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Hike Bulgaria

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The Hike Bulgaria tour starts and ends in Sofia. The Hike Bulgaria is an Explorer tour that takes 9 days taking you from Sofia, Bulgaria and 7 other destinations in Europe.

New for 2017 Discover the highest mountains in Bulgaria on this nine day hiking adventure. Visit one of Bulgaria's most famous landmarks, the Rila Monastery. Steep ascents will be rewarded with spectacular views on this unique hiking experience.

Day 1 Arrive Sofia

The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre-tour accommodation.
The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre-tour accommodation.
On arrival at the airport, you will be taken to your hotel in Simeonovo, a small quarter on the outskirts of Sofia to relax ahead of the next few days of hiking! The hotel is conveniently located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain, near to where your trekking adventure begins.

Day 2 Musala Climb & Govedartsi

You will get picked up and taken to Borovets, where you will take the cablecar up 2300m to Yastrebetz. From here you will climb up to the highest peak on the Balkans, Mt Musala. Standing at 2925m, you will be rewarded with spectacular views. From the peaks of the Rila Mountains to the marble edges of the Pirin Mountains, this lengthy hike provides breath-taking photo opportunities Once you have made the most of the top, you will descend to Govedartsi, your home for the night.
Approximate distance & altitude: Uphill walk - 650 m (2,132 ft); downhill walk - 650 m (2,132 ft) Estimated hours of hiking: 6 hrs

Day 3 Maliovitsa resort, Prekorechki Lakes & Govedartsi

Today you can enjoy a beautiful trek starting from Maliovitsa resort. Hike through a sweeping valley passing steep rock faces and large slopes as you head towards the stunning Prekorechki Lakes. Your uphill walk today will be 850m.
Approximate distance & altitude: Uphill walk - 850m (2,788 ft); downhill walk -850m (2,788 ft) Estimated hours of hiking:6.30 hrs

Day 4 The Seven Rila Lakes, Rila Monastery & Bansko

Waking early you will transfer to Pionerska Hut where you will take a chairlift to the Seven Rila Lakes which are 2200m above sea level. Take a looped hike to Razdela Zeleni Rid passing streams and valleys before continuing on to Rila Monastery. Nestled amongst coniferous forests, it is the most famous site in Bulgaria and boasts unique architecture. Marvel at the fortress-style exterior and wander amongst the impressive colonnades. Inside you can see the intricate wood carvings and wall paintings. After you have spent time exploring Rila, we drive to Bansko.
Approximate distance & altitude: Uphill walk - 400 m (1320 ft); downhill walk - 400 m (1320 ft) Estimated hours of hiking: 5 hrs

Day 5 Pirin Trek, Bezbog & Tevno Ezero.

You can enjoy hiking through the most breath-taking parts of Central Pirin. Today we pack an overnight bag and embark on our hike to Tevno Ezero Lake. Starting from Bezbog hut you will have 4-5 hours of walking past picture-perfect scenic landscapes and vast glacial lakes before you reach Tevno Ezero hut where you will spend the night.
Please note:You will need to bring a sleeping bag for this day
Approximate distance & altitude: Uphill walk - 450 m (1470 ft); downhill walk - 150 m (492 ft) Estimated hours of hiking: 6 hrs

Day 6 Pirin Glacier Lakes

Enjoy a six-hour hike to Demyanitsa Hut passing Pirin glacier lakes. You will be rewarded with views of Valyavishki, Dulgoto (The Long) Lake and Ribno (The Fish) Lake. On arrival at the hut, you will be driven back to Bansko.
Approximate distance & altitude: Uphill walk - 150 m (4922 ft); downhill walk - 650 m (2,132 ft) Estimated hours of hiking:6 hrs

Day 7 Mount Vihren

Your last day of hiking is a fairly challenging ascent to the highest peak in the Pirin Mountains - Mount Vihren standing at 2914m. On our way to the peak you will have various opportunities to marvel at the rest of the Pirin Mountain peaks. You will also view Vlahini and Bunderishki glacial lakes as well as Edelweiss and many other rare plants flowering in the Karst parts of the mountains.
Approximate distance & altitude: Uphill walk - 1,000 m (3,280 ft); downhill walk - 1,000 m (3,280 ft) Estimated hours of hiking: 6-7 hours

Day 8  Sofia 

Today you will be taken to Sofia where you can enjoy a well-earned rest! Bulgaria's capital offers a wealth of cultural entertainment, including Byzantine churches, museums full of ancient archaeological treasures, towering monuments and numerous mineral baths adjacent to the magnificent Mount Vitosha. Laid back and cosmopolitan, Sofia offers a thriving and diverse street life, including open-air cafes, busy markets such as the famous Ladies' Market, rattling trams and buskers all adding to the ambience.

Day 9 Depart Sofia

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.
Today your adventure comes to an end. To fully enjoy everything the city has to offer, we recommend booking extra nights at the end of your hiking adventure.
Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

what’s included
  • Accommodation:
    • 7 night(s) in hotels
    • 1 night(s) in lodges
  • Meals:
    • 8 Breakfast(s)
    • 6 Dinner(s)
  • Excursions:
    • Arrival Transfer
what’s excluded
  • Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
  • International flights to/from the start/end of your tour and departure taxes
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items and single rooms.
  • Optional excursions - On each trip, you may find there are some excursions that are not included. This might be because they are not to everyone's taste or there may be various options of differing value to choose from. More information on the excursions we recommend is listed under each day of your itinerary though prices may vary. If you are after something in particular, don't hesitate to ask your tour leader.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Sofia, Bulgaria/Sofia, Bulgaria
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