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Rila Mountain


With an elevation of 2925 m Musala is the highest peak of the Rila Mountain range as well as the entire Balkan Peninsula.

Some 80 km away from Sofia with easy access by a cabin lift from Borovets it is less than 3-hour hike to the peak. Legends say that on a clear day, you could see the shimmering waters of the Aegean Sea from the top. The name itself has been adopted during the rule of the Ottoman Empire between the 14th and 19th century, and translates literally to “The way to God” – Mus-Allah. After the liberation in 1878 it was briefly changed to “Stalin”, for a couple of years, but today it remains Musala.

The peak is one of the 100 National Tourist Sights and with the multiple approaches one could do for ascension, it offers exciting possibilities for all sorts of adventurers!



This is an example program, that can be modified according to your desires.

09:00 am – Pick up from previously arranged location
10:15 am – Arrival in Borovets
10:30 am – Hopping on the cabin lift
10:50 am – Arriving at the final station
11:00 am – Beginning the ascension
01:00 pm – Arriving on top of the peak – Lunch
02:00 pm – Beginning the descend
05:00 pm – Back in Borovets
06:15 pm – Back in Sofia



You should be well equipped: comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the Musala Peak hike, as well as raincoat and long pants or even a winter hat. The height of the peak is almost 3000 m which could spell trouble even in the hottest summer days.


Participants Price per person
4-7 persons 55 €
3 persons 65 €
2 persons 79 €
1 person 138 €

*If you are a group larger that 7 people, please contact us so we can offer you special rates!

Prices include:

  • Transportation with a comfortable vehicle with A/C
  • English – speaking mountain guide
  • Chairlift ticket
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Travel insurance

Prices do not include:

  • meals, personal expenses


Signing up can be made in person at our office or via e-mail up to 48 hours prior to the departure date you have chosen.

The reservation is confirmed after a full prepayment is made.


  • Cash – in our office at 19 “Tsar Ivan Shishman” Str.. 3 Ap., 1000 Sofia
  • By credit card – in our office at 19 “Tsar Ivan Shishman” Str.. 3 Ap., 1000 Sofia
  • Bank transfer – once your request has been confirmed by our team, you can proceed to make the bank transfer. A digital invoice will serve as your confirmation.

Our bank details are:

Machirski Sport Ltd
IBAN: BG09 STSA 9300 0001 434 073


The chosen tour must be booked in advance!

To do so, please contact our office by phone: +359 2 981 57 12 or by email: office@machirski-sport.com

Cancellation Policy:

  • If you cancel at least 5 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 % cancellation fee.