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“gondola lift”(4 reviews)
“highest peak”(3 reviews)
Rila, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I think this would be an awesome 2-3 day hike up the mountains. Not just 7 Rila lakes, but further on, to other lakes on the mountains. Please note, this are mountains, poor or no phone signal, proper mountaineering equipment is a must.

Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We arrived at the restaurant and made the reservation, and then took the walk up to the monastery. Children ages 3, 6.5, 8.5 had a great time (the smallest was in a carrier). The monastery is beautiful. The restaurant is more expensive than the common...More

Thank Claire2005Israel
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We caught the chairlift (25 minute ride) to the beginning of this great hike which takes approximately five hours. The degree of difficulty would be moderate. Reasonable shoes/boots are necessary. Most of the walking is on grass but some on rocks and today some mud....More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A must if you visit the country. Beautiful views, mysterious lakes and hidden waterfall. You just need a little walk and good boots. Breath deeply and enjoy !

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Stayed overnight in a nearby town, then took the lift at 9am up to the start of the hike of the seven lakes. The mountains and lakes are stunning. Took us about 2 - 2.5 hours to get there, including taking lots of photos. Then...More

1  Thank Gemma T
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Rila is the highest mountain in Bulgaria. There are many different routes you can take summer or winter. One of the most popular route is to Yastrebets hut and ski slopes and then to Musala hut and from there you can conquer Musala peak -...More

1  Thank dulllo
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We extended the Summits and Lakes of the Rila and Pirin Mountains to 9 nights (7 days walking). It was very well organised throughout. We stayed at the Hotel Djambazki in Govedartsi and at the Hotel Grami in Bansko. Both were wonderful family run hotels....More

Thank 1801Simon
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We took the chair lift to the to the mountain lodge which makes the climb much easier. From here a reasonably fit person should be able to complete the walk to the lakes in 4-5 hours. it is worth the effort!

Thank trevorhsilver
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Try to enjoy the region and some long hiking. The views and plants are amazing! (Spring and summer). Breathtaking views. Stay in one of the huts in the mountains (Lovna hut was my favorite) and experience the mountains atmosphere. Try to get to the 7...More

Thank Sagie K
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The Rila mountains is incredible beautiful and a very nice place to visit. We just went there (May) and there still lots of snow, but that what male the landscape even more beautiful in my opnion. If you get the lift is a 20 minutes...More

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30 August 2018|
Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Giving a weather forecast in any mountain is always really risky and you should always check before traveling. September generally speaking is a good month but always check the forecast first.
8 March 2018|
Response from Daniel G | Reviewed this property |
Actually if you want to go up with lift and if you are there around 9 am you have 3 hours to the top i suggested you to take a break on "Kidney lake" sit there for 20 min and after that going to the top because after this... More