Canyoning in Bulgaria
Some of the most beautiful places to try canyoning in Bulgaria and only 1.30 min away from Sofia and Bansko.
According to the Cambridge dictionary, “Canyoning” is a sport that involves jumping into a mountain stream that is flowing very fast and being carried down the stream while you float on your back.
Canyoning in Sheitan dere
We will start our walk from the bottom of the river and we will walk up to the two waterfalls in the heart of the Sheitan canyon. After crossing the river several times, we are going to reach a peaceful meadow. Furthermore, the canyon closes on both sides and we will walk in the river. When we reach the two waterfalls, we will jump, swim and rest in the sun. The roar of falling water in the narrow canyon will charm you. If someone has a desire, they can climb over the waterfalls and jump into the top cup and slide down the waterfall. We will exit the same way we entered the canyon.
Level of difficulty– beginner to medium. It is a non-challenging walk to the beautiful waterfalls but you need to be fit in order to climb up above the waterfalls and do the high jump.
What to bring: Shorts, T-shirt, and comfortable shoes
Price: 30 BGN | 15 EUR per person
Transportation to the canyon from our Rafting base in Kresna Gorge.
Equipment* – neoprene suit, jacket, water shoes, helmet, and life jacket
*You won`t need a wetsuit in the summer. Also we can provide neoprene shoes but it is more comfortable with your own.
Total Duration: 1.30 hours*
*depends on the number of participants and can vary.
Exploring Platan’s Forest
Extremely beautiful area with 100-year-old trees along the river. It goes deep into the mountain. The place is easily accessible and we will give guidance to anyone who wants to explore it. Meeting point is our Rafting base in Kresna gorge.
Level of difficulty– beginner |A gorgeous walk upstream in a small canyon|
What to bring: Trekking shoes
Directions from our base
The canyon is 10 min walk from our base.
Total duration: according to the participants’ desire
Canyoning in the Vlahi River*
Meeting point is our Rafting base. From there we drive the village of Vlahi, where we start with a short walk and we enter the canyon. We go through waterfalls, water slides, jumps and we pass through the entire canyon. During the passage through the canyon, we see beautiful rock formations, evidence to the power of the river. Canyoning on the Vlahi River is suitable for fit people.
Price: 40€ | 80 BGN per person
Level of difficulty – medium
Total duration: between 3-4 hours.
What to bring: a swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt, and a towel.
Appropriate time: April to July.
* This trip is water depended. There are 3 hydroelectric power stations that are taking the water from the river.
A rafting tour
A kayaking tour
Zipline over the Struma river
COMBO | RAFTING, CANYONING, ZIPLINE IN BULGARIA
Combine your favorite activities
Rafting near Bansko and Sofia – on Struma river, will be memorable. We will equip you, drive you to the start of the rafting and have a personal guide with you for the entire tour. For more info on the Rafting on Struma river
Canyoning is taking place in the canyon Shaitan dere. The site allows climbing, jumping off the cliff and swimming under the waterfall.
80-meter long metal rope over the Struma River is another attraction that can be tried. We offer an unlimited number of runs on the zip line.
Price: 45€ | 90 BGN per person
Transportation across the route
An unforgettable experience – 13km on the river
Complete water equipment – wetsuit, jacket, water shoes, a helmet, and a life jacket
Licensed river guides
Canyoning on Sheitan`s canyon
Total duration is 6 hours