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The Seven Rila Lakes: Full-Day Tour from Sofia

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Enjoy this 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.

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
  • Enjoy all the benefits of a small group tour

Description

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, you will drive for 90 minutes to reach the Panichishte resort area, where you board the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut. From here you 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.

Includes

English-speaking guide (unless self-guided option chosen) Driver Transfers from Sofia
Meals Drinks Personal expenses Tips

Important Information

  • The weather in the region can be unpredictable, so please remember to bring warm clothes, sun lotion, sunglasses, a rain coat, a hat and comfortable shoes with good ankle support
  • Price for a return chairlift ticket is 20 leva (€10) per person
  • Kindly note, that availability of the tour depends on the weather conditions and the operation of the chairlift
  • The terrain will be very wet and slippery and there will still be snow in the area. Walking in such conditions requires adequate equipment (good trekking boots, waterproof clothes and a warm layer beneath the jacket). The hike is demanding, so a good fitness level is also required. Keep in mind that some of the lakes may be covered in snow
  • The tour can be canceled with a last minute notice (100% refund will be applied) due to harsh conditions or closure of the chairlift

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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