Things to do in Bansko
Located right at the foot of the majestic Pirin Mountains, is the beautiful town of Bansko. This place in Bulgaria is very close to the borders of Macedonia and Greece. Famous for its snow sports and activities, Bansko has become a popular place in Europe for both summer and winter getaways. There are many old pine forests, natural lakes and mountains peaks around the town making it an absolute perfect destination for snow fanatics.
To make your next trip to Bansko even better, we have put together a list of things that you should definitely do the next time you are in Bansko.
Skiing and snowboarding
Bansko has snow all year round which means you can go skiing and snowboarding here any time. If you are interested in skiing then you should know that there are innumerable slopes here beginning from the kid-y level to the expert level. There are also the newly developed gondo lifts here for you to reach the top with quality being the best part about it all. In fact, this town also hosted women’s skiing World Cup, so you can expect the top class slopes here.
If you are into snowboarding, there is also a lot here for you too. There are many instructors and trainers around, so if you are absolutely new to all this, you should definitely try it out.
Hiking in the Pirin Mountains
If you are in Bansko for the summer then hiking is a must. You can start trips on foot right from the city or alternatively you could take a rental car up to the trails. Hiking can either be done alone or you can hire one of the many private guides to help you out. There are also hiking tours that you could join. In fact, you don’t need to bring anything with you, all the hiking equipment that you want can be bought right from the city and that includes camping items too. This means you can give absolutely no excuse for not going on a hike.
Mountain biking in Bansko
If you are not a fan of walking, then you can discover the trails around the city on mountain bikes. With over 1000 km of amazing trails that include forest trails and old loggers’ trails that take you right to mountains streams, you will not be disappointed. There are many local guides to help you out with the trails.
Kayaking in the Pirin National Park
Winter is the best time to go kayaking in Bansko. As it starts snowing here in the winter it makes the conditions absolutely perfect for kayaking in in the Pirin National Park. You can take the amazing white water rafting trips here in the Struma River along the Sandanski Valley. This is the best way to relax and completely de-stress.
Try Bulgarian cuisine
Bulgarians are very traditional when it comes to their food, their recipes have been passed on from generations and it’s pretty evident in their food. When you are here, you should definitely try Bulgarian cuisine, you won’t be disappointed.
With our amazing list of things to do in Bansko, you will enjoy your time there even more.