This is an amazing self guided walking holiday in the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria, unique to The Natural Adventure Company. The Rhodopes are the vastest and most culturally diverse mountain range in Bulgaria, offering endless exploration possibilities.
Explore the majestic Rila and Pirin mountains as you trek surrounded by Bulgaria’s most spectacular alpine scenery and reach the Balkans’ highest summits. The programme is based in two locations, the village of Govedartsi and the town of Bansko, where you will be able to relax in cosy guesthouses and family hotels, all offering private en-suite rooms.
This holiday includes circular hikes around Smolyan Lakes and the unique village of Shiroka Laka, set in one of the most beautiful parts of the Rhodope mountains. The trip is mostly centre-based; it features accommodation in 4-star hotels spa hotels and finishes in the spa resort in Devin.
Rila and Pirin are often referred to as the Bulgarian Alps for a reason. This itinerary will take you through the most beautiful areas of the two national parks. Explore these majestic mountains as you trek through some of the Balkans’ most spectacular alpine scenery and highest summits, past impressive peaks and sparkling glacial lakes.
Trace the footsteps of Orpheus through the mighty Devil’s Throat cave in the Tirgrad Gorge, said to be the mythical Hall of Hades, walk to Chaira Lakes and then take in the splendour of the Canyon of Waterfalls before moving to the comfort of your spa hotel.