Originally established at the end of the 19th century as a hunting retreat for the Bulgarian Kings, Borovets is an excellent resort consisting of modern hotels and chalets, surrounded by beautifully smelling forests of spruce and pine. Located at the foot of the highest mountain on the Balkan peninsula - Rila, the resort of Borovets is popular choice for walkers, hikers and outdoor pursuit enthusiasts. There are some glorious hiking trails around Borovets, some spectacular views and the cleanest, crispiest air. You'll find a programme of optional excursions, picnics and walks on offer to help you make the most of your holiday.
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Borovets Resort Guide
Borovets is Bulgaria's premier walking resort. It is the walkers 'promised land' with hotels being the starting point for most popular itineraries and offering miles of marked trails amidst some of Balkan's finest highland scenery. Start by quick gondola-lift ascent to Mousala, Bulgaria's highest mountain, where trail follows the ridge up to the very summit awarding with spectacular, unobscured mountain views at nearly 3,000 meters. Hiking to Chernata Skala, also known as Black Rock, is almost a 'signature route' in Borovets, running through dense pine forest and criss-crossing number of brooks and creeks, before reaching a flat rock with dramatic sheer face under.
Places to see
Sofia Bulgaria's thriving capital is a place where history successfully meets present.
Rila Monastery Featured in the World Heritage list there is hardly anything so impressive.
Melnik The smallest town in the country, huddling among frozen sandstone pyramids.
Plovdiv Second largest city of Bulgaria preserving the undying values of its Roman past.
Bulgaria is a country of mountains sharing the same latitude as South of France, enjoying hot summers and average temperature of 27C with pleasantly cool evenings. Proximity of Greece brings hot air that mixed with fresh mountain air can create an occasional thunderstorm.
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