The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Bulgaria, Sofia City Province, Sofia
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Sofia
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

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.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria

The trip starts at 07:00 from the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in front of LaCattedrale Restaurant

Pass By: Panichishte, Panichishte, Kyustendil Province

Once the group departs from the starting point, you'll reach the Panichiste lift. He, you'll pay for the chair lift ticket - 20 BGN.

Stop At: Seven Rila Lakes, 2650 Sapareva Banya Rila Mountain, Sofia Bulgaria

Enjoy the hiking tour to the pristine heart of the majestic Rila National Park.
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 bird’s 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.

Duration: 5 hours

Pass By: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria

Arrive back at the starting point at approximately 17:30

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Seven Rila Lakes

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Chairlift ticket (20 BGN) paid on spot
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Important! Kindly note, that availability of the tour depends on the weather conditions and the operation of the chairlift. The terrain will be very wet and slippery and there will still be snow in the area. Walking in such conditions requires adequate equipment (good trekking boots, waterproof clothes and a warm layer beneath the jacket). The hike is demanding, so a good fitness level is also required. Keep in mind that some of the lakes may be covered in snow. The tour can be canceled with a last minute notice (100% refund will be applied) due to harsh conditions or closure of the chairlift.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Free hand disinfectant will be provided throughout the tour
  • Customer are required to wear face masks during the transfers.
  • All touch point in our vehicles are frequently cleaned.
  • Drivers and guides will be wearing masks during the transfers.
  • Important! As with all lifts the one, used for the hike to The Seven Rila Lakes, may stop anytime (due to strong wind, power cut etc.). In the rare case, this happens, an alternative hike will be offered on spot by the guide. Mind that such a situation does not make you eligible for a refund.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Citysightseeing Sofia, ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria


Departure Time

7:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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