The best walking holidays in Bulgaria

Strap on your hiking boots and set off on an expedition into the beautiful Bulgarian mountains. Discover a dramatic terrain, thick swathes of forest and incredible vistas – ideal for the intrepid explorer.

Conquer Bulgaria’s highest mountain, Musala peak, with a summit just short of 3,000 metres. Nestled south-east of capital city Sofia, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a dose of fresh country air and to test your hiking skills. Trek your way across changing

Trek your way to these five destinations to discover the treasures of Bulgaria in all their natural glory.

Seven Rila Lakes

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Tucked away in the Rila Mountains, the seven lakes are the jewel in the crown of the region. Trek between each one and discover glistening glacial gems as you go. Each is imaginatively named after its visual characteristics (The Eye, The Kidney, The Lower Lake etc.), so have some fun and try to identify each one as you wander around this arresting area of natural beauty. Alternatively, take in the entirety of the sights when you head up to Peak Lake. From here, soak up the incredible scale of the Seven Lakes and drink in the dramatic panoramas of the surrounding area.

Musala

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Conquer Bulgaria’s highest mountain, Musala peak, with a summit just short of 3,000 metres. Nestled south-east of capital city Sofia, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a dose of fresh country air and to test your hiking skills. Trek your way across changing terrains to the top and you’ll be rewarded with breath-taking, uninterrupted views of the lakes far below and across nearby peaks.

Skakavitsa

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Trek your way to the highest waterfall in Bulgaria. Hike along the trails of the Rila Mountains to seek out the stunning Skakavitsa waterfall. With a drop of 70m, the water thunders through this craggy area, creating a dramatic scene displaying nature’s raw power. Feel the deafening fall rumbling through the ground beneath your feet and snap incredible shots of this amazing feature. What’s more, Skakavitsa is only around an hour’s walk from the Seven Lakes, so you if you’re particularly speedy, you can even visit them all in just one day.

Urdini Lakes

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Venture deep into the Urdini mountains, just west of Rila, to witness this collection of six lakes, which are a spectacular demonstration of the country’s natural beauty. Have your camera at the ready - the rugged mountainous terrain contrasts beautifully with the crystal clear waters of the lakes to create a truly awe-inspiring photo spot.

Lake Burgas

At nearly a kilometre long, Lake Burgas is the largest in Bulgaria and sits in a wide-open basin, providing trekkers with spectacular panoramas of the surrounding countryside. With plenty of fish, birds and other animals calling the lake their home, this place is teeming with Bulgaria’s natural wildlife.

The best way to enjoy this incredible country is to get into the thick of it and behold these natural sights for yourself. Book your flights to Sofia with flydubai and start your own adventure, trekking through the beautiful Bulgarian wilderness.

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