Your 3 Days in Rila & Pririn Mountains

This tour will take you to the 2 highest peaks in Bulgaria and also to the famous Seven Lakes of Rila. It is designed for people that are trained to walk for 3 consecutive days and gain significant elevation every day. The average walking time every day is about 5-6 hours because we use chair lifts and car to an altitude of above 2000 meters. On the first day we will climb on top of the Balkans - Moussala peak (2925 m). The hike is not technical or difficult. We pick you up from your accommodation in Sofia and a drive to Borovets resort where we take a gondola lift to Yastrebets hut. From there we have a very pleasant trail to a shelter and after some rest we climb up to the top. We go back the same way and take gondola back to Borovets. We stay overnight in Borovets or in the area. The second day we start with a 1-hour drive to Panichishte resort, a departure point for chair lift to Rila Lakes Hut. After a 30 min ride we begin our 5-hour loop hike of the Seven Lakes and take as many pictures as we can along the way. A beautiful day without any difficult parts, except the last bit which is steep up to the top lake. We go back to the chair lift on a different trail along the lakes. From the parking lot we take a 2 hour drive to Bansko and check-in into our hotel next to the old town. Hopefully the weather is nice for a refreshing beer outside! On the next morning a 30 min car drive takes us to Vihren Hut from where we take a 5 - 6 hour hike to Vihren Peak (highest point in Pirin). Along the way we enjoy stunning views of Todorka Peak, lakes and steep peaks. It is possible to have a loop hike to Vihren from Banderitsa hut. We stop for a quick look at Baikusheva mura, a 1300 years old pine tree, before we go back to Sofia (2h 30min) from Vihren hut.

Rila and Pirin Mountains Overview

Rila is a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria and the highest mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkans, with its highest peak being Musala at 2 925 m. The massif is also the sixth highest mountain in Europe (when each mountain is represented by its highest peak only). The larger part of the mountain is occupied by the Rila National Park. The name Rila is believed to be of Thracian origin and is thought to mean "well-watered mountain", owing to Rila's abundance of glacial lakes (about 200) and hot springs in fault areas at the base of the mountain. Some of the Balkans' longest and deepest rivers originate from Rila, including the Maritsa, the Iskar and the Mesta. Pirin is the second highest mountain range in southwest Bulgaria. The ski resort Bansko is located in its Northern part and it is formed mainly from massive granite, covered with ancient metamorphous rocks. It has some tiny glaciers that almost melt in summer. The mountain is also abundant with water and beautiful high-altitude lakes. Its flora and fauna is so rich that Pirin Natural Park has been under the protection of UNESCO World Heritage since 1983. Pirin is the most alpine-looking mountain in Bulgaria and it is a wonderful nature park to visit.

Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons
499 € / 978 BGN per person 299 € / 586 BGN per person 249 € / 488 BGN per person 219 € / 429 BGN per person 199 € / 390 BGN per person

The price includes: return door to door transfer from your hotel in Sofia to Rila and Pirin mountains, English-speaking mountain guide for the whole time, chair lift and gondola tickets, parking, overnight and breakfast in 3*- 4* hotel or guest house. Meals, tips and personal expenses are not included.

Our travel agent will advise your pick up time from your hotel, 2 days before departure.

      Definitely recommend this trip with V Travel as their guides seem to really know the history behind the sites. Ivan was out guide and he had an answer for every... read more

    eightynine
    10/21/2019

      Nis Tower, Concentration Camp, and a bit of Serbian culture, make this tour interesting.However, in my opinion, Nis it is not a beautiful place to meet

    aramis1969
    11/22/2019

      ThanK You so much for a beautiful trip in RILA e BOYANA, thanks a lot to Gheorghie very helpful guide, see You next time we'll fly to Bulgaria!

    Angelica F
    2/17/2020

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          2 of highest Bulgarian mountains and the 7- Rila Lakes.

          Stunning views and breathtaking willd nature along the way.

          Overnights in 2 different Bulgarian mountain resorts.

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