Duration: 8 days to choose within January-February-March-April 2019.
Why travel to Bulgaria?:
The Vitosha and Rila mountains why this trip is in snowshoeing are among the highest in the Balkans. They have alpine character, with spectacular scenery, fences, lakes and vast, unexplored forests, all offers optimal conditions for fans of winter sports who want to further combine sport with the discovery of culture, traditions and typical architecture of Bulgaria, great unknown in our country and we are always amazed by its authenticity and to maintain a rural way of life long forgotten in the rest of Europe.
Due to the geographic location of Bulgaria in Eastern Europe, Just north of Greece, weather conditions provide a long winter, but soft, periods with heavy snow followed by stable sunny periods. Nearly 30% the territory of Bulgaria is occupied by high mountains (above 1.500 m) which favors winter activities and experience with snowshoes. Depending on the condition of the trails we will simply walk the route or using snowshoes we provide you throughout the trip. Due to the season of the year and the height that is the route, much of the way logically done with snowshoes.
Vitosha National Park: It is just 40 min de la capital. It is one of the highest mountains in Bulgaria and from its highest peak, The Cherni Vrah (2.290m) a wonderful view opens to the two most famous mountain ranges of Bulgaria: Rilay mountains of the Central Balkan Mountains.
National Park Rila: It is one of the few regions in Europe, where the influence of man on the environment still does not feel much and where you can go for days without finding anyone to disturb your personal experience. Here we will explore some of the highest places in the Balkans: pico Musala (2.925 m).
Rila Monastery-Museum: It is the star of the Orthodox monasteries in Bulgaria. For several centuries kept the Christian spirit in the lands conquered by the Turkish Empire. The place most appreciated and respected by the Bulgarian is an extraordinary example of architecture, Bulgarian medieval culture and traditions.
La capital de Bulgaria: Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe. We reserved a time to visit the majestic Cathedral Alexander Nevski, Russian church with golden domes, the modern center, shopping or a relaxing stroll through the parks and streets of Sofia White.
This is a kind Itinerary, for this specific offer, but if you want other dates or duration, Please tell us your query by Custom quote request.
Day 1: Flight to Sofia. Transfer and accommodation at hotel 4****. Walk around the capital. Dinner and brief presentation of the route and guides.
Accommodation: hotel 4****.
Day 2: Transfer in our vehicle about. 45 min. to the recreation center "Zlatnite mostove" in the Vitosha Mountains. Trekking will take a path or route Snowshoeing, depending on ground conditions, by Vitosha mountain ridge to the ski center "Aleko" (1.800m). Optional: Climb to the top with spectacular views "Cherni vrah" (2.290m).
After transfer by road to the alpine center Malyovitsa, located in the Rila.
Ramp: 840 m. Duration of the walking route: Approx.: 6 hours if you include the ascent to the peak. Accommodation: mountain hotel 2**.
Day 3: We started the day with a gentle climb of about 1 Malyovitsa hour to hostel (1.960m). We had tea and well heated muscles continue with a steep climb, to the lake "Strashnoto ezero" (2.575m.). Return to hotel and dinner.
On this day the route will take us through the paths of the National Park Rila, opening beautiful views to some of the highest peaks of the mountain.
Ramp 680 m. Duration 5 a 6 hours. Accommodation: hotel 2**
Morning 4: Moving about. 30 min. drive to the ski resort of Borovets. Day dedicated to the ascent of Mount Musala (2.925m). We take the cable car to take us in Borovets 23 min. to the last station is 2.369m. From there we cut down and then attack the highest peak of the Balkan Peninsula, Musala with 2.925 meters. Back to Borovets. Return to hotel and dinner.
Positive slope 700 m. Duration 5 a 7 hours.
Day 5: Route to the mountain hotel "ezera Rilski" (2.100m.). Sloping 540 m. Duration 5 a 6 h. This accommodation, in Spanish called "Rila Lakes", It is built in the area of the seven Rila lakes, in an alpine setting of great beauty for its lakes and snowy mountains.
Accommodation: Mountain Hotel (Photo ver Annex).
This mountain hotel is isolated in winter and there can not be reached by car. That is why this day each participant should bring with him his shoes and change clothes for the night we were there, our vehicle for transfers will remain below.
Day 6: We performed a walk around the area of the famous Seven Rila Lakes. Ramp 200 m. Approximate 2 hours. From there we headed to the recreation center through the hostel Panichishte Skakavitsa (1.860m.) and visited the spectacular waterfall of 82m height Skakavitsa.
Vertical descent 550 m. Approximate 4-5 hours.
Accommodation: hotel 2** recreation center in Panichishte.
Day 7: Leaving behind the peaks of Rila continue by car to the Rila Monastery. On the way we can move to visit (optional) the hot springs in the town of Sapareva Banya, and continue the path to the pearl of the Bulgarian monasteries. Visit to the Rila Monastery-Museum. Lunch. Transfer to the capital Sofia. Overnight stay at the hotel. Free time. Price. Accommodation: Hotel 4****
Day 8: Breakfast. Depending on the time of departure: Ride (optional) by visiting the center of Sofia Sveti Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral, the outdoor hot springs, Archaeological Museum, etc. Of course you can also go shopping or do another activity to choose. Transfer to airport and farewell.
Prices VAT included (with Spanish-speaking local guide 24h, transport, loan snowshoes and rescue system in avalanche, hotel and breakfast):
- Group of 2 people: 1.340,00 € / person
Group of 3 people: 1.090,00 € / person
Group of 4 people: 970,00 € / person
Group of 5 a 6 people: 874,00 € / person
• Reception at Sofia airport on arrival. • Guide service / Spanish-speaking local instructor throughout the program. • Transfers as per itinerary in air-conditioned car with driver throughout the program. • snowshoe rental and flood relief system • fuel costs, parking and tolls. • Bed & Breakfast in double use. • Transfer to Sofia airport on day of departure. • Administration fees.
What is not included:
• Airline tickets or fees. • Foods, price, or drinks. • Footwear and sportswear staff for activities. • Because it is optional for every traveler: Tickets to museums, monasteries, iglesias, strengths and services chairlift and gondola. • Optional excursions. • Travel Assistance Insurance, with own toppings for activity, or rescue. Price approx. It is 35,00 € per person, total para 5 days. We recommend that you hire for your safety and peace of mind, if you want we can recommend you the insurance that best suits your program activities. • Tips and personal expenses.