Holidays for more experienced walkers
Seven Rila Lakes and Mount Musala Short Break
Seven Rila Lakes and Mount Musala walking holiday is a short self guided hiking tour in the most beautiful parts of Rila Range. Rila is the most famous Bulgarian mountain with impressive peaks and beautiful glacial lakes, including the famous Seven Rila Lakes. Mount Musala (2,925 m) is the highest summit in the entire Balkan peninsula. Another highlight is the famous Rila Monastery. Accommodation is in hand-picked 3 or 4-star hotels.
Romania’s Transylvanian Alps
Moderate to Strenuous
The Transylvanian Alps self-guided walking holiday is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the totally different world that you will find in Transylvania and Romania. Your active trip starts near Balea Lake, a picturesque glacier lake at just over 2.000 m. For a spectacular view of the Fagaras you will hike to one of the highest peaks in Romania, before descending back to Balea Lake and Balea Waterfall. For a glimpse into medieval Transylvania and its towns with narrow, winding streets, you take a stroll around the stunning cities of Sibiu and Brasov. Accommodation is in hand-picked 3 or 4 star hotels (spa facilities and indoor pool available on Days 5 and 6).
Albanian Alps Short Break
The Albanian Alps Short Break is a 6 days (5 nights) tour for intrepid travellers who are eager to explore the highlights of the Albanian Alps on their own but have limited time. It combines scenic hikes for average fitness levels with the two most interesting cities on a 6-day tour. From historic Shkoder one starts with a tranquil ferry ride on the Koman Lake into the Accursed Mountains to visit two of the most remarkable valleys: Valbona and Theth.
Bulgarian Alps: Rila and Pirin
Walk through some of Europe’s most spectacular alpine scenery, including the highest summits in the Balkan region. Visit the impressive Pirin Mountain and the lively resort town of Bansko; climb Pirin’s highest peak, Vihren. Then move to Rila Mountain with a stop at the famous Rila Monastery. Hike to the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes and reach the highest peak in the Balkan Peninsula, Musala (2,925 m). Accommodation in hand-picked 3 or 4 star hotels.
Albanian Alps & Accursed Mountains
A tour for intrepid travellers who are eager to explore the Albanian Alps on their own. It combines scenic hikes for average fitness levels with the two most interesting cities in an 8-day tour. From historic Shkoder one starts with a tranquil ferry ride on the Koman Lake into the Accursed Mountains to visit two of the most remarkable valleys: Valbona and Theth – both dominated by towering mountains and traditional alpine houses.