High Peaks & Lakes of the Rila & Pirin

Explore the majestic peaks of the Rila and Pirin mountains as you follow the high trails through authentic Bulgaria—past jagged peaks and glistening lakes. Reach lofty trailheads by road, cable car and chair lift as you trek through some of the Balkans’ most spectacular alpine scenery, including the region’s highest summits.

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updated on: January 20, 2020
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Musala Summit

January 20, 2020
moderate
14.2 km
4:40 h
645 m
647 m
Begin your adventure by scaling the Balkans’ highest summit—Musala (2925m/9596ft)
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
January 20, 2020
moderate
18.7 km
6:40 h
1160 m
1157 m
Discover the 7 glacier lakes along this trail and be blown away by the magnificent scenery.
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Bulgaria

Polezhan Summit

January 20, 2020
moderate
6.9 km
2:44 h
581 m
581 m
Set off for the Polezhan Summit (2851m/9354ft) which arguably offers one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Pirin.
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Bulgaria

Cirque of the Banderishki Lake

January 20, 2020
moderate
7.8 km
2:46 h
406 m
407 m
The most strenuous of the choice of today's walks, walk up to Banderishki Lake.
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Bulgaria

Vihren Summit

January 20, 2020
moderate
7.3 km
3:39 h
923 m
926 m
Summit Mount Vihren today, a tough but rewarding walk. 
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure