Hiking in Pirin & Visit To Bansko

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Enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria-Pirin natural park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.

This tour is a great opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria-Pirin natural park.

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11 Hours       Moderate

In return for the relatively easy hike, you will admire some of Banderishki Lakes and will be able to see from below the highest pike of the mountain- Vihren. When we are done with the hike, we will go down to the biggest ski resort in Bulgaria- Bansko, where you will have the chance to try a very nice traditional Bulgarian lunch. After regaining your strength, you will have a short guided walk in the historical part of the town, during which you will learn about the history and the architecture of our Revival period.

What’s included?

  • Professional highly educated guide
  • Guided visit of Bansko
  • Air-conditioned vehicle


  • Food & drinks
  • Lunch


At 8:00 you will be picked by your guide from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia. The driving time is around 2 hours on a very beautiful scenic road, during which you will see the highest mountain on the Balkans-Rila Mountain. Then we will reach the starting point of our hike – Vihren hut. The hiking will take approximately 3,5 hours in both directions, during which you will pass by 3 of the Banderishki lakes. When we are back in our vehicle, we will head towards Bansko Ski resort, which is 15 minutes from the parking.

When we come down from the mountain we will relax in Bansko-the biggest ski resort in Bulgaria, situated in a valley. We can sit and have a great Bulgarian lunch in a nice place in the heart of the historical part of Bansko. After that, you will have a half an hour walking tour of the place. You will be introduced to the local Revival period architecture and will learn about the beginning of the Revival period in the 18th century. At around 16:30 we will start our journey back to Sofia. Our guide will drop you off at your hotel.