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Rila Mountains and Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia

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Rila Mountains and Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia

  • Tour DurationTour duration: 10h
  • Tour TimeUpcoming departures:
    • 05.05.2019: 07:00
    • 12.05.2019: 07:00
    • 19.05.2019: 07:00

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  • Tour Languages Languages:
  • Live Guide Live Guide
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Suitable for families, young and seniors Suitable for families, young and seniors

Why you should go

Join us a visit Seven Lakes. Find out more about Bulgarian nature and names of all of 7 lakes. Spend most od the day on fresh air and admire to nature beauty of this landscape.

Highlights

  • Visit one of the most picturesque and idilic alpine landscapes in Bulgaria
  • Enjoy an iconic full-day hiking tour to the pristine heart of the majestic Rila National Park
  • Learn more about Bulgarian nature and mountain
  • Spend all day in fresh air
  • Enjoy riding a cable car

What shall I see

Visit one of the most popular destination for hikers in Bulgaria. This impressive nature beauty will leave you breathless. Fresh air, easy access by chairlift, meeting other people - don't miss the opportunity. The guide will be able to adjust the group program accordingly your wishes. The tour starts from Sofia and when you come to the Panichishte Resort, cable car takes you to the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque.

Then you will start exploring lakes one by one. The highest one is called Salzata ("The Tear"), from where you have a bird’s eye view over all seven lakes. The next one in height carries the name Okoto ("The Eye") after its oval form; Babreka ("The Kidney") is the lake with the steepest shores of the entire group. Bliznaka ("The Twin") is the largest of all, Trilistnika ("The Trefoil") has an irregular shape. The shallowest lake is Ribnoto Ezero ("The Fish Lake") and the lowest one is Dolnoto Ezero ("The Lower Lake") where the water that flows out of the other lakes is gathered to form the source of Dzherman River.

On this tour you will spend 4 hrs in transfer time and 4-5 hrs walking time.

Price includes

  • Transfer from Sofia to Panichishte resort and back
  • English - speaking mountain guide

Price excludes

  • Meals and beverages
  • Return chairlift tickets from Panichishte to The Seven Rila Lakes and back (9 euro per person)
  • Personal expenses

What to wear

  • Please bring along comfortable hiking boots.
  • Sandals and flip-flops are not accepted.
  • Rain jacket might be useful in summer as heavy showers sometimes occur in the afternoons.

Good to know

  • This walking route is moderately arduous, with individual brief paths featuring steep inclines.
  • If you have forgotten to take a lunch pack or a sandwich with you, you can take advantage of the meals on offer in the two huts on our way.
  • The menu is limited though: soups (lentils, beans), grilled meat and some basic meals.

Meeting point

At the parking lot in front of La Cattedrale restaurant.
La Cattedrale” restaurant, Sofia
Meeting time:  07:00

This tour is one of our recommended activities in Sofia