Hike Around the Amazing Seven Rila Lakes with a Small Group
The day trip duration is about 10 hours.
The location of Sofia gives you the opportunity to choose between many refreshing hiking and nature day trips. Each trip has its own level of walking difficulty varying from easy to moderately difficult, and each trip is related to unique natural sites like lakes, waterfalls, rocks and others, which you will see. Below we have made a list for you that probably gathers the most popular nature and hiking trips from Sofia:
The Seven Rila Lakes
This is definitely the most famous hiking trip from Sofia. The area of the lakes is situated in 1,5-hour drive from the Bulgarian capital and then you will continue your journey 30 more minutes with a chair lift. The hike around the lakes is with moderate difficulty and takes between 3 and 5 hours depending on your tempo. When you reach the last lake, you will see breathtaking panoramic views. The trip to the lakes is accessible from June to October, or sometimes in May and November as well if the weather conditions allow it.
The Vitosha Mountain is located just next to Sofia so it is the closest place for hiking trips. It offers a lot of different trails and paths. The difficulty and the length of the hiking can be adjusted so it is accessible for most people. If you take a trip to the mountain with us, you will also see from above some of the panoramic views of the town. The hiking trips to Vitosha are accessible from March to November.
The Iskar Gorge
Not very famous, but also amazingly beautiful is the area of the river Iskar Gorge, situated North from Sofia in the Balkan mountain. The area offers several paths with different lengths and difficulties, so it is accessible for most people. During these tours you will be able to enjoy the unspoiled nature around you and from the top of the path you will see the amazing panoramic views around. The hiking trips there are accessible from March to November
Krushuna Waterfalls and Devatashka Cave
If you are not much into hiking, but you still want to see some beautiful natural places, this is the trip for you! These two sites are located in Lovech area, about 3-hour drive from Sofia. The Devatashka Cave is the second biggest in Bulgaria and once you are inside, it will enchant you with its size and forms. The Krushuna waterfalls are a cascade, coming down from the Balkan Mountain, creating a very refreshing atmosphere. Both of these places are perfect for making great pictures, especially considering the fact that usually they are not crowded.
The Belogradchik Rocks are considered a wonder of nature. They are situated in North- West Bulgaria, in about 3-hour drive from Sofia. They will amaze you with their size and form! Bellow the rocks is situated an old medieval fortress that was built there to protect the road. The area is also popular because of the many caves that are located there and you can use the opportunity to visit some of them as well!
So to summarize - if you like hiking, you can take a trip to the Seven RIla Lakes, Vitosha Mountain or the Iskar Gorge. If you prefer not to walk that much, you can choose a trip to Devatashka Cave and Krushuna Waterfalls or the Belogradchik rocks.
All of these tours are led by friendly and passionate local guides that are a guarantee for memorable experiences!
This is a longer trip with which you will combine a hike arround the amazing Seven Rila Lakes and a visit to the famous Rila Monastery. The hike is with moderate difficulty and takes about 3- 4 hours. In the monastery, you will have a more limited time- about 40 minutes, which will include a guided tour and time for photos.
This is a private trip and its duration is about 11 hours.
Enjoy a great trip near Sofia to the Vitosha Mountain and Pancharevo lake! In the mountain you can take different paths and see beautiful panoramic views! The route arround the lake takes about one hour in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. In the middle of the tour, you can choose between several places for a lunch break.
This is a private trip and its duration is about 5 hours.
Enjoy a great combination of history and hiking! With this trip you will go to the Vitosha Mountain where you will visit the old Boyana church- UNESCO heritage site. Afther that, you will continue to the big National History Museum, where you will be able to learn more about the rich Bulgarian history. Finally, you will have a refreshing hike in the mountain and see beautiful panoramic views!
This is a private trip and its duration is about 7- 8 hours.
Enjoy a great hiking trip in the nature of the amazing Iskar Gorge! The area is very beautiful and offers several different paths for hiking with easy and moderate difficulties. From the top of the paths you will be able to see magnificent panoramic views. After that you will contunie for a lunch break in a nice local restourant and on the way back you will also visit an old monastery.
This is a private trip and its duration is about 8 hours.
Take a private tour and enjoy a trip to two very beautiful natural places. The Devatashka Cave is the second biggest in Bulgaria and it will amaze you with its size. There you will spend about 40 minutes to explore it and to make photos. After that you will continue to the area of the Krushuna Waterfalls and you will have another 40- 50 minutes for a walk arround the waterfalls and for photos. Finally, you will also have some free time for lunch break.
The day trip duration is about 9-10 hours.
Enjoy a trip to the Belogradchik Rocks- a wonder of nature! There you will have time to see the old fortress and to go to a higher point of the rocks where you will be able to make great photos. In the area there are also many caves and you will be able to explore one of the most ineteresting ones. Finally, you will have some free time for a lunch break as well.
This is a private trip and its duration is about 10 hours.
Enjoy a memorable trip to two remarkable caves: Save Dupka – famous for its curios rock formations, and Prohodna – known as the “Eyes of God” because of the two big wholes on its top which look like giant eyes. With this trip you will also have the chance to visit the local blue ostrich farm.
This is a private day trip and its duration is about 8 hours.