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Rila Mountains, Bulgaria, 3 Day Guided Hike

Join Snezhana, a UIMLA certified guide, on a fantastic 3 day hike on 2 great peaks in the Rila mountains of Bulgaria, that also includes the glorious seven lakes.

Mountain RangeRila Mountains
Duration3 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The Rila mountains in Bulgaria are a fantastic and beautiful mountain range. And on this 3 day hike I would like to guide you to the top of 2 of its best peaks. Those peaks are Musala (2,925m), which is the highest peak in the Rila range, as well as the entire Balkans, and Malyovitsa (2,729m). Along with those peaks, I would also like to guide you around the gorgeous seven lakes.

The trip will begin in the wonderful capital city of Sofia. From there, we will take an approximately 1.5 hour transfer to Borovets, which is a lovely resort town. Once there, we will take a gondola ride up to an altitude of 2,300 meters. After that, we will spend the day hiking up Musala. The views you will get to enjoy are amazing. After our descent, we will spend the night in a hotel in the town of Samokov.

The following day, we will take a 40 minutes transfer to Malyovitsa. We will hike for approximately 8 hours up and down the peak before returning to the hotel in Samokov.

On the final day of this trip, we will take a 40 minute transfer to Panichishte. From there we will take a scenic gondola ride up to an altitude of  2,100 meters. After that, we will hike for approximately 5 hours around the sensational seven lakes before transferring back to Sofia.

There are no technical aspects on this trip, so no previous experience is necessary. However, you should be in good physical condition to participate.

Hiking through the Rila mountains and the seven lakes is a fantastic way to see the natural beauty of Bulgaria. So send me a request, and let me guide you on this 3 day journey.


2 nights in a comfortable hotel in the town of Samokov.

Meeting point

The Bulgarian capital city of Sofia.



About the guide

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I was born and grew up in the town of Samokov and mountains have always been part of my life in one way or another - from surroundings they turned into passion that absorbed my free time and later determined my way of life.

I have an experience of guiding English and French groups (for Vision du monde) in the Bulgarian mountains, organizer of tailor-made travels.

I am a passionate traveller interested in photography, skiing or simply discovering new places.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 526 each

Group of 2

EUR 336 each

Group of 3

EUR 274 each

Group of 4

EUR 243 each

Group of 5

EUR 202 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Lifts tickets

• Transport during the trip

Price details

• Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes 2 nights accommodation in a hotel, lift tickets, transportation, and 2 breakfasts; however, the price does not include beverages and other meals.

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