Bulgaria’s Original Alpine World.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Sofia
Arrival at Sofia airport and organized transfer into historic center of Sofia.
A panoramic hiking trail leads over the sharo ridge of mount Vitosha, and starts with the first highlight of these scenic tours across the Rila region: the climb of the Cherni Vrah up to 2290m in altitude. Then across the alpine pastures of nature reserve Torfeno Branishte and follow a trail to the rivers of Zlatni Mostove. Transfer to Govedartsi where you will spend the next 3 nights.
Circular walk Malyovitsa
A loop walk through the lower parts of the Rila mountains via Govedartsi gives you a taste of what lies ahead with and increasing level of difficulty to come. A comfortfortable walk on which you can enjoy a nice variety of fascinating landscape and stunning panoramic views of steep rocky peaks and deep valleys.
Through shady fir forests the path leads right up to the alpine part of the mountain and nestled there are the 7 Rila lakes. You will be amazed by the marvellous backdrop of these well-known glacial lakes which you get to see from the highest ridge first hand.
Today first up is the Malyovitsa valley, onwards via the sheltered Alpine peak to lake Strashno Ezero. For extreme enthusiasts there is the option of an alternative hike to the peak of the Malyovitsa mountain which offers an incredible view of the close by ridges and peaks of the Rila mountain area. Transfer to the Borovets ski area, where you will spend the next 3 nights.
Your trail leads through ancient coniforous forests into the Mariza valley and the gently ascending to the royal hunting lodge Saragiol. Then back to Borovets. Another option would be a longer hike in a lesser known part of the Rila Mountains.
To climb the highest peak of the Balcan region, mount Musala at 2925m will take up the whole of this day. Once you have conquered the mountain you will enjoy a unique panorama with views of the rockface of mount Musala. The view from this peak on to the surrounding mountain tops is truly breathtaking.
Departure or extension
Transfer to Sofia airport or to hotel for extension, approx. 1.5 hours.
Fantastic and deserted mountain and trekking tours. A good fitness level is recommended as well as surefootedness. The trails are marked well. On some days there is a choice of tours depending on fitness level and weather. You will be enchanted by the impressive views of the Rila mountail world!
Category: 3***-hotels, inns and guest houses
Visit to Rila monastery & overnight stay in Sofia
Per person in double room/B&B* EUR 113
Surcharge single room EUR 29
*Services: Transfer to the monastery and back, ticket and guided tour (English) to monastery
- 7 overnight stays in selected category as stated, breakfast included
- 3x evening meal (Govedartsi)
- Luggage transfer
- Transfers according to itinerary
- Transfers from/to the airport Sofia
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
- Service hotline
Arrival / Departue:
- Airport Sofia. Organized transfer to first hotel and return transfer from Borovets to Sofia at the end of the tour (duration approx. 1.5 hours). Transfers included.
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Minimum of participants: 2 persons
- Cable car fares, approx. EUR 15 per person, payable on site
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!