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Rila National Park, Rila

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#3 of 33 in Nature in Bulgaria
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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. Rila National Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Rila Edition.
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  • The place is wonderful, you just need to arm yourself with good shoes and a great desire to walk. The cable car is a ' must experience, and also climb mountains to see the lakes that are 7 but with my family we saw only 6 because otherwise we would not have had time to go back to the cable car for the return because it closed at 6.30. It was a wonderful experience as much as tiring but so worth it!
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  • We took a lift to start our hiking tour. We are on our europe route trip so we were with a car. Something useful for ya what I couldnt find it on internet for pretty much time... ** lift ( in google m...  more »
  • It should be out soon in the morning - on 10-11 okay, power up calmly to the seventh Lake and down to be able to catch the last cable car. The road is long, there are hikes that cost a little, but it is worth. The lakes are impressive.
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