Govedartsi is a village with 1385 inhabitants and ranks first in population after Samokov. The village is located in the zone for the Rila National Park, along the river Cherni Iskar. It is located in Govedarski valley 1,329 meters above sea level. There is a ski run with length of 1,700 meters, which is served by a single lift. Over the village is Malyovitsa peak and the village is one of the starting points for reaching it. From Govedartsi start the routes to Vada Hut (2 hours walk), hut Mechit (1 hour), hut Lovna (3 hours), mountain school Malyovitsa. Through Vada hut can be reached the Seven Rila Lakes hut.