1 day
Duration
Rila Mountain
Location
Apr – Nov
Calendar
VAN
Transport
7+
Age

THE RILA MONASTERY AND THE SAND PYRAMIDS OF STOB

Deep in the valley of Rilska River, amongst the evergreen forests or Rila National Park, we find the hidden gem that is the Monastery of St. Ivan of Rila, commonly known as the Rila Monastery.

Founded in the 10th century by the followers of the hermit St. Ivan of Rila, it is the largest Orthodox Monastery on the Balkans and it is regarded as one of the nation’s most valuable cultural and architectural monuments. The museum adjacent to the monastery hold a vast collection of historical artifacts and the unique Rafael’s Cross, which has no matching analog in the world.

Only 30 km from the Monastery the beautiful area of the Stob Pyramids offers a mesmerizing view. The natural rock phenomenon consists of hundreds of sand rock formations that were given fairy tale like shapes by time and erosion.

A relatively easy hike with a few dangerous passages, it’s definitely an adventurous location to visit!

 

PROGRAM

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

09:00 am – Pick up from previously arranged location
10:30 am – Arrival at the natural phenomenon near village of Stob
01:00 pm – Lunch
02:00 pm – Arrival at the Monastery, guided tour of the monastery and the adjacent museum.
03:30 pm – Departing from the Monastery
05:00 pm – Arrival in Sofia at location of your choice. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

You should be well equipped: comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the Stob Pyramids hike, as well as raincoat and long pants.  

Women should carry a scarf to cover their shoulders and back (in the summertime) upon entering the monastery.

PRICES

Participants Price per person
4-7 persons 65 €
3 persons 80 €
2 persons 99 €
1 person 195 €

*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
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Travel insurance

Prices do not include:

  • personal expenses

SIGNING UP

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.

PAYMENT

  • 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
BANK: DSK AD
IBAN: BG09 STSA 9300 0001 434 073
BIC: STSABGSF

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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.