The Seven Rila lakes are a must visit in Bulgaria in the summer. The Rila lakes are located in the Rila Mountains. This is the highest mountain in Bulgaria and also on the Balkans. In one day your tour guide will show you one of the most beautiful natural sites in Bulgaria.
We invite you to a green adventure in the Rila Mountains. We leave Sofia early in the morning at 7:30 am in direction to Panichishte village in the Rila Mountains. The starting point is Pionerska hut from where we will take the lift to the Rila Lakes chalet (approx. 16 minutes one way). From here in the next 5 hours we will walk and see all the picturesque Seven Rila lakes. We will have a break for lunch in front of the Kidney lake.
Seven Rila lakes
Each of the Seven Rila lakes carries a name according to its most characteristic feature. The highest one is called Salzata (“The Tear”) due to its clear waters that allow visibility in depth. And please do not forget that the Rila lakes are located in Rila National Park, so no swimming is allowed. Yet, you can bring your dog, the terrain is perfect for a dog walk.
Enjoy the hike with us!
|Hiking duration:||approx. 5 hours / from 2135 m to 2535 m above sea level|
|Destination:||7 Rila lakes, National Park Rila, Bulgaria|
|Departure location||Pick up from your accommodation in Sofia, Bulgaria.|
|Arrival Time||20:30 (Drop off at your accommodation)|
|When to visit:||from the end of June until the middle of September|
|Group size:||from 1 up to 15 people|