Adventures Near Sofia: Rock Climbing in Vitosha Mountain
Час и място на тръгване
You are thrilled by the mountain and would like to experience it even when on the run? Well, in Sofia you have that opportunity. Vitosha Mountain is only 30 minutes drive from the city and offers great hiking, biking and climbing trails for different levels of experience. Because of its proximity, it allows the visitors of the capital to squeeze some adventures in between their appointments.
Vitosha is one of the symbols of Sofia and the closest site for hiking, alpinism and skiing. Convenient bus lines and rope ways render the mountain easily accessible. Vitosha has the outlines of an enormous dome. The territory of the mountain includes Vitosha Nature Park that is the oldest nature park in the Balkans. The mountain emerged as a result of volcanic activity and has been subsequently shaped by the slow folding of the granite rock layers and a series of gradual uplifts of the area. Cherni Vrah is the highest point of the mountain at 2290 m and is one of 11 peaks of Vitosha over 2000 m in height.
Join us in this one-day hike and climb trip to explore the beauty of the mountain and enjoy the best views to Sofia.
- We meet in front of Alexander Nevski Cathedral at convinient time for all participents and we head towards Vitosha Mountain.
- We park, we take our backpacks and we start following a short hiking route (aproximately 30 minutes) that leads to the most famous climbing area in Vitosha - Kominite (The Chimneys)
- We get instructed on all the activities that follow and we gear up.
- We will climb different routes with various levels of difficulty, depending on the preferences and the skills of the participents.
- We head back to the parking and we go back to Sofia.
This itinerary can vary according to the preferences of the participants. It can be extended to a full day climbing that would include a traverse of the whole rocky area and would end at the top of Kominite where the Plateaux is located. Followed by a short hiking towards Aleko Hut, this variation of the program is definately a thrilling and rewarding one. However, it requires smaller group of participents.
Price per Person
Guiding fee and mountain insurance:
One Person: 110 EUR
Group of Two: 85 EUR
Group of Three: 65 EUR
Group of Four and above: 45 EUR
Aditional prices per Person
Transportation: 10 EUR
Level of experience: Advanced
Fitness Level: Fit
Accommodation: Mountain hut
Equipment: Participants should bring the following items with them: hiking boots, rucksack (35-45L), trekking poles, water and windproof jacket, rain cover, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm hat and gloves, water bottle (1.5L), torch, personal first aid kit, climbing harnest (if available), halmet (if available).
Your Mountain Guide:
Borislav Dimitrov is an experienced certified mountain guide and chairman of Go-Go- Adventures – association for alternative and adventure tourism. He is passionate mountaineer and would literary go miles to find the best adventure treks for you. Safety always comes first for Bobi, so you should feel assured that your trip will be handled with care and professionalism in order to have the best hiking experience possible.