Rila National Park, Rila

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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.
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  • Excursion to the 7 lakes in the Rila region. We start the bus journey from Sofia hour and a half to the parking of the national park to get to the cable car 20 minitos to the base. Beautiful scenery. Then walk about three hours to the top and be able to glimpse a unique landscape overlooking the lakes, mountains and natural beauty in, the whole region. A journey like few others. Round trip is about 6 hours to make the whole walk quiet. It is not complex can even go small from 8 and up. The only thing you pay for is the use of the cable car (20 cams per person round trip). Unique natural monument in Bulgaria. View of the immensity. Pin. Bring water and desire an experience like few others.
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  • We did two hikes in Rila Mountains National Park and stayed nearby in Samokov. In both cases, we took a ski lift to the top and start of the hikes (Mt Musala and Seven Lakes) The ride on the lift was ...  more »
  • Longest and cheapest chairlift ever! Simply amazing. Unspoiled. Lots of Bulgarians love to come here. Not a tourist trap! Great boiled corn on the cob. Beware the long return queue.
  • A must see for everyone, at least once in a lifetime. It is so beautiful and picturesque that can't be described, need to see it with your own eyes!
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