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Rila Mountains

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123 Reviews
National Park Rila, Bulgaria

Practical Info

Public transportation to the mountains is available during the peak hiking season, but it typically requires at least one transfer to access trailheads. Snowshoeing in the mountains is a popular activity during winter months, but locals warn guides are almost essential due to the threat of avalanches.

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Full-day Rila Mountains, Seven Lakes Hike, and Hot Springs Tour from Sofia
Full-day Rila Mountains, Seven Lakes Hike, and Hot Springs Tour from Sofia
star-4.5
$89.36 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Worth the long hike
Really nice experience hiking in this impressive area. Our guide did a great job of adjusting to everyone's different needs and fitness levels. He had a great attitude and disposition the entire time and was super helpful. If you can make it all the way to the top point...the view is stunning! Highly recommend!
Alexandra_B, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Sofia

star-5
Worth it!
Christine_L, Sep 2021
Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia
Our driver/guide was very friendly and explained the itinerary thoroughly before we left the city. Though it’s a full day, we didn’t feel rushed and felt like we had enough time to enjoy the 7 lakes and Rila Monastery on our own pace. Both of these were the highlights of our trip to Bulgaria, so we enjoyed every moment!
star-5
Definitely a must!
joycegrech72, Sep 2021
Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia
A very nice day trip, especially if weather is nice and clear! Highly recommend this tour. Although self-guided, it was very easy to manage on our own.
star-5
Great!
Alyssa-H, Jul 2021
Private tour: Rila Mountains and The Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia
The tour was amazing! Valentin was super patient with our pace and we learned a lot from him. We had a lot of fun.
star-5
The trip was really good!...
MarieChristin_A, Sep 2021
Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia
The trip was really good! Our driver was amazing, he explained everything really well and there was no guide needed for this tour. The day was really great
star-5
A wonderful day trip
Adele, Jul 2021
Full-day Rila Mountains, Seven Lakes Hike, and Hot Springs Tour from Sofia
We had the chance to be just the two of us on this day tour and we spent a very nice time with Kiril, a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about the seven lakes and their biodiversity, he told us about the history of Bulgaria and even bought us some delicious organic pears and apricots. He proposed to us different options adapted to our physical condition and our wishes. We could walk on a lovely way far from other tourists and be literally alone in the mountains. The view on the top was awesome, it was a wonderful moment. Then, Kiril drove us to the spa where we could spend as much time as we liked. Thank you for this amazing day, we recommend it without hesitation.
star-5
Excellent!!!
ShaiY20, Dec 2019
Private tour: Rila Mountains and The Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia
We enjoy the order it was easy and rilabele. Also we found the travel guide pataya excelent!!!!!!!!!
star-5
Do not hesitate, it's worth it
Inna, Jul 2021
Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia
It's worth it to wake up so early to see such amazing landscape. We had a great guide, very helpful. No need much hiking experience, only good shoes and jacket. The monastery is beautiful and we had enough time to enjoy both the mountain and the monastery!
star-5
definitely worth it!
Johana_L, Jul 2021
Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia
great trip, breathtaking views, definitely worth participating. we had enough time for the longer route even though we wouldnt consider ourselves being super fit. rila monastery complex was an interesting experience as well, it was raining which made the atmosphere even more adventure-ish
star-5
beautiful views, overall great trip
Johana_L, Jul 2021
Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia
beutiful trip - we had enough time to walk the longer route (even though we wouldn’t consider ourselves being super fit hikers) and the views were breathtaking. definitely was a highlight of out bulgarian adventure. the rila monastery complex was beutiful as well, we didnt visit any exhibition though
star-5
Best day in Bulgaria
Soline_H, Aug 2021
Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia
the discovery of the Seven Rila Lakes was an incredible experience. from the meeting point at the back of the cathedral to the chair lift, and many lanes, the entire walking itinerary has been explained to us with great clarity. Cherry on the cake, the rila monastery really deserves attention, even if it requires a bit of road following the seven lakes. small note to those ladies who would like to visit the monastery, remember to take something to cover your shoulders and knees to be able to enter :) a big thank you to the organizers for this wonderful day !!!! Lots of good memories here
star-5
Easy and Quick
Rogue R, Oct 2019
Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia
Not much to rate here, they picked us up and dropped us off as needed. We had adequate time and the bus driver was very good. I would recommend that you bring pants for the Monastery because they were not happy with the length of my (male) shorts.