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 cities 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.
Cycle 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.
Walk through the Rila and Pirin Mountains, among picturesque alpine meadows, glacial lakes and a rich variety of flora and fauna; then climb to the top of Bulgaria's highest peak, Mt Musala, for superb views of the Rila Mountains.
Explore the history, art and architecture of the World Heritage Listed Rila Monastery, the largest and most important of Bulgaria’s Eastern Orthodox monasteries; visit hidden villages brimming with traditional culture and stay in charming guesthouses, enjoying the warm welcome of friendly locals.
Our unique self-guided and small group guided walking and cycling holidays are designed to get you deep into the heart of this gem of the Balkans, so start planning your Bulgarian adventure!