From Sofia: Rila mountain and the Scary lake


The transfer from Sofia to the Mountain school is 2 hours. The average hiking among the lakes is 7/8 hours. The elevation is 730 meters. After 1 hour walking, you’ll reach the hut Maliovitsa and you can make breakfast. The hiking from the hut to the Scary lake is less than 3 hours. Break at the shores of the Scary lake. Scary lake – 2451m. Going down to Yonchevo lake – 1,5 hours. Yonchevo lake – 2106 m. From the lake to the Mountain school is a little bit more than 1 hour. The transfer to Sofia is 2 hours. After this adventurous hike, you’ll be blessed by the mountain god with fairy memories!

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12 hours
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Why take this tour?

Rila- the highest mountain in Bulgaria and the Balkan peninsula. Rila is a very old name with the meaning “The water mountain”. Rila has more than 120 lakes. In that adventure, you’ll see seven of them. Six of them are in the group of Mineral lakes and the Scary lake in the most famous. The picturesque location gave so many legends about the lake, which is below the peaks of Kupenite, Priest’s head. Rest close to Yonchevo lake to feel the magic of the mountain. Join in that extreme trip to find harmony, to discover some legends and tales in the mountain of wisdom.

What’s included?

  • Hiking sticks for the trip (optional)

  • Guide-driver

  • Comfortable car

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Food and drinks

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Before you book

  • Duration: 12h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Our mission is to represent you the magic of nature and the centuries-old history of Bulgaria. Everyone, who comes to Bulgaria, will be involved in the mysteries of the ancient Thracian sanctuaries, fortresses, to the mountain streams and lakes, telling us unknown stories. The adventures and memories are the things, that make every man special. If you want us to be part of your special day, call us! :) BULGARIAN FAIRY TALE LTD. is a registered tour operator with number PK-01-7893.

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