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Vitosha. Part I – The Green Hat of Sofia.

Vitosha mountain is the greatest benefit that city of Sofia have. Four highest mountain in Bulgaria with area of almost 300 km2. A perfect direction to escape the city to enjoy nature and practice some outdoor activities. And because that, for me is mandatory spot for all visitors of the city. Unfortunately, only Boyana waterfall or Black […]

Caves Academic and Pepelianka (Viper)

Although known around the longest cave in Bulgaria – Duhlata, the area of Bosnek is attractive for cavers with many interesting caves. More long as Vreloto and PPD (a proven system, but not connected), are quite difficult both technically and equipment. The most common reasons for rescue in Duhlata are due to getting lost or […]

On the edge of icy waterfall and night in a snow cave

Krassy and Alex (from Light and Cult Project) call me with interesting offer for 24 hours. They have idea to go to the Skaklya waterfall to shot the sunrise and the desire to sleep in a snow cave on Mount Vitosha. I accept ideas like that without much thinking. Only inconvenience have about night, because […]

To top of Vitosha mountain

In November usually Top of the mountain is covered with snow, a strong wind and clouds make going up hard, but this Monday we find a prefect weather to go to the top. My friend Jeni organize a international group to make hike – her American guest from India, a friend from Latvia and his […]

Boyana waterfall in TripAdvisor

Today, as man who added and menage Boyana Waterfall in TripAdviser site I got mail for new stickers. As attraction in Sofia waterfall going up and up, receive lot positive reviews, including Sofia Green Tour hike. And it’s deserved. I go there few day in week and never tire, even have some plans to make […]

One up, one down

On last climb today, we have company – a few paragliders passed over us and say (yell) Hello. I catch on photo with Alex only one…

Mountain biking on Vitosha

Even though we have the opportunity, we don’t promote and accordingly not receive many inquiries and requests for mountain biking tours on Vitosha mountain in the Sofia Green Tour. But sometimes it happens. This time it was an elderly couple from Germany and their son, married a Bulgarian. Our main concern was to transport bicycles […]

To the Lakes day 3

I have some suspicions that and today will not rich the lakes. But ahead of me has a only village on way – Klisura. I know this place very well, as friends of mine nave a villa there. And know that in restaurant in center have a delicious french fried. Rila summits become larger and larger, but I […]

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To the Lakes day 2

First day rain, rain, rain… But on day 2 has perfect weather. On morning until drink my coffee I see maybe meteorological balloon. Path down in South Vitosha is narrow, but well marked. On lunch time I rich Smilio shelter, a perfect place. Between Cherni vrah and Smilio have only one water source. And on […]

To the Lakes day 1

Very spontaneous I decide to make a long hike. From Sofia to Seven Rila lakes. And with all preparation in my first day I start a little before midday. It’s a foggy rainy day. Late in the afternoon I arrive on Cherni vrah (Black peak) – highest point in Vitosha mountain, but because I know […]

Vitosha mountain middle part

 If chairlift Dragalevtsi working that is one of best way to explore middle part of Vitosha. Even that track is 15-18 km, I made it with my 10 years old niece. In summer that is the best way to Sofia from top. Kikish peak Boyana waterfall Start of route is center of Dragalevtsi and go […]

Duhlata – the longest cave in Bulgaria

Duhlata cave is the longest (18 km.) and one of most beautiful cave system in Bulgaria. In south foot of Vitosha mountain is only 40 km from Sofia center. Which make her very attractive and  prefer destination for cavers from capital. Also trip in this cave is better way to fascinate a new caving course […]