Hiking in the Rila Mountains and the Seven Lakes from Sofia

Hiking in the Rila Mountains and the Seven Lakes from Sofia

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: French, English, German, Russian, Bulgarian
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    super flexibleFREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity.
  • Meeting point:
    Hotel pick up (To be arranged) or Hram-Pametnik SV.Aleksandar Nevski, pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Two of the most impressive natural areas in Bulgaria are the Rila Mountains and their impressive Seven Lakes that will discover during this amazing hiking trip!

This full-day hiking trip to the Rila Mountains will give you the chance of discovering the stunning landscapes of that the Bulgarian nature has to offer. This hike is meant for people who are looking for an adventure while hiking at a comfortable pace among mountain landscapes and the breathtaking Seven Rila Lakes.

The Seven Rila Lakes is a group of glacial lakes located between 2100 and 2500 m. above sea level. These amazing lakes are surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys. After a 1 hour and 30 min. ride from your accommodation in Sofia, After a transfer of 1:30 hrs, you'll arrive at the Panichishte resort area. Then, you'll board the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut.

Once at the top of the mountain, you'll continue on foot to explore the cirque and its pearls, the Seven Lakes:  the Eye, the Tear, the Kidney, the Twins, the Trefoil, the Fish Lake and the Lower Lake.

The route is not difficult and can be altered on the spot depending on how fit you are, following either more gentle routes or steeper gradients!

Activity requirements

All participants must be in good health.
Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

Please get in touch with your guide after booking to arrange your hotel pick up.

Included
  • Hotel pick up (to be arranged)
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Entrance fess
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Suncreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bottled water and snacks
Meeting point
Hotel pick up (To be arranged) or Hram-Pametnik SV.Aleksandar Nevski, pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria Get directions

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