Exclusive Trail Running Week in Bulgaria

  • Сезон: Summer

  • Кога: 7 days, 6 nights

  • Адвенчър: 2 Adventurer

  • Трудност: 3 Hard

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Exclusive Trail Running Week in Bulgaria

25 – 31 AUG 2021

A world class trail running accompanied by our top mountain runners.

Rila and Pirin – not just the highest mountains in Bulgaria. With their gorgeous glacier lakes, high alpine summits, old fresh forests, these two mountains fascinate with their beauties and are part of the same called National parks. Rila, even is the highest one in Bulgaria and also in the Balkan peninsula with it highest peak Musala (2925 m. a.s.l.) has not so steep and generally meadow-like terrains. Pirin has a typical alpine landscape with steep rocky paths and is a real challenge for the runners.

Trail running is so famous around the world and is getting more and more popular in Bulgaria in last several years. It is not just a vogue, it is a life style for many people – a completely specific touch to the mountains. Both mountains in our program are really suitable for this sport. We are the ones who organize Pirin Ultra – a trail running competition part for the world Sky Running series. And we do know all important specifics to be considered while running in the mountain. We offer you not just an accompanying running in Rila and Pirin. You will have the opportunity to learn from our top mountain runners, some of them part of the world elite. At the end of this extraordinary week you will be at least one level up in your both physical and technical skills.

This program is created by out top mountain runners and offers maximum dedication to and enjoying of running. At the end of Day 4 your supporting equipment will be waiting for you at the hut.

This program will be performed with minimum 4 participants

This program could be executed as a private program or on other dates specified by you. Please contact us in advance of you have such preferences.

Photos from previous adventures

Price Includes

Transport

all transfers in the program including transportation of your back-up equipment to Yavorov hut

Mountain guide

local mountain guide/runner

Accommodation

6 nights in mountain huts

Cancellation

Full refund in case of cancelled program due to COVID or COVID-related quarantine. More information in our General Terms and Conditions

*If you need additional accommodation in Sofia before and/or after the program, we may arrange this for you. Just let us know in advance. Prices are about 35 Euro for a double and 50 Euro for a single room in 3* hotels.

Price Does Not Include

Food

all huts in this program offer some basic local food you may order at the spot

Insurance

travel and mountain insurance.

Personal expenses

any personal expenses; optional lift from Bezbog hut ~6EUR.

Important! You should have valid mountain insurance for this trip. You can purchase one on preferential price here: Parana. Use promo code basecamp for 5% discount.

Day 1: Govedartsi village – Mechit – Malyovitsa hut
A morning transfer (80km) from Sofia to Govedartsi village, situated at 1200 m. a.s.l. within the skirt of Rila mountain. From there we start running through the hut and the peak Mechit, following the main mountain ridge towards Fear lake area, finally reaching Malyovitsa hut (1960 m. a.s.l.). Overnight staying in rooms for 4-8 persons; shared restroom. There is a bathroom with hot water here.

D 1900+/1100 -, 20 km.

Day 2: Malyovitsa hut – Razdel – Rila monastery
An amazing day with ascending one of the most emblematic peaks in Bulgaria – Malyovitsa (2729 m. a.s.l.), then running on the main mountain ridge before descending towards Rila monastery. This is one of the most important spiritual and cultural center in Bulgaria built in 10th century. Being one of the landmarks of the country, the Monastery is also included in the List of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Overnight stay in the Monastery.

D 1020+/1900 -, 18.5 km.

Day 3: Rila monastery – Makedonia hut
Running through the old Rila’s forests and the wild and rarely visited Iliina river valley, we are reaching the southernmost ridges of the mountain. Overnight stay in Makedonia hut in shared rooms. There is a bathroom with hot water here.

D 1500+/530 -, 20 km.

Day 4: Makedonia hut – Predel – Yavorov hut
Running the southern part of Rila mountain, with spectacular views in all directions, we are approaching the col Predel which separates both mountains Rila and Pirin. A short transfer to Yavorov hut. An overnight stay in double rooms with own sanitary. Here you will have your back-up equipment.

D 1660+/1800 -, 23 km.

Day 5: Yavorov hut – Vihren hut
This is the biggest challenge in the whole route – the marble ridge and the highest summit of Pirin, Vihren peak (2914 m a.s.l.). Overnight stay in the hut in shared bedrooms.

D 1150+/1200 -, 13 km.

Day 6: Vihren hut – Begovitsa hut
A full day in the alpine part of Pirin mountain with impressive views towards surrounding peaks and glacier lakes. At the end of the day we are going down to the cool forest where our next hut is. An overnight stay in double rooms with own sanitary.

D 840+/1000 -, 14 km.

Day 7: Begovitsa hut – Bezbog hut – Sofia
Another fabulous day in the alpine zone of the mountain passing through the magic circus of Tevno lake and Kamenitsa peak situated in the heart of Pirin mountain. Passing through the biggest lake in Pirin (Popovo lake), we reach Bezbog hut situated next to the same called lake at 2240 m a.s.l. We take a chairlift (or running) down to Gotse Delchev hut. Transfer to Sofia.

D 1150+/ 700 -, 15 km.

*We reserve the right to make changes to the program in case of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. The guide has the right to change the route according to the weather conditions and the condition of the people in the group for maximum safety.
* We will send a list of the necessary equipment to everyone who enrolled in the program. If you are missing something from it, we can help. What we care about the most are the comfortable hiking boots.

* Booking takes place no later than 10 days before the departure date or until there is availability. The reservation is considered for confirmed upon payment within 3 days after booking.

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