The Magnificent Seven - Top of the Balkans

Adventif Event Calendar 7 days
Adventif Event Map Rila Mountains
Adventif Event Difficulty 3 / 5
€ 510


  • Visit Borovets - a picturesque village at the foot of Rila
  • Summit Malyovitsa (2729m) and top of the Balkans - Musala (2925m)
  • The Magnificent Seven - the Seven Rila Lakes
  • Visit Rila Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Delicious local food and beverage
  • Time in the capital - Sofia


Multi-activity Adventure in Rila National Park and the best way to experience a week full of natural beauty and unforgettable moments. You're going to visit some magnificent places like the majestic Seven RIla Lakes and the Rila Monastery - a historic monument hidden in the forests of Rila - you're going to enjoy some great team activities and climb up the highest point of the Balkan Peninsula - Musala Peak. Of course, you'll also have some free time to explore the area yourself and add extra activities to your Adventure.

Is this holiday suitable for you or for your team?

This mountain Adventure is rated at 3 out of 5 on the Adventif scale as there are lots of ascents and descents. As with every other mountain area the weather could be very unpredictable but our Adventures are 100% guaranteed to happen, so you do not have to worry – please see our terms and conditions for more information. The hikes are normally between 5-8 hours so you need to make sure that you are physically prepared for this Adventure. Accommodation and food will be discussed individually to make sure we meet your expectations and needs. For any additional queries, please contact us.


Day 1
The start of our Adventure Read more

An Adventif local guide will meet you at Sofia airport and transfer your group to Rila Mountains. We will stay in a cosy guesthouse in Govedartsi, a picturesque village at the foot of Rila Mountains. We will have dinner and your local guide will brief you about the upcoming Adventure.

Day 2
Exploring Borovets & Horse riding Read more

We will leave our guesthouse in the morning to explore Borovets, its beautiful architecture and amazing atmosphere. You can also ride a horse in Borovets if you wish - our treat for you! (and don’t worry, there will be a professional instructor on site)

Day 3
The spectacular valley of the Seven Rila Lakes Read more

Our mountain leader will join us on Day 3 as it’s time for some serious mountain experience! We will head to a small mountain resort called Panichishte to take the open-chair-lift to the Rila Lakes hut where we can have some hot drinks before we head to our first target - the majestic Seven Rila Lakes. If the weather is clear, we can actually see all of them from the top of the mountain. We will take the lift back to Panichishte before heading back to Govedartsi.

Day 4
Summit of Malyovitsa Read more

Our next target is Malyovitsa peak - after our breakfast we head to Malyovitsa hut, where we can have some hot drinks and prepare to climb the 2729-metres-high peak. The view from the top is breath taking, the panoramic views towards Rila and the Rila Monastery are spectacular.

Day 5
Highest point of Bulgaria and the Balkans - Musala - 2925m Read more

In our last mountain hike in Rila, we will climb the highest peak in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula - Musala (2925m). After breakfast we will go to the Yastrebets Gondola lift in order to get up to Musala hut. From there we will pass by the Muzalenski Lakes in order to reach the highest point of the Balkans! There are some amazing views on our way to the top.

Day 6
Rila Monastery - one of Bulgaria’s architectural jewels Read more

On Day 6 we will go to one of the most popular historic monuments in Bulgaria that, despite its remote location, attracts thousands of visitors every year - the Rila Monastery. We will then reach the capital Sofia and spend the night in a 3* hotel.

Day 7
Departure day Read more

A single timed transfer to Sofia Airport.

What's included?

  • Airport transfers and internal transport as per itinerary
  • Qualified and fully licensed English-speaking mountain guide
  • 6 nights in Govedartsi - cosy guesthouse
  • 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • Partial equipment
  • Pictures and a video with your Adventure memories

What’s not included?

  • Flights
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Single supplement
  • Tips

Tailor this Adventure

You can tailor this Adventure to suit your needs - Send us an enquiry now by filling the form below and we'll contact you as soon as possible!