Walking and Hiking in the Rhodopes

Let’s face it, leisure time is precious.  We try to pack as much into our free time as we can. We carefully plan and look forward to our holiday all year long. The choices on where and how to spend that time are endless. Planning a walking holiday in Bulgaria’s Rhodopi Mountains is the way to go.  The region offers so many beautiful walks suited to all ability levels. There is a wide variety of terrains all with breath-taking views. According to Hiking Guide Bulgaria walking/hiking in the Rhodopi Mountain region is less challenging than other mountain regions in Bulgaria. It is best to plan a walking holiday in this region for early Spring or late Autumn.

You can choose from long hiking tours of 2 days (or more) or some  leisurely walks in the forests and around the lakes.  On of the  longer tour is “The Villages of Rhodopes”. Whether you are escaping for 2 weeks or a long weekend, you are spoilt for choice in the Rhodopes.   Getting here is easy and affordable as well.

hikingThere are many benefits to planning a walking holiday in the Rhodope Mountains. Getting out and moving about in the fresh mountain air has many health benefits.  And of course, you can see more of the beautiful endemic flora and fauna on tracks not accessible by motor vehicles.

Rhodopi Region Walks


Explore Hiking Guide Bulgaria’s full website for more in-depth information for guided and self-guided tours.

Balkan Trek also offers walking holidays in the Rhodopi Mountains and even offer tailor-made tours.  Just email (office@balkantrek.com) them if you are interested.

A Home From Home

Some of the hiking tours above are more than one day in duration and, of course include accommodation. Stoikite House, Stoykite (in the heart of the Pamporovo region) is situated well within the area where the walks mentioned above begin or end so you may wish to stay with us in comfort either before you head out or as a well-deserved reward after completing your tour.  Alternatively, you may wish to venture out on a ‘day walk’ and return each day to a fully appointed luxury apartment in the evening complete with a log fire.

However you choose to spend your holiday, you won’t be disappointed with the rich culture, history and the spectacular natural beauty of the Rhodopi Mountains.