Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family
Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be at least 6 years old
Maximum travelers: 4
Spanish (basic), Russian (conversational), French (basic), English (fluent)
Conquer the highest peak in Bulgaria and on the Balkan Peninsula - the mighty Musala Peak located at 2925 m. a. s. l.
Rila Mountains with its highest peak Musala (2 925 m. a. s. l. ) are the highest mountains in Bulgaria and on the Balkan Peninsula. It is the sixth highest in Europe as well. Musala Peak is in the boundaries of Rila National Park which is the largest of the three national parks in Bulgaria. The trail to the top weaves through some glacial lakes with crystal clear waters. Standing on the top of the Balkans hikers are strongly impressed by the breathtaking views all around. One can easily see the rest of the magnificent Rila Mountains and other large Bulgarian mountains like the alpine Pirin Mountains, Vitosha Mountain, Sredna Gora Mountains with the majestic Balkan Range behind and the green and more oval Rhodope Mountains. Before booking this tour please check with the guide if the cabin lift is open on the given date!
Plovdiv - Borovets ski resort (1 h 45 min)
Borovets ski resort - Plovdiv (1 h 45 min)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any hotel or address within Plovdiv city.
End location: Any hotel or address within Plovdiv city.
Duration: 11 hours
Air-conditioned station wagon DACIA Logan, year 2008, passenger capacity: 4 regular seats + 2 additional ones on third row of seats (fold-down rear seats). For groups of 5-8 persons a van is hired at an extra cost.
Transportation with an English speaking guide-driver from/to your hotel in Plovdiv, parking fee.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
22 BGN - Chair lift return ticket (12 BGN), lunch pack for picnic (10 BGN)
In summer one can try the fresh wild berries (blueberries and raspberries) sold at the top of the gondola lift together with some homemade jams.