From Sofia : The Dreadful Lake Guided Tour

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Join us on a guided tour to the magnificent Dreadful Lake in the heart of the Rila Mountains. Situated in the most alpine region of the Bulgaria, it embodies the essence of our mountaineering spirit.

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  • Expirience the breathtaking vistas of the most alpine mountain area in Bulgaria!
  • Learn more about the area with our expirienced guides!
  • Spectacular untouched natural beauty and vistas!


The day begins 7.30am leaving Sofia and in 2 hours drive we will reach the start our hike. The trail goes to the Ionchevo Lake and continue to the The Dreadful Lake then to Malyovitsa hut. Embark on an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking Rila Mountains with our guided hiking tour to the magnificent Dreadful Lake. As you lace up your hiking boots and set off from the trailhead, you'll be enveloped by the serene beauty of nature, with towering peaks and lush forests all around you. The adventure begins with a scenic hike through the enchanted forest, where every step brings you closer to the heart of the mountains. Along the way, your experienced guide will regale you with fascinating stories about the local flora and fauna, as well as the legends about the Lakes and Peaks surrounding you. As you ascend higher into the alpine landscape and towards The Ionchevo Lake, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, with each vista more awe-inspiring than the last. After a few hours of hiking, you'll reach the shores of the Dreadful Lake, a shimmering jewel nestled amidst the peaks. Take a moment to soak in the tranquility of this pristine alpine oasis, surrounded by towering cliffs and the soothing sound of rippling water. If weather permits, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake. Alternatively, you can simply relax and bask in the serenity of your surroundings, rejuvenating your body and soul in nature's embrace. By the time you return to the trailhead towards Malyovitsa Hut, you'll be filled with a sense of gratitude for the opportunity to experience the majesty of the Rila Mountains up close. Whether you're an experienced hiker or a nature lover looking for adventure, our guided tour to the Dreadful Lake promises an unforgettable journey through one of Bulgaria's most spectacular landscapes.


English speaking Guide Transportation from Sofia to Malyovitsa and back

Important Information

  • This Guided Tour is for experienced hikers as it takes us high in the alpine terrain of Rila mountains and through rugged terrain.

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