TREKKING IN THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN OF THE BALKAN PENINSULA

Program 6 days (5 nights)

LAND ONLY price: 465 euro per person, valid for minimum 2 paying clients.

 

The price includes: all transfers, full board and all accommodation, English speaking Bulgarian guide during the whole trip. The price doesn’t include: entry tickets, drinks and everything not mentioned below! Please pay attention that you main luggage is not transferred to the hut and Rila Monastery!

 

Day 1:  Sofia – Rila Mountain
Transfer from Sofia airport to the region of Maliovitza in the Rila massif (100 km.). Accommodation in mountain hotel at 1720m. 

Day 2:  Rila Mountain traverse

Breakfast. Hiking in the area and climbing the Mt. Maliovitza (2729 m). Lunch picnic. Dinner in the hotel. Same accommodation.

 

Day 3:  Rila Mountain traverse

Breakfast. Hiking to the beautiful Seven lakes. Lunch picnic. Dinner and accommodation in a hut.

 

Day 4:  Rila Mountain traverse and Rila monastery

Breakfast. Long trek from the Seven lakes area to Rila monastery. Overnight in the monastery.

 
Rila monastery is situatedhigh in the picturesque Rila Mountains. John of Rila founded the monastery in the 10th century as a colony of hermits. Later it became one of the centers of early mediaeval culture. Over time it has been destroyed by fire, abandoned by the monks and pillaged, but remains a truly spectacular place.
 

Day 5: Melnik

Breakfast and free time to visit the monastery museum. Transfer from the Monastery to the picturesque town of Melnik and Rojen Monastery. Dinner accommodation in a hotel.

 
Bulgaria's smallest town is hiding among frozen sandstone pyramids. Thracians, Romans and Byzantines have written its history. Two springs feed the glory of the town: its wonderful architecture and its brilliant wine. Visit the Museum Kordopulov House – a magnificent example of Medieval building with its Venetian stained glass windows, spacious rooms and salons, ornamental murals, weaves and fretwork, and large wine-cellar from which caravans with the famous Melnik wine once left for Thessalonica, Athens, Vienna, Rome, and even Marseille and Spain.
 

Day 6.  Sofia and departure

Breakfast and departure for Sofia.