Long weekend of ski touring in Rila, Borovets area


Day 1: Arrival

Drive time: 1.45 hours


Arrival at the Sofia airport and 1.45 hours drive to Govedartsi. Accommodation in a local hotel for 3 nights and welcome dinner.

Day 2: Malyovitsa area - Mount Malyovitsa

Total touring for the day: 6 hours, +1000 /-1000 m.


A 30 minute drive takes us to the starting point at 1730 m. From here we ascend Mount Malyovitsa (2729 m) passing Malyovitsa Hut and the Dears Lake on the way. Descent along the slopes of Malyovitsa and the valley back to the start point.
Day 2

Day 3: Mount Musala

Total touring for the day: 6 hours, +850/-1800 m.

Borovets - Musala

We hit the highest point in the Balkans today. Transfer to Borovets ski resort (30 min) where we take Yastrebets gondola to take us up to 2360 m. We are at the foot of Mount Musala (2925 m). About 3 hours ascent to the top then we ski back down to Borovets, located at 1300 m. The approximately 1.30 min drive takes us to our next accommodation – a hotel in Sapareva Banya village, The village is famous for its hot springs and we have an option to visit a thermal pool.
Day 3

Day 4: Rila Mountains - Mechit or Popova Kapa peak

Total touring for the day: 6 hours, +1000/-1000 m.


We will choose the most suitable location, depending on the snow and the weather. Max. 20 min transfer before we start touring. We have options to do between 1000-1300 m of positive elevation and ski some nice slopes, before heading back to Sofia in the late afternoon.

Equipment Needed

touring skis
ski touring bindings with ski/walk mode and brakes or straps
climbing skins
4. boot crampons
ski crampons
AT ski boots – with rubber sole and ski/walk mode
Rucksack 35-45l
water and wind-proof trousers and jacket with hood
2 pairs of gloves – small ones for touring and ski gloves
sun glasses
sun block
sun hat
warm hat
ski goggles
travel liner for the huts
water bottle or flask (1l)
snacks, personal first aid kit
It is possible to rent all of the above from Sofia, please contact us.

Contact Us

Contact us if you have any additional questions. If you would like to purchase this tour package for 1 or 8+ people, please speak to us or fill out our form and we wll prepare a custom quote for you.

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