Day Hike to Musala peak 2925 m – the highest on The Balkan Peninsula


You will be picked up at 8 AM from your Sofia accommodation and after a 1.5 hour transfer we will arrive at Borovets (1350 m a.s.l.). There we take the gondola lift to Yastrebets where we start hiking. From 2.5 to 3 hrs we will hike to the top. The view from the top is absolutely breath-taking – views of Rila, Pirin, Vitosha, Sredna Gora and Rodopi Mountains and the Balkan Range. We take a little rest at the top before going back to Yastrebets and further down with the gondola-lift to Borovets. Transfer back to Sofia.

Tour info

10 hours
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Why take this tour?

The Rila Mountains are the highest on The Balkan Peninsula with Mount Musala – 2925 m a.s.l. Rila (an old Slavic word, meaning “Water Mountain”) looks like a rough sea of mountain ridges and peaks, deep gorges and 150 crystal clear lakes. A big part of the National Park is under the protection of UNESCO.

What’s included?

  • Professional UIMLA certified mountain guide

  • Private tour

  • Round-trip private transfer

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Hotel pick up

  • Wi-Fi available

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Gratuities

  • Gondola lift ticket

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 10h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Our tours are private! No mixed groups!

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Split The Mountain

About operator:

Professional Mountain Guide Agency owned and operated by its guides. Mountain Yoga Retreats. Guided trekking and adventure tours. Backcountry Splitboard and Ski touring. Cultural tours. Small groups with personal attention. Tailor-made programs. Private tours.

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