Trekking Bulgaria’s Rila and Pirin mountains

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Altitude 2914m, Grade T2

Trek to the Seven Lakes of Rila with day walks from valley bases and visit the unspoilt Bankso village.


If you are looking for a holiday where you can enjoy decent length days out on the hill, look forward to a shower and a comfy bed each night, keep the costs down and not have to travel too far then trekking the Rila and Pirin mountains will tick all the boxes.

Bulgaria, a fascinating country where east meets west, is the home to some beautiful mountains which are easily accessible from the capital, Sofia. We ascend through beech and pine forests, juniper and dwarf pine to reach the upper alpine zones of both the Rila and the Pirin ranges, studded with lakes of all sizes. Mountain huts provide welcome refreshments for the thirsty walker along the way and the views are truly breath taking.

Utilising short transfers by vehicle and some chairlifts, we are able to get high into the mountains each day, bag a few summits and return to a hotel in the valley each night. We visit the Seven Lakes of Rila, Bulgaria’s most famous landmark, the beautiful Rila Monastery, and enjoy wonderful hospitality, traditional food, folklore and music in the valley bases where we stay.

This trip will operate with a minimum of 4 participants with a Bulgarian leader.

Trip dossier

Bulgaria’s Rila and Pirin

  • Estimated International flights from London (flight inclusive package)
  • Accommodation – 7 nights Hotels
  • Meals – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 evening meals
  • Qualified Bulgarian tour leader
  • A logoed Adventure Peaks top or kitbag.
  • Baggage transfers
  • 24 hour back up and support from UK staff
  • 15% discount off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased at the Adventure Peaks shop
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals except those specified in ‘Inclusions’
  • Drinks and personal spending
  • Personal equipment
  • Visas if required

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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3 reviews for Trekking Bulgaria’s Rila and Pirin mountains

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Just came back from the Rila and Pirin Mountains Trek, had an excellent experience and Adventure Peaks were incredibly helpful and friendly during the entire process. I will be using Adventure Peaks again!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have just returned from your Bulgaria Rila & Pirin trip, and thought you might welcome a bit of feedback. It was excellent, and exceeded my expectations in every way. The whole trip in Bulgaria was well planned and organised, and our guide (Stoyan) was really first class: knowledgeable, patient, reliable and a thoroughly nice guy. The driver (“Jimmy”) was also very reliable and a fun personality. When we got back to Sofia at the end of the trip, they took us on a fascinating tour of the city, which wasn’t even on the itinerary (but ought to be!).

    The scenery on the trip was really beautiful, and also pristine: no litter, no eroded paths; and although some areas were busy (it was a holiday weekend in Bulgaria when we were there), there were also places where we walked miles without seeing anyone else. The places we stayed were characterful and genuinely local rather than being impersonal hotels. The food was fresh, plentiful and of excellent quality. There was also a good insight into the history, culture and lifestyles of the area.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    We both thought it was a great holiday in a beautiful and fascinating country. The walk on the central Pirin ridge was one of the best ridge walks that I have done. The only thing that I would add is that as a vegetarian I was a bit worried before the trip that vegetarian food would be limited. In fact it was excellent in all the hotels (and indeed the hut) and I was really well catered for.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£200 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
26th Jun 2021 - 3rd Jul 2021
17th Jul 2021 - 24th Jul 2021
7th Aug 2021 - 14th Aug 2021
28th Aug 2021 - 4th Sep 2021
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
26th Jun 2021 - 3rd Jul 2021
17th Jul 2021 - 24th Jul 2021
7th Aug 2021 - 14th Aug 2021
28th Aug 2021 - 4th Sep 2021