Snowshoeing Day Trip in the Vitosha Mountains

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Novices

The Golden Bridges/Ofeliite locality – Konyarnika

It’s a beautiful and remote loop 3-4h long route, suitable for novices. The walk usually offers great snow conditions, but is also sheltered from the winds and rough weather of the more exposed parts of the mountains, as we usually move on the edge of the forests and the tree line.

Dragalevtsi Monastery

Suitable to combine with a visit of the Dragalevtsi Monastery and the Boyana Church in the afternoon.

Boyana Church

The Vitosha “ringroad”

The Vitosha “ringroad” between the villages of Dragalevtsi and Boyana – thats the easiest walk in our list, suitable if you want to try snowshoeing and visit some cultural sights like the Dragalevtsi Monastery and the Boyana Church on foot.

Vitosha Nature Park

As the average altitude of the trail is pretty low, the route is good for snowshoeing during limited part of the winter only. The walk takes about 3 hours total, with easy ascents and descents. We’ll see the beautiful forests of Vitosha Nature Park and Boyana Lake on the way.

Boyana Lake

Visit to Boyana lake on the way.
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Intermediate

4 hours, +350/-350 meters of vertical gain, suitable for novices and walking in leisure pace.

The Golden Bridges area

Kamen Del is easily noticeable from Sofia and many people mistake it for the highest point of the mountains. Our walk starts from the famous area of Zlatnite Mostove (The Golden Bridges) popular for its moraine stone “rivers”. It is accessible by a paved road from Sofia.

Mount Kamen Del

We climb through the beautiful coniferous forests until we reach the tree line and with a final ascent reach the Vitosha Plateau (a Peat Reserve) and the peak of Kamen Del. We’ll return back to the Zlatnite Mostove.

Aleko Hut

This route is not short, but the ascent is very little. We start from Aleko Hut.

Reznyovete Area

We walk nearly flat below the impressive Reznyovete Peaks, on the edge of the forest and above Bistrishko Branishte Reserve.

Zheleznitsa Village

Descent to Akademika Hut and further to the village of Zheleznitsa, one of the suburbs of Sofia. Total about 5h, +200/-850m.
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Demanding

6h total, with 500 m /3 hours with 600 m

Mount Cherni Vruh (2290 m)

This route starts from Aleko Hut at 1810 m above sea level. The hut is accessible by a paved road and by the Simeonovo gondola lift. The ascent is generally smooth, with panoramas towards Balkan Mountains, and, finally, towards Rila Mountains to the south. The walk takes about 6h total, with 500 m of vertical ascent and descent. It is suitable for novices, without previous experience in snowshoeing or hiking, but with the proper equipment (see below).

Konyarnika Locality

This is not a loop walk but one that follows the highest parts of Vitosha and traverses it. The starting point near Konyarnika is located at around 1700 m and is accessible by car.

Mount Cherni Vruh

We start ascending and follow a ridge with spectacular panoramas towards Rila Mountains and the lower mountains, located west from Sofia. We climb the peak for about 3 hours with 600 m of vertical gain.

Aleko Hut

Descent down to Aleko Hut and further to Sofia.

Equipment Needed

hiking boots – waterproof and warm, to cover the ankle, with hard soles;
water/windproof jacket with hood and trousers
water and windproof pants
rucksack
warm hat
thin pair of gloves and a pair of warm mittens
thermal underwear
light down jacket or a warm fleece
sun cream
sun glasses
sun hat
water bottle or preferably flask – 1l
snacks

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