Bulgaria's finest ski resort in winter, Bansko benefits from contemporary lifts providing easy access to Pirin National Park, with its 86 glacial lakes, caves and mainly coniferous forests. Try a gentle stroll across moraines to Banderitsa Hut or picturesque Okoto Lake (only 5m deep!). For an adrenalin rush, ascend to Mt. Vihren along the ridge nicknamed 'Koncheto' (small horse), where an anecdote describes novice hikers saddling the ridge edge like a horse, with a leg either side! More
There is an impressive list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the area to explore and the local tourist office operates a regular programme of guided walks, tours and excursions available from June to September which can be booked locally.
Approximate local prices:
Banderitsa Hut & Okoto Lake - £19 (Walk duration: 3 hours, Level of difficulty: easy)
Three Lakes Tour - £19 (Walk duration: 3 hours, Level of difficulty: easy)
Dobrinishte Village & Popovo Lake - £23 (Walk duration: 5 hours, Level of difficulty: moderate)
Damianitsa hut & Vasilashki Lakes - £23 (Walk duration: 5 hours, Level of difficulty: moderate)
Mt. Vihren Peak - £23 (Walk duration: 5 hours, Level of difficulty: demanding)
Single journey lift ticket - £4.50 (single journey)
Return journey lift ticket - £5.50 (return journey)
Bicycle hire - £8.50 (per day)
A further range of activities, tours and excursions including Rila Monastery, Melnik Wine Region
and many more are also available locally - please see our website for more information and prices.