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What you can expect

Diverse Scenery & Culture

A melting pot of natural beauty and millennium old culture


Walking, Kayaking & Bike Riding

City Touring

Panoramic tour of the historical centre of Sofia

About the trip

Join our multi-activity adventure as we explore this beautiful and diverse country on foot, by kayak and on two wheels! Our multi activity holiday has been specifically designed for those who seek fun, variety and action in the fresh mountain air. A melting pot of natural beauty, millennium old culture and ancient traditions, Bulgaria offers a real taste of the great outdoors!

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What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink & Information meeting
  • Breakfast daily at the hotel, 7 dinners and 5 lunches
  • 2 guided walks
  • 1 mountain bike adventure (approx. 3 hours)
  • 1 day kayaking including a lesson with professional kayak instructor
  • Inclusions as per itinerary
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrive in Sofia
  • Canyon of the waterfalls
  • Smolyan Lakes - Trigrad
  • Trigrad
  • Trigrad – Devin
  • Devin to Beglika Dam
  • Devin-Sofia
  • Sofia-UK


  • Insurance click here

What you’ll be doing

Day 1

Arrive in Sofia

Our first stop is Smolyan, a beautiful old town situated in the dense forests of the Rhodope Mountains. On the way we will stop off at the medieval Bachkovo Monastery. This evening we will enjoy a welcome drink, dinner and a short briefing about what we can look forward to over the next week.

  • Dinner Included
Day 2

Canyon of the waterfalls

After breakfast we drive to the magnificent “Canyon of the Waterfalls”, hidden deep in the highest part of the Rhodope Mountains. From here we will take a hike (3.30hours some parts are up hill) and have an included picnic lunch. In the afternoon we will return back to our hotel in Smolyan to relax before enjoying a traditional Bulgarian dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Day 3

Smolyan Lakes - Trigrad

Today we will visit the beautiful Smolyan lakes – one of the most stunning areas of the mountain. Our trail will follow the route between the lakes, up through the Snejanka summit with its TV tower, all the way to Pamporovo – one of the largest ski resorts in Bulgaria. We will stop for lunch at a local cafeteria. In the afternoon we will visit the village of Shiroka Luka – an amazing, perfectly preserved architectural reserve. Next is a short transfer to the village of Trigrad, situated between vertical rocks faces and where we will be staying for the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Day 4

Yagodina cave - Trigrad

After breakfast we will visit the Yagodina cave network, one of the most impressive cave systems in Europe and there we can follow the path that takes you straight down in to this underground world. It is also one of the few places in the world where cave pearls and ‘leopard skin’ can be seen. We will then walk through the beautiful Rhodopes back to the village of Trigrad where we have lunch in a traditional restaurant.

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Day 5


This morning we travel to Devin stopping on the way to view the rock phenomena “The Elephant”. After we settle in our hotel it’s time for our three hour mountain bike adventure! (All equipment and helmets are provided). As this is a more challenging activity, you can opt for an alternative option by taking part in an easy hike in the Devin vicinity, to enjoy the fantastic green canyon, carved by the thermal spring. After our morning activity we have lunch in a local restaurant. The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy a dip in one of the Devin mineral springs and pool or take advantage of the facilities at our hotel. Dinner will be taken at out hotel this evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Day 6

Devin to Beglika Dam

Today we travel to Beglika, a high mountain lake, where we take to the water in our kayaks! A professional instructor will give us a lesson in the calm waters before we have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we have some free time where you can practice further with the kayaks or just relax on the shores of a lake! After our day at the lake we transfer back to Devin for our overnight stay and dinner at our hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Day 7

Devin - Sofia

Today we leave the mountains behind and head to Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia. Our route back will take us past more beautiful mountain landscapes with lakes and the historical town of Batak. After we arrive in Sofia we will enjoy a walking tour of the city centre where we can see the main sites including Boyana Church (UNESCO), the Alexander Nevski Cathedral and the parliament building. The evening will finish with dinner in a traditional restaurant.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included


Day 8

Sofia - UK

After breakfast we transfer to the airport before our return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast Included



Bulgaria Multiy-Activity

During your holiday you stay in a selection of 3* and 4* hotels

  • Hotel Crystal
  • Hotel Arkan Han
  • Spa hotel Persenk
  • Hotel St Sofia

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 3 °C -3 °C
March 7 °C °C
April 10 °C 3 °C
May 15 °C 8 °C
June 20 °C 12 °C
July - August 21 °C 13 °C
September 18 °C 11 °C
October 14 °C 7 °C
November 7 °C 1 °C
December 5 °C -1 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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