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Mt. Vitosha and Boyana Waterfall Hiking Tour from Sofia

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Mt. Vitosha and Boyana Waterfall Hiking Tour from Sofia

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Trek up Mt. Vitosha and see the Boyana waterfall on this full-day tour from Sofia. Don your walking boots and hike to the top of Bulgaria’s fourth-highest mountain, passing lush meadows and pine woods. After soaking up panoramic views of Sofia from the summit, enjoy lunch (own expense) and descend to the Boyana fall, whose waters tumble down a steep rock face. Your tour includes return transfers from Sofia, including hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Full-day Mt. Vitosha and Boyana waterfall hike from Sofia
  • Trek through pastures and pine forests to the summit of Vitosha
  • Admire bird’s-eye views of Sofia from the top
  • Visit the Boyana waterfall on the way down
  • Unsuitable for anyone with physical difficulties
  • Includes lunch break (own expense), return transport from Sofia, and hotel pickup and drop-off

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Make it all the way to Vitosha’s summit then head to a nearby waterfall.
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8:00 AM
Pick up from any address in Sofia city
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions
  • It is recommended to have warm clothes, jacket and comfortable mountain shoes, water and some sandwiches or sweets
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Mis-sold - we did not climb the mountain nor was it 10 hours, plus delayed pick up.
, May 2022
We were 40 minutes late to be picked up. The tour is factually incorrect - we did not climb any mountain. Very, very disappointed.
we had a great time!
, Mar 2022
filip was a great guide. we saw a lot of the nature around sofia. from snowy mountaintops to a forrest to a lakeside village. we learned a lot about bulgaria and i can definitly recommend this tour!
Amazing tour, amazing guide
, Mar 2022
The whole tour was amazing, the best thing in we did in sofia. Great nature and the guide phillip really makes you feel comfortabel and he is doing it with a passion. He is very kind and knows everything about bulgaria and especially the region of sofia. I would definitely recommend it to everyone Who is visiting Sofia!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you
my Guide was very kind helpful and...
Khalid S
, Aug 2017
my Guide was very kind helpful and polite. I enjoyed walking and looking to all water green/black rocks plants and butterflies I understand the fact of more demand better service. I was the only participant with the guide so we were 2. At first I thought there will be a fixed route and schedule for the trip. I discovered at then that whats mentioned in the offer was too big to be achieved in 8 hours. Then instead of 30 kilometers we only did 10 k.M. We could not' even have time for rest relaxation and have lunch. The left was very dangerous because it does not stop but people jump on the exposed car. . At the same time I would suggest the following: A- arranging for the trip to be only 3 days a week so numbers of participants could be more in every one.B- 1- new itinerary 2- less kilometers for hiking 3-a mix between car walk and relaxation 4- a flyer that shows what is included and what is not included. 5- visiting the 3 residential uphills of the mountain by car/bus.
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A definite to-do if you are in...
Neha G
, Mar 2017
A definite to-do if you are in Sofia, about a 15/20 minute drive from central Sofia is the base of the mountain. The hike itself is intense, and i would not recommend doing it without a guide as there are several routes to the top/waterfall and it is easy to get lost. We saw numerous hikers who were lost. The mountain is steep and dangerous also and so an experienced guide can assist your trek. Our guide was Todor, and he was a great guide, ensuring we were comfortable the whole way.
2 travelers found this review helpful
This trip was amazing, yes...
, Nov 2016
This trip was amazing, yes everywhere was beautiful however our guide made it even more of a special trip. We enjoyed a day of good conversation and a genuinely lovely person. The trip is worth every penny and the guide even more so. Great views, excellent time spent. Thanks to the guide for it!
It was wonderful. My guide was...
Charity F
, Oct 2016
It was wonderful. My guide was extremely knowledgable about both the mountain and Bulgarian history. The hike was challenging and hugely rewarding. The scenery was stunning. I highly recommend it.
I was hesitant to book a solo day...
Thomas B
, May 2016
I was hesitant to book a solo day hike for such a high cost, but I really wanted to hike Vitosha so took the plunge. I'm glad I did. The tour was fantastic. But even better was my guide, whose name shamefully on my part eludes me at the moment. :- We started out hiking up to the Boyana waterfall which was a treacherous scramble in parts, but nothing too serious and well worth the effort. We then took a slight detour as I was curious if we could get up over the falls and we got a nice early panorama of Sofia. From there, we hiked to another peak and had lunch. My guide was aces and had prepared tea and sandwiches and snack bars. Plus, as we got further up it obviously got colder and he had extra gloves and jackets. Just super prepared which was beyond appreciated. I've been on these types of excursions before and sometimes you can get a pretty blah guide but this was the exact opposite. Very friendly and informative and helpful. Anyway, we finally get to Black Peak which is where it gets pretty serious. The last stretch is a haul. But I'm closer to out of shape than in shape and I managed, so I reckon just about anybody can. Be warned you get a mile up so the weather is pretty wacky. It was in the low 70s in Sofia but up there there was snow and the wind is whipping and we got hammered by hail on the way back. But that's all part of the fun really. The best bit is when you get to the summit there is a nice cozy shelter with a little shop/cafe where you can unwind and have a nosh and drink. 10/10 tour highly recommended. Mind you it's not just a little stroll this was an all day hike, about 10 miles and 30k steps was what I totaled. But totally worth it.
Very nice tour, but only for people in...
, Jan 2016
Very nice tour, but only for people in good physical shapr

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