7 Rila Lakes Tour from Plovdiv

Day Tour to the Rila Lakes

Explore the beauty of Rila National Park on a day trip from Plovdiv

Departure early in the morning. (08:00)
Transfer to the beginning of the Seven Rila lakes (2:00-2:30 hours)
Taking a chair lift or SUV to the upper lift station (40min)
 Four – five hours hiking around the Seven Rila lakes
Going down with a lift or SUV (40min)
Transfer to Plovdiv (2:00 – 2:30 hours)

Total duration: 9:00-10:00 hours
Total driving distance: 350 km


– 250 EUR for 1-3 people
– 270 EUR for 4-5 people
*Please send us a quote if your group is bigger than 5 people.


+ Transportation with AC vehicle, fuel, road taxes, parking fees;
+ Taxes and VAT, Local English speaking  licensed mountain leader/driver;
+ Ticket for chair lift or SUV to the lakes;
+ Pick up and drop off from/to the hotel;


Food, personal expenses, tips.

We organize the hiking day tour from Plovdiv to the Seven Rila lakes during the whole year. The total length of the summer hiking to the Seven Rila lakes is about 3-4 hours and it is suitable for all levels of hikers, also kids.

It is not necessary to hike the entire itinerary and get to the top lake. Depending on your hiking level the mountain leader can make the tour shorter and more relaxed, which it doesn’t mean that it will be less beautiful.

In winter time the hiking tour we organize to the Seven lakes is with snowshoes. It is suitable for intermediate to advances hikers with proper equipment.

Keep in mind that the Seven lakes are located 2000m above the sea level and at this attitude the the weather can change for seconds. No matter that it is mid August or January you need to be prepared for all kind of weather conditions. It could become cold, foggy and windy and that is why you need proper equipment.

Obligatory equipment for the summer hiking from Plovdiv to Rila lakes: comfortable hiking shoes, warm jacket, sunglasses, hat, sun protection cream.

Obligatory equipment for the winter hiking from Plovdiv to Rila lakes: waterproof boots which cover you ankle, gloves, sunglasses, waterproof jacket, hat, sun protection cream, fleeces.

  • Keep in mind that the only place you can take food in the mountain is a hut at the beginning of the hiking. Better bring some snack and water with you.
  • Depending on the weather conditions the mountain guide might cancel the tour or change the itinerary for your own safety.

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     by Karen on Plovdiv Area Sightseeing

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