FAQ & Tips

Trail Running or Hiking?

Five reasons to do a trail running trip instead of regular hiking

How to Book the Huts

How to book a hut in the mountains of Bulgaria – Rila, Pirin and Balkan ranges

Hiking Day Trips from Plovdiv

The best walking and MTB routes near Plovdiv, accessible for a day

One day hikes in Vitosha from Sofia

The best day hiking routes on Vitosha Mountains above Sofia

How to Get to Vitosha by Bus

How to reach Vitosha Mountains by public transport

How Difficult is Mount Olympus?

How difficult is it to climb Mount Mytikas in Olympus Mountains, Greece

How to Get to the Seven Rila Lakes

How to get by public transport to the Seven Rila Lakes in Rila Mountains

How to Get to the Pirin Mountains

Find out how to reach the trail heads in Northern, Central and Southern Pirin Mountains

Lifts Operating Hours 2019/2020

2020 operating hours & schedule for the chair and gondola lifts in the Bulgarian winter resorts.

Spring Hiking in the Bulgarian Mountains

What conditions to expect in the mountains of Bulgaria during Spring – April, May and June.

Walking & Trekking in Bulgaria in Autumn

What conditions to expect in the Bulgarian mountains during Autumn?

Walking at the Seven Rila Lakes

How to plan your route and when to go to visit the Seven Rila Lakes in Bulgaria.

The Rila Traverse Description

Description of a 7-day self-guided trek in Rila Mountains.

The Rila Traverse Days 5-7

Description of a 7-day self-guided trek in Rila Mountains.

The Rila Traverse Days 1-4

Description of a 7-day self-guided trek in Rila Mountains.

How to Get to Malyovitsa by Bus

How to get from Sofia to the area of Malyovitsa in Rila Mountains by bus.

The Wildlife of Bulgaria

Information about the wildlife of Bulgaria – flora, fauna, protected areas.

European Long Distance Walking Paths in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian sections of E3,E4 and E8 paths.

How to Get to the Rila Monastery by Bus

How to get to the Bulgarian UNESCO site Rila Monastery by public transport from Sofia.

Lifts Operating Hours & Schedule 2012

The lift operating timetables in Rila, Pirin, Vitosha and Balkan mountains.

Which are the Main Mountain Ranges?

Info on the main mountain areas in the country – Rila, Pirin, Balkan and Rhodope mountains.

Do I Need a Mountain Insurance?

Do you need a special insurance if practicing different activities in the mountains here?

How About the Weather Right Now?

The current weather and forecasts for Rila, Pirin, Balkan and the Rhodopes.

Is the Water Drinkable?

Water sources along the hiking routes in the mountains of Bulgaria.

Are the Trails Marked Well?

Types of markings along the hiking trails in Rila, Pirin, Balkan and the Rhodopes.

What are the Main Safety Issues?

The main risks to take into the consideration while trekking in the mountains of Bulgaria.

Maps & Guidebooks

Maps of the mountain ranges in Bulgaria – Rila, Pirin, Balkan, Rhodopes.

Where Can I Stay for the Night?

Info on the huts network in Rila, Pirin and Balkan mountains.