Rila Mountains and Musala Peak

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Visit the highest mountains in the Balkan Peninsula and South East Europe - the Rila Mountains and see the jagged Mount Musala
Visit the highest mountains in the Balkan Peninsula and South East Europe - the Rila Mountains and see the jagged Mount Musala
Visit the highest mountains in the Balkan Peninsula and South East Europe - the Rila Mountains and see the jagged Mount Musala
Visit the highest mountains in the Balkan Peninsula and South East Europe - the Rila Mountains and see the jagged Mount Musala
Rila mountains
Rila mountains
Borovets
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Visit the highest mountains in the Balkan Peninsula and South East Europe - the Rila Mountains and see the jagged Mount Musala.

Specifications

Type:
Tours from Sofia
Departs From:
Sofia
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
8.5 hours
Availability:
Product Code:
8201
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Description

The Rila Mountains are the highest ones not only on The Balkan Peninsula but also in South East Europe with Mount Musala at 2925 metres above sea level. It occupies the prestigious 6th place in the European "classification," preceded by Caucasus, the Alps, Sierra Nevada, the Pyrenees and the Etna volcano. Many of the tops here are close to 3000 metres above sea level. Rila Mountains (an old Thracian word, meaning "Water Mountain") looks like a rough sea of mountain ridges and peaks, deep gorges and 150 crystal clear lakes. A big part of the National Park is under the protection of UNESCO.

Early transfer will bring us to Borovets, the oldest international and one of the most popular mountain resorts in Bulgaria. There we take the gondola lift to Yastrebets. The path now goes within the Dwarf Pine massifs towards the highest in altitude in Bulgaria Musala hut (2389 m a.s.l.; about 1,5 hours trek). The jagged form of Mount Musala could be enjoyed during the whole time. From Musala hut we need two more hours to climb the peak, going by the Musalenski lakes and the "Icy lake" refuge in between. The view from the very top is really breath-taking - one could spot many other peaks of Rila Mountains, the marble edges of Pirin Mountains, Vitosha and Sredna Gora Mountains, the green summits of the Rodopi Mountains and the long body of the Balkan Mountains. We make a little rest here before going back to Yastrebets and going by the gondola-lift to Borovets, where the bus waits to take us back to Sofia.

Includes

  • Private transfer from your hotel in Sofia to Borovets resort and back

  • English-speaking guide

  • Return Gondola lift tickets

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years old are not recommended on this tour.

  • Walking time is 5 to 6 hours.

  • Tour takes approximately 7.5 to 8.5 hours depending on walking time.

  • There are a few steep parts. Good physical condition is needed.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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