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Borovets: Snowmobile Adventure

1. Borovets: Snowmobile Adventure

Your exciting experience will start at a time having been chosen by you in the booking process. Your guide will meet you in front of the Rila Hotel in Borovets, from where you will advance towards the location where your activity will be taking place. Your event lasts for an hour, with 5-10 minutes of safety instructions included in that time. Once on the road, you'll be driving the snowmobile on a track whilst following your instructor, who will be in charge of the safety of the entire group. The use of helmet and goggles is obligatory, but are also included in the price. Your ride will take you though the snowy tracks of the Borovets forest area, before later concluding at the starting point of the activity.

From Borovets: Thermal Pool Escape

2. From Borovets: Thermal Pool Escape

Experience the healing benefits of the spa village of Sapareva Banya which is famous for its mineral hot springs. Departing from Borovets, pay a visit to the village's crown jewel, a pool and spa complex that is the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation. Upon arrival at the complex, discover 3 large thermal pools, a hot and cold plunge pool which are perfect for tired muscles and 4 jacuzzi tubs with whirlpool jets. Three pools are available for children, divided into 2 depths for different ages.  Once you are completely relaxed, get dropped off back at the meeting point in Borovets.

Rila Mountain Winter Day Trip

3. Rila Mountain Winter Day Trip

Start the tour at 9 AM when the guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sofia and take you to the Rila Mountain. The transfer time to the mountain region is about an hour and a half.  Choose between 2 of the 5 following options for activities: 1 or 2 hour ski-doo ride in Borovets; take the cabin lift in Borovets and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views; visit the restored fortress of Tsari Mali Grad, located on a hill near the village of Belchin; experience the afternoon skiing or snowboarding with a private teacher; enjoy a spa afternoon in the village of Sapareva Banya, famous for its hot thermal springs. Return to Sofia between 5 PM and 6 PM.

Sofia Airport (LBSF): One-Way Transfer to/from Borovets

4. Sofia Airport (LBSF): One-Way Transfer to/from Borovets

Ensure your vacation is hassle-free with a simple-to-use transportation service between Sofia Airport (LBSF) and your accommodation at the Borovets Ski Resort. Sit back and relax in a well-maintained vehicle with plenty of space on the way to your destination. Be greeted by your driver who will wait outside your accommodation, or outside the airport terminal with a sign bearing your name in clear lettering. Know that your driver is monitoring your flight schedule o ensure that flight changes are taken into account. Hop aboard a comfortable 8-seater shuttle bus or mini-bus that has space for all your ski equipment. Avoid waiting in a long taxi line up after a long flight, or having to figure out a complicated public transportation service.

From Plovdiv: Musala Peak Full-Day Trekking Tour

5. From Plovdiv: Musala Peak Full-Day Trekking Tour

Enjoy a full-day hike of the Rila National Park and conquer the summit of Musala, the highest mountain on the Balkan peninsula Boasting more than 180 glacial lakes, the name of the mountain is of Thracian origin and means “Plenty of Water.” Coniferous trees grow up to 170-200 feet (50-60 meters) tall, concealing diverse wildlife that includes bears, wolves, wild goats, and imperial eagles. Following a pick-up in Plovdiv, head towards Borovets, Bulgaria's oldest ski resort. The 19th-century resort is surrounded by old pine forests, and boasts one of the healthiest climates in Bulgaria. Board the gondola lift to the peak of Yastrebet (7,936 feet/2,369 meters) for the start of your trek. Your guide will lead you along the trail to the Musala Mountain Hut, and on to a stunning lake, before hiking to Icy Lake (9,078 feet/2,710 meters), the coldest and highest lake in the Rila Mountains. A short but steep ascent follows all the way to Musala’s summit (9,799 feet/2,925 meters), with spectacular vistas along the way. Gaze across at the alpine Pirin Mountains, Vitosha Mountain, Sredna Gora Mountains, and the green carpets of the Rhodope Mountains. After a break at the summit, hike back down, retracing your steps to the gondola lift and on to Borovets for the transfer back to Plovdiv.

Borovets: Skiing or Snowboarding Group Lesson for All Levels

6. Borovets: Skiing or Snowboarding Group Lesson for All Levels

After arriving at the convenient meeting location of a ski shop in Borovets, you’ll be introduced to your skiing/snowboard instructor. Based on your age and skiing/snowboard level, you'll be placed in a group suitable for you. During the duration of the lesson, learn all the fundamentals and get comfortable skiing or snowboarding on the snow at one of Bulgaria's most popular ski resorts.

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What people are saying about Borovets

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Very nice day trip. You start with mountain snow at the Borovets resort and finish with a very nice and relaxing 2 hours in the thermal pools. A very nice option for those of us who like to enjoy nature and not only churches. Ivan the local guide was very welcoming, had lot's of information to share with us, professional and puntual. Very recommended day tour.

I was skeptical at first but so glad I did this! Diana was such an amazing tour guide. Would definitely recommend this experience.

reasonable price, helpful guides, easy to use skidoo, organised and one of the best highlights of the week, enjoyed by all!!

Despite falling off and nearly killing my partner, we had lots of fun! Definitely worth the price!