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Rila Lakes, Bulgaria Guided Snowshoe Tour

Enjoy a full day snowshoe tour in the fascinating seven lakes in the Rila Mountains of Bulgaria with a UIMLA guide.

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Rila Mountains

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




Come and join me on this fantastic snowshoe tour in one of Europe’s most fascinating landscapes, the Rila lakes in Bulgaria. At the lakes you will get to spend a whole day hiking across a splendid landscape that will leave you speechless.

The Rila Mountains is the highest mountain range in Bulgaria, as well as and the Balkans. It is without a doubt, an incredible place to enjoy winter activities. Some of those activities include climbing, ski touring, hiking and snowshoeing, which will be the focus of this trip.

While walking on the snow around the incredible lakes, you will get to gaze at Bulgaria's natural landscape from a great height. Thus giving you the perfect perspective to appreciate its beauty.

This snowshoeing trip will take place in the Rila National Park. Inside of the park's boundaries, you will see the Northwestern Rila as well as all seven of the Rila Lakes.

We will start our hiking trip from the city of Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital. After that, we will drive for 1.5 hours to Panichishte or Malyovitsa, the principal starting points of our excursion.

Another great advantage of this trip is that it not extremely challenging. Hence making it accessible to almost anybody.

Join us and get ready to leave the chaos and noise of the city behind. By traversing on snowshoes around the Rila lakes you will you and enjoy the calm, whiteness and purity of the mountains. If that sounds like the kind of adventure you want to enjoy, just send me a request.

Are you looking for a more extensive adventure in Bulgaria? If so, I can also guide you on this 7 day snowshoe tour through the Rila and Vitosha mountains.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip


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About the guide

I work as a mountain leader since 2006, both with individuals and larger organized groups, mainly English speaking.

Together with a group of colleagues we offer a wide-range of activities: hiking, trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking, snowshoeing, ice climbing, ski touring and off-piste skiing.

All our guides are certified, experienced and passionate about their job and will guide you with a smile and care through the wild beauty of the Bulgarian and the Balkan mountains.


Russian | English | Bulgarian



What people are saying about this trip

Greta Weinreich


January, 2021

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