10 DAY ITINERARY
Balkan Voyage Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Sofia International
Arrival at Sofia Airport. Pick up & drop off at Hotel.
+- 1/2hr Walking tour of the city, after which free time to self explore.
Meet at restaurant for dinner & briefing on the details of the tour ahead.
Day 2: Caves
Early Breakfast at (Hlebar Cafe) traditional style
Depart 1.5hr drive to Devetashka cave for viewing
1hr drive to Karlukovo Cave for exploring.
Exciting Abseil & Rock climbing.
Lunch at Karlukovo Cave
Settle at Old Communist Hotel
Day 3: Rila Monastery
Visit of the ancient Rila Monastery
Lunch at Rila Monastery.
Start short hike in afternoon up to the Malyovitsa Mountain Hut for the night
Dinner at the hut
Day 4: Seven Lakes (Hiking)
Depart early morning for hiking to the 7 lakes
Explore 7 lakes & lunch at the lakes
Hiking back to Malyovitsa Hut
(Extra: Great rock climbing 10min walk from Malyovitsa Hut)
Day 5: Kresna Gorge (Paddeling)
Breakfast at the hut
We first have short 30min hike back to the transport
1hr drive to Pirin Mountains, Kresna Gorge Paddeling
(Outsourced paddeling company ‘REFLIP’)
Lunch on the river
Accommodation at the Vihren mountain hut of Pirin.
(Extra: Summit of mount Vihren or/& The stunning ridgline walk in the late afternoon/ evening)
Day 6: Pirin Mountains (Hiking)
Breakfast at Vihren hut
Hiking through the Pirin mountains to the Bezbog hut.
Lunch on the way or at the hut.
Relax at the alpine lake just outside the hut.
Dinner at the hut
(Extra: Hike the nearby peaks in the evening for sunset)
Day 7: Pirin Mountains #2 (Hiking)
Breakfast at the Bezbog Hut
Relaxing slow day
Hiking back to the Vihren Hut
Lunch at Vihren hut
1hr Drive to the Rhodope mountain range
Visit the devils throat cave
Spectacular Traditional Dinner in ‘Yagodina Hotel’
Day 8: Rhodope Mountains (Hiking)
Hiking the devils bridges from Yagodina to Orpheus hut.
Relax at orpheus hut, nearby cave to explore in the afternoon and fishing in small pond at the hut.
Traditional Dinner & Rakia
Day 9: Rhodope cave abseil & hot springs
Relaxing day of visiting the Hot Springs
Abseiling down into the heramiska cave via-feratta.
Final Dinner & Rakia at Yagodina Hotel.
Day 10: Sofia
Breakfast at location
Departure back to Sofia for flight to next location
(Or recommendation to take over night train to the black sea to Varna a small coastal town and relax at the beach for two days longer.)