Day trips & excursions

Full-day trip to Rila Mountains and the Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia

Availability: Everyday
Duration: 10 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore Bulgaria's highest glacial lakes
  • Enjoy nature on a leisurely walk that can be modified for your fit level
  • See panoramic views surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys
What to expect

Take a full-day trek to the Rila Mountains to leasurely walk among the nature of it's Seven Rila Lakes. With your free time you will reach the highest lakes in Bulgaria and enjoy the superb scenery.

The Seven lakes of Rila are a group of glacial lakes situated between 2100 and 2500 m above sea level, surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys.

After a transfer of 1.5-hours you will reach the Panichishte resort area, where you'll board the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut. From here continue on foot to explore the cirque and its pearls – 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.

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What's included
  • Pick-up and drop off in Sofia
  • Transfer from your hotel in Sofia to Panichishte resort and back
  • English-speaking guide
  • Return chairlift tickets from Panichishte to The Seven Rila Lakes
  • Detailed route notes
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Meeting point:

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking.

What to remember
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
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  • Daily at 8.30am
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VIP-Sliven Ltd.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to a day before the activity begins.

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