1 day
Duration
Rila Mountain
Location
Apr – Oct
Calendar
VAN
Transport
12+
Age

THE VALLEY OF MALIOVITSA

Rila Mountain  – after arriving at the end of the winning road that leads to what was once known as the Central Sport School, just a walk around the corner of the building brings you to Bear Meadow. It reveals a magnificent view of probably the most iconic peak trio in Bulgaria – Maliovitsa  (2729 m),  Little Maliovitsa  (2640 m)  and Orleto  (2575 m).

On a good summer day an attempt on the peak would normally take between 3 and 4 hours. The trail stars at the entrance of the Rila Nature Park, along the course of Maliovitsa River, trough Maliovitsa Hut and onward to First and Second Terrace. The terraces are perfectly flat meadows where the river follows beautiful meanders – both sings of the long ago melted glaciers that once covered the whole valley.

From there the route goes on to the Maliovitsa Lakes.The reflection of the peak in the pristine waters of the lakes often makes tourists pick this place to gather their strength before the final approach. From that point the peak’s 200 m face, which attracts many climbers, looks respectful.

At the top of the peak a stunning view reveals the entire valley and offers a glimpse into the two neighboring valleys. If you are lucky and you pay close attention you might even spot wild mountains goats and eagles.

A picturesque hike, offering a variety of terrains and breathtaking sights, the Valley of Maliovitsa is a wild mountaineering experience and one of our favorite tours!

 

PROGRAM

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

08:00 am – Pick up from previously arranged location

09:15 am – Arriving at Maliovitsa

10:15 am – Arriving at Maliovitsa Hut

11:00 am – Arriving at Second Terrace

12:00 pm – Arriving at the Maliovtisa Lakes. Lunch and break.

02:00 pm – Arriving at top of the peak

02:20 pm – Beginning the descend

05:00 pm – Back at Bear’s Meadow

06:30 pm – Arriving back in Sofia

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

You should be well equipped: comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the Valley of Maliovitsa 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. Very little vegetation is found above 1800 m and therefore there is no natural shelter from the strong UV rays. Sunscreen is recommended for people with sensitive skin as well as sunglasses and wearing a hat at all times!

PRICES

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
  • 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.