Who we are
Bulguides Outdoor Activities is a brand name of Skiato LTD, a Bulgarian company run by a local mountain guide – Lyuben Grancharov. The website bulguides.com was initially created as a blog by Lyuben – an online guide about hiking in Bulgaria.
We love the variety of activities as well as the variety of mountain and nature sights we have in our region. We cannot say we have a favorite mountain or a peak. We like to see the different parts of the country during the seasons. We love moving through the mountains in different ways – bike riding, walking, snowshoeing or skiing.
What we offer
Bulguides.com contains a lot of up to date information about the mountains and hiking in Bulgaria. Little by little the platform developed separate sections about mountain biking, ski touring, snowshoeing and other tours, offered by us. Skiato.eu is our website devoted to the snow activities – ski touring and freeriding with locals from Bulgaria.
How do we operate
We mainly work with individuals and small groups. Our aim is to provide best service on custom and private tours. Most often we would offer you a tailor made itinerary, according to the season, the conditions up the mountains, your aims, interests, preferences and fitness level. We are trying to be away from the most crowded routes and to see the most interesting sights up the mountains following attractive, but less popular walking trails and routes.
Walking tours in Bulgaria
Walking and trekking in the mountains of Bulgaria is what we are doing mostly. As locals we know our Rila, Pirin, Rhodope and Balkan mountain ranges very well, but also “the hidden gems” of the country – the less popular and unknown for the outside visitor mountains, routes and sights. We are happy to share this knowledge with our guests from around the world.
Nowadays, together with a bunch of professional guides we offer guided hiking, walking and trekking, mountain biking, ski touring, snowshoeing, trail running and climbing adventures around the mountains of Bulgaria.
Our other specialty are the self-guided walking tours in the mountains of Bulgaria. We fully understand the passion to explore by yourself, finding your way through the mountains. This is why we offer walking tours and mountain biking tours without a guide. The tours benefit from our full background support – providing routes descriptions and tracks, mountain maps, and taking care on all the organizational hassle and possible issues.
The Balkans Crown
The Balkans Crown – hiking the Balkans is our collection of walking tours and programs around the Balkan Peninsula. We like traveling and exploring different cultures not less than the outdoor activities. That is the reason to follow our passion for the mountains outside of the borders of Bulgaria and to develop a set of programs in the other Balkan countries as well as in the country of Georgia.
What else on bulguides.com
Along with that, on bulguides.com you’ll find a lot of useful info: general information on the different mountain ranges, the main hiking routes, the huts, best time to visit, information on the markings, safety issues and more.
You can always ask us any question about the mountain ranges and the outdoor activities in Bulgaria – we’ll be glad to help! Enjoy our website!