On this tour you will be walking on South East Europe’s highest mountain ranges – Rila and Pirin with their absolute highlights: the Seven Rila Lakes hike and the climb to the marble ridge of Vihren Peak. Not only is the altitude spectacular and the landscapes magnificent, but both ranges are National Parks, rich in flora and fauna. For example in Pirin Mountains you might even come across Edelweiss flower – the symbol of alpinism and mountain hiking.
Price per person: 470 €/ 919 BGN (valid for a group of 2 people)
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Best period: June – September
Type : self-guided hiking trip
Lelel: moderate to strenuous (3-7 hours; +900m/-900m)
Transport: transfers by a private car
Day by day itinerary:
Day 1: Welcome to Bulgaria
Arrive at Sofia Airport. Transfer to Govedartsi, a transfer for about 1,30 hours.
Day 2: Zekiritsa Ridge Walk
Transfer to Hut Vada.
Walk from Hut Vada to Zekiritsa plateau and descend to Govedartsi village.
Walking time: 4 hours. + 250m; – 500m.
Day 3: Hike to Maliovitsa Peak
Hike from the Mountaineering school to Malyovitsa peak.
Walking time: 6 hours. + 900m; – 900m.
Day 4: Hike to TheSeven Rila Lakes
Walk from Hut Vada to the area of the Seven Rila Lakes.
Walking time: 6 hours. + 700m; – 700m.
Day 5: Rila Monastery and on to Pirin Mountains
Transfer to Rila Monastery. Short walk above the monastery to the cave of St. Ivan Rilski.
Visit ot Rila monastery – UNESCO heritage site.
Transfer to Bansko city, located at the foothill of the Pirin Mountains.
Walking time: 2 hours. + 100m; – 250m.
Accommodation in Bansko in a 3 star family hotel.
Day 6: Hike to Vihren Peak
Walk from Hut Vihren (1950m) to the second highest peak in Bulgaria – Mt Vihren 2914m. Finish at the oldest tree in Bulgaria the Baikusheva Mura (more than 1300 years old).
Walking time: 6 – 8 hours. + 1000m; – 1000m.
Day 7:Todorina Porta Mountain Pass
Hike from Hut Vihren (1950m). through Todorina porta and finish at hut Demianitsa.
Walking time: 7 hours. + 600m; – 1300m.
Day 8: Back to Sofia
Transfer to Sofia, a transfer for about 2,30 hours.
Arrive at Sofia Airport and check in for your return flight.
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