Bulgaria walking vacations
£598 excluding flights
Description of Bulgaria walking vacations
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
1 Reviews of Bulgaria walking vacations
3 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 02 Jul 2018 by Paul Molony
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Variations of the walks from the rivers forest snow and rock boulders.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Not to book in June as thunderstorms and lighting was against you every
day and wet clothes and boots.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Just been there on vacations bought in money
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Quite challenging for all 6 of us. All so altitude took a while to get used to.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWalking vacations by their very nature are kinder to the environment than other types of vacation and our Summits and Ridges of Bulgaria trip, like all our vacations, is designed with great consideration for the places we visit and for its environmental impact.
We never leave rubbish, discourage the use of plastic water bottles and our guides will collect and remove trash from the mountains. Throughout the vacation our participants will learn from their guides about the surrounding wildlife and how we can protect it and live in a symbiotic relationship with nature.
The maximum number on this vacation is 12, we feel more can have a damaging effect on the environment.
We uphold the following guidelines on Responsible Tourism:
• Protect the environment – its flora, fauna and landscapes
• Respect local cultures – traditions, religions and built heritage
• Benefit local communities – both economically and socially
• Conserve natural resources – from office to destination
• Minimise pollution – through noise, waste disposal and congestion
We are a member of Tourism Concern.
PeopleBulgaria is an upcoming destination on tourism map and it becomes all the more important that communities benefit from this growth.
For this trip, as with all our vacations, we employ local guides, use local accommodation and buy our supplies from local suppliers. Our small group size, maximum 12, allows us to stay in smaller, family owned and run hotels and guesthouses. These places will use the surrounding region to source their supplies of produce, mostly organically grown, thus supporting the local community and reducing food miles.
During their visit to the Rila Monastery and other settlements our clients will have the opportunity to buy products that have been manufactured by the local community, helping the regional economy.
More generally we support the IPPG (International Porter Protection Group)
The IPPG works to improve the conditions of mountain porters in the tourism industry worldwide. This means porters carrying for individual trekkers, organized groups, climbing expeditions and those who supply lodges. We support the work of IPPG and endorse its five recommended guidelines.