Bulgaria is a beautiful mountainous country with stunningly beautiful nature. It was marked by a varied history under the Ottoman Empire, where they nevertheless managed to preserve Orthodox culture. In addition to its natural beauty, it also impresses with its rich cultural heritage, which is reflected in many cultural monuments, also protected under the auspices of UNESCO.
Nature is a chapter in itself here. Beautiful and high mountains, which is why some areas are not called the Swiss Alps of the Balkans for free. We go to Bulgaria on touring skis through the mountains of this country and enjoy the most beautiful pearls that nature has there. Cable cars also help us with ascents. In the meantime, of course, we will also encounter architectural features and monuments, including the Rila Monastery, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. After a tour of civilization and a “warm-up” tour at the Borovec ski center, we will head to Bansko, a town in the bosom of granite peaks, from where we will make most of the tours.
We will visit three locations in total: Borovec, Rila Lakes and Bansko. There are cable cars everywhere and take you to about 2000 meters above sea level. And there is always a real winter idyll. And one more other interesting fact. In general, ski touring is not very popular in Bulgaria yet. So you can run into snow sleds more often than a touring skier. These are a hit in the national parks of Rila and Pirin. The ski terrains in Bulgarian mountains are great. They offer a selection of slopes from all sides. So there is plenty of choice depending on the weather and snow conditions. As a result, the final selection is almost always optimal. In the Rila Mountains is our main goal the summit of Musala. In the Pirin mountain range, this is the top of Vihren. But we will soon find that out there are many even more suitable touring ski peaks in the area. And we will certainly make good use of that.