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Snowshoeing tours in Rila, Pirin and Rhodopes Mountains

Snowshoeing in the Rila Mountains. Photo: John Spooner (Flickr)

Discover the magical winter landscape of the most beautiful mountains in Bulgaria, on this snowshoe tour for 1 or more days, with IFMGA aspirant guide Georgy.

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Rila Mountains, Pirin

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec




Snowshoeing in Bulgaria is a great opportunity to discover its amazingly beautiful mountains during winter, like the Pirin, Rila, Vitosha and Rhodopes ranges.

You can join me on a great snowshoe tour for 1 or more days, and set out to explore this stunning mountains. You will discover the natural beauty of this region, while enjoying great walks on the snow.

The Rila Mountains lie in southwestern Bulgaria. They are the highest mountain range in the country and in the Balkans. The beautiful Pirin Mountains, with a varied historical heritage, are an important tourist destination in Bulgaria. Bansko, a popular ski and winter sports resort, is situated in the north-eastern slopes of the Pirin.

We also have the option of a snowshoeing tours in the Rhodopes or in the Vithosa mountains. The Rhodope and Rila ranges receive about 2 to 3 metres of snowfall during winter, turning them into a fairytale winter wonderland of white snow, blue skies and green pine forests.

Snowshoes and poles will help us cross somee deep snowfields and reach the higher slopes of the mountains. We will choose the best itinerary according to your wishes and time available.

So what are you waiting for? Send me a request and book your trip! We will enjoy a fantastic time snowshoeing in Bulgaria.

And if you are looking for guided ski touring or off-piste tours in Bulgaria, you should check my profile!


More info

Necessary Equipment: -Backpack -Snowshoes & poles -Avalanche safety set (shovel, probe and beacon) -Insurance

Necessary Skills: -Good physical condition, allowing hiking up to 3-4 hours

Prices per person per day (in Bulgarian Levs) Prices per person for 2 days: 1 person: 460 BGN Group of 2: 230 BGN Group of 3: 154 BGN Group of 4: 135 BGN Group of 5: 124 BGN Group of 6: 117 BGN

Prices per person for 3 days 1 person: 650 BGN Group of 2: 325 BGN Group of 3: 217 BGN Group of 4: 188 BGN Group of 5: 170 BGN Group of 6: 160 BGN

Prices per person for 4 days 1 person: 850 BGN Group of 2: 425 BGN Group of 3: 284 BGN Group of 4: 240 BGN Group of 5: 214 BGN Group of 6: 197 BGN

Prices per person for 5 days 1 person: 1000 BGN Group of 2: 500 BGN Group of 3: 334 BGN Group of 4: 283 BGN Group of 5: 252 BGN Group of 6: 232 BGN

About the guide

I am an IFMGA Guide and have been working as an independent guide since 1994. I guide trekking groups worldwide: Alps, Himalayas, Carpathians, the mountains of Turkey, Greece and Macedonia and others. I did numerous ascents in the Alps and peaks over 4000 m. (over 30 ascents of Mont Blanc, peaks of the Monte Rosa range, Gran Paradiso, Grandes Jorasses, Mаtterhorn, Bar, Dome Des Ecrins etc), Caucasus, Pamir and others.
I was the leader of ski expeditions to Mera Peak, Saribung, Larkye Peak /first ski descent/alpine expeditions to Ama Dablam, Island Peak (Nepal), ski groups to India, the Austrian, French and Italian Alps, Turkey, Macedonia, Greece.
I have been guiding trekking, climbing and ski touring groups in Bulgaria and abroad for Club Aventure, ZigZag, Atalant, TopSki (France), Exodus (UK), SNP (The Netherlands), Lapoint and others. I did first ascents in the Bulgarian and Turkish mountains, numerous first ski descents. I participated in numerous Bulgarian first ascents worldwide. I'm an instructor at Maljovitza Mountain School and “Mountains and People” Association. I was the technical director of the “Shared Peaks” project in 2007 and 2009.


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Sofia & Bansko, Bulgaria

What people are saying about Georgy Georgiev



February, 2018

I am delighted with the ski trip to the Pirin Mountains. These are the most beautiful and unusual places with beautiful nature. I booked a trip to Georgiy Georgiev, but for some reason my guide was not he, but Milena Padalska. However, I do not regret it at all. Milena is a very experienced smart and attentive guide. She organized the trip perfectly and helped me to choose the equipment. She very sensibly corrected the routes, in accordance with the weather and my technical and physical abilities. Despite the not quite favorable weather, we did not miss a single day of trekking. And Milena is very contact and interesting person and an charming woman.

Dan Patitucci


March, 2017

Our trip with Georgy in Bulgaria's Pirin Mountains went perfectly. Georgy is a great guide, clearly knows the region extraordinarily well, and did everything to make this trip fun, comfortable, safe and memorable for our group of four. Plus, he's fun to spend time with. I can't speak highly enough for him and absolutely recommend him for any guiding needs.



April, 2016

We organised in advance a very bespoke ski touring itinerary with Georgy in Bulgaria. He was flexible and able to accommodate our precise itinerary whilst also recommending if it was feasible, what the snow conditions were like and what grade of touring/mountaineering/skiing was possible. He was also able to arrange all logistics and accommodation where necessary. He was actually busy for the dates that we wanted but introduced us to Hristo who we We ski toured for 5 days hut-to-hut in both the Rila and Pirin mountain ranges, both equally rewarding and stunning. Hristo, our guide, was excellent, personable and above all showed us a great time in the mountains - challenging us on the uphill and downhill and keeping us aware of and safe in the terrain. It was a fascinating trip which opened my eyes to foreign cultures and new mountain ranges. See Bulgaria, you won't be disappointed.

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 132 Each

Group of 2

EUR 66 Each

Group of 3

EUR 45 Each

Group of 4

EUR 40 Each

Group of 5

EUR 36 Each

Group of 6

EUR 33 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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