The Pack Includes

 Detailed Itinerary
 GPS Track of your trail  
 Nights' accommodation in the huts
 Tourist map of the mountain (per post) 
 Hut Contacts
 E-mail assistance
 Phone assistance
 Time tables of local public transport
 Local taxi companies contacts 

The Pack Does Not Include

 Travel to and from Bulgaria
 Organised luggage transport from hut to hut
 Personal expenses
 Tour guide – this is a self guided trip
 Local transfers
 Travel insurance


Winter Rila - Mechit

Days 2   Distance 19 km   Ascent 600 m   Descent 580 m

This two-day walk is a hike in the lower forest part of Eastern Rila Mountains. The Eastern part of Rila Mountain is the widest and with greatest number of high peaks over 2000 m. However, their slops are prone to avalanches during the winter. In order to avoid danger, we offer a trail along forest roads and paths, which goes through beautiful glades. 

The villages of Kostenets and Dolna Banya are rich in historical sites. They are famous for their hot spring waters. There are many hotels which have wellness centers and recreational swimming pools. Near Kostenets Resort there are waterfalls that are well worth a visit.

Day 1: Walk from the starts at Kostenets Resort, crosses the clearing Yrukova Polyana, and reaches the Venetitsa hut.
Day 2: The walk starts from the
 Venetitsa and finishes at Dolna Banya Resort. 

  • Difficulty: The average difficulty is moderate. 
  • Accommodation: Venetitsa Hut is a small forest hut. Despite the basic conditions, it offers a warm welcome and romantic atmosphere. It is supplied with water and electricity. 
  • Transport:  There is public transport to the Kostenets resort and Dolna banya village to Sofia. 
  • Security: The trail is totally secure. The area is served by the mountain rescue teams.  

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