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What to expect

Diverse Scenery & Culture

Melting pot of natural beauty and millennium old culture

Winter Adventure

A range of fun activities to participate in

Sofia City Tour

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the historic city of Sofia

About the trip

Join our multi-activity adventure as we explore this beautiful and diverse country on foot, snowmobile and snowshoes! Our Winter 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 in all seasons!

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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, 6 dinners and 5 lunches
  • 2 Snowshoe guided walks + Sofia & Plodviv city guided walks
  • 1 Snowmobile ride
  • Bachkovo Monastery visit
  • Traditional Shiroka Luka village visit
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrive in Sofia
  • Snejanka peak snowshoe walk
  • Shiroka Luka village - Smolyan
  • The Rhodopes snowmobile ride
  • Trigrad Gorge - Yagodina snowshoe walk
  • Bachkovo monastery - Plovdiv
  • Sofia - UK


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What you’ll be doing

Day 1

Arrive in Sofia

Arriving at Sofia airport, we meet up with our local tour guide. We transfer to the Rhodope mountains above the famous ski resort Pamporovo. Our accommodation is a splendid, comfortable four-star hotel in the woods.

  • Dinner Included
Day 2

Snejanka peak snowshoes walk

We begin the day with a snowshoe trek from our hotel. Our path will take us through the centuries old pine forests, almost reaching the summit point of Snejanka peak. Here, from the famous Orpheus Rocks, we enjoy one of the most stunning views. The trail of our round tour follows a beautiful valley until it comes back to the Pamporovo ski resort and one of the nearby lakes.

We will have lunch at a local restaurant, only 10 minutes away.

In the afternoon, we have the opportunity to enjoy the hotel spa.

Dinner at the hotel.

Snowshoeing:  Distance – 3,7 km.; Duration – 2 h; Ascent – 165m.; Descent – 165m.;

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Day 3

Visit the Shiroka Luka village - Smolyan

Today is a day to witness the culture and traditions of the region. After short transfer (30 min), we will visit the Shiroka Luka village – one of the settlements, considered an open-air architectural museum. Here we witness the local Ethnographic exposition and the beautiful 200 year old church in the village.

We then enjoy lunch in a nice restaurant near Shiroka Luka.

Next, we head towards the city of Smolyan – the capital of the Western Rhodopes. Here we visit one of the oldest houses, where we will learn more about the handcrafts of the area. We will have some free time in Smolyan centre, returning to the hotel late afternoon.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Day 4

The Rhodopes snowmobile ride

After breakfast, it’s time for another mountain activity. We head back to the heart of the
Pamporovo ski resort, where our host will be waiting for us with the Snowmobiles. An instructor will give us full brief about these fun vehicles, followed by an incredible two hour ride through the snow to some of the highest places in the Rhodopes.

We then return back to Pamporovo for lunch in a restaurant before returning by vehicle back to our hotel.

In the afternoon, there will be the opportunity to
ride dog sledges (optional, not included).

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
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Day 5

Trigrad Gorge - Yagodina snowshoes walk

This morning our transfer (1 hour) will take us to one of the most breathtaking places in Bulgaria – the Trigrad Gorge. Here, the nature has formed an amazing canyon with more than 700 feet high vertical cliffs on both sides, just 120 feet apart. We visit the famous Devil’s Throat Cave, where we witness the largest underground waterfall in the Balkan peninsula. The place is connected to the legend about Orpheus and Euridice.

We then put our snowshoes back on for one of the most amazing winter wonderland adventures – the walk to Yagodina. Lunch will be a picnic. In the afternoon, we relax in the open-air hot thermal swimming pools of Devin.

Snowshoeing: Distance – 5,5 km.; Duration – 3 h; Ascent – 138m.; Descent – 302m.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Day 6

Visit the Bachkovo monastery - Plovdiv

Today we start the day with our transfer towards the city of Plovdiv. On the way, we’ll visit the famous Bachkovo Monastery – the second largest and most important convent in Bulgaria, keeper of the icon of the crying Virgin Mary. Lunch will take place in an excellent restaurant in Plovdiv, followed by a tour of Plovdiv, the most ancient city of Europe, the UNESCO listed Old Town, the Ancient theatre, the Roman stadium and much more.

In the afternoon, we transfer to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Our hotel is situated in the historical centre of the city.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Day 7

Sofia - UK

Today we will enjoy a walking tour of Sofia city centre where we can see historical sites: the ruins of ancient Serdica, the National Theater, the St. Alexander Nevski cathedral, the St. Sophia church, the Rotunda St. George and much more.

In the afternoon we transfer to the airport before our return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast Included



Bulgaria Multi-Activity Accommodation

During your holiday you stay in a selection of three-star and four-star hotels

  • Hotel Mursalitsa four-star
  • Central Hotel Sofia four-star

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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