Trekking Along Pirin Mountain's Marble Ridge
This two-day trek along the mountain of Pirin’s main ridge (also known as the Marble Ridge) crosses its most narrow part – the famous Foal knife-edge ridge, and continues with an ascent to the highest peak in these mountains – Mount Vihren (2914 m).
• Two days of hiking in Bulgaria through beautiful landscapes
• Overnight in a mountain hut high
• Ascent to Mount Vihren, the third highest peak on the Balkan peninsula and the highest in Pirin
• Hike across the whole Marble Ridge, including the Foal
• Exploration around Pirin National Park
Meet up with your guide in the morning at the selected pick-up point. The hiking in Bulgaria starts with a 25 min ride to the starting point of the trek - Vihren Hut, at an altitude of 1950 m. The ascent to Mount Vihren takes 6 hours, +1000/-1000 m. Accommodation at Vihren Hut.
We make an early start and trek via Mount Kutelo (2908 m), The Foal and further along the Marble Ridge. Descent to Yavorov Hut at an altitude of 1740 m. Total amount of walking throughout the day: 8-9 hours, +1200/-1400m. There are two accommodation options - overnight in the hut, or alternatively, we can make another 2-hour descent down to the asphalt road and take a ride back to Bansko (an additional -500 m descent).
For short trails less than 5 hours long, check out our nature-hikes along eco-trails.
###The price includes
• The services of a qualified and experienced mountain guide
• 1 overnight at Vihren Hut with breakfast
• Transfers along the hiking trail between the designated points
• Transfers from Sofia
The price does not include
• Transfers to the meeting point (available on request)
• Hiking equipment
Transfer from Sofia to Bansko and from Bansko to Sofia - 50 euro per person
This is a challenging trek, suitable for people who are not afraid of heights, are in very good physical condition, and have some hiking experience and proper equipment.
For a lighter trek meant for people of all levels of experience, have a look at our 8-day excursion programme in the Rhodopes.
This mountain trek is suitable for groups of 6-12 people.
Required equipment: hiking boots, rucksack (35-45 l), trekking poles, water and windproof jacket, rain cover, sun hat, sun lotion, sunglasses, warm hat and gloves, water bottle (1,5 litres), travel liner (optional), torch, personal first aid kit.
Explore the Rhodopes, Rila and Pirin on a mountainbike
Starting point - Sofia, Bulgaria
2 days \ 1 night
Mountain guide in English
Maxiumum participants - 10 people
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