Sofia Green Tour idea was born in 2012. Its goal was to introduce the green areas of the Bulgarian capital by providing free cycling and hiking tours for foreign guests of the city. Guided by English speaking volunteers who love sharing their local knowledge, the tours are completely free although donations are more than welcomed.
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19, Shesti Septemvri str.
~ Telephone: ~
+359 885 523630
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Tour: FREE (Donations encouraged)
Bike rental fee: 10BGN
Taxi fee to Boyana Waterfall: approximately 10BGN in one direction shared among the passengers of the taxi
Hiking Tour | Boyana Waterfall – 11AM – every day
Morning Cycling Tour | Parks and green areas – 11AM – every day
Evening Cycling Tour | Monuments and famous landmarks – 17:00 – every day
~ Hiking tour | Boyana Waterfall ~
Sofia Green Hiking Tour starts every day at 11AM. The meeting point is in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov. The group will make its way to Boyana District using taxi service. The cost will be shared between the passengers of the taxi. One way fee to Boyana is 10BGN. The first attraction is the Boyana Church, an important historical monument. Entrance is optional and costs 10BGN/2BGN for students. After the visit of the church the group will enter Vitosha mountain and follow the steep path to Boyana waterfall. After a lunch break by the waterfall the group will take another path (downhill) leading towards Boyana lake. The tour will finish at Boyana Church where the group will be transferred by taxi to the meeting point.
What you need for the tour:
~ Morning cycling tour | Parks and green areas ~
Sofia Green Cycling Tour starts at the same meeting point in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov. You can come with your own bike and if you don’t have one the tour guide will lead you to the rental bike shop where you can rent your bike for the day. The fee is 10BGN and includes 0.5L of mineral water. The itinerary includes – City Garden, Soviet Army monument green area, Borisova Garden, Hunting Park, South Park and the green areas around the National Palace of Culture. The total length of the tour is 18km and takes roughly 3 hours. The rental bikes are city bikes capable of crossing rough terrain. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly dive into a forest in the heart of the city. The bikes are equipped with racks and a basket in case you’d like to take some things with you.
~ Evening cycling tour | Monuments and famous landmarks ~
The group gathers at the regular meeting point at 17:00. This tour revolves more around the centre of the city. You will visit the following landmarks – Soviet Army monument, National Gallery, the Presidency and some parks – Borisova Garden and the green areas around the National Palace of Culture. You will hear about the history of the city while cycling in an easy paced manner.