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Tour highlights:
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♦ The Devil's Throat Cave - one of the highest underground waterfalls in Europe (42m) can be found here
♦ The Miraculous bridges - unique rock formation (about 40 m. high) covering an area of 40,3 hectares
♦ Bachkovo Monastery - the second largest Bulgarian monastery
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A memorable transit through some of the least-known and most authentic parts of the Rhodopes: Bulgaria’s most lyrical mountain famed as birthplace of the legendary musician Orpheus. Along with its wonderful climate, the mountain offers the perfect setting for gentle hiking amid pastoral landscapes, valleys dotted with picturesque villages, verdant meadows with grazing flocks of goats and sheep, ancient deciduous forests, Roman roads and bridges, and an enormous diversity of natural phenomena like the Trigradsko Zhdrelo Gorge, the Yagodinska Peshtera and Dyavolsko Garlo (The Devil’s Throat) caves, the Eagle’s Eye observation platform, and the Chudni Mostove (Wonderful Bridges) rock bridges. A visit to Bachkovo Monastery (the second largest in Bulgaria) and options to join free walking tours of Sofia and Plovdiv cities are also included in the program.

What's included

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Departure Location
Your accomodation
Return Location
Your accomodation
Tour Start Date & Time
May 21, 2022 9:00 am View other Times
Price includes
  • Accommodation in a shared room
  • English-speaking professional tour guide
  • Medical insurance and emergency insurance*
Price does not include
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
Day 1

We leave Sofia!

8:00 - we head out to the Seven Rila lakes (about 2 hours).

10:30 - we get on the lift towards "Rila Lakes" hut.

11:00 - we start our six our hike amidst the beautiful Rila mountain.

17:00 - We spend the night at a wonderful hut.


Day 2

Plovdiv - here we come!

8:00 - we head to Plovdiv bright and early. It will takes us about 5 hours with photo stops.

13:00 - we start our exploration of the oldest city in Europe. We will cover the Roman culture as well. In Plovdiv we will see the beautiful old town, Ethnographic museum, the famous amphitheater, Nebet tebe, Aliosha, and we will finish with wine testing and a pleasant dinner.

Then you will have time for exploring before heading towards your hotel.

Day 3

We head out to Trigrad.

8:00 - We metaphorically set sail for Trigrad.

11:00 - We will leave our luggage in the hotel.

11:30 - Our first stop will be the "Devil's throat" accompanied by a mesmerizing story of Orpheus.

13:00 - Following the "Devil's throat" we will get on several jeeps and visit the Yagodina cave and the Trigrad gorge.

18:00 - we will head out to the hotel. Several dining options will be offered.

Day 4

Heading back to Sofia

On our way back we will visit the Boyana church or similar object of interest.

Everyone will be taken to their accomodation.

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Notes: you may book additional nights in Sofia or Plovdiv before or after the tour, and/or day trips with us to heritage sites like Koprivshtitsa or Veliko Tarnovo, or a mountain day trip to the Musala summit in the Rila Mountains (the Balkans’ highest at 2925m/9596ft) and the Seven Rila Lakes.

Accommodation and luggage transfers: three-star hotels (Sofia, Devin) and rural family pensions / guesthoues (Trigrad, Lyaskovo, Kossovo); en-suite rooms; breakfast and supper except Day 7, when supper is not included. Luggage is transported between accommodations.

Hiking time: hiking time only is mentioned on each day (not including stops for pictures, picnics, breaks etc.); these are based on an average hiker’s speed of 4-5km/hr on flat terrain, additional 30min for each 300m elevation gain, and a backpack weighing not more than 10-15% of your body weight. Still this varies a lot on the terrain and hiking experience of each client.


  • You walk every day with just a day pack! The rest/unnecessary luggage either remains inside the transfer vehicle, or in your accommodation.
  • This hiking tour includes all transfers, including those to and from Sofia Airport (contact us for details in case you land on different airport). Walking treks are moderately arduous. Paths are well marked and in addition each client receives a map and route highlights in English.
  • You can use your own insurance or we can arrange it for you through our partners.


  • May-October (other months also possible)

Price includes:

  • 6 nights at hotels and guest houses; rooms with en-suite facilities
  • 6 nights at hotels and guest houses; rooms with en-suite facilities
  • 1 night in rooms with shared facilities (day 3)
  • airport transfers on arrival and departure days (day 1 + day 8)
  • breakfast all days and 5 dinners (days 2-6)
  • luggage transport
  • all transfers
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transfers from/to Sofia airport and private transportation with convenient car or Minivan throughout the tour;
  • The price includes a breakfast in your hotel

(Traveling solo? Ask us to join you to an existing reservation in order to reduce the above price)

  • Accommodation and boarding as mentioned
  • Entrance fees, VAT and all local taxes.

Price does not include:

  • Rent of hiking poles: 15 €/person
  • Other food and beverages
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Flight tickets
  • airport transfers outside the tour itinerary
  • drinks and meals not mentioned
  • entrance fees
  • insurance
  • tips
  • personal expenses


Covid19 Update: Some restaurants are with limited capacity until further notice, due to the state of emergency in Bulgaria.
It’s recommended that you check with us prior to your trip or go to this link for up to date information.

Attire: We recommend to dress according to the season as it is always a good idea to have and umbrella and comfortable hiking shoes. Trekking sticks are also recommended. A warm piece of clothing is also a good idea as it can get chilly during the nights.

Photos:Photos are allowed on most places with the exception of some churches and monasteries.

The admissions are included in the pricing.

Cash is important
Please have cash with you as not all places accept debit / credit cards and ATMs!



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      The Legend of Orpheus

      €669 per person
      3 days / 4 nights
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