Relax in Bulgaria's Rhodopes

Melanya sun terrace

Energise | relax | reflect

If crowded beaches and brimming bars are not your cup of tea, there are an ever-increasing number of alternative holiday destinations available to the more independent traveller.

The views from your holiday accommodation are absolutely spectacular and the opportunity to witness a sustainable way of life that hasn't changed for centuries, is certainly a rarity and an honour. Rhodope Mountain holidays at Melanya deliver a diverse mix of activities, wildlife, cultures and terrain, highlighted by vibrant seasons and an average of 280 days of sunshine a year.

Whether you are looking for adventure or deserved relaxation, mountain holidays at Melanya Mountain Retreat have become the benchmark by which others in Europe are measured.

Options for your time at Melanya

Mountain Walking

Independent exploring
Our selection of mountain walks start at your front door and are marked and mapped so you can explore in your own time. Walk to Devil's Bridge or take a picnic to the private beach. We can supply you with packed lunches on request and also arrange a hearty organic meal upon your return.

Complete relaxation
We ensure everything you need for your holidays in the mountains is ready and waiting, so your time at Melanya is free of any distractions. Our private sun terrace is perfect for soaking up the rays, sipping a cool drink and taking in the stunning view.

Food and beverages
A diverse selection of breakfast options, teas, coffee, juices, and a fully stocked kitchen if required, ensures your private space has everything you need. Home made bread, fresh milk and yoghurt and international organic meal options together with complimentary wine and beers complete the perfect organic holiday.

Mountain biking
The terrain surrounding our retreat in Europe is ideal for mountain biking. A mix of leisurely asphalt rides and dirt tracks of all magnitudes ensure a fun days mountain biking for all levels. Our bikes are ready to go or feel free to bring your own.

Kayaking and swimming
The magnificent river Arda meanders through the Rhodope mountain range offering exciting rapids, private sandy beaches and tranquil pools for swimming and kayaking. Our own inflatable two-person kayak is ideal for fun on the river or the beautiful lakes. We offer storage for your own kayak and transport to and from your desired destination.

Day trips and sightseeing
Walk to the spectacular Devils Bridge, take a day trip to Perperikon or choose from numerous excursions including caves, stone monuments, traditional Rhodope villages, spa resorts, fortresses and monasteries.

Guests at Melanya Mountain Retreat enjoy the whole top floor apartment, which comprises two spacious double bedrooms, a facilitated kitchen diner, large wet room and separate wc.

Packs, poles and radios

We have walking poles and a selection of rucksacks from Jack Wolfskin and North Face, just in case your suitcases are full. We can also supply two way radios to ensure you're never alone if you take a wrong turn.

Independent walking

To ensure your mountain holidays at Melanya is as enjoyable as it can be, we strongly advise guests to come prepared with appropriate footwear for the mountains. Click the button below to read more about our mountain walks.