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Rila, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 6 days ago

1) lift is running until 6PM, try not to miss is for your return, it is long way down. but the way goes right under the lift, so you can not get lost. 2) mountain hut on the top lift station seemed like it was...More

Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us decided to do our next hiking trip in Bulgaria in Rila National Park in July and it easily met and exceeded all my expectations. We stayed in Samakov four nights which was the perfect location for all our our treks as...More

Thank mlevison1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Bulgaria you should put Rila National Park in you to do list. The mountain and the park offer great ways to experience nature in any season. It is easily accessible from Sofia - an hour drive. One of the iconic items...More

Thank George_Rusev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful place to visit for sure and it is not challenging so if you have kids over 10 years old will not be a problem. There is a short way and long way. As soon as we got up with the lift...More

Thank Ekaterina B
Reviewed 5 September 2018

we visited the park and we hiked up to the highest peak in the Balkans, mount Moussala. amazing experience that is highly recommended.

Thank Roni T
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Visited Sofia and heard a visit to Rila Lakes was a must for any nature lover! Not being a fan of guided tours, I initially looked into going by public transport but this didn’t seem very straightforward particularly for a day trip there from Sofia...More

Thank M F
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We have been there trekking for five days in total. Yes the rila seven lakes are beautiful, but during the day the area is flooded with tourists, I also would not recommend the seven lakes hut. It looks more like a camping area during summer....More

Thank MarkusM2530
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Would highly recommend a visit to this stunning location. Set in the pristine countryside it is well worth a visit

Thank jamtulacz
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I visit the place in September with my family and it's a breathtaking view. Every lake has his own spirit and history of how it's born. You must visit to experience the majesty of Rila!

Thank Donna N
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Just beautiful, jaw dropping mountains. Hiking was really fun. The glaciers were so cool, especially the ones with little white flowers above them on the green patches where the ice wasn’t. Pretty!

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Asya K
31 August 2018|
Response from MarkusM2530 | Reviewed this property |
The huts offer food, I know that Maljowiza offers different warm meals and drinks, Seven Lakes Hut has some snacks not sure about the others. Within the Nationalpark the water is drinkable so we refilled all the time at the... More
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Asya K
27 August 2018|
Response from jesse l | Reviewed this property |
Hi Asya! As we were hiking with our baby, we did not take the chairlift so we basically started our climb from where we parked the car just adjacent to where the chairlift starts! =) They say the view as the chairlift moves... More
21 April 2018|
Response from EmreK2512 | Reviewed this property |
Signs are painted routes,no written signs.English speaking guides or hikers can be met in huts or en-route.if it is a short route it’s fine,longer routes may need good mapping or guide