Bulgaria’s most famous mountain ranges

guided and self-guided hiking tours in bulgaria: balkan, rila, pirin, rhodopes, vitosha

Bulgarian mountains are known as the walker’s paradise! Whether you are coming on a guided (escorted) walking holiday or a self-guided (inn-to-inn) hiking vacation, thousands of kilometers of way-marked trails will be at your disposal. These will grant you access to stunning alpine terrain, remote villages, spectacular peaks, green meadows, century-old woods, crystal-clear blue lakes, vast nature reserves, rare plants and animals.

Rila is the highest mountain on the Balkans Peninsula, and the 6th highest in Europe. Nearly 30 summits above 2500m and 200 glacial lakes await to be explored on foot.

Pirin is arguably the most scenic Bulgarian mountain, boasting dramatic Alpine summits, crystal-clear glacial lakes and a wide network of amazing high-altitude hiking trails.

Famed as the most lyrical Bulgarian mountains, the Rhodopes are home to some of the most charming traditional villages perched on ridges and tucked away in secluded valleys.

The "backbone" of Bulgaria, giving shelter to high Alpine meadows, descending down to old coniferous and deciduous forests. A really varied landscape for every taste.

The best place to escape the buzz of Sofia within easy access! Home to stone rivers, colorful plant communities and century-old woods, Vitosha has a dense network of hiking trails to suit everyone.

Covered by endless carpet of green oak forests, and guarding the legends of fire-dancers and fairies from time immemorial, Strandzha is probably the most enigmatic mountain in Bulgaria.