Snowshoeing in Vitosha & Rila for 5 Days

Itinerary

Day 1

2290m | 4:30hrs ↑500m ↓500m

Sofia

Transfer from Sofia to Vitosha Mountains – around 45 minutes.

Vitosha

Hike to Black Peak – 2290m or loop hike around Konyarnica area.

Govedartsi

Transfer to Govedartsi village 1:45 hours. Accommodation in Govedartsi for 3 nights.
Day 1
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Day 2

2300m | 5:30hrs ↑600m ↓600m

Govedartsi

Short transfer 20 minutes from Govedartsi to Malyovitsa area – 1760 m and a loop walk into the remote area of Razdavitsa Ridge.

Wild Boar Lake

We visit the isolated Wild Boar Lake, located at the foot of the highest peaks of the area – Kupenite, Lovnitsa.

Govedartsi

Return to the car and transfer to Govedartsi. Accommodation in Govedartsi.
Day 2
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Day 3

2700m | 6:00hrs ↑750m ↓750m

Govedartsi

Transfer to Borovets ski resort – 30 minutes.

Musala area

We take the gondola lift up to about 2370 m, from there a couple of hours trek takes us to Ledenoto Ezero Chalet (Icy Lake Hut) with stunning views towards Musala Peak – 2925m, the highest on the Balkan Peninsula.

Govedartsi

We retrace our way back. Accommodation in Govedartsi.
Day 3
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Day 4

2300m | 4:30hrs ↑400m ↓400m

Govedartsi

Transfer to Panichishte ski resort – 1:15h. Chair lift up to 2140 m.

The Seven Rila lakes

Loop snowshoeing walk around 5 of the lakes in this famous range. Descent back to the transport vehicle.

Sapareva Banya

Transfer to the village of Sapareva Banya 30 minutes. Possibility to relax at the outdoor hot mineral pools. Accommodation at a family hotel in Sapareva Banya. Option to extend the snowshoeing walk on that day.
Day 4
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Day 5

Walking time: 1-2h, +150/-150 m.

Sapareva Banya

Transfer to Rila Monastery – 1:15h.

Rila Monastery

Visit of the monastery. Short walk around the monastery to the cave of St John of Rila.

Sofia

Transfer to Sofia – 2 hours. Please note: on the last day we can add another snowshoeing walk instead and skip the Rila Monastery.
Day 5

Equipment Needed

hiking boots – waterproof and warm, to cover the ankle, with hard soles, compatible with your crampons
water and windproof jacket with hood
water and windproof trousers
rucksack
warm hat, thin pair of gloves and a pair of warm mittens
thermal underwear, light down jacket or a warm fleece
sun protection – sun cream, sun glasses, sun hat
snowshoes and trekking poles – we can organize hire
water bottle or, preferably, flask – 1l
snacks

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