Distance to the top – 1.15 h
Degree of difficulty – mild
Kamen del peak (1,862 m) is a wonderful destination for a relaxing walk in Vitosha, without the tension associated with climbing and with an unforgettable view of Sofia.
On the path
We climbed Kamen del peak on the first day when we were allowed to walk in parks and Vitosha after the first wave of the COVID pandemic.
Whether because of the popular destination with a promising view or because of the long closure at home, the route enjoyed great interest from tourists and we walked in groups all the time.
We left earlier in order to avoid the closure of the car road to Vitosha and to take a front line for the car near the beginning of the eco-trail.
There are several options to start with, we chose the classic – the one from Aleko hut. An option is to start from Hotel Moreni, just before Aleko.
Before the hut, above the parking lot, there is a fountain. The road starts to the right of it. We follow yellow markings and signs for the Golden Bridges.
It was quite muddy in the beginning due to the heavy rains.
Next is the plateau of Vitosha, from where you can see the panoramic view of the city. It was an open area and we enjoyed the warm rays of the sun.
We crossed the path from Cherni Vrah to Hotel Moreni, which is a kind of a crossroad, and continued to our destination.
The purple coats of the crocuses gave a playful look to the dry grass on the road.
We walk on the stake markings.
After some walking on the flat wide road on the plateau, we reach the Ushite shelter and Ushite peak (1906 m) above it.
At the top of Kamen del
We continued forward, after Ushi the path to Kamen del turned right and we found ourselves at the foot of the peak, characterized by large pieces of stone.
At the very top, we had to wait for a position to be vacated to attack the view with the cameras.
And here is the promised view ..
Descent from Kamen del
On the way back, for some diversity, we went down the path to Hotel Moreni to shorten the road a bit and see a different perspective.
I highly recommend this destination for all lovers of easy hikes with memorable views!
Other nice places for a walk in Vitosha: here