Hiking Day Trip from Sofia to Vitosha Mountain

For mountaineers, it is a frequent target as the nearby mountains, especially Vitosha, are reached quickly and immerse in crisp air, verdant surroundings with ski slopes, hiking trails and cozy chalets. Vitosha mountain is It has had the statute of a nature park more than fifthteen years. This tour is great option for those of you who want a Sofia day trip to the nature

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At a Glance

Total Distance: 30 km.
Tour Duration: Full Day
Best period: May-October
Price:  Depends on your personal needs and preferences

Highlights

  •  Get rid of all urban environment
  • Visit one of the highest mountain near Sofia.
  • Get some fresh fresh mountain air
  • Having lunch in traditional mountain hut on the highest point of the mountain
  • Get closer to the nature, know more about the local herbs and animals

Detailed Program

08:00 Pick up from your hotel in Sofia
09:00 Light hiking in the Vitosha mountain
16:00 Transfer back to your hotel

Good to Know

Hiking level – Beginners – intermediate
Wearing comfortable clothes and shoes is necessary
Bring sun protection cream, because the sun is stronger in the mountain.
Wearing hat and sunglasses is recommended
There are no shops and restaurant (except one) on the route, so better take some snacks, fruit, sandwiches or chocolate with you. On the way from Sofia to the starting point we’ll make a short stop on the shop
Don’t forget your camera and wide lense

More About the Vitosha Mountain

Hikers can start from any part to reach the mountain’s highest peak, Cherni Vrah, 2,290 m high. Besides it, Vitosha has nine other peaks towering to over 2,000 m. Those hiking and walking tour from Sofia can start from any area of the city or village in the vicinity of Vitosha, such as Boyana, Knyazhevo, Dragalevtsi, Simeonovo. From Knyazhevo, the gondola ropeway is the easy way up, but hiking is more pleasing. During the hiking tour in Vitosha mountain we can reach the television tower rising on the Vitosha slope. On Cherni Vrah, a meteo station is still in operation, and it also serves as a shelter and café. The chalets abound, ready to offer food and accommodation.

Hiking to the Bistrishko Branishte reserve or to the Zlatni Mostove enables tourists to enjoy the ample coniferous forests. Bistrishko Branishte is a reserve under UNESCO’s biosphere programme, with unique stone rivers. From Zlatni Mostove, there are two itineraries to Cherni Vrah. Torfeno Branishte is another point to reach for hikers, abounding in shrubs, mosses and algae. Dotting Vitosha are areas with mosses, lichens, forests featuring spruce and firs, and the lower slopes are covered in deciduous forests abounding in beech, birch and aspen. Flowers like lilies and green-winged orchids, east European species, complement the landscape, also lungworth is a common plant in shady areas as it likes dank spots.

Benefits

All tours are private, and focused on your group
Flexible itineraries, built around you
Offering competitive rates and discounts
Breaks and photo stops at your convenience
Offering competitive rates and discounts
official, accredited, private tour guide

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Includes

Transfer with mini van
All transportation costs along the route, fuel, VAT and parking fees
Licensed mountain guide
Pickup and drop off from your hotel

Excludes

Food and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses