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

THE FORTRESS OF TSARI MALI GRAD AND THE WHITE ISKAR VALLEY

The fortress of Tsari Mali Grad was built in the 4th century during the time of the late Roman Empire under the rule of Emperor Valent. Situated some 50 km from teh city of Sofia on the hill of St. Spas it overlooks the entire valley. Besides the dating of the fortress itself, the archeological layers show human activity as far as VII – VI century B.C.

The modern day complex offers a rich experience and a variety of activities – including the hot mineral springs of Belchin Bania. Venture back in time to the Age of Antiquity and find out more about the life of the local ancient people during that period in the authentic ambiance of the fortress of Tsari Mali Grad.

Just 20 minute drive south from the fortress takes us to a beautiful eco trail – the Valley of Beli Iskar River. Starting just outside the village of Beli Iskar, at the foot of the mountain, the trail follows the river upstream for about 7 km. A total of 13 bridges have been constructed along the trail, providing for a magnificent overview of the might of the river, especially in the springtime.

It takes some good 2h 30m – 3h of calm walking to complete  this closed type trail, but a crafty resting area has been constructed half way trough the trail, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch in the nature. This tour is a great combination of historical and natural activities that make up for a fulfilling day in one of Bulgaria’s most famous mountains.

 

PROGRAM

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

09:00 am – Pick up from previously arranged location in Sofia

10:00 am – Arriving at Beli Iskar

12:00 pm – Lunch

03:00 pm – Arriving at Tsari Mali Grad

03:00 – 04:00 pm – Visiting the fortress

04:00 pm – Departure for Sofia

05:00 pm – Arriving back in Sofia

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

You should be well equipped: comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the White Iskar Valley hike, as well as raincoat and long pants. Spare socks and clothing is recommended in case you get a little wet.

PRICES

Participants Price per person
4-7 persons 55 €
3 persons 65 €
2 persons 75 €
1 person 95 €

*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 fee
  • 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.