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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. 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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  • This is not The alps, but it's a hidden gem. Marked hiking routes, beautiful lakes, quite. See The rila monastery on The Way Or go by mountainbike with venture bikes.  more »
  • I went from Blagoevgrad to rila lakes hut and hiked to rila monastery next day. Seeing all 7 lakes which is so amazing.  more »
  • If you enjoy hiking, forests, mountains and natural landscapes... this is it! The Rila National Park is a stunning environment which energises you. In May, it's still cold and there's some snow around...  more »