Your Day in Maliovitza

Maliovitza valley and peak (2729 m) is our very highly recommended hike in Rila Mountain, especially for experienced hikers who also like rock climbing and alpine reliefs. By car you will reach a point about 45min away from Maliovitza Hut from where you will start your hike to the Via Ferrata starting point. The north wall of Maliovitza peak (124 meters high) is the top destination for Bulgarian alpinists and climbers. After another 30min you will reach the Via Ferrata starting point where we are offering you the opportunity to experience a good amount of adrenaline. The special climbing equipment will be provided by our mountain guide.

Important: Alternatively this tour can be offered without the Via Ferrata climb. In this case you can trek to Maliovitza peak where you can observe Maliovitza and Elenski lakes, Maliovitza and its surrounding peaks - Eleni peak, Malka Maliovitza peak, Kamilata, Orlovetz etc. We come back to Sofia around 19:30h.

Rila Mountain (Maliovitsa peak) Overview

Maliovitsa is a peak and ski resort in the northwestern part of the Rila Mountains in southwestern Bulgaria. It is 2,729 m high and is one of the most popular tourist regions in the mountain. The Rila Monastery is situated at its southern foot, and Maliovitsa Ski Centre — with two downhill tracks and two ski drags — is to the north. The Malyovitsa region is the cradle of Bulgarian rock climbing and mountaineering. The first organized expeditions were made in 1921-22 by tourists from the town of Samokov. The imposant north wall of the summit was first climbed in 1938 by 2 Bulgarians (about 200 m, grade UIAA V+).

That was the greatest success of Bulgarian climbers for its time and is deemed as the date of birth of Bulgarian mountaineering. Later other walls in the region were climbed too with the most difficult routes being made in 1970s. In the last 15 years, Malyovitsa region has become very attractive rock-climbing district with the possibilities it gives for mountaineering and sport rock climbing. Note: you do not need to climb on the rocks in order to get on top of the peak!


Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons
149 € per person 89 € per person 79 € per person 69 € per person 59 €

The tour price includes: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, guide in English, climbing equipment set, parking fees. Meals and personal expenses are not included.

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The departure point for this tour is from your hotel or accommodation within Sofia city limits. You will be notified for the exact pick up time from our agents approximately 2 days before your tour.

star rating  Really good trip in comfortable mini bus. The tour guide was well informed and had very good English. Rila Monastery is impressive (both inside and out) and it's... read more


star rating  A long day (4 hours each way) but so very enjoyable! We were collected by our Guide Ivan, who was super professional & knowledgable, whilst also friendly. A great... read more


star rating  Definitely recommend this trip with V Travel as their guides seem to really know the history behind the sites. Ivan was out guide and he had an answer for every... read more


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Available for both experienced climbers and beginners.

One of the most popular rock climbing sites in Bulgaria- option for climbing with gear supplied by your guide.

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