Snowshoeing in Bulgaria

Snowshoeing in Bulgaria

Altitude 2,729m Grade: T2

A snowshoeing adventure through the winter wonderland in Bulgaria's Rila and Rhodope mountains.

Snowshoeing in Bulgaria takes you to a fascinating country where east meets west, home to some surprisingly beautiful mountains which are easily accessible from the capital, Sofia. In the winter months the Rila and Rhodope ranges receive an average of 2 to 3 metres of snowfall, turning them into a fairytale winter wonderland of sparkling white snow, green pine forests and blue skies. We spend our days out in the hills using snowshoes and poles where appropriate to help us cross the deep snowfields and reach the higher slopes of the mountains. Our days out will be followed by warm evenings beside the fire in our cosy, family-run hotels tucked away in the woods, enjoying traditional Bulgarian food washed down with red wine.

Rila, the highest range in the country, offers some amazing walks and views to its alpine sceneries, pointed peaks and green valleys. The legendary Rhodope mountains, the mystical homeland of Orpheus, spread around Southern Bulgaria. The dense pine forests, amazing scenery, picturesque towns and villages, old traditions, folklore and cuisine make this place a splendid area for an adventure on snow. Winter is maybe the best season for mountaineering and snowshoeing in Bulgaria. With the right equipment (snowshoes and walking poles), a hike through the snow on the white summits of Bulgaria is an unforgettable fairy tale.

Please note supplements may apply for groups of less than 4 people.

If you would prefer a summer trip instead, why not consider Bulgaria's Rila and Pirin trek?

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What's Included

  • Estimated International flights from London (flight inclusive package)
  • Accommodation - 7 nights Hotels
  • Meals - 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 evening meals
  • Qualified Bulgarian tour leader
  • Gondola ticket
  • Ice climbing instruction and equipment
  • 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

What's Excluded

  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals except those specified in 'Inclusions'
  • Drinks and personal spending
  • Museum and monument entry fees
  • Personal equipment
  • Visas if required


It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services. Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue, in particular for peaks over 7000m:

We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

Expeditions and Treks under 7000m - Campbell Irvine Direct :

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
J S Insurance: Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number –


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