Het Rilagebergte is het hoogste gebergte van de Balkan en heel Zuidoost-Europa, met Musala als top (2925 meter hoog.) Rila staat op de zesde plaats in Europa na de Kaukasus, de Alpen, de Sierra Nevada, de Pyreneeën en de Etna. Rila (een oud Slavisch woord voor “goed bewaterde” berg) ziet eruit als een stormachtige zee van bergruggen en toppen, diepe kloven en meer dan 150 kristalheldere meren. Een groot deel van het nationaalpark staat onder bescherming van UNESCO.

Er is keus uit BEGELEIDE & INDIVIDUELE wandelopties (bekijk het tabblad “Prijzen, Data & Opmerkingen” voor de details)

Please be aware that from next year only the English version of the website will be updated, so for day-by-day program, inclusions and rates always refer to the English version of this page HERE.

Na een vroege transfer vanuit Sofia naar het vakantieoord Borovets (ca. 1,20 uur), nemen we de kabelbaan naar de top Yastrebets. Vanwaar we een pad volgen langs de Musalahut en de berghut Ledeno Ezero (“Het IJzige Meer”) naar de top van Musala. Onderweg genieten we van prachtige uitzichten over de omringende bergruggen en toppen, diepe dalen, ongerepte natuur en kristalheldere gletsjermeren. Echter de beste vergezichten wachten op u op de top, waar we het zullen vieren met een kopje geurige kruidenthee. Vanaf hier kunt u genieten van de toppen van alle grote bergketens in Bulgarije – Het Balkan-, Sredna Gora, Vitosha-, Rhodopen-, Pirin- en natuurlijk het Rilagebergte.

Transfertijden: 2,45 uur (+50min lift rit)
Kenmerken van de wandeling: ong. 5,30 uur (zonder pauzes); 14,50km; +690m/-690m;
Moeilijkheidsgraad van de wandeling: De tocht is zwaar met enkele steile etappes op rotsachtig terrein. We raden u ten zeerste aan om comfortabele wandelschoenen te dragen, stokken kunnen ook nuttig zijn. Slippers en sandalen zijn onacceptabel. Wees voorbereid met winter-/ waterdichte kleding, en wat warmere kleding als tussenlaag.

Prijs (rondleiding):
1 pers: 138 Euro; 2 pers: 79 Euro pp; 3 pers: 58 Euro pp; 4-7 pers: 49 Euro pp;
Prijs (individuele tour): 120 Euro / auto (groep van 1-4 personen); 160 Euro / bus (groep van 5-8 personen)
* Bovenstaande tarieven zijn per persoon, gebaseerd op het aantal personen in één reservering (begeleid) of per groep ( individuele wandeling).
** De tour is niet privé en de groep kan bestaan ​​uit klanten, die onder verschillende reserveringen zijn geboekt, elk met een ander aantal personen (incl. begeleide en individuele optie). We streven ernaar om de totale groepsgrootte voor de wandeling te beperken tot 12 reizigers (normaal 2-6).

*** Er kunnen promotietarieven gelden voor sommige data; blader door het tabblad Online boeken om te zien of deze aanwezig zijn rond uw reisdata.
Prijs is inclusief: Transfer van Sofia naar Borovets resort en terug; Engelssprekende gids (begeleide optie); Gedetailleerde routebeschrijvingen in het Engels en kaarten (zelfgeleide optie; 1 set routebeschrijvingen en 1 kaart per reservering).
Prijs is exclusief: Gondel-liftkaartjes
Eten: De berghutten die we passeren bieden een eenvoudige maaltijd, maar vanwege tijdsbeperkingen kunt u echter beter een lunchpakketje thuis bereiden (als de tijd het toelaat kunnen we stoppen voor een kopje thee in de berghutten). Een fles water van 1,5 liter is een vereiste.
Beste periode: half juni – half september (Uitsluitend van woensdag tot zondag)


Perfect day trip up Mt. Musala

Rated 5 out of 5
juni 25, 2022

Read the original review on TripAdvisor HERE
I traveled to Bulgaria for work in June and had one extra day to do some sightseeing and wanted to see the mountains. I contacted Traventuria with some very specific requests, given my limited time, and they were great at helping me find a one-day hiking trip that suited exactly what I wanted. They answered all my questions in a very timely fashion and were extremely helpful. I paid a small single supplement, because I wanted a trip that suited my wishes and constraints, but in the end that was money very well spent. In the end, I chose the one-day hike up Mt. Musala, and my guide Todor picked me up from my hotel in Sofia. The whole trip was so much better than I could have imagined! Todor was an extremely well informed, patient, kind, and entertaining guide, and we spent a thoroughly enjoyable day hiking up to the peak. He told me a great deal about the history of Bulgaria, both recent and distant, about the current political climate in Bulgaria, about foreign policy, environmental policy, about Bulgarian food, culture, nature, and wildlife in the mountains. The trail up Mt. Musala was busier than I expected, but also very well maintained and it was exciting to reach the highest point in the Balkans. The views from the top were outstanding. We also stopped at the mountain huts along the way. Todor very generously shared with me his homemade bread and elderflower syrup that he made himself, which was delicious and very refreshing. After we descended, he drove me back to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia and took an extra half hour to show me the church, which was extremely generous and an indication of his passion for sharing the history of Bulgaria. He showed me the interior of the Church and explained to me both some of the history of the building and its decorations but also some basic features of the Orthodox Church and explained to me the service that was going on during our visit. In the end, he also showed me the outside of the St. Sophia Church nearby, but we didn’t enter because it was closed. I can’t recommend Traventuria highly enough. The next time I am in Bulgaria, I certainly plan to join another trip, and I hope to make time for a longer tour of the stunning mountains. Thank you!

Jennifer Marusic, United Kingdom

Great hike with Radi

Rated 5 out of 5
augustus 23, 2020

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I book a trip with Radi, great guy, very friendly abd easy to talk to. There was a teenager in our group and Radi did his best to engage boy’s interest in hiking (successfully! 🙂 ). Well deserved 5 stars. Thank you for the great day!

Ewa Tajer, Poland

on the top

Rated 5 out of 5
september 4, 2019

Thank you for the great organization, Traventuria! We were a big private group (11 people) with a mountain guide. Everything was very well organized and on time.
The hike is now a very difficult one. In the last part there is a steep part, but not dangerous; people are gaining high altitude tanks to the gondola lift.
Very well spent day!

Tobias Krüger, Germany

great day

Rated 5 out of 5
september 1, 2019

Me and my wife, we are lucky to booked this trip through Traventuria! We want to say big thanks to the customer support who helped us during the booking process and the guide who took us exactly at the pointed time from our hotel and turn our ordinary day into a holiday!
The vehicle was very comfortable and when we even asked to play the music we wanted, the guide was happy to do so!
The ride with the cabin lift was not a nice experience for me because I have fear of heights but the guide explained us that without it we won’t be able to hike within the limits of the day. The first stage of the walk was very pleasant, almost a flat terrain but when we reached the hut Musala it gradually became rougher. The lake near the hut was very picturesque!!! We asked to spend some time there and our guide agreed. The next place we have a long break was near the Icy lake where we even saw a wild goat at the distant cliffs. From here starts the hardest part of the hike but when we reached the top I was burst with joy! I was turning my head on every side and I could not believe of the beauty that spreads around us!

Renate Geisler, Austria

self-guided tour to Musala

Rated 5 out of 5
augustus 22, 2019

We booked this program as self-guided. The map and the navigation were very clear.
We are glad I enjoyed trekking with our speed.
Thanks to our driver for the safe travel!

Sarah and Amit, Israel