With private coves and bays, you will have many choices when trying to find a private area to spend a few hours with family and friends. The most popular restaurant has a large terrace where you can enjoy the fabulous cuisine and gaze out over the breathtaking view of Lake Iskar.
Boat Rentals & Wind SurfingNearby, boats and pedalos can be rented and you can take a trip right out into the lake. Because the weather is very moderate here and the lake is well protected from the elements, you will very rarely have waves. This makes boating particularly good for those who are inexperienced or with families.
For those wanting something a little more extreme, windsurfing is done further down the lake (near the Sofia side). This is not done all year round (due to some ice in deep winter) but from about April until October, it should not be a problem to windsurf. Other watersports like jet-skiing, water-skiing are also readily available.
Horseback Riding, Hiking & Jeep SafarisNear to Lake Iskar are the famous Iskar stables. Here you can take horse-rides around the lake and also up into the Iskar mountains with qualified instructors. The four day trip that the stables offer is a truly great experience- you visit everywhere from Lake Iskar to the Seven Rila Lakes and the Rila Monastery. Jeep safaris are also on offer in the region and you can visit parts of the lakes that are particularly hard to access, particularly on the Ihtiman side which is virtually untouched.
A good challenge for any keen mountain walker is a trip around the lake. This normally takes about two days due to the sheer scale of the lake but on the Ihtiman side, it is unlikely you will meet anyone, the vistas are breathtaking and there are plenty of places suitable to camp.
Fishing in Pristine Lake IskarLake Iskar is probably the fishing mecca of Western Bulgarian! All year you will find keen fishermen on the shores and in summer time, with the beautiful weather, there is even more. Because Lake Iskar is completely free of pollutants is constantly supplied with fresh clean water, fish thrive in the lake, particularly trout, bream, pike and carp, which have been known to grow to very substantial sizes. The majority of fishing is done in the Lavandula region, at the Samokov end of the lake.
Bron: Lake Iskar