Seven Rila Lakes: Hiking Day Trip from Sofia, Bulgaria

Enjoy a great hiking day trip from Sofia, Bulgaria to the amazing Seven Rila Lakes!

9 hours
€50 to 180

Enjoy a hiking day trip from Sofia, Bulgaria!

The tour starts at 8am with a pick up from your hotel. The Seven Rila Lakes are just 1, 30 hours drive away from the capital Sofia, which makes them a great day trip in nature. All seven of the lakes have their own name which reflects its typical shape or characteristics. They are situated between 2,100 and 2,500 meters above sea level. In winter, they are frozen over and covered in snow; in summer, once melted, they are clear emerald green and are great for a picnic.

Your professional guide will take you by car to The Panichishte Resort cable car which takes us to the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque. The hike takes between 3 and 5 hours depending on the tempo and it is with medium difficulty. From the last lake, you will be able to see magnificent panoramic views.

Food: you can bring your own food or you can buy sandwiches and snacks from a gas station.

The expected return in Sofia is at 5pm.

Price Includes

  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation by an A/C car
  • Hiking tour
  • English-speaking guide - other languages upon request and availability

Price Excludes

  1. Cable car fee - 25 BGN, should be paid in cash on the spot - local currency only!!!
  2. Food and drinks
  3. Gratuities (optional)

What to expect

Itinerary for the Seven Rila Lakes: hiking day trip from Sofia, Bulgaria.

8:00 Hotel pick-up and departure
9:30 Arrival at Panichishte
9:30 - 10:00 Chair lift
10:00 - 15:00 Hiking
15:00 - 15:30 Chair lift
15:30 Departure to Sofia
17:00 Arrival in Sofia and hotel drop-off


Seven Rila Lakes: Hiking Day Trip from Sofia, Bulgaria: From €50 to €180 for 9 hours

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