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Rila Mountains & The Seven Rila Lakes

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 natural beauty, easy access by chairlift, a 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 program accordingly.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit one of the most picturesque and idyllic alpine landscapes in Bulgaria
  • Enjoy an iconic full-day hiking tour to the pristine heart of the majestic Rila National Park
  • Learn more about Bulgarian nature and mountains 


Special offer price: 40 Euro per person

Special offer price schedule: May  (Sunday); June (wednesday, Friday, Sunday); July-September (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday); October (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday); November (Sunday)

Price (for a guided tour without a special offer): 1 pers: 138 Euro; 2 pers: 79 Euro pp; 3 pers: 58 Euro pp; 4-7 pers: 49 Euro pp;
Price (for self-guided tour): 120 Euro/car (group of 1-4 persons); 160 Euro/bus (group of 5-8 persons)

All prices include English speaking mountain guide, modern A/C equipped vehicle, all transportation costs along the way and the transfers from/to the starting point in Sofia.

Prices do not include chairlift tickets (25 leva ~12.50 euro per person for both directions), personal expenses, food, beverages and gratuities.



  • Hotel pick-up costs additional 5/10 Euro per reservation (not per person, depends on the hotel location).
  • You can book trekking poles in advance (recommended, especially if you have weak joints)

Good to know before you go

  • 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.
  • In case you want to book this tour last minute and you don’t feel well equipped for hiking during the spring and the autumn season, you can rent from us ski jackets and ski pants (at the departure point, cash payment accepted only). You can also buy from us winter trekking shoes, hats and gloves. Please mind, that we may not have available shoes and clothes to fit your size.
  • Best period: From mid-June to mid-September.


  • Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: Every week

    Departure from the parking lot behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral

  • Arrival at the bottom station of the Panichishte Resort cable car and around 30 minutes travel with it

  • Start of the hike

  • Return back to at the bottom station and a transfer back to Sofia

  • Arrival at the starting point of the tour (Alexander Nevski Cathedral)