Snowshoeing Day Trip to the Rila Monastery

Duration: 1 day
Destination: Bulgaria, Sofia Region, Sofia

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  • 1 day
  • Sofia
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


Our 1-day snowshoeing tour to the Rila Monastery gives you the opportunity to not only visit the number one tourist site of Bulgaria, but also to enjoy a winter walking activity in the surrounding century-old forests. Most visitors do not expect that not only the monastery itself, but also the whole area of the Rila Monastery Nature Park will leave them with great impressions. Actually for most of them it is really the location of the monastery that provides an unforgettable memory. The monastery of Rila is situated in the heart of the Rila Mountains, within broad leaf forests and sharp rocky peaks that look like giant guardians.


The Rila Monastery is considered as the most important tourist site in Bulgaria and this is already a good reason to visit, no matter of the season and the weather. We would like to offer you a combination of a visit to the UNESCO site with a winter snowshoe walking trip that will show you the beauties of the surrounding area and will add an additional value to the day trip to the Rila Monastery from Sofia.
Transfer to the Rila Monastery – around 2:00 hours. We will first aim the outdoors around the monastery and will leave the visit of the cultural site for later. Another 15 minutes drive will take us to the Kirilova meadow (Kirilova polyana) – a locality at 1500 m of elevation, next to the most alpine peaks in Rila with spectacular views towards the main ridge of the mountain with all its granite vertical walls and needles.
We put the snowshoes and get instructions on how to use them. Walk along Rilska River enjoying the forests and the winter landscapes of the area.
Visit to the monastery – 1h.
Transfer back to Sofia 2:30 hours.
The total walking time is 2 – 2:30 hours; +150/-150 m.
An additional option to combine the tour with visit of a local winery and wine tasting tour.

Stop At:

• Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria
• Rila Mountains, Rila Bulgaria

  • Snowshoes and trekking poles
  • Certified tour and mountain guide
  • Insurance
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation

  • Personal equipment
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Sofia.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


1 day

Package is not cancellable.

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