1 day
Duration
Rila Mountain
Location
Apr – Oct
Calendar
VAN
Transport
12+
Age

THE SEVEN RILA LAKES

When people talk about Bulgaria, the Seven Rila Lakes almost always come up first. They are considered a national symbol and to no surprise are included in the list of the 100 Natural Sights of Bulgaria.

The lakes are situated on along a path which elevation rises gradually with every lake – starting at 2095 m and bringing you to 2535 m. The Seven Lakes were formed during the last Ice Age and once the glaciers melted the naturally lower places formed these cirque lakes. All seven of them have been given names according to their remarkable shapes such as – the Kidney, the Eye, the Teardrop…etc.

The beautiful and pristine waters are freezing cold year around. The location is considered one of the most “spiritually charged” places on the planet and during the month of August it is here where the White Brotherhood of Petar Danov climbs up to celebrate the summer solstice and perform their hypnotic dances – Panevritmia.

 

PROGRAM

This is an example program, that can be modified according to your desires.

07:30 am – Pick up from previously arranged location in Sofia

09:00 am – Arriving at Pionerska Hut

12:30 pm – Lunch at the lake “The Eye”

03:30 pm – Arriving back at Pionerska Hut

04:00 pm – Departing for Sofia

05:30 pm – Arriving in Sofia

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

You should be well equipped: comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the 7 Rila Lakes hike, as well as raincoat and long pants or even a winter hat. The weather in the high mountain is often unpredictable and can change very quickly. A sun protecting hat is obligatory, because of the elevated ultraviolet radiation at high altitudes. People with sensitive skin should consider the use of sunscreen!

PRICES

Participants Price per person
4-7 persons 49 €
3 persons 58 €
2 persons 79 €
1 person 138 €

*If you are a group larger that 7 people, please contact us so we can offer you special rates!


Prices include:

  • Transportation with a comfortable vehicle with A/C
  • English – speaking mountain guide
  • Chairlift tickets
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Travel insurance

Prices do not include:

  • personal expenses

SIGNING UP

Signing up can be made in person at our office or via e-mail up to 48 hours prior to the departure date you have chosen.

The reservation is confirmed after a full prepayment is made.

PAYMENT

  • Cash – in our office at 19 “Tsar Ivan Shishman” Str.. 3 Ap., 1000 Sofia
  • By credit card – in our office at 19 “Tsar Ivan Shishman” Str.. 3 Ap., 1000 Sofia
  • Bank transfer – once your request has been confirmed by our team, you can proceed to make the bank transfer. A digital invoice will serve as your confirmation.

Our bank details are:

Machirski Sport Ltd
BANK: DSK AD
IBAN: BG09 STSA 9300 0001 434 073
BIC: STSABGSF

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The chosen tour must be booked in advance!

To do so, please contact our office by phone: +359 2 981 57 12 or by email: office@machirski-sport.com

Cancellation Policy:

  • If you cancel at least 5 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 % cancellation fee.