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Day Hiking Trip outside Sofia

Munich, Germany
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Day Hiking Trip outside Sofia

Hi,

I would like to do a day hiking trip outside of Sofia. I've looked at Rila Mountains but on the BulgarianWalking.com website they cost 79 Euros per person for 2 people for a guided tour. Are there any cheaper options for a day trip? Isn't 79 Euros per person a little excessive for a hiking tour.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Maui, Hawaii
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1. Re: Day Hiking Trip outside Sofia

Hike on your own. 7 Rila Lakes is a fun hike

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2. Re: Day Hiking Trip outside Sofia

Thanks for the reply. Is there anywhere where I can get a map of the trail? The problem is that I don't even know where to drive up to. Google maps just drops me off somewhere in the woods.

1. Which village or town should you drive to in front to use chair lift to get up to the mountain?

2. Is there parking there?

3. Is it true you have to make reservations in advance for the chair lift?

4. Is there anywhere I can get a map of the trail?

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3. Re: Day Hiking Trip outside Sofia

This seems like a good summary:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1136508-i22332-k5…

I have only gone there by car, through Sapareva Banya and then up the road to the lift.

I think this is the way:

https://goo.gl/maps/Q28P6

I have only been here in September which is not exactly peak season for hiking.

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4. Re: Day Hiking Trip outside Sofia

Just to add some information about maps of the trails - you'll find maps of Rila mountain practically in every bookstore in Sofia, or at some souvenir shops.

E.g. this one is my favourite and it's located in the centre.

https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichBookCenter

Maps of mountains have the names both in Cyrillic and Latin letters.

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