The open two-seater lift is located 4 km from Panichishte and 13.5 km from Separeva Banya. The lift can be reached by car on a completely renovated asphalt road. You can check more information about prices and opening hours of the Panichishte lift on their website.
During the lift ride you will be able to enjoy amazing views of the Rila National Park, and the upper station of the lift is located about 100 meters from the Rila Lakes Hut.
This route is very suitable for a family weekend with children in nature. The next day you can indulge in all the other sights the area has to offer.
The easiest way to get to the Vada hut is to take the road to the Maliovitsa school. The starting point is the village of Govedartsi, and the easiest way to get to it is from the town of Samokov. The trail is well marked and the walk from the Vada hut to the Seven Rila Lakes takes about 2 hours. and 30 min.
The steepest part is the trek through the forest, which lasts about an hour. Once you get out of the forest, the road becomes steeper, and you will have incredible views.
This is probably one of the longest and steepest routes to the Seven Rila Lakes, but it is very suitable for lovers of extreme, long hikes in the mountains. The route takes about 2 days.
It departs from Maliovitsa Primary School towards h. Maliovitsa, then you have to head to the very top. After enjoying the wonderful views from Mount Maliovitsa, head west to the Ivan Vazon hut.
It is best to spend the night there and in the morning head to Razdela, from where the trail will take you to the 7 Rila lakes. The way back to the Maliovitsa Primary School is through the Vada hut.
Whether you are a fan of long extreme hikes or short walks in nature, you should always have a planned place where you can spend the night. The area around the Seven Rila Lakes offers both hotels with mineral pools and guest houses with hospitable owners. Find the most suitable place for you here.
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