through these two amazing collections of peaks. we will see to it that you get to see all of the highlights they offer. we will also see to it that you get to enjoy the beautiful, lush, natural landscape they both possess.

As a result of the length of time of this hiking adventure, the itinerary is very open ended. There is no strict schedule. Instead, we will discuss the trip prior to its beginning. We will go through everything from the meeting point, to which dates you want to enjoy it, to whether you want to stay in mountain huts or hotels, to what exactly you want to see. There is also the option of walking between 7-9 hours a day on tougher terrain, to a much easier 4-6 hour pace on easier terrain.  we believe it is this kind of variety and freedom that makes this week long hike through the Rila mountains and Pirin mountains so exciting.

There are an abundance of highlights you will get to see on this 7 day hiking adventure including:

  • Mount Vihren (2,914m)
  • Mount Musala (2,925m)
  • The seven Rila lakes
  • Rila monastery
  • Skakavitsa waterfall
  • Rozhen monastery

Along with those highlights, there is also a number of beautiful blue lakes and gorgeous forests. Furthermore, you will have the chance to visit several small villages, where you can get a wonderful glimpse at local Bulgarian culture.

This week long hiking trek through the Rila mountains and the Pirin mountains is unbelievably exciting. And it would be our privilege to guide you through it. So if you want to explore this pair of majestic mountain ranges, just send us a request.

We also lead another 5 day, hut to hut Bulgarian hiking trip through the Balkans as well.



Hotels or mountain huts, or a combination of both, depending on your preference.

More info

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

Meeting point

The meeting point will be established when the itinerary is set up.



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 1588 each

Group of 2

EUR 918 each

Group of 3

EUR 784 each

Group of 4

EUR 660 each

Group of 5

EUR 578 each

Group of 6

EUR 526 each

Want a different number of travellers?

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, and lift tickets.

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