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The Seven Rila Lakes: Full-Day Tour from Sofia

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Key Details

Tour Duration
8 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide
English

Pick-up service

the reception area of your hotel

Highlights

  • 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

Overview

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.

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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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4 reviews for this activity
5.0
Top Tour Guide, Top Tour

Ein ganz besonders netter Tourguide, der sich viel mehr Zeit genommen hat als angegeben. Sehr schöne Tour. Alles top!

5.0
A brilliant tour in a stunning location

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.

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richtig gut!

Einwandfrei organisiert!

5.0
Rchtig geiler Ausflug!

Dieser Tag im Gebirge ging richtig steil! Wurden früh morgens von unserem Guide am Hotel abgeholt mit einem T5, haben dann in einem kleinen Dorf Halt gemacht und was zu snacken geholt und sind dann in die Berge zu einem 2er-Sessellift gefahren, der uns auf den Berg gebracht. Von da aus ging es dann Richtig der Seen. Unser Guide (Nikola) war sehr sympathisch, halt sehr viel gewusst, konnte super Englisch (sogar a bissl Deutsch) und hat uns immer wieder während der Pausen etwas zur Geschichte erzählt und was es halt mit den Seen auf sich hat. Die Gruppe war klein (wir waren nur 5 Personen) und wir konnten daher viel reden, diskutieren, und sehr viel von ihm erfahren. War echt super! Das Klettern und Wandern hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht (auf gutes Schuhwerk und Sonnencreme achten). Die Aussicht vom Berg war Wahnsinn und die Natur einfach wundervoll. Würde diesen Trip jeden empfehlen, der mal einen Tag rauskommen will aus Sofia. Es lohnt sich mega! Würde es sofort wieder machen! :)

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