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Tour de Rila

Mountain bike tour around Rila mountains

Also in Kyustendil, BulgariaPazardzhik, BulgariaSofia, Bulgaria

Mountain Biking Difficult

321 km
7.8 km
7.8 km
1 day +
Low Point
407 m
High Point
2 km
Tour de Rila Map

This is a popular mountain biking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between June and September. From a low point of 407 m to the maximum altitude of 2 km, the route covers 321 km, 7831 vertical metres of ascent and 7829 vertical metres of descent.


7 days tour around the Rila mountains is Southern Bulgaria. Starts from the village of Kostenets , 90 km south from Sofia. The route follows an average altitude level of 1700 m a.s.l. and crosses beautiful mountain landscapes, rivers and picturesque villages.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Flow
  • Hike a bike
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Road sections
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls