My sister and I took an 8-day self-guided hike in the Rila mountains organized by Traventuria and enjoyed every minute of it!
The organization of this hike was very good - transfers always exactly on time, friendly and helpful drivers, good communication. We did not have any previous mountain hiking experience and were suggested to choose a guided hike but we didn't - and had no problems what so ever during the hikes as the route notes were very clear and easy to follow. Got lost only once during the trip :) and found our way easily again with a little help from Google Maps.
The daily hikes were mostly marked with rather high difficulty levels 4-, 4, 5- (out of 5) but despite our lack of mountain hiking experience we managed well (a fit physical condition is needed of course). Some of the hikes would have been difficult in case of bad weather (lot of climbing on the rocks, some parts would have been slightly dangerous when rocks would be wet) but luckily we only had sunshine and great weather (with the exception of the last day with morning till night rain and thunder, so we chose to skip the last hiking day and spent time in the ski resort instead).
During some of the daily walks we almost saw no other hikers / people at all (during weekdays) which is nice if you prefer to stay away from crowded hiking routes like we do. More people were out there on weekends but still did not feel too crowded.
The accommodations were nothing too fancy but nice and clean and well located. Meals (breakfasts and some half-board dinners) were good and service fast and friendly. A bit of language challenges in some places (as only Bulgarian was spoken; English nor Russian did not help much).
Nothing to complain about, really :) I would recommend Traventuria to anyone (and actually already have).
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