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From Sofia: 7 Rila Lakes Tour with Hiking
  • From Sofia: 7 Rila Lakes Tour with Hiking

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BGN 199.58


From Sofia: 7 Rila Lakes Tour with Hiking

Take a day trip to one of the most notable natural attractions on the Balkan peninsula, the 7 Rila Lakes. Includes transfer from Sofia, chairlift ride to start the journey and a 3-hour hike.

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  • Discover the 7 Rila Lakes
  • See the only Geyser in Bulgaria and Continental Europe
  • Begin your hike with a chairlift ride and enjoy the views


The tour starts with pick up from your hotel in a comfortable vehicle. After roughly 1.5 hours transfer you will pass through Sapareva Bania. The town is located at the north foot of the Mountain Rila and it is known for its mineral water and you can see the only geyser fountain in Bulgaria and Continental Europe. You will have a short break to take a photo with the geyser.  After a further 20 minutes, you will leave the vehicle and start to hike the mountain. Take the first 2 km of your tour by chairlift. After the lift, you will start the real hike which will be around 3 hours. The lakes are situated between 2,100–2,600 meters elevation above sea level.  Lakes are situated one above the other, connected by small streams. The lakes are named after their shapes and qualities. The first lake you will reach is The Lower Lake, afterward,  you will continue to Fish Lake, The Trefoil Lake, Twin Lake, The Kidney, The Eye Lake (the deepest) and the Tear Lake (the highest of the lakes).


Hotel pick up and drop off
English-speaking guide
Transport in a comfortable vehicle
Return ticket for the chair lift
Bottle of mineral water (500 ml)
Gratuities for the driver and the guide

Important Information

  • Warm clothes, jacket, and comfortable mountain shoes are recommended
  • Bring water and some sandwiches/sweets

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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