The Seven Rila Lakes: Full-Day Tour from Sofia

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Visit the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes on this full-day hiking trip from Sofia

Admire the picturesque landscape and take in the special energy of the Rila Mountains


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    Live guide: English

    Duration: 8 hours

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Join us for an exhilarating hike into the mountains near Sofia, and discover the picturesque Seven Rila Lakes. After a 90 minute drive to Panichishte, begin your trek and see why these glacial lakes are known as the Blue Pearls of the Rila Mountains.


Enjoy a full-day trek into the Rila Mountains to explore the most picturesque area near Sofia, and one of Bulgaria's most beautiful natural sites, the Seven Rila Lakes. This group of glacial lakes lies between 6,900 and 8,200 feet (2,100 and 2,500 meters) above sea level, surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys.

Leaving from Sofia, we will drive for 90 minutes to reach the Panichishte resort area, where we board the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut. From here we will continue on foot to explore the landscape and its majestic blue 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 fitness levels or strength, following either more gentle routes or steeper gradients. Take your chance to explore the Blue Pearls of the Rila Mountains, the Seven Rila Lakes.

What's Included:

• Private transfer from your hotel in Sofia to Panichishte resort and back
• English-speaking guide
• Return chairlift tickets from Panichishte to The Seven Rila Lakes and back

What's Not Included:

• Meals
• Drinks
• Personal expenses
• Tips

Good to Know:

The weather in the region can be unpredictable, so please remember to bring warm clothes, sun lotion, sun glasses, a rain coat, a hat, and comfortable shoes with good ankle support.

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  • Rating: 5 “A brilliant tour in a stunning location”

    Reviewed by Sara from Southampton, United Kingdom on July 19th, 2011 I would definitely recommend this tour to visitors to the Rila region. Our guide was very helpful and friendly and the views in the mountains are amazing. The 2-hour minibus ride from Sofia is well worth it.

  • Rating: 5 “Top Tour Guide, Top Tour”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Trebur, Germany on September 12th, 2012 Ein ganz besonders netter Tourguide, der sich viel mehr Zeit genommen hat als angegeben. Sehr schöne Tour. Alles top!

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