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Photo of Rila Mt, Yastrebetz 2369m-Musala 2925m-Musala Pathway Photo of 7 Rila lakes without lift Photo of Bezbog hut - Kamenishki ezera (lakes) - Dzhano peak
  • near Borovets, Софийска област (България)
    Distance
    7.31mi
    Elevation +
    1991f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Rila Mt, Yastrebetz 2369m-Musala 2925m-Musala Pathway Photo of Rila Mt, Yastrebetz 2369m-Musala 2925m-Musala Pathway Photo of Rila Mt, Yastrebetz 2369m-Musala 2925m-Musala Pathway

    Yastrebretz Gondola 2369m-Musala Hut-Everest Hut-Musala 2925m-Musala Pathway Musala peak 2925m is the highest peak in Rila Mt and the whole Balkan Peninsula ( second is Mt Olympus at 2919m in Greece and Pirin Mt at 2...

    Decided to pause our daily alpine skiing in the resort and followed the route to Musala. There was much new snow and we ...
    Oxia Palus
    NIce Route. We were two, One on skis, one on shoes. Fairly easy if of some experience. Great view from the summit. Compr...
    nexus polaris
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  • 7 Rila lakes without lift

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    near Sapareva Banya, Област Кюстендил (България)
    Distance
    12.41mi
    Elevation +
    3927f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo of 7 Rila lakes without lift Photo of 7 Rila lakes without lift Photo of 7 Rila lakes without lift

    Very beautiful site. It is a pity that the massive tourism has destroyed the authenticity of this site. So do not leave your rubbish everywhere and please, go by foot, this kind of place is so special, we have to deserve...

    It was easy to follow the GPS recording and climbed up without using the chair lift and went down with the lift.
    LeonP
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  • Skimountaineering Bulgaria-Musala

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Borovets, Софийска област (България)
    Distance
    12.04mi
    Elevation +
    2877f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Skimountaineering Bulgaria-Musala Photo of Skimountaineering Bulgaria-Musala Photo of Skimountaineering Bulgaria-Musala

    Pic més alt dels Balcans des de l'estació d'esquí de Borovets, ruta normal. Des de la base de l'estació agafem els telecadires fins a la cota 2300 aproximadament. El track comença a partir d'aquí, lleuger descens fins a ...

    Quin munt de ferralla!
    ratillaman
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  • Skimoutaineering Bulgaria-Malyovitsa

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Dospey Makhala, Софийска област (България)
    Distance
    9.05mi
    Elevation +
    4186f
    TrailRank
    58| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Skimoutaineering Bulgaria-Malyovitsa Photo of Skimoutaineering Bulgaria-Malyovitsa Photo of Skimoutaineering Bulgaria-Malyovitsa

    Ruta que parteix de la petita estació Búlgara amb el mateix nom. Primera muntanya que fem a Bulgària amb males condicions de visibilitat. Malyovitsa (Bulgarian: Мальовица) is a peak and ski resort in the northwestern...

    :)
    ratillaman
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  • Balkan / Stara Planina

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    near Pirdop, Софийска област (България)
    Distance
    68.32mi
    Elevation +
    16263f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo of Balkan / Stara Planina Photo of Balkan / Stara Planina Photo of Balkan / Stara Planina

    The Balkan mountain range (aka Stara planina / Стара планина; meaning the "Ancient Mountain") is a large mountain range literally dividing Bulgaria in half as it runs all the way from the border between Bulgaria and Serb...

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  • near Rilski Manastir, Област Кюстендил (България)
    Distance
    15.82mi
    Elevation +
    5909f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Trans Rila Mountains: Rila Monastery, Hizha Ivan Vazov, Hizha Pionerska Photo of Trans Rila Mountains: Rila Monastery, Hizha Ivan Vazov, Hizha Pionerska Photo of Trans Rila Mountains: Rila Monastery, Hizha Ivan Vazov, Hizha Pionerska

    July 2015. What I did: From Sofia central, took tram #5, went to ZAPAD bus stop, then took 10.20 Bus to Rila (11Lv). From Rila, took a minibus to the Monastery (2Lv). The return of the minibus was at 15oo. Started...

    Thank you, I could plan my own route thanks to this one!
    Stamen Miroslavov
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  • Skimountaineering Bulgària-Vihren

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Bansko, Област Благоевград (България)
    Distance
    16.55mi
    Elevation +
    5899f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Skimountaineering Bulgària-Vihren Photo of Skimountaineering Bulgària-Vihren Photo of Skimountaineering Bulgària-Vihren

    Cota més alta de les muntanyes del Parc Nacional de Pirin. La ruta comença des de l'estació d'esquí de Bansko. Malauradament, la meteorologia no ens acompanya i no podrem gaudir de bones vistes. Comencem des d'un pàrqu...

    Gràcies companys!
    ratillaman
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  • 7 Rilski Ezera

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    near Sapareva Banya, Област Кюстендил (България)
    Distance
    9.84mi
    Elevation +
    3402f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of 7 Rilski Ezera Photo of 7 Rilski Ezera Photo of 7 Rilski Ezera

    7 Rilski Ezera in Rila National Park, Bulgaria It is nicely arranged path with many mountain huts close to each lake. Trail can be much easier if you use lift to mountain hut and than enjoy the views walking arround th...

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  • Bulgaria, Sofia city center

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    Walking
    near Sofia, София-град (България)
    Distance
    4.03mi
    Elevation +
    167f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Bulgaria, Sofia city center Photo of Bulgaria, Sofia city center Photo of Bulgaria, Sofia city center

    31-7-2018 Sofia city center places of interest : Eagles' Bridge - Soviet army monument - University of Sofia - Tsar Alexander II monument - Bulgarian Parliament - Alexander Nevski Cathedral - Holy Synod of the Bulgaria...

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  • near Rilski Manastir, Област Кюстендил (България)
    Distance
    23.28mi
    Elevation +
    9452f
    TrailRank
    54| Rating 4.67
    Photo of BULGARIA. Rila Mountains. 2 day hike: Rila Monastery - Seven Lakes Hut - Malyovitsa (2.729 m) - Monastery Photo of BULGARIA. Rila Mountains. 2 day hike: Rila Monastery - Seven Lakes Hut - Malyovitsa (2.729 m) - Monastery Photo of BULGARIA. Rila Mountains. 2 day hike: Rila Monastery - Seven Lakes Hut - Malyovitsa (2.729 m) - Monastery

    Very long hike from the Rila Monastery to the Seven Lakes and going to two of the most significant summits of the area (Otovishki Vrah and Malyovitsa). The Rila Monastery is deep down in the valley, so the climb up to t...

    Thank you! I could plan my own trail following this one!
    Stamen Miroslavov
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  • Melnik - Rozhen Monestry - Melnik

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    Mountain Bike
    near Melnik, Област Благоевград (България)
    Distance
    10.05mi
    Elevation +
    1588f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of Melnik - Rozhen Monestry - Melnik Photo of Melnik - Rozhen Monestry - Melnik Photo of Melnik - Rozhen Monestry - Melnik

    We intended to ride by road from Melnik to Rozhen Monastery and continue riding from there to Melnik by marked offroad path back to Melnik. We planned to do it, as we saw recorded one in Wikiloc as a mountain bike track....

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  • The canyon of waterfalls

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    near Smolyan, Област Смолян (България)
    Distance
    5.04mi
    Elevation +
    1677f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of The canyon of waterfalls Photo of The canyon of waterfalls Photo of The canyon of waterfalls

    Winter hike without snow. Wooden bridges and steps are slippery. From the far side of the route it’s possible to go to the peak Goljam Perelik.

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  • near Ezerovo, Област Смолян (България)
    Distance
    3.82mi
    Elevation +
    446f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Bulgaria 02: Smolian's three Lakes and Orpheus Rocks Photo of Bulgaria 02: Smolian's three Lakes and Orpheus Rocks Photo of Bulgaria 02: Smolian's three Lakes and Orpheus Rocks

    It was a sunset hike around the hotel (Mountain Lake Hotel) The area is simply beautiful with Pine, Picea Conica and Abies Normandiana forests. Mainly I walked among the trees passing shortly on asphalt roads and going f...

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  • Musala (Nokjna)

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    near Borovets, Софийска област (България)
    Distance
    17.29mi
    Elevation +
    5472f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Musala (Nokjna) Photo of Musala (Nokjna) Photo of Musala (Nokjna)

    Meaning of the word Musala is "place for payer" or "near to God". No wonder highest peak on Balkans have the name that best describes it. This trail from Borovec is long one, luckily it has plenty of mountain huts and sh...

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  • Rila: Yastrebets - Musala

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    near Borovets, Софийска област (България)
    Distance
    9.27mi
    Elevation +
    2215f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Rila: Yastrebets - Musala Photo of Rila: Yastrebets - Musala Photo of Rila: Yastrebets - Musala

    Walked this trail with my wife and two kids (13 and 8 years old). The summer trail to the Musala peak (2925m) starts at the top of the Yastrebets lift at 2369m. The lift starts in Borovets and takes around 20 minutes ...

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  • near Simeonovo, София-град (България)
    Distance
    6.26mi
    Elevation +
    1719f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Crn Vrv - Golem Rezen - Mal Rezen (Vitosha, Bulgaria) Photo of Crn Vrv - Golem Rezen - Mal Rezen (Vitosha, Bulgaria) Photo of Crn Vrv - Golem Rezen - Mal Rezen (Vitosha, Bulgaria)

    Start point Aleko Dom on Vitosha mountain in Sofia. Trail is marked very well, Golem and Mal Rezen Peak are bit technical but it's only few meters to climb over rocks to the peak. In Aleko you can find food and anything ...

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  • near Asenovgrad, Пловдив (България)
    Distance
    6.49mi
    Elevation +
    1631f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo of Bulgaria 09: Asenovgrad - Muldava Monastry Photo of Bulgaria 09: Asenovgrad - Muldava Monastry Photo of Bulgaria 09: Asenovgrad - Muldava Monastry

    Doing the hike was a bit crazy. 90 min drive time from Plovdiv (back and forth), 11 km hike, I should check out from the hotel at 14h00 and return the rented car at 14h30. But I decided to do it. Just keep in mind that ...

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  • near Shiroka Laka, Пловдив (България)
    Distance
    15.52mi
    Elevation +
    2490f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo of Bulgaria 04: Shiroka Laka big loop Photo of Bulgaria 04: Shiroka Laka big loop Photo of Bulgaria 04: Shiroka Laka big loop

    The minute I went out the hotel, I started recording. I am staying in Shiroka Laka Hotel for 2 nights before moving on to a new destination and a new hike. For the first 7 km I was on asphalt road but all this distance ...

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  • Hike to Musala Peak (2925m)

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    near Borovets, Софийска област (България)
    Distance
    9.18mi
    Elevation +
    2060f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hike to Musala Peak (2925m) Photo of Hike to Musala Peak (2925m) Photo of Hike to Musala Peak (2925m)

    From Borovets we took the lift to (Yastrebets Peak) 2369m and hiked the Summer Trail to Musala Peak (2925m). Bring warm clothes as the avg. temp. near the peak is around 7C during Summer. Been there twice - second time...

    Followed this trail with my wife and two kids (8 and 13 years old), they all passed it relatively easy. We had to take b...
    Ivan Večanski
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  • near Shiroka Laka, Пловдив (България)
    Distance
    6.56mi
    Elevation +
    728f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Bulgaria 03: Shiroka Laka - Varbovo Photo of Bulgaria 03: Shiroka Laka - Varbovo Photo of Bulgaria 03: Shiroka Laka - Varbovo

    I am in the small old town of Shiroka Laka. I loved every detail of this amazing village. The streets, the houses, the restaurants ... I started on the main road with the Shirokoleshka River on my left. You can see I to...

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  • Bulgaria 01: Waterfalls' Canyon

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    near Smolyan, Област Смолян (България)
    Distance
    4.52mi
    Elevation +
    1125f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Bulgaria 01: Waterfalls' Canyon Photo of Bulgaria 01: Waterfalls' Canyon Photo of Bulgaria 01: Waterfalls' Canyon

    I left Plovdiv at 9 and at exactly 11 I started the hike from Smolyan Town. Most of the trail is on dirt road along the Cherna River (the Black River) in the East Rhodope Mountains. Amazing nature, calm area and the wea...

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  • near Borovets, Софийска област (България)
    Distance
    35.60mi
    Elevation +
    9062f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Bulgaria: Rila - From Borovets to Rila Monastery (september) Photo of Bulgaria: Rila - From Borovets to Rila Monastery (september) Photo of Bulgaria: Rila - From Borovets to Rila Monastery (september)

    Day 1: Borovets - Musala Hut (Easy) The Yastrebets hut (35min by gondola from Borovets) is the starting point for the ascent of Mount Musala. The first leg (1hr) brings you to the Musala hut, where we stayed for the n...

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  • near Zlatni Pyasatsi, Област Варна (България)
    Distance
    7.86mi
    Elevation +
    1362f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Golden sands: Beach and Nature park Photo of Golden sands: Beach and Nature park Photo of Golden sands: Beach and Nature park

    When you are in golden sands/ Varna, there is much more than clubbing, swimming and eating! For those who enjoy walking in the wild, there are many beautiful forest trails in "Nature park" leading to Aladzha monastery, a...

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