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Rila National Park, Rila
(4.8/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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 ideal is to hike over several days and sleep in a shelter, this allows to discover the landscape which is fabulous!
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  • Simply amazing. There is a funicular but it's only working during the weekened. Anyway you can take a Jeep for a similar price. That was my way, by Jeep to the end of the funicular, and then trekking ...  more »
  • We did the tour of the 7 Lakes starting from the cable car. The ball is relatively accessible and really beautiful. Allow 3-4 hours to make the loop and return by cable car.
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  • A great place for skiing and tracking and climbing peaks. A must to be place.
  • ... "I'm home, I'm in the heart of RILA mountain. The world's evils, anxieties are far-for them it is a wall to the heavens and put-I feel good, almost innocent Eve. My spirit is healed after vital bitva vkušavam, sweet peace in songs and prayer. " ... PRAISES of Mont Blanc MUSALA que Le cent monts entourent ... Desinteressement. V. Hugo There in sâjnoto sky, through the chaos, Musala Mountain stands out, levent″t ispolinski. One in Pushkar son without equal, without a companion, above all the lofty mountains. He hoisted high above them, with granite lobe eternal snow and clouds with venchan ukiten. And looking at the horizon m″lčeliv d″lbokij to the Olympus of the gods-Tron. Crowds around distant hills-proud giants, peaks and čalove bald-and scary to read ridiŝa stubby, in humility facing večnij Musala. And all in one voice the giant first married him, supreme power in the heavens proclaim: "you are our King and Chief-planinskij choir, in front of your head # sklanâme heads. Are you high above us, you went to heaven, you have no other rival, rule in višineto. Sun Luci at first you zlatât and some Eagles you are vestât; There you see, the US is not enough, you see a čujš of angels choir. Hosannas you! Crown and glory you are the Nam, the first and the most svetliv, the most clear and most great, and we are proud of you, in front of which we are all Mali, and people we Nee-Nee-why would we! "
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