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7 Days Nature tour itinerary for Sofia & Rila: Hike Up The Scenic Pirin Mountain

Sofia, Rila

Nature Tour
Climbing Tour
Sightseeing Tour

Come for this pleasant hiking tour to Bulgaria's famous mountains. Here, you will explore the beauty of the Seven lakes, visit the Rila Monastery,  enjoy a gondola lift to Yastrebets hut and reach up the highest peak of Pirin mountain. 

DAY 01


  • On your arrival, we will first go for sight-see in Sofia, but if you get late, then we will postpone it for the next day. From there, you will be transported to the Rila mountain range and settle in the Resort Panichishte in the Rila.

DAY 02

Seven Rila Lakes – Malyovitsa

  • Today the transportation will take us to the lower station of chair lift which will take us to Seven Rila Lakes.

  • Now we will go hiking along the main ridge of the mountain from where you will enjoy views of the 7 lakes.  

  • After hiking, head to Mt. Malyovitsa from where you will down down the valley.

  • Return to the resort for overnight stay. 

DAY 03

Mt. Musala – highest point on Balkan Peninsula

  • You will go to Borovets' resort from where you will take a gondola lift to Yastrebets hut .

  •  At the end of the day, we will take the gondola lift back to the starting point and then transfer to Govedartsi village for overnight stay. 

DAY 04

Crossing the mountain to Rila Monastery

  • Today the trail will lead us uphill to the highest point  where we will cross the main ridge of the mountain.

  • From there, we will hike down to“Kirilova polyan” where our transportation will be waiting for us to visit the famous Rila Monastery.

  • Back to Bansko village  hotel for overnight stay. 

DAY 05

Mt. Vihren – the highest peak of Pirin Mountain

  • Today, take a short transfer to the exit point and reach the highest point on Mt. Vihran

  •  After a lunch break at the top, we will come back to our vehicle.

  • Back to hotel for overnight stay. 

DAY 06

Hike to Popovo lake and Mt. Dzhano

  • Go on a chair lift that will take you to Bezbog Hut.

  • After that, you will go to Mt. Dzhano and then hike downhill to the Kremenski lakes.

  • Back to hotel for overnight stay. 

DAY 07

Back to Sofia

  • Today you will come back to Sofia. An optional guided sightseeing tour is possible if you missed some on the first day.

  • Drop off at the airport. 

  • 1200 EUR Per Adult
  • Bulgarian Mountain Guide/Driver.

  • Transportation.

  • Accommodation B&B.

  • Water.

  • Lifts/Cable car as per itinerary.

  • Tickets for museums etc.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Meals and personal expenses.

  • The tour is not suitable for people who have heart/breathing problems or any physical disabilities. 

  • Popovo lake is the largest (13 200 sq.m.) and deepest (29.5m.) lake in the Pirin mountain. 

  • Join a small group up to 10 people and  get off the beaten track with us. Explore one of the most vibrant cultures in Eastern Europe and hike to the highest peak of the Balkan Peninsula. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the Seven Rila lakes and discover the National Park of Pirin which recently became under the protection of UNESCO. Taste the typical Bulgarian dishes and try some delights from the local farmers. 

Sofia, Rila

Nature Tour
Climbing Tour
Sightseeing Tour

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USD 1503
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.

  • Saturday
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