Seven Rila Lakes Hiking Day-Tour from Sofia

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

Seven Rila Lakes Hiking Day-Tour from Sofia

Activity provider: V Travel Ltd

From US$ 57.17 per person

This tour of the Seven Rila Lakes provides a great experience and unforgettable natural views. See one of the Bulgaria’s 100 national tourist sites on this day tour. Hike through natural landscapes and get acquainted with Bulgaria's picturesque scenery.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Explore the unique nature of Bulgaria
  • Visit the Seven Rila Lakes
  • See the beauty of the mountains from up high
Full description
The Seven Rila Lakes have a glacial origin and they are located on different terraces from 2,100 meters to about 2,500 meters above sea level. The Seven Rila Lakes are one of Bulgaria’s 100 national tourist sites. Expect breathtaking views of Lower lake (Dolno ezero), The Eye (the deepest high-altitude lake), The Tear (Salzata), The Kidney (Bubreka) on this tour.  The Seven Rila Lakes is the most popular and easy-access option for the ultimate scenic hike. They are located in Rila Mountain, about 90km south of the capital Sofia. After a 1.5-hour drive, an open-chair lift takes you directly up for about 30 minutes from the parking lot to the hike's starting point – Seven Rila lakes hut. The place is fairly modern, it offers a good variety of food and rooms to stay, although a reservation is required well ahead of time. The loop hike from there takes about five hours and it is not very difficult, except for some uphill parts to the top two lakes. If you take this hike, your reward will be an unforgettable feast for the eyes and senses. Please note that getting to the view points takes at least two hours of walking each way.
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  • Small-group tour
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  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Do bring the following: comfortable shoes, warm clothes, snacks and sandwiches, bottle of water
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4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Seven lakes between 2,100 and 2,400m above sea level. Climbing a rocky road for more than two hours is quite tough, but I've come across a moving landscape. And the guide who took charge of our Sunday, August 25, was a very wonderful person. I'm a rock climber and love mountains. They will teach you how to climb a rocky mountain, lend poles and windbreakers, and pick up garbage on your way. Usually, many private tour guides try to round up and return as soon as possible, but this is exactly the opposite. After confirming that there is no plan for the night after the tour, we encouraged us to be exhausted when we reached the seventh lake, and eventually we climbed up to the top of the mountain again to enjoy further superb views Was. Thanks to him for going far beyond the scheduled time. These seven lakes have been very popular in recent years and have been an incredible number of tourists. It seems better to avoid on weekends. Visiting the monastery of Rila, a World Heritage Si

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August 26, 2019

Highly recommended

Highly recommended excursion through a spectacular mountain area. Our guide Alok was very nice and was always willing to help. The route is accessible to virtually everyone.

August 26, 2019

Everything is great! Times and organization, the SUPER incredible landscape and, above all, our guide! Angel is lovely! I recommend it

August 19, 2019

Product ID: 122196