The Seven Rila Lakes Circus/Le cirque des sept lacs

Language English, French
Cost 120 EUR for tour/excursion
Capacity Group of up to 5 people
Duration 8 hours

Let me show you my favourite hike to the seven alpine lakes, burbling mountain creeks and spectacular view points. This excursion begin from Sofia with car/bus 1 h30 transfer to the National Park of Rila Mountain. At the hut Pionerska we take the chair lift in order to reach the Circus of the Seven lakes, which is one of the most beautiful places in the Balkans. Hiking the lakes situated between 2100 and 2500 meters above sea level, and pass the Lower, the Fish lake, the Trefoil lake, the Twin, the Kidney. For the enthousiastes we can continue with the lakes called the Eye and the Tear.

The natural beauty of the place attracts followers of the New Age belief called The White Confraternity. The path offers unique views and takes between 2 and 4 h. After the trail we can enjoy the thermal pool of Sapareva banya, famous for its unique geyser in continental Europe - 101,3 Celsius hot.


Difficulty: No experience necessary - hike abound for all ages and fitness levels

Duration: 2 hours for the short option, 4 hours for the long option

Meeting time: Generally 8am

What I provide:

Friendly, knowledgeable and professional guide

Private car or bus

What you need:

Lunch and water

Basic outdoor clothing, rain jacket, suitable footwear

Small backpack


1 person - 120 euro/person

2 people - 60 euro/person

3 people - 40 euro/person

4 or more - 30 euro/person

The price of 30 euro per person (for +4 persons), includes pick up and drop off from your address in Sofia, all the transfers, certified mountain guide for the hiking. Not included in the price are the personal expenses, lift tickets, entrance fees in the Spa resort, lunch and drinks, travel insurance.

Transfer duration round trip: approx.3 h/190 km


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