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Vihren - Pirin in winter
Holy Trinity Church
Pirin in the Summer
|The Pirin and Rila mountain 15 day trek|
These are the highest mountains in Southern Central Europe with summits
reaching almost 3000m. Wilderness, forests, lakes, monasteries, old towns and
villages, where old local traditions have survived to the present day, are
linked by thousands of kilometers of good paths served with mountain lodges.
In towns we generally use the best hotels - four star, offering high quality
accommodation, good foods and a variety of facilities including indoor swimming
pools, saunas etc.
Although there are few lifts and runs at Bansko those that are there are of a
very high standard, there is excellent off-piste and powder snow skiing and
the slopes hold better and more snow than Borovets. There are plans to build
more lifts at Bansko to make it one of the best resorts in Bulgaria. The Bansko
area is well known for its thermal springs and these together with several
excellent swimming pools which also have saunas and fitness rooms alongside
them allow for pleasant apres-ski relaxation. There are also discos, bars and
cafes to relax in. One evening should be devoted to shopping - shops are often
open to seven at night, prices are low and there is a good variety of things on
Bansko ski facts: Bansko town : 950m. Highest skiing area: 2500m, ski-touring to 2915m. 30 kms
of runs, mainly north
facing. Excellent off-piste and snowboarding, many fast, state-of-the-art
chair lifts and several drag lifts. A brand new gondola system takes you
directly from Bansko to the heart of the resort.
Winter Ski Packages
There are several hotels available at Bansko, the Bulgaria and Pirin are both
****, have swimming pools and other facilities and are on a par with the best
hotels in Borovets. Many smaller *** hotels exist which offer exceptionally
good value for money - some have satellite TV, bars, saunas, fitness rooms and
are fully en-suite with a shower and toilet. If you opt for one of these you
can still have access to the swimming pools of the other hotels.
Summer trekking in the Pirin Mountains:
We offer week long trekking programmes in the Pirin mountains based on one of
the Bansko Hotels.
Enjoy the hotel as a base and go on guided day walks into some of the most
beautiful areas in the Pirin mountains. Details