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Eight days Hiking In Bulgaria and SPA hotels with Thermal water.

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Overview


Eight days Hiking In Bulgaria and SPA hotels with Thermal mineral water. During this 8-days multi guided hiking tour You will get to know the landscapes of Bulgaria’s most striking mountains and the use of the thermal mineral water in favor of human health.

Highlights


  • Day 1: Sofia  – Sofia tour – SPA Hotel Belchin spring.
  • Day 2: SPA Hotel Belchin spring – Musala summit – SPA Hotel Belchin spring
  • Day 3: SPA Hotel Belchin spring – Malyovitsa summit – SPA Hotel Belchin spring
  • Day 4: SPA Hotel Belchin spring – Seven Rila Lakes – Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel)
  • Day 5: Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel) – Vihren Summit – Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel)
  • Day 6: Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel) – Bezbog Peak – Popovo lake – Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel)
  • Day 7: Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel) – Rila Monastery – Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel)
  • Day 8: Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel) – Transfer to the Airport.
Eight days Hiking In Bulgaria and SPA hotels with Thermal water.

Description


Eight days Hiking In Bulgaria and SPA hotels with Thermal water.

During this 8-days multi guided hiking tour You will get to know the landscapes of Bulgaria’s most striking mountains and the use of the thermal mineral water in favor of human health.

As a matter of fact the combinations of unique style of the places, environmentally friendly concept and specially selected hotels with thermal mineral water offers guests an unforgettable touch to the power and gifts of nature.

Schedule Days

June 23, 2024 - June 30, 2024

June 30, 2024 - July 7, 2024

July 7, 2024 - July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024 - July 21, 2024

July 21, 2024 - July 28, 2024

July 28, 2024 - August 4, 2024

August 4, 2024 - August 11, 2024

August 11, 2024 - August 18, 2024

August 18, 2024 - August 25, 2024

August 25, 2024 - September 1, 2024

September 1, 2024 - September 8, 2024

September 8, 2024 - September 15, 2024

September 15, 2024 - September 22, 2024

September 22, 2024 - September 29, 2024

June 22, 2025 - June 29, 2025

June 29, 2025 - July 6, 2025

July 6, 2025 - July 13, 2025

July 13, 2025 - July 20, 2025

National parks

Leisurely pace and hike all the way up to the highest of the Seven Rila lakes in the largest national park in Bulgaria (National park Rila).

In addition, the Park contains rare and endangered wildlife species and communities. Self-regulating ecosystems of biological diversity, as well as historic sites of global cultural and scientific significance. Some of the largest rivers in the Balkan Peninsula originate here.

Hiking to the highest peak not only in Bulgaria but also in the Balkans. Musala peak with its 2925.4 m. – 9596ft., it is also the seventh highest among European leaders.

Visit to the Malyovitsa region in a National park Rila, which is the cradle of Bulgarian mountaineering. In fact the region is one of the most popular tourist regions in the Rila mountain.

Hiking to the most impressive places in a Pirin National Park, part of UNESCO World Heritage.

Vihren summit is the highest peak of the National park Pirin. The altitude is 2,914 m – 9,560 ft above sea level. In fact this is Bulgaria’s second and the Balkans’ third highest, after Musala and Mount Olympus.

Our Hotels:

Spa and wellness

– Guest can enjoy thermal mineral water, unique style and first class facilities. Among the offered therapies you can try between classic and wine treatment. Each is offering one of a kind pleasure for the senses as well as heath benefits.

Selected hotels

– St. Ivan Rilski SPA rezort, https://www.saintivanrilski.com/

– SPA Hotel Belchin spring, https://www.belchin-spring.com/

What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Returning transport will be by coach from pick up point and drop off point.
  • 7 x night in a 4 stars SPA hotels on HB service.
  • Breakfast.
  • Dinner.
  • Visit to the Musala peak (The highest peak in the Bulkanian peninsula).
  • Visit to the Malyovitsa peak.
  • Visit to the Seven Rila lakes.
  • Pirin National Park.
  • Visit to the Vihren peak.
  • Visit to the Bezbog Peak.
  • Visit to the Popovo lake.
  • Visit to the Rila monastery.
  • Visit to the town of Sofia.
  • Spa and Wellness packages and Wine Tasting experience .
  • Profesional mountain guide.
  • Exclusions:
  • Excl. Flights.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Insurance.

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Rila National Park
  3. СПА Комплекс Белчински извор/ SPA Complex Belchin spring
  4. Seven Rila Lakes
  5. Pirin National Park

Day 1: Sofia – Sofia tour – SPA Hotel Belchin spring

From Sofia – our team will be waiting to greet you at the Airport or at the parking lot behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Alternatively, you can arrange your pick up point in advance with a member of our booking team.

Sofia tour. Visit to the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Rotunda Saint George, Discover Complex Ancient Serdica, Unravel National Institute of Archaeology.

Transfer to the SPA Hotel Belchin spring.

Check in at the hotel and free time.

Hotel dinner and relaxation time at the charming atmosphere to get ready for the next day.

Day 2: SPA Hotel Belchin spring – Musala summit – SPA Hotel Belchin spring

Hiking Difficulty: Moderate (3 from 6)

Elevation: 571 m (2354 m – 2925 m);1873ft (7723 ft – 9596 ft)

Length: 13,70 km (8.512 mi),

Duration: 6,00 h (hiking time only)

Today after breakfast we depart towrads Yastrebets chairlift, leading to the Yastrebets Hut (2369 m/7772 ft).

From there we will start trekking to Musala Hut. [1 hour]

A picnic amidst the captivating tranquillity in the area of the beautiful Rila Mountains.

After the break we will continue hiking to the Ice Lake (2709 m/8887ft ). [1.5 hours]

From there we will start the last hike to Musala Peak (2925 m/9596ft). [30 minutes]

After a stay on the peak we will head back to Yastrebets Hut. [3 hours]

Return to the hotel to enjoy some hot thermal mineral water.

Hotel dinner and relaxation time at the charming atmosphere to get ready for the next day.

Day 3: SPA Hotel Belchin spring – Malyovitsa summit – SPA Hotel Belchin spring

Difficulty: Strenuous (4 from 6),

Elevation: 1006 m (1723 m – 2729 m) – 3300 ft (5652 ft to 8953 ft)

Length: 6.5 km – 4 ml

Duration: 8,00 h (hiking time only)

After breakfast we will continue our adventure in the area, we will depart towards the region of Malyovitsa.

The journey takes about half an hour to the starting point for trekking in the region of Malyovitsa at an altitude of 1,700 m/5652 ft.

From there we will take a hiking trek to the next stop. [1 hour]

Malyovitsa Hut is at an altitude of 1960 m/6430 ft, from where a panoramic view of Rila Mountain opens up.

A pleasant picnic amidst the captivating tranquillity in the area.

Next track will take about one hour to the Second Terrace.These are rough rocky rivers passing two plateaus. [1 hour]

Take the next trek to the the Malyovishki Lakes (Elenski Lakes),they are a group of three glacial lakes. [30 minutes]

After a short break we will start the last trek to the Malyovitsa Peak at 2,729 m/8 ft above sea level. [30 minutes]

Trekking back to Malyovitsa Hut and board the coach.

Return to the hotel to enjoy some hot thermal mineral water.

Hotel dinner and relaxation time at the charming atmosphere to get ready for the next day.

Day 4: SPA Hotel Belchin spring – Seven Rila Lakes – Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel)

Difficulty: Moderate(3 from 6)

Elevation: 469 m (from 2081 m to 2550 m)–1538 ft (6827 ft to 8316 ft)

Length: 8 km–4.971 ml

Duration: 5,00 h (hiking time only)

Today after breakfast we check out from the hotel and depart towards Panichishte resort.

From there we will take the chairlift, which will lead us to the Rila Lakes mountain hut at an altitude of 2081 m / 6827 ft. Hiking trek to the “Lake Peak” (2535 m / 8316 ft) from where a panoramic view of all seven lakes is revealed.[2 hours]

A pleasant picnic amidst the captivating tranquillity in the area of the Seven Rila Lakes.

Enjoyable afternoon at the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque.

Trekking back to ‘Rila Lakes’ hut and the chairlift.

Departure towards Bansko Rezort, SPA hotel St Ivan Rilski .

Check in at the hotel, free time.

Hotel dinner and relaxation time at the charming atmosphere to get ready for the next day.

Day 5: Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel) – Vihren Summit – Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel)

Difficulty: Strenuous (4 from 6)

Elevation: 964 m (from 1950 m–2914 m) / 3162 ft (from 6397 ft–9560 ft)

Length: 6 km–4 ml

Duration: 6,00 h (hiking time only)

After breakfast we will continue our adventure in the area, we will depart towards Vihren summit (2,914 m/ 9,560 ft above sea level) – this is Bulgaria’s second and Balkans’ third highest summit after Musala and Mount Olympus.

Short transfer to Vihren Hut (1950 m/6397ft above sea level).

From Vihren Hut we will start trekking to the next stop. [1 hour]

A pleasant picnic amidst the captivating tranquillity in the area of the beautiful Pirin Mountains.

After a lunch break we will continue hiking to Vihren summit (2,914 m /9,560 ft above sea level). [1 hour]

Inspiring break on the peak and then we will return to the trek to Vihren Hut and will board the coach.

Return to the hotel to enjoy some hot thermal mineral water.

Hotel dinner and relaxation time at the charming atmosphere to get ready for the next day.

Day 6: Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel) – Bezbog Peak – Popovo lake – Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel)

Difficulty: Moderate (3 of 6)

Elevation: 409 m – 1341 ft

Length: 6 km–4 ml

Duration: 6,00 h (hiking time only)

After breakfast we depart towards Gotse Delchev Hut (1412 m/4632 ft above sea level).

From there we will take the chairlift, which will lead us to Bezbog Hut (2236 m/7335 ft above sea level).

Later on we will start trekking to the next stop. [1 hour]

A pleasant picnic amidst the captivating tranquillity in the area of the beautiful Pirin Mountains.

After a lunch break we will continue hiking to Bezbog Peak at (2645 m/8677 ft above sea level). [1 hour]

Inspiring break on the top of the peak and heading to Popovo Lake.

Return to Bezbog Hut and the chairlift.

Transfer to the hotel to enjoy some hot thermal mineral water, optionally wine tasting.

Hotel dinner and relaxation time at the charming atmosphere to get ready for the next day.

Day 7: Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel) – Rila Monastery – Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel)

After breakfast we depart towards Rila Monastery.

Visit Rila Monasetry – one of the symbols of Bulgaria and a popular tourist destination. The monastery lies in the recesses of Rila Mountain between Rilska and Drushlyavitsa Rivers, at 1147 m above mean sea level. Throughout the centuries Rila Monastery has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural centre of Bulgaria. The monastery is a part of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

Lunch and relax in a traditional restaurant while enjoying delicious food and lovely atmosphere.

Visit to the St. Ivan’s cave.

Transfer back to the hotel.

Hotel dinner and relaxation time at the charming atmosphere to get ready for the next day.

Day 8: Bansko Rezort (SPA hotel) – Transfer to the Airport

Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel.

Transfer to the Airoport or you can arranged your Drop off point in advance with member of our booking team.

We are glad that we spent memorable moments together and we will be happy to meet you soon!

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