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With rich history, culture and nature rolled into a compact area, Bulgaria is a surprising destination that should be on your radar. Blessed with forest-clad mountains and sunny white-sand beaches, vibrant towns and historic villages, rich folk traditions and countless churches and monasteries, this is an exciting, welcoming and photogenic country waiting to be explored.

Start off in the laid-back capital of Sofia, where you can explore museums and parklands and immerse yourself in Bulgarian arts, entertainment and cuisine. From there, you’ll want to head out of town and start exploring the history, culture and scenic beauty of Bulgaria’s countryside.

Walk through the pristine scenery of the Balkan Mountains, famous for lush green valleys, gentle rolling pastures and quiet roads dotted with traditional villages and historic monasteries.

Visit hidden villages brimming with traditional culture and stay in charming guesthouses, enjoying the warm welcome of friendly locals.

Our unique self-guided walking holidays are designed to get you deep into the heart of this gem of the Balkans, so start planning your Bulgarian adventure!

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Local Knowledge of Bulgaria

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Bulgaria

Our active holidays in Bulgaria are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your holiday in Bulgaria.

Personal Experience

Our team have been walking and cycling for over 4 decades. We are passionate about Bulgaria, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across Europe is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.



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Currency

Bulgarian lev

International Dialing Code

+359

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Bulgaria is 220 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of Australia, Britain, Canada, USA and New Zealand for stays of up to 90 days. For all other nationalities and longer stays please contact the relevant embassy. Please note that if you travelling on to or from the Schengen area as part of your travels in Europe you can only stay in these countries for a maximum of 90 days within a 180 day period. Please see https://tinyurl.com/ybh5jads for more details.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.