DURATTA: 5 giorni
PREZZO: € 420
DIFFICOLTÀ: 2/3 (su 4)
PERIODO: giugno-settembre

Pirin è forse la montagna più pittoresca e più alpina della Bulgaria. L’affioramento roccioso noto per le sue cime di marmo e granito e la ricca flora e fauna è elencato dall’UNESCO come patrimonio naturale mondiale. Pirin ha oltre 60 vette di oltre 2500 m di altezza, con la vetta più alta, Vihren (2914 m), l’obiettivo di uno dei nostri trekking. I percorsi attraversano le creste montane o si intrecciano tra i Circhi punteggiati da laghi glaciali blu cristallini, e offrono un’eccezionale varietà di panorami incredibili.

Giorno 1: Sofia – Bansko
Ci incontriamo all’aeroporto di Sofia e ti trasferiamo a Bansko, dove trascorreremo le prossime quattro notti.
Giorno 2: Bansko – Chalet Vihren – Laghi Banderishki – Chalet Demyanitsa – Bansko (6-7 ore; 16km; +615m/-1215m)
Ci trasferiamo allo chalet Vihren dove partiamo per un trekking attraverso il grazioso Circo dei laghi Banderishki. Da lì, attraversiamo la valle vicina e i laghi Todorini Ochi e da lì attraverso le fitte foreste di abeti della Riserva Naturale di Yulen sulla valle del giocoso fiume Demyanitsa.
Giorno 3: Bansko – vetta Polezhan – Bansko (5 ore; 7km; +770m/-770m)
Oggi visitiamo una delle parti più verdi di Pirin vicino allo Chalet Bezbog. Questo è il punto di partenza per una gita a piedi straordinariamente panoramica fino alla vetta Polezhan (2851 m). La vetta offre forse la vista più meravigliosa di Pirin, con non meno di 17 laghi visibili, incluso il lago glaciale più grande e più profondo della montagna: il Lago Popovo. La gita può essere facilmente prolungata, scalando anche la vicina vetta Bezbog, o con un hiking al Lago Popovo (il lago più profondo di Pirin, 30 m di profondità). Prima di tornare a Bansko possiamo provare le piscine termali locali di Dobrinishte.
Giorno 4: Bansko – Chalet Vihren – vetta Vihren – Chalet Vihren – Bansko (6-7 ore; 8km; +960m/-960m)
È ora di tentare di raggiungere la vetta più importante di Pirin, Vihren (2914 m). Attraversiamo l’area della Grande Caldaia sotto la parete mozzafiato e a strapiombo di 400 m a nord di Vihren, i cui precipizi dolomitici ospitano rari fiori di stella alpina e greggi inquieti di camosci balcanici. I panorami sono davvero travolgenti, eppure sono solo il preludio ai panorami che si aprono dalla vetta su un mare di cime frastagliate tutt’intorno. Facciamo un giro circolare intorno (e incluso) alla vetta Vihren e torniamo a Bansko.
Giorno 5: Bansko – Sofia
Trasferimento da Bansko all’aeroporto di Sofia.

Tempo di hiking: il tempo solo per l’hiking è indicato ogni giorno (escluse le soste per foto, picnic, pause, ecc.); questi si basano su una velocità media di un escursionista di 4-5 km/h su un terreno pianeggiante, altri 30 minuti per ogni 300 m di dislivello e uno zaino che pesa non più del 10-15% del peso corporeo. Tuttavia, questo varia molto a seconda del terreno e dell’esperienza di hiking di ciascun cliente.

Prezzo: 420 € a persona in camera doppia/matrimoniale
Supplemento camera singola: 60 € (obbligatorio per tutti i singoli clienti)
Il prezzo include: trasferimenti da e per l’aeroporto di Sofia (solo nella prima/ultima data del tour) e tutti gli altri trasferimenti inclusi nell’itinerario; alloggio e catering secondo l’itinerario; Guida di montagna di lingua inglese;  biglietti per la funivia e tutte le tasse locali.
Il prezzo non include: cibo e bevande extra; mappe di montagna; assicurazione di viaggio/sanitaria; procedure di benessere.
Periodo migliore: giugno-settembre.
Dimensione del gruppo: Min. 4 persone
Alloggio: alberghi a tre stelle e pensioni a gestione famigliare; bagno privato; colazione e cena incluse.

Scrivi una recensione riguardo il tour


5,0 rating
Settembre 13, 2019

Wow, it was very spectacular! I am pretty amazed that Bulgaria has so much diversity of landscapes! I have been twice to the sea coast and to be honest I thought that was all that the country could offer as a tourism. Such a shame! Bulgaria is very colorful and full of surprises!
The hike was a bit difficult but I am well-trained and with my friends we did a great job, guided by Chris – the funniest person I have ever met!
Be prepared with enough clothes for warm and even chilly weather. At Vihren summit it was a bit colder than I expected and I am glad I got my jacket and a sweater as well.
After the first hike one of my friends decided he will need trekking poles (which he could have rented in prior as well) but luckily, they managed to ensure a pair immediately.
One of the evenings we have a special folklore night with some local grannies who sang traditional songs and cooked us a dinner and it was soooooo delicious that we ate like pigs!
It was perfect short break! I loved it!

Chris Hansen, Sweden

One of the best hikings

5,0 rating
Agosto 15, 2018

It was quite a nice surprise! We haven’t got great expectations, but we are very glad we’ve signed up for this tour. It was short, but intensive. With a great guide and views. We should come back for more.

Olivia Rosdahl, Sweden

Challanging hike

5,0 rating
Luglio 21, 2018

My sons are living in Bulgaria at this moment and me and my brother organized a holiday in this beautiful country. We decided to book a short hiking tour in Pirin mountains. I may say that all of us are fit and we have some hiking experience.
The hikes are challanging but not too difficult. We enjoyed mostly the Vihren peak! I think it is the third highest on the Balkans. The guide was yong and passionate and he took a great care of. Definetely we will come back!

Emanuel Ancar, France

Vihren is cool

5,0 rating
Settembre 4, 2017

Vey cool week around the Pirin. I’ve learn a lot about the mountain from our guide. Hike tracks were just fine for us. Not too much but not boring either. Recommended it to all my friends.

Daniel Whitehead, Schotland

The tour to overcome yourself!

5,0 rating
Settembre 4, 2017

First of all, we want to cheer up our guide Vlady, who make the stay memorable and the hikes pleasing! We meet him at the airport where he was waiting for us with a sign of my name. We were a family of 5 persons – me 46-year-old, my wife 38-year-old, our 15-year-old teen boy, his 13-year-old cousin, and our beloved granny Marisa – 77-year-old. I am sharing with you our ages because I want to prove you right that this trekking program is really challenging but with a strong will to accomplishing it – everyone could make it, despite age! The treks made me realize one of the most important things in life – never to give up! So I am proud of my mom and also the teens which you know at these ages are mostly interested in video games, social media, and dating 🙂 Everything was possible when you have a leader like Vlady. I said leader, not just guide because he encouraged us to succeed! He put all of his efforts to make us forget about the pain in the knees and not to think about the sweat but to continue towards each target of the day! Really, taking a trip like this will make you re-think your priorities, surprise you how capable you and your body are!
Sorry if I sound like a spiritual guru or how it is modern nowadays – an influencer! haha, but I really recommend you to challenge yourself and spend more time outdoors!
 After this soft lyrical introduction, I will say a few words about the tour itself! 
The accommodation was good, not exactly perfect, but it has comfy rooms, beds and hot water!
The breakfast was repetitive but at least it had enough so we did not start any day being hungry! 
The van we used was comfortable, new (the probably the year 2013-2015). 
The food in Bulgaria, in general, is very tasty, the cuisine is similar to the other Balkan nationalities because of the mixture during the centuries, but if there is something unique for the country – this is the yogurt. Their own yogurt, and served as a dessert with jam of blueberries is aaaawwww – yummy! 
Locals are used to with strangers and they will always say Hello and cheer you up, even if you look like someone coming from the end of the World.
 The treks are well-selected and arranged – starting with warming up the hike, next you high up the level and “the peak of the program” is the highest peak of the Pirin. 
So as an conclusion – take it, you won’t regret it! 

Thomas Groot, Netherlands