Guided trekking tour in Rila mountains with a visit to Rila monastery from Sofia
Duration: 9 h
Minimum age: 6
This activity is not suitable for wheelchair.
- Largest mountain range of the Balkan peninsula
- Seven Rila Lakes
- Beautiful mountain scenery and panoramas
- Historical jewel - Rila monastery (UNESCO)
All about the trip
Take a guided tour to the most popular area of the Seven Rila Lakes, located in the largest mountain range of the Balkan peninsula. Seven Lakes of glacial origin are located at different altitudes and all bear the name that is characteristic of them. You will see all the "Seven Silver Pearls" as the lakes are also nicknamed. Unique panoramas and a stunning unspoiled mountain landscape will captivate you. The most admired monastery, also known as the Rila monastery, is hidden deep in the heart of the magnificent Rila mountains. This magnificent historical jewel has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. When visiting the monastery, you will feel the sacred peace and noble atmosphere. The monastery has a rich museum collection of valuable old manuscripts, documents and icons including an ethnographic exhibition of jewellery, fabrics, etc. We must not forget to mention the unique library with more than 16 000 books.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- English speaking tour guide
- Transportation from Sofia to Panichishte resort and back
What is not included in the price
- Chairlift tickets
- Snacks and drinks
- Monastery admission fees
For May and early June departures: The terrain will be very wet and slippery and there will still be snow in the area. Walking in such conditions requires adequate equipment (good trekking boots, waterproof clothes and a warm layer beneath the jacket). The hike is demanding, a good fitness level is also required. Keep in mind that most of the lakes may be covered in snow.
This activity is organised by Traventuria OOD, Gorski Patnik 54, Sofia, 1421, Bulgaria, +35 924 930 191, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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