I absolutely love hiking in Vitosha (there’s an article about the mountain massif right here) but, sometimes, when it’s raining or in the middle of winter, Pancharevo is a great alternative: the trails are better safeguarded, the terrain is more manageable and there are trails for inexperienced hikers too.
The Seven Rila Lakes
The Seven Rila Lakes (in Bulgarian: Седемте рилски езера) are a cluster of lakes in the north-west of the Rila mountain range, a mere two hour drive from Sofia. I really had been wanting to discover the place and I was really happy to be escorted by Asen, Raina and Jeko. Asen and Jeko are in charge of the mountain trips and hiking excursions at Once Upon A Time and they wanted to take me to visit the Seven Rila