The Black Peak - Vitosha Mountain Snowshoeing Day Tour from Sofia
Escape the crowds and winter smog in the city and enjoy the fresh mountain air of Vitosha Mountain – the oldest national park of the Balkans. Climb Cherni Vruh (2290 m a.s.l.) – the highest peak of the mountain, admiring breathtaking panoramas. Whether you are a summer hill walker or a non-skier visiting Bulgaria, you will be surprised and delighted by how easily you can dive into the tranquility of a winter wonderland, within a day trip from Sofia led by an expert.
Your guide will pick you up in the morning from your hotel or address in Sofia for a wonderful journey to Aleko mountain resort, situated within an hour drive from the city center at 1840 m a.s.l. The guide will help you with the snowshoe’s binding adjustment and give you a short briefing regarding the simple technique of walking with them, before heading towards the highest peak of Vitosha mountain (Cherni Vruh, 2290 m a.s.l.). The walk in the winter wonderland begins with a gentle ascent and soon you will get above the tree line admiring great panorama. You will reach the top of the mountain in about 2 hours, where you will have a break for a warm herbal tea provided by the guide before heading back towards Aleko resort, enjoying the wonderful views of the Bulgarian capital. At the end of the walk you will have a transfer to the city, where your guide will leave you at your place.
Walking (snowshoeing) time: approx. 4 -5 hours
Total ascent / descent: approx. 500 m
Duration of the transfers: approx. 2 hours