Rila Lakes, Bulgaria Guided Snowshoe Tour

Enjoy a full day snowshoe tour in the fascinating seven lakes in the Rila Mountains of Bulgaria with Lyuben, a state certified hiking, biking and ski guide.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Rila Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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 me 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.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    260 EUR

    Group of 2
    140 EUR

    Group of 3
    100 EUR

    Group of 4
    85 EUR

    Group of 5
    75 EUR

    Group of 6
    60 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Lifts
    • Transport during the trip
    • Personal equipment

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point



    About the Guide


    My name is Lyuben and I'm a Bulgarian Mountain Guide with a ski touring diploma, living in Bulgaria. I have finished the UIMLA training and passed the exams. My hometown Bansko is surrounded by the main mountain ranges of the country - Rila, Pirin and the Rhodope Mountains, where I usually work. It is also not far from Greece where I organize trips regularly. I guide Bulgarian and foreign groups since 2006. The activities I offer are hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing.

    Personally I like travelling and climbing mountains around the world, ski touring and off-piste skiing. Been to the mountains of Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo, Greece and Romania. Mont Blanc and Dufourspitze in the Alps, ski tours in Tirol, trekking in Caucasus Mountains and in the mountains around Baikal Lake in Russia. Mount Kazbek in Georgia, Mount Kinabalu on Borneo Island, Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island, Indonesia, trekking in the Ladakh region of India.

    FROM 60 EURper person, per day


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