Hiking in Pirin Mountain

  • Description
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Departures and Prices
This tour will introduce you to perhaps the most beautiful Bulgarian mountain - Pirin. Pirin offers a wide variety of routes to alpine peaks and picturesque glacial lakes. We have chosen for you the ascent to the highest peak of Pirin - Vihren (the third highest in the Balkans), as well as to one of the most impressive lakes - Popovo Lake. Besides the mountain adventures, this tour allows you to get acquainted with the most famous Bulgarian ski resort - Bansko, which is equally attractive both in summer and in winter. A stroll through the old town, pleasant evenings in attractive Bansko taverns with delicious local dishes and thick red wine will make your stay in Bansko unforgettable
Welcome to Sofia. Depending on the time of arrival, you can join our complementary city tour of Sofia starting at 14:00. We shall explore Sofia numerous attractions. Visit some of the city's most remarkable sites such as: Alexander Nevski Cathedral gold domed Cathedral emblematic for Sofia, the church of St. Sophia which gave the name of the city, the Rotunda of St. George, which is the best preserved Byzantine building, the Russian church st. Nikolas, St. Petka medieval church, Banya Bashi Mosque, the ruins of ancient Roman Serdica and many more. At 16:30 we head to Bansko for an overnight.
In the morning, drive to hut Vihren (15 km from Bansko) from where you start hiking. From here is the easiest way to conquer the top. The climbing takes about 3 - 3.5 hours in and has a displacement of about 964 meters, so it requires good physical training. A stunning landscape of high peaks, jagged cliffs and beautiful lakes will accompany you throughout your trek. Back to Bansko. In the afternoon you will have free time to stroll through the town center with its winding streets, stone houses and numerous taverns.
Drive from Bansko to nearby town of Dobrinishte and take the chair lift to Hut Bezbog from where you start hiking. Today's terrain is easy and gentle and you will reach Popovo lake - the largest and the deepest in Pirin Mountain. On the way back you may visit the village of Dobarsko to see its well known church of st. Theodore Tyro and st. Theodore Stratelates. The church is noted for its abundance of original frescoes and icons, some of which are interpreted as portraying Jesus in a rocket. Back to Bansko for an overnight /B/
Drive back to Sofia. On the way back you may stop to see Bulgaria's most famous landmark - Rila monastery - a national icon for Bulgarians, and a wonderfully situated monument of the highest architectural and historic interest. This monastery is a sanctuary of Bulgarian literature and spiritual life. Founded in the middle of the 10th century by St. Ivan of Rila it played a key role in preserving Bulgarian culture and language during the centuries. It is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Visit the monastery church with its amazing frescos painted by the most famous Bulgarian finest artists from 19th c. Arrive in Sofia..

City Hotel Number of nights
Bansko Familiy Hotel / Guest House 3 overnights on BB
January 2020 - December 2020

Dates and prices:
Prices per person in twin room sharing - valid for min 6 pax 310 И
09 APRIL 2020 310 И
23 APRIL 2020 310 И
14 MAY 2020 310 И
28 MAY 2020 310 И
11 JUNE 2020 310 И
25 JUNE 2020310 И

Price includes:
  • Accommodation on BB basis in below mentioned hotels (or similar depending on the availability)
  • Bezbog chair lift
  • English speaking guide from Day 1 until Day 4
  • Complimentary Sofia city tour if your time of arrival allows to join it
  • Transport by private car or minivan throughout
Price excludes:
  • Any meals
  • Any other admission fees not mentioned above
  • Camera and guide fees at museums
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Porterage fee in / out hotels and airport

Note on prices:
Please contact us if you need hotel accommodation in Sofia for this trip.
We can offer good prices for 3*, 4*, 5* accommodation in Sofia.

Supplement for arrival transfer from Sofia airport to Sofia city center - 20.00 eur Supplement for departure transfer from your hotel to Sofia airport - 20.00 eur

Atlantic Tour is a member of BCCCI (Bulgarian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry)