7 Rila Lakes Self Guided Tour from Sofia
The tour will take you to the 7 Rila Lakes area in the Rila National park - Bulgaria's most famous natural site. The tour bus will take you to the start of the hiking routes and base station of the chair lift from where you have the freedom to walk all the way uphill to the lakes or take the chair-lift up in the mountain. You have more than 7 hours for your self-guided tour of the Rila Lakes area. The tour Includes pick-up from your hotel in the city of Sofia.
Your friendly English-speaking driver will come around 07:30 am (exact pick-up time will be advised in confirmation) for a pick-up from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia. After a 1.5 hours drive with comfortable A/C van/minibus you will reach the area of Panichishte and the parking of the Rila Lakes chair lift.
After arriving at the Rila Lakes area (chair lift base station) around 09:00 am - your driver will brief you of the different options and routes up the mountain that you can take from there. You can either take the chair lift up to the lakes and then walk around the lakes ares or take a 1.5-2 hours hike up the mountain, through the beautiful coniferous forests. You will be also given necessary information in regards to food, water, high-mountain weather, etc.
You have more than 7 hours at your convenience for your self guided tour of the Rila Lakes. The time allows to walk all the way up and down if you prefer to hike rather than using the chair lift.
In the afternoon your driver and van will be waiting for you at the previously agreed meeting point for your transfer back to the city of Sofia.
Departure time is at 16:30 pm. Please be ready on time for boarding as now waiting time is included.
Expect a 1.5 hour drive back to the city of Sofia.
The drop off location is at the square/parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral (in the historical center of Sofia and close to metro station Sofia University).