Malyovitsa is located in Rila mountain just 1,5 h drive from Sofia. It is one of the most spectacular and alpine areas of Rila with concentration of rock giants and vertical walls overpassing 400 m and has turned into a symbol of the Bulgarian mountaineering. It hosts some of the legendary alpine, hiking and ski touring routes and is equally popular in summer and winter.
This weekend tour offers you unforgettable experience – climb of the famous peak Zliya zab by its northeast ridge and a classic via ferrata adventure.
Day 1: Arrival/ Malyovitsa
Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to Malyovitsa area (1,5h). Hike to Malyovitsa hut (1 h)
1h on trail/ Ascent 300 m
Day 2: Zliya zab peak
After breakfast we will hike (appr. 2h) to the col between the peaks Zliya zab and Lovnica from where the climb starts. The northeast ridge offers a beautiful and exposed climbing on granite for 130 m which culminates in a sharp final ridge.The peak itself rewards us with a 360 breathtaking panorama. We rappel down the south face and continue with a traverse of the peaks Orlovets and Petlite.
Duration 9h/ Ascent: 800 m /Descent: 800 m
Day 3: Via ferrata/Departure
After breakfast we will hike to the bottom of the rock Kuklata (20 min). The climbing of the via ferrata usually takes about 2-2,5 h.After a short break at the top we will hike down. Transfer to the airport.
Duration 6-7 h / Ascent 300 m/ Descent 600 m
Price: 364 €
The program requires the use of alpine equipment, good physical condition and previous mountaineering experience. Some climbing experience is an advance. Climbing difficulty grade is up to 4 UIAA*. A professional guide is responsible for maximum two clients.
* 4 grade UIAA – Holds and supports become more rare and/or small. It requires good climbing technique applied to the various rock structures (chimneys, crevices, corners, etc.) as well as a certain degree of specific training. The physical inability to overcome certain passage can be compensated by the support of our guides.
Age required: 18+
A professional guide is responsible for maximum 2 clients.
The price includes: transport, accommodation (bed in a dormitory with shared toilet), 2 breakfasts, 2 packed lunches and 2 dinners, professional mountain guide, climbing equipment.
The price excludes: flight ticket, insurance, beverages and other personal expenses.