Rila National Park
The Rila National Park is the largest park in Bulgaria. It is situated 100 km south of Sofia and includes the central part of Rila Mountain. There are 4 conservation areas within the range of the park. Most of the woods in Rila are centuries old and consist of spruce, scotch pine and white fir. The number of endemic species at the territory of the park is 57. There are over 3,000 animal species occupying the park and the bird species are 99.
The park is one of the favorite places of nature lovers and hikers. Most tourist routes and trails are marked with winter and summer markings. A vast net of trails runs across the park and the levels of routs vary in difficulty.