Woman enjoying the panorama hiking in Rhodope mountains close to Plovdiv


A day tour from Plovdiv to the Rhodope mountains. A fine combination of a beautiful hike with panoramic views over the magnificent hills and valleys. A sightseeing stop at Shiroka Laka an architectural and folklore reserve, presenting typical XIXc. village. Visit the Ethnographical museum in Shiroka Laka. Opportunity to dip in a hot mineral pool or enjoy some SPA procedures at the end of the day, before heading back to Plovdiv along a panoramic road overlooking the Vacha river and it’s dams.

Note: This tour can be combined with a visit to Bachkovo monastery or Asen’s fortress on the way to Shiroka Laka village. By choosing this alternative the hiking time will be shortened for the sake of more time for the sightseeing. Or the hike can be skipped allowing time to visit both the fortress and the monastery.

Two women hiking in Rhodope mountains near Plovdiv


Pick up from the hotel in Plovdiv;

Transfer (approx. 90 min.) to the starting point of the hike.

There are three vista points in about 2-3 hours hiking through the pristine forests of the Rhodope mountains. Follows a stop in Shiroka Laka with some time to enjoy the XIXc. architecture and soak in the authentic atmosphere of a Bulgarian village. Get to know more about the history, culture and the life of the people in the region by visiting the local ethnographic museum situated in the house of a rich sheep breeder.

Another short drive (approx. 40 min.) before the relaxing time in a hot mineral pool, a fine way to end an active day outdoors.

Transfer back to the hotel in Plovdiv (approx. 90 min.).

Woman with hiking poles enjoying the panorama from a peak in Rhodope mountains near Plovdiv

Tour details

Things to bring: Water bottle; Lightweight jacket/raincoat; Sunscreen; Sunglasses; Sun hat; Bathing suit; Towel; Flip flops/sandals; 

Hiking info: Total distance: 5.1km; Elevation: max. 1704m; min. 1439m; Total ascent: 514m; Total descent: 384m; Difficulty: Easy to Moderate;

Inclusions: Licensed English speaking guide and driver; Transportation as per itinerary; Walking poles for the hike; Visit to the ethnographic museum in Shiroka laka.

Exclusions: Entrance fee to the hot mineral pool or SPA (optional); Tips; Other personal expenses;


1-2 People

57/ person

3-4 People

46/ person

5-6 People

38/ person