SAMPLE WALKING (+ HIKING / TREKKING) TOURS
Our walking (+ hiking / trekking) tours are designed to be well balanced combination of physical effort, pleasant views and naturalist experiences. Depending on the difficulty level of the tour we walk, hike or trek 3 - 8 hours a day and spend most of our time in well preserved and unspoiled environments. Together with nature exploration we put a strong emphasize on culture and history, revealing both the official and the hidden stories we encounter on our way. We always try to include several daily variants in our itineraries and we adjust the walks to the different fitness level of our guests.
LAND OF DIVERSITY (walking tour)
Duration: 7 DAYS
Activity level: EASY to MODERATE
We invite you to join us in Bulgaria – forever a crossroad of cultures due to its location on the main trade route between Europe and Asia. Founded 1300 years ago, the country was under Ottoman rule for 500 years before reviving its strong and distinct identity, incorporating Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine art and architecture, as well as well-preserved pagan practices. Bulgaria is now a modern country part of the European Union. Diversity is also present in the landscape: lush farmland, rolling hills, Alpine peaks, mysterious caves, and sandy rock formations shape our walks and generate a climate ideal for walking.
The cuisine showcases a diverse background and abundant land: organic produce, yoghurt, white brine cheese, meat stews baked in clay pots and flavored with aromatic spices stimulate our senses each day. Our accommodations are charming and comfortable and we will treat your clients like our most precious guests!
- Active Orthodox monasteries including Rila – a UNESCO site
- Bulgarian National Revival architecture
- Melnik – ancient vineyards and sandstone formations
- Trigrad - breathtaking gorge and several caves
- Historic Plovdiv and its Roman theater
- Well-preserved arts and crafts in authentic villages
- Bagpipe concert and folklore close-ups
- Walks in lush, rolling countryside
- Fresh local cuisine - gourmet and home-made
- Unexpected pleasant surprises
- SPA and well-being day
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BODY AND SOUL (hiking tour)
Duration: 7 DAYS
Area: RILA MOUNTAIN
Activity level: MODERATE
In this active holiday our goal would be to relax through physical effort and the beauty of the nature. Though hiking in the mountains will not separate us completely from the comforts of civilization. Our guests are going to enjoy: guided daily hikes with duration 4 – 6 hours; comfortable accommodations; healthy well-balanced food; energizing workout in the morning; personalized fitness workouts for those, willing to add more exercise to the daily hikes; after hike stretching yoga practice; spa treatments; massages; mountain bike options; tennis court
Rila Monastery –Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a part of the UNESCO heritage list. The Monastery is a spiritual and literary center of the Bulgarian national revival, with an uninterrupted history from the Middle Ages until present times.
The Seven Rila Lakes – A group of seven glacial lakes situated between 2100 and 2500 m elevation above sea level. They are impressive with their beauty and popular for being a charismatic place with spiritual meaning and higher heeling energies.
Skakavitsa waterfall – It is situated at 1750m elevation above sea level and the water is falling down from 70 m Karst springs and the endemic white fir forest are contributing to its beauty.
Maliyovitsa - The region is the cradle of Bulgarian rock climbing and mountaineering. It impresses with its steep pyramidal peaks of Maloyvitsa and its little sister Little Malyovitsa. You reach them via a trail surrounded by coniferous forests and Alpine shrubs.
Musala – the highest peak of the Balkan Penisula – 2925m. On a clear day it offers us an impressive view. You can see all highest peaks of large massif of Rila and highest peaks of Pirin massif and Rhodopi.
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