Costa Rica Traverse

I have postponed sending this letter until now so as to be uninfluenced by post-trip emotions, as it were. But even 9 months on, I still cannot help but praise this expedition. It was a wonderful mixture of guides & people. The grade was enough to focus you on the task in hand, and to get a real feeling & respect for the land. The kindness & generosity displayed by ALL of the WE representatives on the trip all complimented the experience, turning it away from a regular organised expedition and into something more - something that has fed and quickened soul - and for adventure. Thank you.

Simon Stuart | Gloucester
 
 

Balkan Mountains Walk

The Balkan Mountains offer keen walkers a series of trails through a diverse landscape that is dotted with tiny villages that brim with traditional hospitality. A land where time stands still evidenced by the old water mills that are still in operation and the use of centuries old methods to produce local specialties such as "rakia" (brandy), wild berry jams and Balkan brine cheese. Surrounding the villages are immense beech forests, alpine meadows carpeted with flowers, high ridges with endless views and lush river valleys. During this week long self guided walk there is ample opportunity to experience these highlights while on foot while at night you'll soak up the warm welcome in specially chosen hotels and guesthouses.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Sofia
DAY 2 Transfer to Etropole Monastery and walk through typical rural landscapes to Cherni Vit, transfer to Divchovoto (4-5hrs)
DAY 3 Explore the beech forest in Boatin Reserve, overnight Ribaritsa village (3-4hrs)
DAY 4 Ridge walk along 'Debeli Dial' above Ribaritsa and return to hotel (5hrs)
DAY 5 Transfer to the Bogoy Oass, walk to Turlata and to Teteven (4-5hrs)
DAY 6 Ascend Petrahilya Peak and return to Teteven (4hrs)
DAY 7 Transfer to Saeva Dupka Cave and Glozhene, then walk to Glozhene Monastery and descent to Golyam Izvor (4-5hrs)
DAY 8 Transfer to Sofia, trip concludes

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Trip Code: BOG
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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