Walking holidays in Bulgaria

Bulgaria: a beautiful walking destination in Europe, welcome! Here you'll find walking holidays to some of the best walking regions in Bulgaria, such as the Pirin and Rila Mountains, Strandja Nature park on the coast, and the Rhodopes.

  • walking holiday group in the Rila mountains in BulgariaPhoto by Javier Sanchez Portero | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Walker along the Strandja CoastPhoto by Visitstrandja
  • view on village in the Rhodopes region in BulgariaPhoto by Javier Sanchez Portero | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Group of walkers in the Pirin MountainsPhoto by Javier Sanchez Portero | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Rila Monastery in the Rila MountainsJeaneeem | CC BY 2.0
  • Small flock of sheep and panoramic view of the Strandja MountainsPhoto by VisitStrandja
  • Rural landscape in the RhodopesPhoto by Javier Sanchez Portero | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • rural landscape with high mountains in the background in the Pirin region in BulgariaPhoto by SustainableDevelopment | CC BY 2.0
  • traditional house Strandja regionPhoto by VisitStrandja

There are both guided and self-guided walking holidays in Bulgaria. They're all organised by independent, small-scale companies, and run by people with a lot of local knowledge and enthusiasm for the place they live and work in. Bulgaria is a beautiful, but largely undiscovered holiday destination for walking and hiking, so please get in touch with any questions you may have. These local tour specialists look forward to helping you organise your holiday in Bulgaria.

Explore the map below, or see a list with holidays further down.

Map of walking holidays in Bulgaria

Self-guided walking holidays in Bulgaria

Explore Strandja Nature Park

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Walking holiday in south-east Bulgaria
Hiker walking along a coastal path at the Black Sea in Bulgaria

A walking holiday in Bulgaria's largest nature park on the Black Sea coast. Follow a natural river from its source to the sea, walking through a wide variety of landscapes along the way. Includes a few guided excursions and car rental.

From € 495.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Secrets of the Rhodope Mountains

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Walking holiday in south Bulgaria
Wildflowers in the Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria

Explore some of the most hidden and authentic parts of the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria during this trail walking holiday. Enjoy pastoral scenery with rolling landscapes, tiny villages, green meadows with flocks of goats and sheep, and a rich cultural heritage.

From € 440.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Walking in the Rila Mountains

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Self-guided walking in Rila National Park
Walkers hiking along a track in the Rila mountains in Bulgaria

Self-guided walking holiday in the Rila Mountains, Bulgaria's largest National Park. Rila is one of the best-known areas for mountain walking in Bulgaria. High level alpine hiking with an abundance of glacial lakes, deep river valleys, lush alpine meadows and varied wildlife.

From € 415.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Guided walking holidays in Bulgaria

Pirin and Rila Mountains Trek

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Guided walking in Pirin and Rila National Park
A group of walkers trekking around a mountain lake in Bulgaria

Guided walking holiday in the Pirin and Rila Mountains: Bulgaria's largest National Parks. Enjoy some of the best high level alpine walking with an abundance of glacial lakes, deep river valleys, lush alpine meadows and diverse flora and fauna.

From € 510.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Walking holidays in Bulgaria

Located in the furthest south-east corner of Europe, Bulgaria is a relatively undiscovered walking holiday destination. Many people associate Bulgaria with a ski or beach holiday, but the country has some amazing countryside, mountains and wildlife that is ideal to explore on foot. The Bulgarian people have also managed to preserve an impressive cultural heritage, and traditional life still continues in villages where time has stood still.

(original image by Deyan Vasilev - see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Todorini_kukli_north.jpg) (original image by Evgord - see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Centralbalkan.jpg) (original image by Jeroen Kransen - see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rila_klooster.jpeg)

Bulgaria walking holidays with local businesses

We have the pleasure to present you with a selction of walking holidays in Bulgaria, all offered by small independent businesses. Exploring Bulgaria on foot with people living locally will ensure you will easily find your way around and those special trails and paths leading to amazing unspoilt places where very few others have gone before.

We wish you a great time exploring Bulgaria, and would love to hear about your experiences. Photos also welcome of course! Please contact us through feedback@walkingholidayinfo.co.uk.

For more information, also see our article walking in Bulgaria.

Walking holidays in other countries

Interested in walking holidays in a different European country? Go to the homepage to browse all the walking holidaysin Europe and the UK.

Map of Bulgaria in Europe The Bulgarian flag.

Bulgaria

Capital: Sofia

Area: 42,855 sq. miles, about half the size of Great Britain

Population: 7.6 million

Currency: Lev (£1 = +/- 2.25 leva)

What is walking in Bulgaria like?

Many people already know Bulgaria as a summer beach and ski destination, but more and more also discover the countries' amazing countryside and walking potential.


For more information see our article about Walking in Bulgaria, or get in touch with one of the holiday providers. They'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.



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