Hiking on top of the Balkans is displayed by the following pictures showing impressions from a hiking and cultur trip in Summer 2013. As I know very little from East Europe (just Montenegro and Dubrovnik), I made use of the occassion to combine sportive and cultural activity in Bulgaria.

Fourteen days within Bulgaria’s cordillera, which ranks among the most beautiful mountain landscapes within Europe, were big fun. Next to challenging hiking tours (cresting three mountain tops) and cultural hightlights (Rila monastery), I was lucky to get to know a wunderfull and partly untouched scenery by mass tourism. Even though I’ve just seen a small part of the country I would absolutely recommend to everybody to visit this country.