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The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Hike through rugged terrain to the Seven Rila Lakes on a full-day tour from Sophia, and discover the remarkable scenery of the Rila Mountains. Take a chairlift to a high-mountain hut and continue on foot along the jeweled string of lakes. Follow your guide through alpine passes into remote valleys, then rest in the shade of hikers’ shelters; take in sweeping views of the Bulgarian landscape and enjoy the crisp, clear air of the Balkans’ highest mountain range.  
  • Small-group Seven Rila Lakes hiking day trip from Sofia, led by an expert guide
  • Relax during a scenic journey out of the city to the Rila Mountains
  • Absorb the mountain vistas on a chairlift ride from Panichishte resort
  • Enjoy a leisurely 4- to 5-hour guided hike around the Seven Rila Lakes cirque
  • Numbers limited to 15 people, ensuring a small-group experience
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Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Chairlift ticket (Approx. 10 Euro per person)
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Citysightseeing Sofia, ул. Оборище +, ul. "19-ti fevruari", 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear hiking boots; sandals and flips-flops are not permitted on this tour
  • It is advised you wear warm clothing and bring a rain jacket, sunglasses and sunscreen with you
  • Minimum age is 9 years
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (4 to 5 hours)
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Important! Kindly note, that availability of the tour depends on the weather conditions and the operation of the chairlift. 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, so a good fitness level is also required. Keep in mind that some of the lakes may be covered in snow. The tour can be canceled with a last minute notice (100% refund will be applied) due to harsh conditions or closure of the chairlift.
  • Important! As with all lifts the one, used for the hike to The Seven Rila Lakes, may stop anytime (due to strong wind, power cut etc.). In the rare case, this happens, an alternative hike will be offered on spot by the guide. Mind that such a situation does not make you eligible for a refund.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Traventuria

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia).
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia).

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Rila Lakes at the end of October
GilaS10
, Oct 2018
It was a beautiful, cold day at the end of October. Our guide chose (rightfully) the more difficult path in order not be walking into the direction of the wind. Much of the way was uphill with snow on the ground and ice in many places. Three of the six members on the tour decided not to continue to the last 2 lakes. Fortunately, our guide had extra, warm clothing for those in need (gloves, hats). Despite the difficulty, we enjoyed the trip.
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