Bansko, Bulgaria

Bansko is the most popular ski resort in Bulgaria. Bansko offers long ski pistes, but also has a most interesting past. It is an excellent choice if you would like to combine skiing with an interesting historical experience and learn some about Bulgaria. Bansko has a large number of restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from and the day does not end when the ski lift closes.
The township of Bansko is located at the foot of the Pirin mountains, located in southwestern Bulgaria. It is very easy and convenient to get around in Bansko. There are both hotels and chalets to choose from, most very close to the ski slopes. For those who prefer to stay slightly off the main skiing area, you can stay in Bansko town.

How to travel to Bansko?

Bansko is located only 160 kilometers south of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. There are many flights to Sofia, so you can travel here quite easily. In order to reach Bansko, renting a car is the most convenient way. You can also book a bus transfer. If you prefer to travel by bus, expect around three hours. The bus station is centrally located and there are several daily departures. You can also travel to Bansko by train, but it does take longer than catching a bus or travelling by car.

Wide assortment of food and drinks

There are many good restaurants in Bansko. You will have access to hundreds of bars and traditional restaurants, known as ‘mehana’. Compared to other ski resorts, dining is very affordable.

Challenges for the adventurous traveller

If you feel like some adventures, there are many activities to try. You can for instance go paragliding, rent a snowmobile or simply wander off on skis into the unknown. You will be surrounded by beautiful scenery and magnificent views.

Exciting activities

If you feel like exploring the surroundings of Bansko, you will be surprised at the large number of valued sites to visit. The city of Bansko has more than 120 cultural and historical monuments to explore. If you prefer to explore the landscape, you can take a walk in the beautiful nature reserve of Pirin, just a short walk south from Bansko. This reserve is listed on the UNESCO list of nature reserves.

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Hotel & accommodation in Bansko

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