Day 8: Bansko – Sofia, 180 km.
We will drive to the heart of the Rila mountain – the Rila Monastery, the most famous spiritual center of Bulgaria, one of the largest operating monasteries in the world. A rather steep winding road leads to the monastery, which ends in a flat area. Having left it, people seem to get into another world: in front of them there is a view of an impregnable fortress, where in the very center, surrounded by a colonnade, there is a church. The Rila Monastery was built on the site of the death and burial of John of Rila, one of the patrons of the country.
We are heading towards Sofia, through a picturesque road along the largest reservoir in Bulgaria in terms of area and volume – Iskar, which supplied the capital with drinking water.
The tour ends in Sofia, where you will have a farewell dinner, where you will be able to share your impressions and photos about the completed tour.