This season we developed our self-guided trips section. Below are some of the reviews we got on Tripadvisor from those, who decided to use our services in order to organize their self-guided trip to the mountains of Bulgaria. Thank you all and welcome again!
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“Thank you Lyuben for a professional service”
We are a family with 3 children , we asked Lyuben to help us in planning our trip to Bulgaria – 25 days. we described the views we like to see, the difficulties of the routes, we asked to stay more than 2 nights in each place, etc.
Lyuben did an excellent job – he built a balanced itinerary (hiking, towns visiting and relaxing days), and he found for us many beautiful hikes, with superb views.
Lyuben sent us maps, detailed and accurate descriptions and GPX files for all the trails (which were very helpful) and he was available along the trip through e-mails and phone.
You can be sure that this man knows Bulgaria by heart while giving you a professional and kind service.
Thank you Lyuben!
Visited October 2016
“Lyuben planned great hikes for us!”
We are a family with 3 young children (8, 6, 2.5), and we needed help in planning hikes in the mountains with our kids (the youngest one in a baby carrier) . Lyuben did a great job – found for us many beautiful hikes, with superb views, suitable for our kids’ ability (5-7 km). We wanted to hike by ourselves, without a guide, so he sent us maps, detailed descriptions and gpx files for all the trails. We needed to change our plans several times during our 3 weeks’ visit, and he helped us a lot, through mail, to adjust our plans. He was very informative and flexible, and we had the best time! Thank you Lyuben!
Visited October 2016
“Amazing Vacation in Bulgaria”
We are a couple at the end of our 50s who love hiking. Since contacting Lyuben, he was quick to respond and offered us a great plan for our trip to Bulgaria. We had a 2 day hike in the Rila lakes with Nelly. The hike as well as Nelly, our guide, were great. Following Lyuben’s advise, our rented car waited for us with our extra luggage at the end of the trek and we continued hiking according to Lyuben’s detailed hikes. The information he gave us together with the maps he sent us, allowed as to adjust the hikes to our strength. When we were tired, or in case of bad weather, we could adjust the hikes accordingly. Lyuben came to meet us one evening during our trip and advised us face to face and helped us with the owners of the Guest house whose English is very poor. Already then, Lyuben, suggested alternative plan for bad weather. Once it was obvious that it is going to rain and snow on the mountains, Lyuben sent us an email, with more suggestions. We felt that someone really cares and takes care to help us enjoy and use well our time. In addition,all the places Lyuben recommanded for sleeping, the hotel in Sofia, Favorit Hotel, the guest house “Pri Deshka” near Bansko and the hotel in Goverdartsi, Krusharskata Kashta were great places. The plan of the trip allowed as to view both the highlights of the Rila and Pirin mountains. We highly recommend planning a vacation in Bulgaria with Lyuben!!!!
Visited September 2016
“5 Days Self Guided Tour in Rila and Pirin, Guided Mountain Biking in Pirin”
Lyuben suggested a great itinerary which matched our requirements perfectly. He sent us maps and truly excellent route descriptions, booked all the required accommodation (both mountain huts and a guesthouse in Bansko), booked taxi transfers for us, provided detailed information about bus transfers, and arranged for our non walking luggage to be transported from Sofia to Bansko ahead of us.
All the arrangements worked perfectly, and we had a fantastic time walking in very beautiful mountains.
The mountain biking day was again perfectly tailored to our needs, and was thoroughly enjoyed.
Visited August 2016
Author: Lyuben Grancharov
“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page” (Augustine of Hippo). I enjoy filling up the page, called “Bulgaria”, both working as a guide and writing about the mountains of Bulgaria on this blog.