Top Guides Bulgaria
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Looking for a guided or self-guided hiking, mountain biking, climbing, ski touring or snowshoeing trip in Bulgaria or the Balkans? Top Guides Bulgaria is your place: an adventure travel company based in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is run by experienced and renowned mountain guides who are ready to pay extra attention to you travel plans, tailor a unique experience for you and share their passion for the natural and cultural treasures of Bulgaria and the Balkans.
Sofia, Bulgaria

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2022

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Alina Iosep
4 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Together with my husband and 23 years old son , we had a wonderful experience reaching Musala peak starting from Borovets in a one day guided tour on 10 th of June 2021. The spring landscape before the summer season opening was amazing with its mauve crocus, some snow on upper trail and frozen lakes. Our mountain guide Lyuben from Top Guides did a great job by leading us safely to the top of the highest peak in the Balkans: setting up the right pace, making the trail in the snow and getting us just in time to the Everest refuge before a short hail thunderstorm. We highly recommend to take a guide if you plan such a trip in off season time and Lyuben is a vey good choice because he is calm, polite, experienced, in a word: professional.
Written June 14, 2021
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May 2022
Bogtrotters Hillwalking Club based in Dublin, Ireland have just returned from a week hiking in mainland Greece with Top Guides Bulgaria. This was the club's third hiking trip with Top Guides and the walking, transport arrangements and accomodation were all up to the high standards the club has come to expect. Bogtrotters Hillwalking Club highly reccommend Top Guides Bulgaria to any club who enjoy challenging but enjoyable walking with some culture thrown in.
Written June 5, 2022
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Steve
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I was looking for an alternative to skiiing and booked 5 days snowshoeing returning each night to Bansko with Dimiter as my personal guide. He provided brilliant advice before I arrived. Throughout the 5 days we didn’t see another person. It was an incredible experience. He was knowledgeable and taught me a huge amount about the area and the skills required. The highlight was an ascent of Mt Vihrent by snowshoe and crampons which was a truly unforgettable experience!
Written February 20, 2020
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Benjamin B
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Sep 2022 • Couples
We both had a great day and Nelly was a great guide, very helpful and informative. The views were amazing and Nelly gave us lots of information about both the lakes and Bulgarian culture in general.

Would definitely recommend to any friends that are thinking about visiting.
Written September 20, 2022
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sm1234665
5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
I would definitely recommend to book a snowshoeing tour if you visit Bulgaria/Bansko! Especially with this company. Dimiter was our guide and he was very kind and professional, and we felt very safe with him. We asked for a relaxed tour. It was absolutely breathtaking to be completely in nature with nothing/no one else around. The weather in March was perfect! Really sunny and warm when walking, but still snowy enough. Walking through the forest was amazing, as well as seeing the mountain views. Snowshoeing was comfortable and not difficult. It was only when we sat down afterwards that we felt the tiredness. Make sure you take sunglasses with you if you go on a sunny day!
Written March 22, 2022
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Eitan E
Jerusalem, Israel34 contributions
Oct 2022
We are a group of 9 couples from Israel that travel together for hiking trip in different countries.
We just returned from a 1-week trip to Bulgaria that was arranged by Mitko and guided by Mitko and Alex.

The trip was originally planned for June-2020, but COVID changed plans and we had to cancel.
Mitko and Top Guides Bulgaria quickly refunded us with our deposit, but we kept being in touch during the years, since we felt we found not just a great tour guides, but real honest and amazing friends.

There are not enough words that can express our joy and appreciation to the amazing trip we eventually had.
Everything was just perfect – well and very detailed plan that fit our exact requirements and needs as a large group, professionally guided daily track and tours by Mitko and Alex that were sharing their vast knowledge and their interesting stories, great accommodation, good food, nice attractions (biking, kayaking, authentic cooking lesson, jeeps and more). Overall, an amazing experience and great feedback by all group members.

I highly recommend Mitko, Alex and Top Guides Bulgaria for your next trip. I’m sure you will not regret.
Written October 23, 2022
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vita2017
Ghent, Belgium5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I had a good luck to find this group of passionate people to organize a trip to Bulgaria that combined culture and winter sports. Dimiter was the most helpful and thoughtful of guides, and he did everything possible to make sure that my goals for this tour were met. In the mountains, I experienced snowshoeing for the first time, but Dimiter was so skilled that I got a hang of it quickly and we managed to do more than originally planned. I had a feeling as if I were traveling with a good friend and our 6 days together flew by fast. I can’t recommend this company highly enough. Whatever you desire to experience in Bulgaria, they can make it happen. I don’t exaggerate when I was that it was the most incredible trip I’ve made in the last ten years—and I travel a lot.
Written January 18, 2020
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thepburn
Cologne, Germany4 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
We would definitely recommend this to anybody keen to get outdoors and experience nature in all its glory. Not a difficult tour, but the views don't get any better! With good weather you won't regret it. Our guide Mitko was extremely helpful and able to explain any questions asked. Also took us on an amazing trail down back to the lift.
Written March 2, 2021
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Jocelyn R
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
I had a great 6 day hike and 1 day city tour organized by Lyuben through the Rila and Pirin mountains. The hiking was well connected and I was able to see beautiful views as a solo traveller thanks to my guide Eddie. They provided options to accommodate my requests and responded timely to my questions. I felt very comfortable during the whole process of organizing through the end of the hike!
Written September 27, 2021
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bakerh1
Charlotte, NC3 contributions
Feb 2022
We had an outstanding experience with this tour company! I can't speak highly enough of them - from the planning stages to the actual adventuring. Lyuben was incredibly helpful and flexible while planning our ski touring and snowshoeing outings. While the COVID restrictions were vacillating, he maintained lines of communication with us and held spots as we navigated whether or not our trip could occur.

Our guides, Ivo and Nadia were excellent. They were extremely kind and easy to spend time with. They were experts not only in their guiding skills, but in providing the cultural and historical context for where we were that really enriched the experience even further.

If you are going for an outdoor adventure in Bulgaria - do yourself a favor and connect with this organization.
Written February 18, 2022
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