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Rila Mountains

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.


Rila Mountains


3 Days


Jul - Sep






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Based on 3 reviews


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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

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

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48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Sana Spa Hotel Hisarya Bulgaria
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Spa Hotel Dvoretsa Hisarya Bulgaria
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C Comfort Hotel & Wellness Hisarya Bulgaria
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About the guide: Snezhana

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Mountain Leader

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.


French | English



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What people are saying about this trip



Had 3 Amazing days hiking in the Rila mountains, where I could relax whilst my superb guide Snezhana, did all the navigating for me. Day 1 summit Malyovitza, 2729m great views. Day 2 the 7 Rila Lakes, stunning. Day 3 summit Musala 2925m, the highest mountain in the Balkans. Also beautiful views. Both 7 Rila Lake's and musala you take ski Lifts, which take you most way up. Did this trip between 11th to 13th September 2023. Would highly recommend. Thankyou Explore-share for making this trip for me.

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