1. Bulgaria
  2. Sofia Province
  3. Sofia
  4. Seven Rila Lakes

From Sofia: Bus Transfer to Rila Lakes

Product ID: 292875
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Explore the Rila Lakes at your own pace, by using the direct shuttle bus from Sofia to the Rila Lakes chair lift
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Duration: 1 day
Starting time 7:00 AM
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  • Explore the Rila Lakes area in your own time
  • Enjoy a direct transfer from Sofia to the Rila Lakes chair lift
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Depart from a central location in Sofia
Full description
Use a shared shuttle bus service which offers direct transportation from Sofia to the 7 Rila Lakes. The transfer starts with an early morning pick-up from centrally located meeting place in Sofia behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

Meet your driver for a comfortable direct journey to the Rila National Park. Arrive at the parking of the chair lift around 09:00 AM. Enjoy some free time for a self-guided tour of the 7 Rila Lakes area. You have more than 7 hours to explore this beautiful part of Rila mountain. Leave the parking of the chair lift in the afternoon and arrive back in Sofia city around 7:00 PM at the original central departure location.
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Licensed driver
What’s Not Included
  • Ticket for the 7 Rila Lakes chairlift, BGN 20 per person
  • Guide services
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the parking lot behind the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of La Catedrale Restaurant, close to the Sofia University metro station. Look for the vehicles with a Rila shuttle sign on the front window.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Know before you go
• This trip involves a moderate to intensive amount of walking. Hiking experience is essential
• Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for mountain walking
• Sunscreen and sunglasses are strongly recommended
• This trip operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately
• Child/baby seats have to be requested in advance, at least 24 hours before travel date

From US$ 29.77 per person

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Product ID: 292875