Welcome to Rila Mountains
Enormous and largely forested Rila National Park, a peaceful habitat for deer, wild goats and falcons, encompasses more than 800 sq km. At its heart is Mt Musala (2925m), the country’s highest peak, and around 100 other mountains tower above 2000m. The steep ascent to Mt Musala is popular with hikers, as are trails around the glowing Seven Rila Lakes area.
Slightly north of the park lies Borovets, the region’s main ski hub, while west of the park boundary stands Rila Monastery, Bulgaria’s spiritual nucleus and a major tourist site.