The 7 Rila Lakes: Full-Day Guided Hike from Plovdiv
Located above the tree line in Rila National Park, the 7 Rila Lakes area is the most popular trekking destination in Bulgaria. Marvel at the outstanding natural beauty of the landscape and these gorgeous glacial lakes on a full-day guided trek.
Are you a business owner in Bulgaria?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Bulgaria.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
- Hike in Rila National Park, the most popular trekking destination in Bulgaria
- Marvel at the breathtaking panoramas of glacial lakes and towering mountain peaks
- Enjoy a picnic lunch by the crystal clear waters of one of the lakes
DescriptionSpend an extraordinary day hiking in Rila National Park, as you admire the incredible landscape of glacial lakes and mountain peaks. The Rila Mountains, located within the park, are the highest in Bulgaria and on the Balkan Peninsula. On this full-day outing, you’ll see why the 7 Rila Lakes area is the most popular trekking destination in the Rila Mountains. Drive to the Pionerska hut and take the chair lift to the Rila Lakes hut. From this point you’ll do a loop hike of the 7 Rila Lakes and discover the spectacular beauty of the lakes and the towering peaks. The first lake you’ll come to is The Kidney, followed by The Eye, the deepest lake in Bulgaria. Next is the highest lake, The Tear. At this point you’ll have incredible views of all the lakes, and the Balkan range in the distant background. After a break at the top you’ll continue exploring the rest of these lakes on the way down. Next is the largest lake, The Twins, followed by The Trefoil, The Fish Lake, and then The Lower Lake, which collects water from the other 6 lakes. Your trek ends at the Rila Lakes hut, where you’ll take the chair lift back to the Pionerska hut before heading back to Plovdiv.
IncludesEnglish-speaking driver/guide Round-trip transfers from your hotel or other address in Plovdiv Parking fee Chair lift ticket (EUR 9, round trip) Food Tips
- The trip duration is 11-12 hours, including 5 hours of walking/hiking.
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
You may also like
Rose Valley Tour at Kazanlak
On this scenic road tour of the Valley of the Thracian Kings you will observe Shipka Memorial church, 2 UNESCO Thracian Tombs and the Ethnographic complex 'Damascena'.2 ReviewsFrom BGN 137.84
Sofia: Small Group Walking Tour
Discover the highlights of Sofia on a small group walking tour, and journey through almost 10,000 years of history to learn more about the capital of Bulgaria. Visit the18 ReviewsFrom BGN 29.97
Rila Monastery Wine Tasting Tour
Visit the most popular UNESCO site in Bulgarianand taste specially selected wines from a nearby winery. This tour will impress you with scenic roads, amazing wines and on1 ReviewsFrom BGN 117.87
Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery Full-Day Tour
Combine a visit to Rila Monastery with a trek through the natural wonders of the Rila Mountains. Enjoy a hike of the 7 Rila Lakes of the Panichishte region, before explor9 ReviewsFrom BGN 114.37
Sofia, Plovdiv, and The Rose Valley in 2 Days
During this two day tour, you will explore the capital Sofia, one of the must-see places Plovdiv, and the Rose Valley famous for its rose growing industry.From BGN 369.58
Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, Macedonia
During this full-day tour from Sofia, visit the capital of Macedonia, the city of Skopje. Explore both in the old and the new parts of the city, enjoying the beauty and l9 ReviewsFrom BGN 139.84
From Sofia: Private Transfer to Bucharest
Choose an easy and reliable private transfer between Sofia and Otopeni (OTP) Airport or Bucharest or vice versa.From BGN 537.40
Highlights of Sofia: The History and Heritage of Bulgaria
Experience the allure of Sofia on a fascinating tour highlighting the historical, architectural, and cultural facets, and spirit of Bulgaria's capital. See famous churche3 ReviewsFrom BGN 149.83
- Best Seller
Sunny Beach: Action Aquapark Entrance Ticket
Visit one of the biggest water parks in Bulgaria, offering a plethora of water attractions. Enjoy all of slides, swimming pools and play areas on a wet and wild day of fu28 ReviewsFrom BGN 32.20
Sofia Self-Guided Audio Tour
Enjoy the best of Sofia at your pace! Visit the most interesting sights of the ancient capital and learn everything about them from the voice of a professional guide and5 ReviewsFrom BGN 20.98