RILA MOUNTAINS & THE SEVEN RILA LAKES - Sofia

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Departure Details :
    Pick-up from the car park in front of La Cattedrale restaurant, at the south-east corner of Alexander Nevski Square
  • Return Details :
    At the corner of Oborishte street and Alexander Nevski Square, number 4.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

This whole-day trek to the Rila Mountains is is meant for people, who would like to walk in a leisurely pace among its jewels - The Seven Rila Lakes. You will have enough time to get to the highest of all lakes and enjoy the super scenery revealed from there.

Know More about this tour

Spend the day in the Rila, walking  around its pearls: The Seven Rila Lakes. During the last few years this destination has become one of the most popular places for one-day hiking tours in the Rila Mountains. The reasons are several: impressive nature beauty, easy access by chairlift, variety of paths and hiking routes in the area. If you wish to make your walk harder or easier your guide will be able to adjust the group programme accordingly.
A transfer from Sofia takes us to the Panichishte Resort cable car which takes us to the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque. Then we start exploring them one by one. Each lake is named after its most characteristic feature. The highest one (at 2500m/8200ft above sea level) is called Salzata ("The Tear"), from where we have a birds eye view over all seven lakes, as well as surrounding outcrops and deep valleys; the next one in height carries the name Okoto ("The Eye") after its oval form; Babreka ("The Kidney") is the lake with the steepest shores of the entire group; Bliznaka ("The Twin") is the largest of all; Trilistnika ("The Trefoil") has an irregular shape; the shallowest lake is Ribnoto Ezero ("The Fish Lake") and the lowest one is Dolnoto Ezero ("The Lower Lake"; 2100m/6995ft), where the water that flows out of the other lakes is gathered to form the source of Dzherman River.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fuel surcharge

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Food: if you have forgotten to take a lunch pack or a sandwich with you, you can take advantage of the meals on offer in the two huts on our way. The menu is limited though: soups (lentils, beans), grilled meat and some basic meals.
Difficulty: this walking route is moderately arduous, with individual brief paths featuring steep inclines. Please bring along comfortable hiking boots. Sandals and flip-flops are not accepted. Rain jacket might be useful in summer as heavy showers sometimes occur in the afternoons.