Explore Rila - Bulgaria's highest mountain

  • Description
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Departures and Prices
During this tour you will explore the best trekking routes of the Bulgaria's highest mountains - Rila. The first hiking day you will conquer Malyovitsa - the second highest summit of Rila. The path to Malyovitsa is surrounded by impressive peaks. It crosses two glacial plateaux, called terraces, many moraines and a blue lake. The second hiking day will introduce you to the seven pearls of Rila (Seven Rila Lakes) - circus lakes located cascading over one another. Each is associated to a certain image, which brought its name (The Eye, The Kidney, the Tear, etc). 
Welcome to Sofia. Depending on the time of arrival, you can join our complementary city tour of Sofia starting at 14:00. We shall explore Sofia numerous attractions. Visit some of the city's most remarkable sites such as: Alexander Nevski Cathedral gold domed Cathedral emblematic for Sofia, the church of St. Sophia which gave the name of the city, the Rotunda of St. George, which is the best preserved Byzantine building, the Russian church st. Nikolas, St. Petka medieval church, Banya Bashi Mosque, the ruins of ancient Roman Serdica and many more. At 16:30 we drive to v. Govedartsi for an overnight.
After breakfast, drive to Malyovitsa skiing area from where you start hiking. The mountain path is surrounded by impressive peaks dominated by peak Malyovitsa (2729 m.) – the second highest in Bulgaria. The main hiking route takes about 2.5-3 hours to the top of Malyovitsa and it passes through two glacial plateaux, called “terraces”, many moraines and a blue lake. In the afternoon, possibility to visit Borovets – the oldest mountain resort in Bulgaria founded as a hunting destination of the Bulgarian royalties or viist the town of Samokov and its old quarter. Overnight in v. Govedartsi. /B/
Morning transfer to Panichishte resort and take the chair lift to hut Rila lakes (approx. 2000m above sea level). Start hiking to the Seven Rila lakes. There is hardly a visitor who will remain indifferent to this place. Surely, this will become one of the most exciting hikes in your collection, and the sights that will reveal to you will last in your consciousness for long reminding you of the grandeur and the timeless beauty of Mother Nature. The lakes follow each other at a height between 2100 and 2500 meters above sea level. They are all linked to a certain image, and their names are associated with these images. From lowest to highest you pass by “The Lowest Lake”, “The Fish lake”, “The Trefoil”, “The Twin”, “The Kidney” followed by “The Eye” and “The Tear”. From top of the lakes you will be rewarded with the most breath-taking view of the whole circus surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys. In the afternoon, drive back to Sofia. /B/

City Hotel Number of nights
v. Govedartsi Family Hotel / Guest house 2 overnights on BB
January 2020 - December 2020

Dates and prices:
Prices per person in twin room sharing - valid for min 6 pax 220 ˆ
10 APRIL 2020 220 ˆ
24 APRIL 2020 220 ˆ
08 MAY 2020 220 ˆ
22 MAY 2020 220 ˆ
05 JUNE 2020 220 ˆ
19 JUNE 2020220 ˆ

Supplement for accommodation in single room36 ˆ

Price includes:
  • Accommodation on BB basis in below mentioned hotels (or similar depending on the availability)
  • Panichishte cable car lift
  • English speaking guide from Day 1 until Day 3
  • Complimentary Sofia city tour if your time of arrival allows to join it
  • Transport by private car or minivan throughout
Price excludes:
  • Any meals
  • Any other admission fees not mentioned above
  • Camera and guide fees at museums
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Porterage fee in / out hotels and airport

Note on prices:
Please contact us if you need accommodation in Sofia for this trip.
We can offer good prices for 3*, 4*, 5* accommodation in Sofia 

Supplement for arrival transfer from Sofia airport to Sofia city center - 20.00 eur Supplement for departure transfer from your hotel to Sofia airport - 20.00 eur

Atlantic Tour is a member of BCCCI (Bulgarian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry)