Visit Bulgaria's largest national park, Rila National Park, filled with meandering rivers, rolling mountains, and rich wildlife. Nestled on the highest mountain range of the Balkans, the park covers 81,046 hectares (200,269 acres) and reaches heights of 3,000 m (9,800 ft). Spend time hiking through landscape and observing some of the 172 animal species, including bears and abundant predatory birds. Alternatively, join guided nature activities like horseback riding, camping, and skiing. At certain parts of the park, you can visit mountains and forests during the daytime and dress up to experience Bulgaria's vibrant nightlife in the evenings. With our online itinerary creator, Rila attractions like Rila National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Tours to Rila National Park
7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $29
Duration: 12 hours
Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $46
Duration: 13 hours
Seven Rila Lakes Day Tour from Sofia BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $50
Duration: 8 hours
Rila National Park Reviews
No subimos a la famosa ruta de los 7 lagos porque era abril y estaba todo nevado y es estación de esquí. Hicimos una ruta desde cerca del monasterio de Rila, una zona llamada Kiril, a la cueva Iván, a... more »We did not go up to the famous 7 lakes route because it was April and it was all snowy and it is ski resort. We made a route from near the Rila monastery, an area called Kiril, to the Ivan Cave, some church, a very nice area. In mid-April there was some snow even in that part, so I imagine that upstairs to go wrong.
stevige wandeling langs de zeven meren , drank en voedsel stevige wandelschoenen en een warme trui is onmisbaar , best met de stoeltjeslift naar boven gaan. de 4 x 4 jeeps gaan niet zo ver . more »Brisk walk along the Seven lakes, liquor and food sturdy walking shoes and a warm sweater is indispensable, best with the chair lift to go up. The 4 x 4 jeeps don't go that far.
It's a very nice place, in winter you can practice sky or snowboard, and the summer or spring you can walk around, you have to pay for access but is not to expensive.
Hands down my favorite national park. Unbelievable untouched beauty!
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