HIKING AND TREKKING


Thousand Voyages hiking and trekking tours include routes through Bulgaria’s mountains Rila, Pirin, Rhodopes and the Balkan. We have also trekking itineraries in non-mountainous but exceptionally beautiful areas like the Northern Black Sea Coast, Dobrudzha region and others. The duration of our hiking and trekking tours could be 3-4 days (long weekend), 1 week or longer.
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About 30% of Bulgaria is mountainous. The Balkan mountain range is in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. It runs 560 km from the Vrashka Chuka Peak on the border between Bulgaria and Serbia eastward through central Bulgaria to Cape Emine on the Black Sea.
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Pirin is the second highest mountain range in Bulgaria after Rila (2,925 m) and the eighth highest in Europe. Pirin National Park is a World Heritage national park that encompasses the larger part of the Pirin Mountains. The huge relief diversity of the park is the reason for the variety of plant species on its territory, making it one of the most botanically interesting areas in Bulgaria. General examination of Pirin’s flora have been conducted at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
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Rila is a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria and the highest mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkans, with its highest peak being Musala at 2,925 m. Rila National Park, the largest national park in Bulgaria, is located about 100 km. south of Sofia, in the central and highest regions of the Rila Mountains. The Park contains rare and endangered wildlife species and communities, self-regulating ecosystems of biological diversity, as well as historic sites of global cultural and scientific significance. Some of the largest rivers in the Balkan Peninsula originate here.
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Belasitsa Natural Park is located in the eponymous mountain, in the southwestern part of Bulgaria, at the border with Greece and Macedonia. About 1,200 plant species have been found up until the present moment in Belasitsa, some of which are protected by the Biodiversity Act. There are 120 bird species in the region of the mountain.

Red icons: 1 day tours;
Green icons: 2-4 days tours;
Yellow icons: 5-14 days tours;
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