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Full-day Rila Mountains, Seven Lakes Hike, and Hot Springs Tour from Sofia provided by Azimut Tours

Full-day Rila Mountains, Seven Lakes Hike, and Hot Springs Tour from Sofia

Full-day Rila Mountains, Seven Lakes Hike, and Hot Springs Tour from Sofia
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About
Travel to Rila National Park easily on this full-day tour with a mountain guide and round-trip transfers from Sofia. Choose a long or a short route through the park’s seven lakes. Reward yourself after your day of hiking with a soak in the natural thermal pools at a spa nearby.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off from your Sofia hotel
  • Trek through Rila National Park with a licensed mountain guide
  • Admire views of the seven lakes
  • Relax in the natural thermal springs after your hike
What to expect
  • Depart early from your Sofia hotel and travel for 1.5 hours to the Pionerska Hut at the base of the Rila Mountains. With your guide, take a chair lift up to the Rila Lakes Hut in Rila Mountains National Park. Begin your hiking loop and pass by Ribnoto (The Fish) Lake, Trilistnika (The Trefoil) Lake and Bliznaka (The Twin) Lake. From here, choose between two options. You can take the long route and pass Okoto (The Eye) Lake before heading to Lakes Peak and admiring views of all seven lakes. Or, you can take the short route and head o the top station of the chairlift along a scenic route with views of the seven lakes area. At the end of the hike, return to the Rila Lakes Hut and take the chairlift back down to the Pionerska Hut. Transfer by minivan to Sapareva Banya Spa Resort and relax in the natural thermal pools. At the end of the day, return to your Sofia hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off from your Sofia hotel
  • Trek through Rila National Park with a licensed mountain guide
  • Admire views of the seven lakes
  • Relax in the natural thermal springs after your hike
What to expect
  • Depart early from your Sofia hotel and travel for 1.5 hours to the Pionerska Hut at the base of the Rila Mountains. With your guide, take a chair lift up to the Rila Lakes Hut in Rila Mountains National Park. Begin your hiking loop and pass by Ribnoto (The Fish) Lake, Trilistnika (The Trefoil) Lake and Bliznaka (The Twin) Lake. From here, choose between two options. You can take the long route and pass Okoto (The Eye) Lake before heading to Lakes Peak and admiring views of all seven lakes. Or, you can take the short route and head o the top station of the chairlift along a scenic route with views of the seven lakes area. At the end of the hike, return to the Rila Lakes Hut and take the chairlift back down to the Pionerska Hut. Transfer by minivan to Sapareva Banya Spa Resort and relax in the natural thermal pools. At the end of the day, return to your Sofia hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32355P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All transfers
  • Licensed mountain guide, a member of UIMLA
  • Pick up / drop off at your hotel or address in Sofia
  • VAT and all local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Seven Rila Lakes
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee for Sapareva Banya thermal spa’s (15 Lev / 7.5 € per person)
  • Lunch and drinks (allow 5 € - 6 € for a lunch pack or 8 € - 10 € for 3 course lunch in a mountain hut restaurant)
  • Rila Lakes” chair lift tickets (20 Lev / 10 € round trip ticket)
  • Tips
  • Personal travel / mountain insurance
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from the traveller's hotel, address of accommodation, or other preferred location in Sofia
  • Airports:
  • Vrazhdebna Airport, Sofia Bulgaria
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operator will be in contact with you regarding weather conditions and what to bring (type of clothing, boots, etc.)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All transfers
  • Licensed mountain guide, a member of UIMLA
  • Pick up / drop off at your hotel or address in Sofia
  • VAT and all local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Seven Rila Lakes
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee for Sapareva Banya thermal spa’s (15 Lev / 7.5 € per person)
  • Lunch and drinks (allow 5 € - 6 € for a lunch pack or 8 € - 10 € for 3 course lunch in a mountain hut restaurant)
  • Rila Lakes” chair lift tickets (20 Lev / 10 € round trip ticket)
  • Tips
  • Personal travel / mountain insurance
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from the traveller's hotel, address of accommodation, or other preferred location in Sofia
  • Airports:
  • Vrazhdebna Airport, Sofia Bulgaria
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operator will be in contact with you regarding weather conditions and what to bring (type of clothing, boots, etc.)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 26 Apr 2021
A note from Full-day Rila Mountains, Seven Lakes Hike, and Hot Springs Tour from Sofia
Private tour; vaccinated guides; sanitized vehicles
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

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haleviyael
Jerusalem, Israel2 contributions
A wonderful guide!!
Oct 2020 • Friends
A wonderful guide!! I was very pleased to meat a super kind, patient and professional person !
Thank you Kiril , for this wonderful adventure!!
Written 14 October 2020
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meerab y
1 contribution
10/10 would do again
Sep 2020 • Friends
A truly unique and wonderful experience. Our tour guide Kiril accommodated to all our needs and desires on the trip while providing interesting facts and anecdotes to better the experience. I truly believe no one knows the land better than this man. I would definitely recommend seeing the mountains of bulgaria with a guide like him as you’ll get to truly immerse yourself into the trip better than you would if attempting it by yourself.
Written 25 September 2020
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Mia younis
1 contribution
Amazing views, amazing company, amazing time
Sep 2020 • Friends
This is a tour i would 100% recommend. Rain or shine the views are breathtaking. We managed to go on the trip while adhering to covid-19 regulations and have a safe and enjoyable trip. The whole experience was enhanced by the brilliant company of our tour guide, Kiril. His knowledge and expertise of the area were unmatched. Combined with his friendly personality and charisma, the entire tour was not only educational but interesting too !
Written 25 September 2020
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Craig R
7 contributions
One of the best experiences I’ve had for sure and will certainly use this company again, tour guide exceptional!!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Very impressed with this service, detail was incredibly professional and personal which I loved!, the tour guide Kiril was an amazing guy and a great tour guide, he was also incredibly friendly and always up for a laugh, recommend this service fully, great experience!!
Written 25 September 2020
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mehdi s
3 contributions
kiril was very lovely guide tours
Feb 2020
i was traveling me and my wife 2 months ,and really that trip was one of the best i really recommande sofia as city and exeptionaly kiril i did never see the time past very fast like with kiril that tour guide we see all and do lot of activity in one day hope to see you again kiril
Written 23 February 2020
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Greg H
8 contributions
Wonderful day out
Aug 2019 • Friends
We really enjoyed this day trip from Sofia. Amazing views, a great hike and ending the day with a trip to the hot springs. Highly recommended. We went on a weekend and it was very busy but still a super day. Many thanks Cerial
Written 30 August 2019
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Dikla M
2 contributions
Excellent people. Attentive, professional and friendly!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Kiril and his staff accompanied our special needs group with attentive care for each and every person and need.
Amazing people, warm and kind, super professional. Thank you!!
Written 18 August 2019
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Dan
1 contribution
7 Rita lakes
Jul 2019 • Friends
Kiril is a very professional guide and it was a great and beautifull hike.Bulgaria was a great surprise with its nature. We had a lot of good hikes with Azimut.
Written 31 July 2019
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Odi
1 contribution
Great tour
Dec 2018 • Couples
Great tour. Great guide! Me and my girlfriend had tons of fun with Kiril. I recommend doing this trip during springtime as well during winter time.
Written 13 December 2018
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elish
1 contribution
WOW
Oct 2018 • Friends
It was an grate trip and Kirill was a great guide. The best part was the Seven Lakes Hike. Amazing. Thanks
Written 21 November 2018
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Thanks Kiril!
We did their tour through Stob, and Rila with Kiril. He was awesome, he bought us delicious local yoghourt on ou
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A week trekking experience with Azimut
We had a group for a trekking trip across Rila and Pirin, aranged and co-guided with Kiril from Azimut. Everything
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Amazing Hiking at Seven Rila lakes
We had an amazing full day hiking experiance last Saturday 12/09/2020 with Azimut team. We were a group of 15 x peo
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Best day of our trip!!!
We had an amazing day! The attractions we visited were really interesting and the way everything was presented from
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Amazing Trip
Thank you for the nice trip. You are the best. The most amazing and beautiful mountain 🏔 PIRIN. Thank you, was ama
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6 days of hiking in Bulgaria
Amazing hike on the Rila, Pirin and vitosha mountains with amazing guide - Kiril your the best. It was a special hi
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7 days trip to balkan mountains
awesome trip and even better guide. Kiril is a fantastic guide and an allround great guy. if you plan a hike in bul
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perfect trip
on a 6-day journey in the snowy mountain ridges of Bulgaria, Kiril has led us safely and professionally. With all m
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An unforgettable hiking trip to the snowy Bulgaria’s mountain
6 days of hiking to the ridges and summits of Bulgaria were a magnificent and special experience. In part of the tr
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Greatest snow adventure!
This is my first time in real snow. I had an amazing time! Kiril was very professional and organized. He explained
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Amazing
Amazing team we enjoyed to much the travel, discovered great place , food very good and very good organisation
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best tours guide i saw i Europe
very friedly also very actif kiril show us the montagne with a way he let me fill that the day pass in one hour i w
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Trip to Rila Mountines
Out trip to the Rila lakes was great!!! Thank you for this nice day at this wonderful place!! The perfect ending of
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Amazing!!
Valko did an amazing job of making the day special! I traveled alone with my two kids and he took care of everythin
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We had a great time in Bulgaria with Azimut tours. A challenged trip with great advisors! Highly recommended!