The highlights of this tour
These are the highlights of this tour:
You will reach the highest peak in Vitosha mountain and have a chance take a look to the whole of western Bulgaria.
You will visit the oldest protected area in the Balkans (since 1934).
Description of the tour
You will be on the top of Sofia!
The starting point of this tour is Aleko hut which is the biggest tourism center in Vitosha Nature Park. This is a very popular place for tourism all year round.
A few minutes after starting our trip we will reach beautiful meadows with magnificent tulips – Vitosko tulip (Trollius europaeus sp.).
After that we will pass the “Bistrisko braniste” reserve. This reserve protects one of the oldest peat areas in Europe. Here we can see a lot of semi-alpine plants.
During our hike we have the chance to observe different bird species. This open area is home for red and roe deer.
The highest point of the tour is “Cherni vrah” peak at 2,290 m.
At the top of the mountain we will have enough time to take pictures, eat, drink tea and have a rest.
General information and booking info
6,9 km / 4 hours
Ascent 481m; descent 481m
Level of difficulty
Good physical condition, proper footwear, sun- and heat protection, water for the whole tour, windstopper jacket and sandwiches.
Aleko hut locality (N42.58258°, E23.29222°)
Number of participants
5 to 7 persons
10 € per person
How to book?
Text and Photos: Courtesy of Vitosha Nature Park