Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Trekking

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Trekking

The Seven Rila Lakes: Full-Day Tour from Sofia

1. The Seven Rila Lakes: Full-Day Tour from Sofia

Enjoy a full-day trek into the Rila Mountains to explore the most picturesque area near Sofia and one of Bulgaria's most beautiful natural sites, the Seven Rila Lakes. This group of glacial lakes lies between 6,900 and 8,200 feet (2,100 and 2,500 meters) above sea level, surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys. Leaving from Sofia, you will drive for 90 minutes to reach the Panichishte resort area, where you board the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut. From here you will continue on foot to explore the landscape and its majestic blue pearls – the Eye, the Tear, the Kidney, the Twins, the Trefoil, the Fish Lake and the Lower Lake. The route is not difficult and can be altered on the spot depending on fitness levels or strength, following either more gentle routes or steeper gradients. Take your chance to explore the Blue Pearls of the Rila Mountains, the Seven Rila Lakes.

...
From Sofia: Snowshoe Hike on Vitosha Mountain

2. From Sofia: Snowshoe Hike on Vitosha Mountain

Experience the stunning landscapes of the Vitosha mountain massif from a different perspective on a snowshoe hike with an English-speaking guide. Get closer to the enormous domes and peaks of one of the most popular winter destinations in Bulgaria. Take up the challenge of walking on snow at a mountain that emerged as a result of volcanic activity. Shaped by the slow folding of granite rock layers and gradual uplifts, Vitosha is now one of the most frequently visited destinations from Sofia. Marvel at the towering peak of Cherni Vrah ("Black Peak") at the highest point of the massif and more.

...
From Sofia: Full-Day Krushuna Waterfalls & Devetashka Cave

3. From Sofia: Full-Day Krushuna Waterfalls & Devetashka Cave

The Krushùna Falls will offer an excellent opportunity for a full-day escape from the city, especially during the hot summer months when one can enjoy a nice walk up the cascade and a refreshing dip into the natural pools along the way. The falls are the largest travertine cascades in Bulgaria, unique with its picturesque scenery, lush vegetation, numerous round shaped terraces and small natural pools with mineral water.  The main waterfall is about 20 meters high and it splits into several smaller ones along its way down the soft limestone rocks. There is a path that allows visitors to go up the river and get to the spring of the waterfall hidden in a cave. Along the way, there are steps and bridges so that one can get the best views of the cascades, pools and mossy rocks. In the rocks around the Krushùna Falls, one can spot a few ancient caves that were inhabited by Christian hermits practicing Hesychasm, an Eastern Orthodox mystical tradition of prayer in solitude and seclusion, in the 8th to 14th-centuries. The cave next to the waterfalls consists of an enormous open chamber illuminated by seven holes in the ceiling.  The Devetàshka cave is a picturesque karst cave near the waterfalls. Unlike other caves, Devetàshka is well lit and its floor is covered by lush greenery, especially in spring and summer, so sometimes, it is hard to believe that one is actually underground. The tour will start early in the morning from your hotel. By car, you will go with your professional guide to the waterfalls. After exploring the site, you will have a lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, you will head to the cave. Later, you will head back to Sofia.

...
Day Trip to Iskar Gorge by Car

4. Day Trip to Iskar Gorge by Car

Take a private tour by car along the amazing mountains by the side of one of the biggest rivers in Bulgaria, and see the railway lines and passing trains.  First stop by a beautiful waterfall and have the chance to explore and walk around it. It is a natural miracle carved out of the Stara Planina. Along the mountain for thousands of years the waters of the Iskar River have dug their way into the rock. There are couple of smaller ones, as well as some small river coming from the mountain and in to the river Iskar which can be seen while driving alongside. After that you will head to a very important historical place that is only a few kilometers further down from your first stop. You will have the chance to easily get higher up the mountain and enjoy a picturesque view while learning about the history. After you have explored and taken some pictures you will stop for lunch surrounded by mountain sightseeing. Last but not least, before heading back to Sofia, visit a great mountain deep by the side of a small river that goes in to Iskar. There are a lot of things worth seeing, like how and where monasteries where built, and learning more about their history. The Iskar Gorge starts from the Sofia Plain, crosses the Balkan and ends around the town of Cherven Bryag, the total length is 155 kilometers. You will be taken half-way along this road, which will give you the chance to have unforgettable day tour.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Want to discover all there is to do in Alexander Nevsky Cathedral? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Rade was a great guide who was informative and friendly (worth the extra cost!). Would recommend doing the lakes if you have the opportunity to.

Very good! Nice and uncomplicated booking and tour. We booked just one day before and everything went totally fine.

The guide Todor was so nice. And the 7 lakes were very beautiful !

Very nice and friendly staff and everything worked as advertised.

Guide superb! Wonderful experience! Reasonable price!