Bay Krastyo Gondola lift station – Kikish site – Esperanto Hut – Boyana Lake – Boyana Church

Route: Vitosha Mountain

Advanced booking required

Departure: every day, depending on the weather conditions

Starting point: in your hotel in Sofia – our mountain guide will wait for you at the reception with „TOUR 4 FUN” sign.

Guide in English

Duration: 4 hours - with transfer - moderate walking with rest. (3 hours)

Approximate de-leveling - 520 m.
We will start from 1760 - 2290 m.

Price per person: EUR

Price for 1 tourist - 131 euro
Price for 2 tourists - 66 euro
Price for 3 tourists - 45 euro

The price includes:

  • English speaking mountain guide.
  • Transfer from the hotel in Sofia to Bay Krastyo Gondola lift and back.

*Tourists must be wearing clothes and shoes appropriate for the season and suitable for mountain terrain.

Bay ktastyo - Boyana

This mountain tour starts from the top and heads horizontally until ‘Esperanto” Hut from where starts the descent, meaning there is no climbing in this tour. It can be combined with a visit to the Boyana Church.

If you choose to start the tour from Dragalevtsi, instead of the Bay Krastyo  gondola lift station, you add 680 m of climbing and 1h 40min. more to the trip - which makes the tour much more difficult.

The Boyana lake is reached in about 60 minutes from Boyana district. The lake is artificially created during the construction of the Vitosha Sofia Water plumbing in 1906. Previously it was a marsh, fed by several springs.

Today, Boyana Lake is an important habitat for a number of amphibian species, such as the brown toad, the big water toad, the small toad, the trout, the  Balkan trout, the crucian (Carassius), the crested triton (Triturus vulgaris), the carp.
The presence of these species gives special value to the Boyana Lake, as they are among the sites of conservation of the European natural heritage.


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