Bulgaria Rila And Pirin - 13th July 2018 School Group

Mt Vihren summit

Bulgaria Rila & Pirin Trek – St Thomas More High School

Departed – 13th July 2018

Leader – Alice Chivers

17th July

Last day’s walking today we’re going up the valley for a short walk before heading to the airport.


16th July

Today was the best day’s walking yet, up to Pirin’s highest peak Mount Vihren 2914m. The scramble along the ridge to the top of the marble mountain was the favourite part for most of the group. We were also treated to views over glacial lakes, the Rhodope hills and the rest of the Pirin range.

15th July

We’ve had two great days hiking in Rila mountains, climbing the highest peak in the country, Musala 2926m, and Malovitsya 2729m. Yesterday’s walk finished at the stunning Rila monastery. Beautiful blue lakes, rocky ridges and even some wild horses.

13th July

The team have all arrived safely into Sofia. They have had some free time to have lunch and explore. They will partake in a walking tour of the capital this afternoon taking in the most famous buildings and monuments Sofia has to offer including the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. This evening they will drive to the Rila mountains.

School Group Visiting The Rila And Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria

Alice Chivers

About Alice Chivers

Alice has travelled extensively including trekking in Nepal, Morocco, Tanzania, South Africa and Peru. She is a keen rock climber and mountain biker and loves to be out in the Lakes whenever she can. Alice organises our Treks and Alpine Courses, and is responsible for all of our School groups.

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