One day hiking with snowshoes on Vitosha
Vitosha offers excellent conditions for winter walks and it is known as well organized network of hiking trails, beautiful scenery and unique views along the way. On the territory of the mountain is located Vitosha Nature Park - the oldest on the Balkans.You will experience an unforgettable winter fairy tail with the help of the oldest transportation in the snow – snowshoes!
Area Golden Bridges - Mount Kamen del - Aleko hut
We'll start the day with a short shuttle (30 min.) to Golden Bridges - the starting point of today's transition, where we will meet this unique device - snowshoes and techniques to move with them. After walking on beautiful, well-shaped forest trail for about thirty minutes ,we will reach the neat hut Momina Skala, built in a very picturesque place. After a short break, why not a cup of herbal tea, we will keep on reaching our main goal - Kamen Del peak (1862 m asl). Path after the cabin becomes more steep, vegetation more dense and varied. Just when we start to feel tired, we will go out over the wooded belt, a vast plateau Vitoshko. Soon we will reach the peak Kamen Del - the highest point of today's transition. Our efforts will be rewarded with an unforgettable panoramic view. Like on a palm in front of us stretches the entire capital - distinguish the golden domes of Al. Nevsky, the old TV tower, NPC, and in the distance bleaching peaks of Stara Planina. We will continue walking along the border of reserve Torfeno branishte towards Aleko hut, where the bus will wait and take us to Sofia.
Walking time: 3:30
If you are willing and being able to climb the peak Black Peak (2290 altitude) that will extend the time to Aleko hut with 2:00.
Necessary equipment: Backpack (40 liters); thermal underwear; winter hiking shoes with "breathable" membrane; "Fleece" winter jacket and pants (possibly with "breathable" membrane, Gore-tex or equivalent); winter hat; gloves; sun-protective lotion (UV factor over 30); sunglasses (100% UV protection), lip balm, enough water.
Snowshoes and poles will be provided by the organizer company.