Location: Sofia, Bulgaria.
Professional experience: Margi works as a mountain leader since 2009, both with individuals and larger organized groups, English and Spanish speaking. Work as an instructor in children holiday camps. Has worked as a ski instructor in Bulgaria, the Austrian Alps – Tirol, also in Chile for a season.
Experience in the mountains: Quite often in Rila, Pirin, Rhodopes and Balkan mountains – on a bike, on foot or on skis. Been to the mountains of Turkey, Macedonia, Romania, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
Travel experience: Long distance bike trips in Morocco and Spain. Hiking, climbing and ski trips to Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Italy, UK, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Armenia and Chile. Margi is one of the founders of Travellers Club Bulgaria.
Interests: hiking, cycling, mountaineering, climbing, skiing, travelling.
2018 – Ski Guide Award, Mountains and People Association;
2017 – ISIA Ski Instructor Award;
2017 – “C” Class Ski Instructor Award, Bulgarian Ski School (ISIA Member);
2015 – “B” Class Ski Instructor Award, Bulgarian Ski School (ISIA Member);
2014 – IML (International Mountain Leader), member of Mountains and People Association, UIMLA (Union of International Mountain Leader Associations) member;
2011 – Ski Instructor Award in Tirol, Austria;
2010 – “A” Class Ski Instructor Award, Bulgarian Ski School (ISIA Member);
2009 – Qualification in working with children;
2008-2009 – Mountain Leader Award, Mountains and People Association, Certificate № 000387/2009; Registered in the National Tourist Registry under Т-РД-17-6/14.03.2017;
2006-2010 – Bachelor degree in Marketing;
Languages: English, Spanish, Russian.
Reviews for this guide:
We loved the experience – everything was very well organised by Lyuben beforehand and our guide Margi was excellent. If you want a guide who is easy to get on with, can adjust the pace / duration of the hikes to suit your needs and takes the time to explain what is around you then ask for Margi – a very professional guide. Excellent value and would recommend you look at their website bulguides.com as great source of information and help.
Trekking in Bulgaria, June 2017
Margarita was guiding our trekking group from Ireland in the Bulgarian mountains for a week and we were greatly impressed by her professionalism and dedication. We have received very positive reviews from the group and from our guides, who worked with Margarita on the tour. I (office manager and tour organiser) was very happy to have found her and Alexander, for I knew that the group was in safe hands and that all will go well.
We will for sure contact Margarita again and we have great hopes to cooperate again in the future.
Tina Verk, LIFE Adventures, Slovenia
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.