Tours & Sightseeing

Whether you are visiting Bansko for a few days and want a full day guided tour in Bansko area, or maybe just want to squeeze in some shopping. Just sit back, relax and let us show you the sights, just don’t forget your camera!

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Bansko ski resort is the best winter resort in Bulgaria with the longest ski runs and the richest cultural history. The town of Bansko is situated at the foot of the Pirin mountain in the south-western Bulgaria, 160 km from Sofia. The resort offers excellent ski and snowboard conditions and infrastructure. A lot of hotels of various standards and prices are available for booking on-line. Regarding Apres ski – the resort offers hundreds of bars and traditional restaurants called ‘mehana’. Bansko mountain resort is an excellent choice for your ski and snowboard holiday in Bulgaria.

Places to visit around Bansko

The town of Dobrinishte (Blagoevgrad district) is located in South-West Bulgaria (in Pirin mountain) and is included in municipality Bansko. It is situated only 6 kilometers south of Bansko. This is the end-point of the the narrow gauge line from the town of Septemvri. Until recently, the place was one of the biggest (by population) villages in Bulgaria but it was proclaimed as town in 2006.
Tourism in the region is developed very well. There are private hotels and a local Chamber of Tourism. There are 17 mineral springs with water temperature between 30 and 43 C, as well as a big mineral public bath. Dobrinishte is a starting point to chalets Gotse Delchev, Mocharata, Bezbog and ski center of Bezbog.
Dobrinishte has bus connections (bus station is near the railway station about 1 kilometers east) to Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Razlog, Bansko, Gotse Delchev and others.
With its colorful houses, green gardens and flower alleys along the streets, Gotse Delchev resembles a cradle tied to granite peaks of Pirin. The city is rich with its historical past, the spiritual generosity of the local people, with the warm southern sun and its fertile land.
The archeologists date the flint instruments found near the city park, back to the neolith. They also found the foundations of Thracian settlements and tombs, beautiful copper helmets and colorful mosaics of early-Christian basilicas. Plinius the Elder tells about the life of the Thracian tribe of Bessi, which used to live in the lands around Mesta river, and the scientists are still seeking in these lands the traces of the legendary Orpheus.
The region is one of the richest in waters and forests in Bulgaria. Numerous circus lakes on the north-eastern slopes of Pirin, pouring their water in the tributaries of the Mesta river. Particularly beautiful are Breznik, Kornishky and Kamenishy lakes. The mineral waters are abundant, springing at the foot of the mountains.
Kovachevitsa village is located just 24 kilometres from the town of Gotce Delchev.
Kovachevitca has kept its’ authentic spirit and it’s one of the most famous and beautiful bulgarian villages in the West Rhodope.

The houses are built by rocks, including the roofs, as only at the highest houses the last floor is made of wood.
In 1977 the village was announced an architectural reserve. It is located 1000 metres above the sea level.

The constant residents are just 50 people to the village, but induring the summer season a lot of more people prefer to visit the village for holiday and relax.
During the past few years many houses in Kovachevitca were refurbished and renovated.

Mount Vihren (2914 m.) is the highest point of Pirin Mountains, third on the Balkans after Musala in Rila Mountains and Mount Mitikas in Greece. Its looks like a huge marble stone pyramid which north face is a 400 m. high vertical wall, accessible only for climbers. Vihren is situated in Northern Pirin and is a part of mountain’s main ridge that stretches from the northwest to the southeast.

The northern parts (including Vihren) are covered in a thick layer of marble stone, heritage from the old time when Pirin Mountains were at the bottom of the sea. Glaciers that appeared afterwards destroyed the marble layer in the other parts of the mountains and they are now covered in granite. Because of the specifics of the processes the marble sections remained the highest and add to the interesting variations of the colors of the landscape nowadays.

he Dancing Bears Park is situated in Rila Mountain, at 1200 meters above sea level, 180 kilometers south of Sofia and 33 kilometers from the famous Bansko ski resort. Te region is spread with natural forests, valleys and water areas. With its lakes and caves it reminds the Arbesbah- Shonfeld Park in Austria. The dancing bears centre is a favorite spot for young and old alike.

The park is located in a forest area with natural water resources. It is also a home of the wild brown bear. Every single bear has its own territory with access to water and plenty of space for climbing. The food for the bears is purposely hidden at different places in the park, so that the bears find it themselves, just as if they are in a natural wild environment.

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