Day trip

Sofia: Pirin National Park Hike & Bansko Visit with Lunch

Sofia: Pirin National Park Hike & Bansko Visit with Lunch

From US$ 108.45 per person

Take a guided day trip from Sofia to Pirin National Park for an easy hike. Visit Bansko, one of the best ski resorts on the Balkan Peninsula.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feast your eyes on the views at the World Heritage Centre of Pirin National Park
  • Indulge in nature at Pirin Mountains, a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria
  • Enjoy traditional Bulgarian cuisine in Bansko ski resort
  • Relax with a comfortable roundtrip transfer from Sofia
Full description
Hike to admire Banderishki Lakes and see the highest peak of the mountain, Vihren. Go down to the biggest ski resort in Bulgaria, Bansko, to tuck into a traditional Bulgarian lunch. Take a guided walk in the historical part of the town and learn about the history and architecture of the Revival period. At 8:00 AM, be picked by your guide from your accommodation in Sofia. Enjoy a 2-hour drive on a very beautiful scenic road. See the highest mountain on the Balkans—Rila Mountain—on the way. Then, reach the starting point of your hike, Vihren hut. The hiking takes approximately 3.5 hours in both directions, during which you pass by 3 of the Banderishki Lakes. When back in your vehicle, head towards Bansko Ski resort, just 15 minutes from the parking. Upon coming down from the mountain, relax in Bansko, nestled in a valley. Have a Bulgarian lunch in the heart of the historical part of Bansko. Afterward, join a 30-minute walking tour of the place. Be introduced to the local Revival period architecture. Learn about the beginning of the Revival period in the 18th century. At around 04:30 PM, start your journey back to Sofia. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Food & drinks
Not suitable for
  • People over 80 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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