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Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains - Exodus Travels
Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains - Exodus Travels
Excellent
10 reviews
Starts
Sofia
+4 Destinations
Rhodope Mountains
Ends
Sofia
Map

Highlights

  • Stay in the village of Yagodina
  • Visit the Devil's Throat Cave
  • Explore the Yagodina Cave
  • Discover the streets of Sofia
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Hikes, Wildlife, In-depth Cultural
Start and end in Sofia! With the hiking & trekking tour Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Sofia, Bulgaria and 3 other destinations in Bulgaria. Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

10 Reviews

  • Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains reviewer 1
    Written on September 6, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This part of Bulgaria was very remote and it felt as if I had stepped back in time.  Knowing that the food we were eating was grown or produced locally, including the delicious cheese and potato based dishes, jams and honey.What was the most inspirational... Read more

  • Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains reviewer 2
    Written on January 2, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Lovely scenery at a relaxed pace. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The view from Saint Elijah and walking to the end of the overhanging platform. Also, the Yagodina Caves were great. Some very impressive stalagmites/stalactites. Shame... Read more

  • Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains reviewer 3
    Written on June 30, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Phew what a hot week of walking. The temperature certainly made the walking a lot more difficult than anticipated but we still thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Rodopis. Our group was fantastic and we really seemed to get on well and have lots of fun.What... Read more

  • Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains reviewer 4
    Written on June 29, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was exactly what I expected and it definitely didn't disappoint. The walks were varied in terrain and landscape and the company excellent.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The moment at the top of Sveti Iliya when you could look... Read more

  • Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains reviewer 5
    Written on October 5, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    This was our 13th trip with Exodus and one of the most enjoyable. The walks were varied and leisurely and were easily altered to accommodate weather conditions. I was amazed at how well our friendly group of 16 gelled in just a few days.What was the most... Read more

  • Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains reviewer 6
    Written on July 19, 2011
    3.0 - Average

    Good walking but not too strenuous, interesting scenery and sightseeing .What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The devil’s throat Caves with stalactites and stalagmites.What did you think of your group leader?very attractive GirlGood company... Read more

  • Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains reviewer 7
    Written on August 26, 2009
    5.0 - Excellent

    A beautiful place & charming local people who made us very welcome.  The walking is varied & for many, challenging but we were able to take the hard bits at our own pace.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Surviving some of the long... Read more

  • Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains reviewer 8
    Written on October 13, 2008
    4.0 - Good

    Overall an excellent trip, well described in the brochure, and met all of our expectations, other than the weather was not quite as warm (or dry) as we were expecting.  The bird watchers had lots to look out for, but we were there mainly for the scenery and... Read more

  • Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains reviewer 9
    Written on July 21, 2008
    4.0 - Good

    We enjoyed the holiday tremendously. Having never been to Bulgaria, I did not know what to expect. The walking was challenging at times, but not scary! My waterproofs never came out of the rucksack (i.e. not needed). The hotels we stayed in were good and... Read more

  • Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains reviewer 10
    Written on May 27, 2008
    5.0 - Excellent

    Good walks, good hotel, good food for vegs...!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Very good guide,What did you think of your group leader?Very smart! Full of local knowleage, very helpful.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?A... Read more

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Sofia Airport; transfer to Yagodina.
  2. Day 2: Walk from Zmeitsa along route of ancient Roman road through meadows, forests and fields to the Buinovo Gorge.
  3. Day 3: Walk along the Chairska Gorge; cross the Trigrad Plateau and visit the Devil's Throat Cave.
  4. Day 4: Walk around Mt Durdaga through a variety of habitats with rich flora and fauna.
  5. Day 5: Traversing the highest peaks of the Rodopi along the Perelik Ridge and Mt. Golyam Snezhnik.
  6. Day 6: Sveti Ilia ridge walk with panoramic views over Yagodina and most of the Rodopi.
  7. Day 7: Buinovo Gorge and Devinska Reka. Transfer to Sofia.
  8. Day 8: End Sofia.

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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    • If ever I can't meet with the group at the meeting place, how will I be able to join them?

      The joining instructions for this tour are as follows:

      The start point for this trip is difficult to reach on your own, as our hotel is approximately 3.5hrs drive from the airport and is impossible to reach by public transport. The only option would be to order a taxi to Hotel Yagodina from the Supertrans taxi booking stand in the airport arrivals hall. A taxi will cost approx 200 euro. The hotel is situated in the centre of village of Yagodina, please make staff aware that you are part of the Exodus group on arrival. With this in mind we strongly advise you to join the group at the airport in Sofia, please note that this must be arranged with our office in advance.

    • What are the inclusions on this trip?

      Please find the list of inclusions as per the trip notes, below.

      All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
      All accommodation
      All transport and listed activities
      Tour leader throughout
      Arrival & departure transfers

    • Is the airfare included on this trip?

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    Location
    Start and end in Sofia.
    Hold my space
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 January 2019 the full payment of $1,042 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1042 for Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 308 km.
    • Sofia (Bulgaria)
    • 138 km
    • Borino (Bulgaria)
    • 7 km
    • Yagodina (Bulgaria)
    • 9 km
    • Zmeitsa (Bulgaria)
    • 9 km
    • Yagodina (Bulgaria)
    • 145 km
    • Sofia (Bulgaria)

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