Sofia Airport transfer / 20 km and 20 minutes driving time
Welcome to Sofia Airport. We will meet you at the airport and if your flight hasn’t arrived too late we’ll do a welcome evening walk in Sofia. We love night Sofia and will show you its charm and most amazing spots with the best views and places in the city.
Overnight in Sofia. Hotel 3*, 4* or 5* depending on your choice.
Sofia – Vitosha – Iskar Dam – Samokov / 120 km and 3 hours driving time
An early breakfast.
Our day starts early, because there’s a long day full of adventures ahead of us. First thing to do is hike to Vitosha mountain’s highest peak – Cherni Vrah (the Black peak). The route’s suitable even for beginners.
We’ll take a deep breath and enjoy the most beautiful views that Vitosha has to offer. On our way up we can stop by a few huts to have some organic herbal tea, coffee or eat lunch. Picnic is also an option.
Energized from our mountain experience, in the afternoon we’ll go to one of the biggest Bulgarian dams where we’ll embark on a sailing yacht cruise – a rewarding experience filled with relaxation and enjoyment. Under the sounds of some nice music and our captain’s advise, we might even give it a try in taking over the yacht’s steer.
The summer days are a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some sun baths on board and swimming in the dam’s clean waters.
Overnight in Borovets. Hotel 3*, 4* or 5* depending on your choice.
Borovets – Beglika – Velingrad / 175 km and 3.5 hours driving time for the day
Today we’ll go high in the Rhodope mountain where Big Beglik dam is waiting for us. It’s situated in the Beglika reserve which was created for the protection of centuries old spruce forests on its territory.
Those forests are making kayaking and walks around the dam an unforgettable experience!
We’ll start our adventure with some mountain biking. A 12km beautiful route will lead us to a picturesque forest center where we’ll settle, lunch and rest.
After we get some nice energy from the home-made lunch we’ll go for some kayaking/canoe ride in the dam. We’ll row, stop, breath deeply and enjoy the amazing nature.
Free time, dinner and overnight in Velingrad where we can enjoy some well deserved relax time and SPA. Btw, Velingrad is not called the SPA capital of the Balkans for no reason 😉 Hotel 3*, 4* or 5* depending on your choice.
Velingrad – Trigrad – Devin / 150 km and 3 2/3 hours driving time for the day
We leave for Trigrad and the most spectacular Bulgarian gorge – the Trigrad gorge. Here we’ll enjoy many adventures!
We’ll begin with the Devil’s throat cave – one of the most unusual caves in the country. It has the highest underground waterfall on the Balkans – 42m. We’ll explore the cave’s mysterious galleries and climb 301 steps so we can see the underground waterfall from close.
Here, the bravest among us will try the Tarzan’s trolley which offers an amazing 70 meter descent from a 30 meter height on a metal safeguarded belt – this is an optional experience.
In the afternoon we’ll drive off on our jeeps to the highest panoramic ground on the Balkans – the Wolf’s stone. We’ll pass black cart-tracks, beautiful forests and meadows in order to reach the highest point of the Rhodope mountain. Deep and refreshing breathing, wolf stories and taking pics are a must!
Then we will head to the Eagle Eye – one of the most amazing views in Bulgaria! This panoramic playground is the place that turned you ideas about the beauty of the Rhodope Mountains! The site itself is at an altitude of 1563 meters. The structure is built above the gorge, with a person standing at its end located at over 680 meters in height, which is about 2 times higher than the Eiffel Tower.
Depart to Devin. Devin is mostly famous for its mineral springs whose temperatures vary from 16º to 76 ºС.
Dinner and overnight in Devin. SPA hotel 4* or 5* depending on your choice.
Devin – Bansko ( 150 km, 2.5 h transfer)
Bansko is the best winter and summer mountain resort on the Balkans! Located at the foot of the Pirin National Park, which is included in the UNESCO list of natural attractions. Here you can enjoy and touch rare ancient trees, glacial lakes, a number of rare and endangered animal species.
Walk around the city and its surrounding area. Take a ride on the 8-person cabin lift, which has amazing views which you can remember for a lifetime. With its 6233 meters, it is the second-longest in Bulgaria!
In the afternoon you will take a gentle walk to the Baikusheva Mura – it is one of the most famous trees in Bulgaria and one of the oldest plants on Earth – more than 1 300 years old. The age of our country – Bulgaria is about the same! Throughout its millennial history, the tree has reached an impressive size.
Overnight in Bansko. SPA Hotel 3*, 4* or 5* depending on your choice.
Prepare for another day of outdoor adventures!
We are going to a small village nearby Bansko to enjoy some horse riding and ATV driving in nature with qualified instructors.
Our next stop is the unique “Dancing bears’ park” where young and old can enjoy the beautiful nature and take a look at the peaceful livelihood of the local ex-dancing bears (you’ll learn more about their interesting story at the spot) who live in a close to their natural habitat protected area of the park.
Overnight in Bansko. Hotel 3*, 4* or 5* depending on your choice.
Bansko – Seven Rila lakes – Sofia 230 km and 4 h driving time for the day
We head to our next adventure – the Seven Rila lakes. They call them Calming, Inspiring, Majestic, Unique…
Discover your own personal feeling and reactions when standing in front of the soaring beauty of Rila’s Seven Lakes!
The lakes have ice origins and each one has a name and specific shape which contributed to its naming – The Tear-drop, The Eye, The Kidney, The Twin, The Trefoil, The Fish Lake, The Under Lake.
The lakes are situated between 2100-2500 meters above sea level!
After this unforgettable experience we head towards our hotel in Bulgaria’s capital – Sofia.
Overnight in Sofia. Hotel 3*, 4* or 5* depending on your choice.
We can spend some shopping time if we have it and then – transfer and departure from Sofia airport
OR an extension of the tour so we can experience more adventures like mountain biking, visiting some lost Rhodopean villages, hiking, horse riding and more. All depending on your choice! This tour can be upgraded according to your wishes and needs. Contact us if you want a tailor made tour with more nights and activities in Bulgaria: + 359896 612175 or via email: email@example.com