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Bulgaria backcountry delight – Pirin & Rila National Parks

By December 18, 2019 April 16th, 2020 No Comments

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what you can expect:

  • Skitour the most exciting & hidden spots in the Balkans
  • visit Bulgaria’s pristine nature deep in Rila and Pirina national parks
  • Ski down fresh snow from the highest peak of the Balkans Enjoy natural SPA to relax after long demanding ski days
  • all transportation from & to destination airport, accommodation, guiding & full board inclusive

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Pirin and Rila are one of the highest mountains in the Balkan peninsula. Located in the southwest of Bulgaria, they are quite open to the Mediterranean influence, which makes them very lively and rich in amazing pine forests.

Both mountains are pronounced to be National parks, but also have ski centers located in them. On Pirin we will visit the area of Bezbog, where our ski tour will take us deep in the area of the national park, with access to peaks like Bezbog and Mount Polezan 2851 meters.

We will also experience the area above Bansko ski center, where multiple cirques that go above 2800 meters await. On Rila mountain, we will ski tour in the area of Malyovitsa 2729 and mount Musala 2925 which is the highest peak in the Balkan peninsula. In the evenings after the strenuous ski tours, we will relax with amazing natural SPA, great traditional food and wine.

Groupsize: suited for 6-12 People
Best season is all Season – December – end of March/beginning of Aprilwe recommend January until 1. week of April for best conditions
Duration: from 5-7 Days
Difficulty: variable
visiting countries: Bulgaria
Type of activity: skitouring

Our guides have the right to change the program, cancel or choose a different tour due unexpected conditions in order to provide maximum safety for the group.

All participants must be reasonably fit and must have proper ski touring equipment for avalanche rescue: probe, shovel and transceiver. It can be rented by SharOutdoors at additional costs.

Please contact us if you are unsure about any requirements.

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