Pirin & Rila Ski Touring

Itinerary

Day 1

Sofia Airport

Meeting with your guide at Sofia Airport.

Govedartsi

1,5 hours transfer to the village of Govedartsi at 1200 m, at the foot of Rila Mountains. Accommodation at a hotel in the village for two nights.
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Day 2

7 hours +1000/-1000 m.

The Ridge of Todorka Peak

Mount Malyovitsa

30 minute-drive takes us to the starting point at 1730 m. From here on we ascend to Mount Malyovitsa (2729 m) passing Malyovitsa Hut and the Dears Lake on the way. Descent along the slopes of Malyovitsa and the valley back to the starting point.
Day 2
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Day 3

Mount Musala

We hit the highest point on the Balkans today. Transfer to Borovets ski resort (30 min) where we take Yastrebets gondola to take us up to 2360 m. We are at the foot of Mount Musala (2925 m). About 3 hours ascent to the top then we ski back down to Borovets, located at 1300 m. 4-5 hours in total, +600/-1600 m.

Panichishte

About 1:30 min drive takes us to our next accommodation – a hotel in Panichishte at 1400 m, where we stay for the next two nights.

Sapareva Banya

On the way we pass through the village of Sapareva Banya, famous for its hot springs where we visit a thermal pool.
Day 3
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Day 4

6 hours outside, +400/-1000 m.

Seven Rila Lakes

This morning we take the chair lift to Rila Lakes Hut, located at the foot of the famous Seven Lakes. Ascend to the main ridge of the mountain, near some of the lakes, and ski down to the hut and further through the forests to the bottom lift station. Overnight stay at the same accommodation.
Day 4
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Day 5

3 hours, +200/-1800 m.

Bansko

Two hours transfer takes us to Bansko. Its a small town at the foot of Pirin Mountains and Pirin National Park, that hosts the most modern ski resort in Bulgaria.
Herd of chamois in Pirin Mountains

Mount Todorka

We take the lifts to the top station at 2550 m and then climb the ridge of Mount Todorka (2746 m). A short traverse along the ridge and we descend to Bunderitsa Valley and further down to Bansko.
Day 5
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Day 6

6 hours, +610/-1900 m.

Mount Polezan

Today we visit another area of Pirin Mountains. Morning 30 min. transfer takes us to the bottom station of Bezbog chair lift. We take it up to Bezbog Hut at 2240 m. From here on we ascend to one of the highest peaks of Pirin Mountains – Mount Polezan.

Bansko ski zone

We’ll ski the west slopes of Damyanitsa valley until we reach Bansko ski zone. Back to tthe same hotel for dinner.
Day 6
Day 6
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Day 7

Mount Vihren

Today we attempt an ascent of Mount Vihren, the top of the Pirin Mountains. Early start, drive to the Bansko ski area and tour to the top and back.
Day 7
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Day 8

Sofia

2.5 morning transfer to Sofia Airport. Some sightseeing in Sofia (depending on the flight schedules).
Day 8

Equipment Needed

touring skis
ski touring bindings with ski/walk mode and brakes or straps
climbing skins
ski crampons
poles
AT ski boots – with rubber sole and ski/walk mode
beacon
shove
probe
Rucksack 35-45l
water and wind proof trousers and jacket with hood
2 pairs of gloves – small ones for touring and ski gloves
sun glasses
sun block
sun hat
ski goggles
warm hat
travel liner for the huts
water bottle or flask (1l)
snacks
personal aid kit
*It is possible to rent all of the above from Sofia, please contact us. We prefer to work directly with our clients and customize the itineraries according to their preferences, abilities, time of the year and so on. Please, contact us for further details about possible itineraries, equipment, accommodation, prices or if you have any other questions.

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