Rating in Bulgaria
$ 525

Winter hiking in Rila and ice climbing

Climbing & Mountaineering
Climbing & Mountaineering
5 / 10
Route complexity
min $ 525
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Bulgaria
Guide language: Bulgarian, English
Price: min $ 525 — max $ 525
Group size: min 2 — max 6
Duration: 3 days
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Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the Mountain

Your host will meet you at Sofia Airport at around 18:30 and transfer you close to the Malyovitsa area (1½-hour drive) to a family guesthouse where you’ll stay tonight and rest ahead of some challenges tomorrow.

Day 2: Hiking the Malyovitsa peak

After breakfast at the guesthouse this morning, you’ll hike for approximately 3 hours to a col between the two peaks Malyovitsa (2729m) and Orleto (2575m); this is your start point for some real climbing!

The climb to the peak of Malyovitsa will take around 1 hours. After a short break, you’ll hike back down to the guesthouse for dinner and a good night’s rest.

8-9 hours hiking, ascent 1000m, descent 1000m

Day 3: Ice climbing

After breakfast at the guesthouse you begin a hike (approx. 1,5 h) just above the mountain hut in preparation to start the real ice climbing.

You will ice climb for about 2.5- 3 hours, after which you’ll descend back down where your transfer will be waiting to take you back to the airport for your forwarding journey home.

3 hours hiking, 3 hours ice climbing, ascent 450m, descent 4500m

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

The price includes:

1 day hiking
1 day ice climbing
2 nights in a family run guesthouse
Airport transfers
All meals
Local certified guide

The price excludes:

Travel Insurance
Tips for your guides (optional)

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Vagabond Travel Ltd
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