Rila Monastery Snowshoeing

We would like to offer you a combination of a visit to the UNESCO site with a winter snowshoe walking trip that will present the beauty of the surrounding area and will add an additional value to the day trip to the Rila Monastery from Sofia. The walk is designed for people without previous experience and we would grade it as an easy and pleasant walk that is accessible for participants with an average fitness level.


Rila Monastery

2 – 2:30 hours; +150/-150 m. An additional option to combine the tour with a visit to the local winery and wine tasting tour

Rila Monastery

Transfer to the Rila Monastery – around 2:30 hours. We will first explore the outdoors around the monastery and will leave the visit of the cultural site for later.

Kirilova polyana

Another 15 minutes drive will take us to Kirilova meadow (Kirilova polyana) – a locality at 1500 m of elevation above the monastery. It is near the most alpine peaks in Rila and offers spectacular views towards the main ridge of the mountain with all its granite vertical walls and needles.

Rilska River

Walk along Rilska river enjoying the forests and the winter landscapes of the area. Return back to the monastery with a few options for lunch. Visit to the monastery – 1h. Transfer back to Sofia 2:30 hours.

Rila Monastery


Equipment Needed

winter type boots – warm and waterproof, to cover the ankle
wind and waterproof jacket with hood
waterproof trousers
warm clothes
warm hat
sun glasses
sun block
sun hat
water bottle or flask

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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